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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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Does the book of Revelation teach that all miracles during the end times will be of Satan?

Passage (KJV) Content Revelation 13:13-14 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Revelation 2:4?

There seem to be several interpretations of the admonition of Jesus to the church at Ephesus. Jesus first compliments the church at Ephesus for their labor, their endurance, their not tolerating evil, ...
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In Joshua 6:6, do the seven priests carrying trumpets in front of the Ark represent the seven angels carrying trumpets in front of Jesus on his Day?

Joshua 6:6 So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the Ark of the Covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the Ark of YHWH.” ...
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How can I reconcile Revelation 13:8 with Revelation 14:9-12?

If God knows those who do not worship, and has chosen them from the beginning, why warn them in chapter 14 not to worship the beast? Thanks everyone for the reply. Rev 13:8 (BLB) - And all dwelling ...
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In Revelation 4:5, are the seven spirits before the throne of God the seven archangels in 1 Enoch 20:1-8? [duplicate]

Revelation 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God. Enoch ...
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Who says the 144,000 in Revelation 14:4 are virgins the way we understand the word?

Virgin, using the language of the author of Revelation, John (surnamed Mark) who also authored 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John as well as the Gospel according to John. Suppose the author spoke Hebrew, virgin ...
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Why are the names of the 12 apostles and 12 tribes written where they are in the New Jerusalem?

Revelation 21:12-14 "12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children ...
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In Revelation 9:11, should the titles Abaddon and Apollyon be translated into English as "Destruction" and "Destroyer"?

Revelation 9:11 according to ESV translation: They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon. Revelation 9:11 ...
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Should Revelation 1:18 be translated, "I have the keys of Death and the Grave", or, "I have the keys of Death and Hades"?

Revelation 1:18 NKJV translation: I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Death and of Hades. Revelation 1:18 proposal translation: I am ...
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Does Jude 1:9 contradict Revelation 12:7-9?

In Revelation 12:7-9 there is a direct confrontation (war) between Michael the archangel with his angels and the Satan. Michael overcame the Satan. Yet one book earlier in the Bible: Jude 1:9:"...
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How do Bible scholars interpret Mtt 11:25? [duplicate]

We read in Mtt 11:25 (KJV): At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed ...
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Does everyone born of a woman start with their name in God's Book of Life?

Ex 32:33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. Does everyone born of a woman start with their name in God's Book of Life?
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Will the third heaven also be made new?

I am currently studying the third heaven, which is described as Paradise (2 Cor 12:1-4) and seems to contain the throne room of God, described elsewhere (eg. Rev 4:1-11). The first heaven appears to ...
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Did John misread the Septuagint?

The Book of Revelation implies that Gog and Magog are nations: 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle... Ezekiel, ...
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Who is the Morning Star? [closed]

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and ...
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Understanding the Scope and Implications of Revelation 12:9 and 1 John 5:19 in Their Biblical Context [closed]

How should Revelation 12:9 and 1 John 5:19 be understood in their biblical context, particularly in relation to the trustworthiness of religious belief systems? Revelation 12:9, which states, καὶ ...
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How can Jesus NOT be a created being, but the Creator himself? [duplicate]

These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. (Rev 3:14) How can Jesus NOT be a created being, but the Creator himself?
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Do the three woes/terrors happen toward the end of the 7-year tribulation?

Do the three woes/terrors of revelation happen toward the end of the 7-year tribulation/42 months? Revelation 8:13 NKJV And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying ...
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Riddle: How is a Jew not a Jew, but a Gentile is a Jew?

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh. Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say ...
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I (Jesus) also will keep you (Philadelphia Church) from the hour of testing.... Rev, 3:10. Keep from *what* exactly?

Many a theologian, past and present, will have us believe that the messages to the 7 "First Century" churches are indeed relevant to today's ecclesiology. One would hope, therefore, that we ...
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What makes the prophetic book of Rev.5:1-5 so unique that ONLY Jesus could open it? [duplicate]

This question uses the exact scripture of Rev.5:1-5 as my first question, but I am writing a totally new question because my original question focused on John the writer of Revelation and why he was ...
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In Rev. Ch.5:1-5 John is weeping much and only Jesus is worthy to open the book. If John wrote Revelation why could he not look at it?

Rev. Ch5:1-6 has always intrigued me as to why John is weeping. If the book in the Father's hand is Revelation (which the seven seals indicate) why could John not open or look on the book he was ...
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Why are the seven thunders of Rev.10:4 sealed and what was their message? [duplicate]

When you say this is opinionated you will be right. Rev.10:4 has been previously discussed and that is also true, but no conclusion was reached. Some of the previous discussion had great merit. I ...
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What does “come out” mean in revelation 7:14?

Revelation 7:14 NASB “I said to him, “My Lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the ...
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Could the "7 Thunders" be in reference to the "7 Bowls" of God's wrath, which are heralded by way of the "7th Trumpet"? Rev, 10:3,4

As John has already written about the first 6 trumpet blasts, there can only be 1 more trumpet blast to come, which is to herald God's ultimate wrath, by way of the pouring out of the bowls of His ...
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Does the Times of the Gentiles also include the rise of Islam? [closed]

Up until the Islamic faith was founded by Mohammed in 630AD - there was only Christianity and Paganism. Bear in mind that in Biblical days and even after, there were only two groups of people - Jews ...
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How do we “buy” from Jesus in Revelation 3:18?

