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The new heaven and earth described in Revelation has a city with no need of the light of either the sun or the moon:

And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. (Revelation 21:23 ESV)

καὶ ἡ πόλις οὐ χρείαν ἔχει τοῦ ἡλίου οὐδὲ τῆς σελήνης ἵνα φαίνωσιν αὐτῇ ἡ γὰρ δόξα τοῦ θεοῦ ἐφώτισεν αὐτήν καὶ ὁ λύχνος αὐτῆς τὸ ἀρνίον

A similar description of lamp and light is found in Psalm 119(118):

Your word is a lamp to my feet an a light to my paths. [LXX 118:105] (NET)

Λύχνος τοῖς ποσίν μου ὁ λόγος σου καὶ φῶς ταῖς τρίβοις μου.

Both use the word Λύχνος (lamp) and light in Revelation is φωτίζω whose root is φῶς, the word used in the Psalm.

Is lamp in Revelation 21:23 an allusion to Psalm 119[118] intended to show the lamb is the word? In effect saying the lamb which is the lamp is the word which is the lamp?

  • @user33515 TY and welcome back – Revelation Lad Apr 15 at 22:07
  • Thanks! New job is much more time consuming! – user33515 Apr 15 at 23:07

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