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The book of Revelation is the last book of the canonical New Testament. (This tag is NOT for questions about the revelation of God's will/plan/instruction in general).

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Revelation: is there grammatical reason to equate "1,260 days" with "42 months"?

This question focuses on grammar not "what makes sense". The first step to understanding a passage is parsing: identify the parts of speech assign the pronouns to the proper names assign ...
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Are the living waters in John 7:38-39 the same as in Revelation 7:17?

Is is said during the last day of the feast of Tabernacles Christ called upon all who believe to come and drink the living waters which seem to point to the giving of the Holy Spirit. John 7:38 If ...
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1 Thess 5:9 vs Romans 5:9 - is this the same wrath?

9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, This passage talks about day of the Lord so the "wrath" is God's wrath. Based on the text, can ...
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Why is Jezebel mentioned in Revelation 2: 20?

Now I assume that this the same Jezebel from both 1st and 2nd Kings, but what exactly is she representing? Is it just the sexual immorality that the Corrupt Church that John is speaking of? Or is ...
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In the Book of Revelation, does soul (psyché) describe the immaterial portion of human beings that survive death?

The word “soul” in Revelation 6:9 is often interpreted as referring to the immaterial portion of human beings that survives death. The Greek word psuché is found seven times in the Book of Revelation. ...
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John 12:8 - The poor you will always have with you

In John Chapter 12 verses 1-8 Jesus says the famous quote "... The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me", or in the original greek: τοὺς (the) πτωχοὺς (poor) ...
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Why is the Holy Spirit not mentioned in the Book of Revelation? [closed]

Revelation’s visions often put the Son with the Father, but the Holy Spirit is generally absent. For example: RECEIVING THE BOOK OF REVELATION “GOD” gave the visions of Revelation to “JESUS CHRIST” ...
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Daniel 9:27 - how to compute "half the week"?

And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, ...
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Rev 2:1-3, who are the false apostles?

Revelation 2 – talks about false apostles who will preach to the Ephesians. However, they will be rejected by them. Rev is a warning from Jesus – clearly to something relevant at the time as Rev 1:10-...
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Revelation 5:10 - Is kingdom really the best translation for βασιλείαν

Revelation 5:9-10 9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and ...
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How are we to understand the word "quickly" in Revelation 22:12 according to our idea of time? [duplicate]

Revelation 22:12 ASV Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is. What is the time gap that can be derived from the use of the word quickly in this ...
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Who is Revelation's Death?

In Revelation, Death comes with the opening of the fourth seal. Rev 6:7, 8 - And when the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” Then I looked and ...
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Who are those who dwell in heavens?

In Revelation 12:12, we have this passage “Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them!” Heavens is the universe, so who dwells in it? Could God create other intelligent beings in our ...
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Examining NKJV's and KJV's inclusion of "Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and," in Revelation 1:11

The phrase "Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and," that is in the King James Bible and the New King James Version is not found in most translations of the bible. Are the ...
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Revelation 21:5 - “Behold, I am making all things new?”

In Revelation 21:5, when God says "Behold, I am making all things new.” It seems straightforward to me that God is making all things (in the main or on the whole if not all individual things) ...
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Does Revelation 3:21 speak of Jesus' enthronement as a past event?

In Revelation 3:21, we read the following (NKJV, emphasis added): To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. In the ...
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What exactly is the mark of the beast? [duplicate]

What is the 'mark' that is necessary for buying and selling in Revelation 13:17? and that no one should be able to buy or to sell, if not the one having the mark--the name of the beast, or the number ...
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Revelation 10:11. Prophecy ABOUT many nations or TO many nations

Revelation 10:11 gets translated two different ways. The predominant translation is that John is commanded to prophecy about other nations, but a few translations have John commanded to prophecy to ...
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Does Revelation 22:18 preclude further manifestations of the gift of prophecy?

Revelation 22:18-21 (ESV): 18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes ...
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According to Matthew 25:31-46 when are the sheep separated from the goats

Jesus begins the parable of the sheep and the goats by saying it concerns His return in glory to set up His kingdom (Matthew 25:31) All those on earth at that time will be brought before the Lord, and ...
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The Siege of Jericho and the Seven Seals

Do the seven seals of the book of Revelation have an origin in the siege of Jericho? This siege framework imagery can then be expounded upon, as with the seven seals, independently with the siege ...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Or is this meant to be allegorical? If taken literally, where does that leave modern Christians? Luke 14:33 - In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My ...
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Are the powers in Revelation 6:8 assigned to the Four Horsemen respectively?

Rev 6:8 - I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine ...
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Is Revelation 3:16 a warning about the possibility of losing one's salvation?

Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV): 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are ...
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How can we reconcile Revelation 13:8 with Psalms 69:28?

