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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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What is the Seal God places on the foreheads of the 144,000 in Revelation 7? Sealed by the Holy Spirit or the word Emet (Truth)?

I am trying to determine exactly what the Seal placed on the 144,000 by God was. I have heard two directions and I want to see what everyone else might say. The word Truth or Emet would be in John's ...
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How does the KJV translate Revelation 16:16?

KJV Revelation 16 : 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 ESV And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called ...
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Is "The millennium" representative of a "Christian's obedience to Christ? [duplicate]

John illustrates in Rev 20:5 that the milennium is the first resurrection. Re 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. ...
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Who, or what, are the "four living creatures", as introduced in Revelation 4:6,7 & 8?

It would appear that the answer can hardly be found in the "Earthly" realm. The answer has to be found in the "Heavenly" realm, given the close relationship to the "Almighty&...
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Why do the creatures and the elders in heaven hold the prayers of saints in Revelation 5?

When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the ...
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What does "erga/works" mean in Revelation 20:13?

Revelation 20:13 "The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works." All quotes ...
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What kind of image did "dragon" (δράκων) in Revelation give to John and first century Christians?

Question about the term δράκων in passages such as Revelation 12:3 and Revelation 13:4 and Revelation 16:13. (I am not asking about the symbolic meaning of whom or what the Dragon represented, as that ...
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How many people trampled would it take for blood to flow out for a distance of 1600 stadia?

Looking at Revelation 14:19-20 it describes a large amount of people being trampled with a winepress and blood flowing out for 1600 stadia. How many people would be needed for this? Does the blood ...
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Does Revelation describe that God has 14 Spirits?

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his ...
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What is the "hidden manna" in Revelation 2:17?

From Revelation 2:17, I am trying to find the meaning of two things that Jesus promises to those who overcome, specifically to the church in Thyatira, and here is the verse: “He that hath an ear, let ...
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How does Revelation 2:28 relate to Revelation 22:16 and 2 Peter 1:19

As quoted by Jesus: And I will give him the morning star. -Revelation 2:28 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of ...
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Who is the Whore of Babylon?

Who is the Whore of Babylon mentioned in the Bible especially in Revelation? “a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman ...
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Isaiah's new heaven and new earth cf. John's [closed]

ESV Isaiah 65: 17 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. Revelation 21: 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for ...
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Who are Revelation 18's Seven kings? Are they related to the 7 heads of Daniel's Four Beasts?

The relevant Verses are these: 10 ...They[the Beast's Heads] 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. ...
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Why is Revelation 13:8 in the future tense?

Revelation 12 describes a series of wars in which the dragon is the aggressor: Before Christ, it opposes the women (12:1-4), Then Christ (12:5), Then Michael and his angels in heaven (12:7-12), Then ...
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Is God worried about Adam eating once or in an on-going pattern from the Tree of Life at Genesis 3:22?

At Genesis 3:22, God says "And now, lest he reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever ..." This sounds like a one-and-done - Adam eats once and ...
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Are the seven heads and ten horns in Daniel the same as the seven heads and ten horns in Revelation?

In Daniel 7, the fourth beast had ten horns, but then an 11th horn came up and uprooted three of the other horns, leaving 8 horns. In Revelation, there are three beasts with seven heads and ten horns ...
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Is the beast from the sea in Revelation 13 one of the beasts or horns in Daniel 7?

There are strong links between the sea beast of Revelation 13 and the beasts of Daniel 7: The beasts in Daniel 7 also come out of the sea (Dan 7:3). The sea beast has the same number of heads and ...
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What does "all you His servants and those who fear Him" mean in Revelation 19:5?

Revelation 19:5 "Then a voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great." NKJV. Are the "servants" the ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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