Revelation 3:18 NASB “I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not ...
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What is the “little power” in Revelation 3:8?

Revelation 3:8 “‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.” ‭ What is ...
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In Matthew 28:18 is Jesus making a statement about His deity which is developed further by Paul and in Revelation?

In his book Christ Before Creeds, Jeff Deuble states "the Trinitarian construct has some inherent scriptural or logical inconsistencies and contradictions which cannot be easily ignored."1 ...
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Revelation 5:10 'reign' or 'will reign' and why (manuscript variation)?

Revelation 5:10 NIV You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. (NIV adds a footnote: some manuscripts 'they reign') Revelation 5:10 ASV ... ...
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Translation of Revelations 21:24

While doing a word study on sōzō, I noticed that most translations of Revelation 21:24, do not include the word “saved” (ASV) *And the nations shall walk amidst the light Only (13) translations use ...
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Does Revelation actually imply that the "stars" hit the ground or only that they fall towards it?

Revelation 6:13 ESV and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. καὶ οἱ ἀστέρες τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἔπεσαν εἰς τὴν γῆν, ὡς συκῆ βάλλει τοὺς ...
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What is the two-sided seven sealed scroll?

I’m seeing numerous answers regarding this, but not one of them includes Isaiah 28/29. What is on the seven-sealed two-sided scroll? What if not His own Word, would be in God’s Right Hand? A double-...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

When I hear people ask who the Two Witnesses are, responses often jump to Moses and Elijah, Enoch and Elijah, Zechariah, Haggai, and others guesses. It seems to me the Bible tells us who the Two ...
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Pretrib or prewrath based on a correct understanding of Revelation 6:17?

Revelation 6:17 NIV For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand? According to BSBGrk INT (Bible software program "The Word") "has come" is an Aorist Indicative ...
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The Son of man coming with the clouds or on a horse?

There are at least three different appearances by Jesus in the end times; And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will ...
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Are there notable word-frequency patterns in wider Scripture, excluding Revelation?

Richard Bauckham in The Climax Of Prophecy , Studies on the Book of Revelation (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1993), 30. [Online at the Internet Archive, free registration] observes that John ...
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Revelation: Why might John use word frequency patterns - do they to convey hermeneutic meaning?

Richard Bauckham observes how John uses certain words and phrases either four times, seven times, or two times, along with certain multiples, such as fourteen and twenty-eight. Gregory K. Beale ...
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Thoughts on the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:18, ESV. Already took place? [closed]

There are lots of people who believe that the mark of the beast is always a future thing we will endure. However, those in the Amillennialist and Preterist view tend to believe this took place during ...
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It seems like all major events in the life of Jesus/Yeshua happened on biblical holy days, is this true for the fall festivals as well? [closed]

Passover, of course, is when Jesus/Yeshua was crucified, announcing the keeping of this day now called “the Supper of the Lamb” or communion. Next is Pentecost or Shavuot where the book of Ruth is ...
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If Dan, 12:1-3, truly follows on in close proximity to the death of Antiochus IV in Dan, 11:45, then what are we to discern of those now living again?

In Dan,10:21, the angel (most likely Gabriel) starts to tell Daniel about the writing of truth and of his very close association with Michael (the Archangel), in fighting the angelic forces, ...
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What evidence is there that the "woman" in Revelation 12 refers to Israel / the Church?

A recent question (Did any of the Early Church Fathers believe that Revelation 12:1-5 is about the Virgin Mary?) asks about early identification of the woman in Revelation 12, which Roman Catholics ...
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Revelation 20:1-3 Satan bound

I don’t see anywhere else in scripture that there will be a 1000-year earthly kingdom where Christ reigns except in Revelation 20:4. So why is Satan bound, if the world from the last bowl judgment is ...
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How does "Neither will I ever again strike down" Genesis 8:21 compare with "strike down the nations" Rev' 19:15?

Genesis 8:21 (ESV, emphasis added) And when the LORD smelt the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart ...
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What does it mean that the temple of the tabernacle was opened in Revelation 15:5? Does it have any correlation to the Old Testament?

What is the temple of the tabernacle of testimony alluding to in Revelation 15:5 And after these things I looked, and the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.
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What does saraph mean? "a fiery serpent" "animal" "dragon" or "seraphim (angel)"

Does anyone know what saraph שָׂרָ֥ף means? It is sometimes translated as "fiery serpent" but this word הַשְּׂרָפִ֔ים, sharing the same root is also translated as "fiery" (serpent)...
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What is the meaning of placing a sign on the chest?

A priest wears on his chest a breastplate, and inscribed on it are the precious gemstones of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the visions of John called the book of revelation one wears on his chest ...
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Confusing NLT translation of Revelation 12:11

The NLT translation goes like this: And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die. The NRSVUE ...
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What is the original language for Revelation 13:16-17?

Does the original language in Revelation 13:16-17 mean 'on the right hand or forehead' or 'in the right hand or forehead'?
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How does Genesis 22:17 "the stars of heavens"tie to Rev. 6:13 when the stars fell to earth?

As the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed, and the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and as God's prophesies are revealed in the New Testament, then in light of Gen. 22:17 where ...
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