We compare: “All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭...
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What does Jesus mean by "hot", "cold" and "lukewarm" in Revelation 3:16?

Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV) 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are ...
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Are John 15:1-11 and Revelation 3:14-22 referring to the same group of people?

I find striking similarities between John 15:1-11 and Revelation 3:14-22: John 15:1-11 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he ...
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Why is it called the everlasting gospel in Rev. 14:6?

Why is the gospel called the everlasting gospel in Rev. 14:6: And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to ...
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Is the angel in Revelation 10:3 Jesus?

Revelation 10:3 says: And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. The fact that this angel is referred to as roaring like a lion ...
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Is the sealed book of Dan. 12:4 the same as the open book in Rev. 10?

The book that Daniel was told to seal, is that the same as the little book that was opened in the angel’s hand in Rev. 10? Daniel 12:4 reads: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, ...
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What is meant by ‘number of a man’ in Rev. 13:18?

What does it mean when the text say that this 666 number is the number of a man? To what aspect of the symbolism does this phrase point?
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Does Revelation 14:17 take place after Revelation 14:16?

Revelation tells us of two harvesters (as another question asks about), but should these harvests be considered as being done sequentially (first the holy wheat, and then the grapes of wrath) or is it ...
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What does Revelation 14:11 mean by "they have no rest, day or night"?

Revelation 14:11 (ESV) And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its ...
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Greek grammar: how to understand noun-article-noun-article-noun in "Κύριος ὁ Θεός ὁ Παντοκράτωρ" (Lord God Almighty) - Revelation 4:8

In Revelation 4:8 the Lord is referred to as: Lord God Almighty The Greek is Κύριος ὁ Θεός ὁ Παντοκράτωρ Literally: Lord the God the Almighty (the Greek is idiomatic and we wouldn't actually ...
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Does Revelation 20:10,14-15 teach eternal conscious torment (ECT) of the wicked?

Revelation 20:10 (YLT) 10 and the Devil, who is leading them astray, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] the beast and the false prophet, and they shall be tormented day and ...
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What is the significance/symbolism of the "gate" being made of pearl?

In prophetic writings the gates to Jerusalem/heaven are stated to be made of pearls. Thus the oft quoted term "the pearly gates". What is the significance/symbolism of the gates being Pearl ...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse?

Jesus says that He will return "on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matt 24:30). Is this the same event as when He returns on the white horse in Revelation 19? And I saw ...
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What is the full meaning of " propitiation" in the first segment of Romans 3:25 in the King James version?

In Romans chapter 3:25 Paul writes "Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood," the whom being Jesus Christ. Paul developes Romans and his understanding of our ...
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Why do some people interpret John 1:1-2 to refer to "the Word of God" that is on the Rider in Revelation 19:13? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about the "rider on the white horse" (Rev 19:11-16), please read here I understand from the answers i received to my question, that some people refer to John 1:1-...
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Who is "King of kings and Lord of lords"? God or Jesus? 1 Timothy 6:13-16 vs. Revelation 17:14

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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Is salvation easy or hard? Revelation 22:17 vs. Matthew 7:13-14

Revelation 22:17 makes it look easy: The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life ...
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Can Job 14:12 be interpreted as an eschatological statement about a future resurrection of the dead?

Job 14:12 (ESV): so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep. Did Job imply that there would be an eschatological/apocalyptic ...
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Do 1 Thess. 4:16-17 (coming of the Lord in the air with His "caught up" saints) & Rev 6:9-11 (during the 5th seal) describe the same event?

From 1 Thess. 4: 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which ...
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Does Rev 20:12-13 allude to a third resurrection?

Then I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. ...
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Did John come out of the Spirit during the sequence of visions he received on Patmos.?

Whilst John was in the spirit on the Lord's day on Patmos, he heard and saw many strange and wonderful things. Revelation 1:9-11. 9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom ...
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Why is the End of the Bible so metaphorical? [closed]

First of all, I believe in the whole Bible, that it is the infallible Word of God. But I also need to understand, at least from the Hermeneutical point of view. Jesus came, 2000 years ago. And His ...
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Michael the archangel [closed]

Michael is mentioned in Revelation 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. (NIV) So who is Michael is he just ...
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Can Jesus decide who will sit next to him on his throne or not? Revelation 3:21 vs. Mark 10:35-40

Revelation 3:21 (ESV): 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. vs. Mark 10:35-40 (ESV): 35 And James ...
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How can Jesus be God in light of Revelation 3v12

Revelation 3:12 states: The one who conquers I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my ...
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Will the Ancient City of Babylon be Rebuilt?

The city of Babylon is mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Does this mean the ancient city of Babylon will be rebuilt to be destroyed a second time? See verses: Rev 14:8 - Then a second angel ...

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