In Revelation 17:10, John receives an explanation of the seven heads of a beast he has seen:
They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while.
This has strong echoes of John 4:18, 25 with Jesus is speaking to a Samaritan woman at a well:
"The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true."
The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
I take the well scene as bearing the marriage motif from the Pentateuch where well scenes lead to the marriages of Rebekah, Rachel, and Zipporah - the implication being that Jesus, the coming one, is the true (seventh) husband in the scene (cf John 3:29). But what is the implication of the allusion here in Revelation 17:10? How does the woman at the well story contribute to the meaning of the seven heads/hills/kings?