Questions tagged [revelation]

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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Should Christians consider 666 (as per Rev 13:18) to be a bad omen when they come across it? [closed]

Please help me with the understanding of what 666 (as per Rev 13:18) should mean to a Christian as I have come across this number multiple times at work.
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Is it a sin to be afraid?

Revelation 21:8 says this: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which ...
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Why did Textus Receptus add the word "Χριστοῦ" to [Revelation 12:17]?

Rome's persecution of specific Israelites who have "τὴν μαρτυρίαν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ" was poetically documented in [Revelation 12:17] - "And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to ...
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Why does Revelation say that the beast that was and is not, is an 8th and yet one of the 7?

Revelation 17:11 (NASB ) says: As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth ... Then: NASB says: "and is one of the seven" ESV says: "but it belongs to the seven" KJV ...
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Why is there no mention of “the church” in Revelation after the first three chapters?

In studying eschatology, I haven’t found a sufficient solution to the long absence of any mention of Christ’s church after the letters to the churches in the first three chapters. Specifically, during ...
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Do the 7 trumpets in Revelation 8:6 allude to Joshua 6:13?

Joshua 6: 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ...
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Every eye will see him Rev 1:7‬ ‭

What does “every eye will see him” mean? Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So ...
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Who are the people who destroy the earth in the last days and what might they be doing? Rev. 11:18

There is a lot of talk these days about how to best take care of the planet but Revelation 11:18 specifically singles out those who destroy it for destruction themselves. Here is the citation in its ...
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Who are the nations and where do they come from in Revelation 20:7-8?

Revelation 20:7-8 NASB 7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and ...
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What evidence is consistent with the beast of Revelation 11:7 being distinct from the beasts from the land and sea in Revelation 13?

Revelation 11:7 introduces "a beast that comes up from the Abyss". This beast could be synonymous with the beast from the land (by some equated with Behemoth) or the beast from the sea (by ...
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Is Jesus still in His human state as at Revelation 1? And is He till now?

The Revelation 1:1 TLV The revelation of Yeshua the Messiah, which God gave Him to show to His servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John,...
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Why was the Devil/Satan not chained and kept in darkness like the other fallen angels mentioned in Jude 1:6 and 2 Peter 2:4?

We are told that after Satan/devil and his angels had been cast down onto the earth he went to fight against the woman and later her offspring. This seems to point to a being that was free to do as he ...
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What does the river of the water of life signify in Revelation 22:1?

Revelation 22:1 ESV Then the angel[a] showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb Seeing that this book is full of imagery and ...
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What is the interpretation of the Rev 12:1-2 sign [closed]

On September 23, 2017, it appears that Revelation 12:1-2 was fulfilled: 12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on ...
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Rev. 17:14b - In the context, are "those with him," called (by God, inviter) , and chosen and faithful (invitees), or called and chosen, and faithful?

Text:Rev. 17:14b (ESV): "...and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
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Is Revelation intended to be interpreted symbolically, or are certain elements meant to be taken literally? How are we to know which is which?

When the book of Revelation is unpacked, it seems that there can be a certain haphazardness in interpreting the symbols it contains. Are there any principles that can serve as interpretative ...
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Does 666 allude to the fact that man was created on the 6th day?

Revelation 13: 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. Does it allude to the following?: ...
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Is Revelation 10:5-7 restating that which is found in Daniel 12:7?

In the Book of Daniel we read a curious passage: Daniel 12:7: "I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, ...
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Does Revelation 22:18-19 threaten Christian Scribes salvation in terms of a parablepsis or Gloss?

“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away ...
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Does Revelation 13:5 allude to Daniel 9:27?

Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that ...
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Why are Rev 1:8, Rev 1:17 and Rev 22:13 red letter whilst Rev 21:6 is not? Surely they should be in the same colour?

I know this is splitting hairs, and that the assignment of red lettering is not an exact science. I have read Red-Letter King James Version: Who is speaking in Revelation 21:5–6? and Why would the ...
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Are the stars in Revelation 12:1, 4 angels?

Revelation 12 1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in ...
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Since there will no longer be any curse, what is the use of the leaves in Revelation 22:2?

Revelation 22: 1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2down the middle of the great street of the city. On each ...
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Where does the rapture appear in the book of Revelation? [closed]

No other book talks so specifically about end time events as Revelation. But there is no clear account found there of one of the most highly anticipated events in all of church history. Many resort to ...
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Was it a Sabbath the Lord's day in Revelation 1:10? [duplicate]

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet I have read some comments from the SDA church which specify that the Lord's day is actually ...
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Is it right to textually and contextually insist that Revelation 3:10 is a "slam dunk" for the pretrib rapture position?

Revelation 3:10 states: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. ...
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Why 'Son of God' in the postscript to Thyatira (Rev 2:18)?

That which is first 'revealed' in the visions given to John the apostle in Patmos, is the vision of one 'like unto the Son of man', Revelation 1:12-16. Then, the characteristics of that vision are ...
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Is Revelation 1:19 an interpretive framework for the book of Revelation?

In Revelation 1:19, Jesus instructs John: “Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this” (ESV). There are two or three divisions in this ...
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What is the significance of "casting crowns" before the throne of God (Rev. 4:10)?

In the Book of Revelation we read: Revelation 4:9-11: "And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, 10the ...
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Are the 6th and 7th seals, and the trumpet and bowl judgements in Revelation different events or do they describe the same event from multiple angles?

Question expansion Seals 1 - 5 are fairly self-explanatory and seem to echo the words of Jesus, e.g.: Matthew 24:6-8 (Seals 1 - 4) You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are ...
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What is the likelihood that the Apocalypse of John is not inspired? [closed]

Could we just be keeping the Apocalypse of John out of the Traditions of Men? What are the best arguments for and against this book being Inspired? Some early Christians claimed it was written by the ...
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Who is the Revelation of Yeshua given to (i.e. the Book of Revelation)?

In the Book of Revelation we have the following opening statement: 1:1 Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ ὁ θεός δεῖξαι τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ ἃ δεῖ γενέσθαι ἐν τάχει καὶ ἐσήμανεν ἀποστείλας διὰ τοῦ ...
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Can wars take place in the Presence of Almighty God (Rev. 12:7-9)?

A passage from the Book of Revelation declares that a war took place before God in heaven: Revelation 12:7-9: "And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The ...
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What’s the meaning of revelation 20:6 [duplicate]

The resurrection to heavenly life is called “the first resurrection.” (Revelation 20:6) This indicates that there will be another resurrection. It will be an earthly one. is that the meaning? I don’t ...
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Acts 18:24 Ἀπολλῶς Rev 9:11 Ἀπολλύων

And a certain Jew named Apollos (Ἀπολλῶς G625), born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. (Acts 18:24 - KJV) And they had a king over them, which is the ...
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Does Revelation 2:2 imply the existence of genuine apostles other than the original 12?

Revelation 2:1-2 (ESV): "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 “‘I know your ...
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Who is the 8th king?

Revelation 17:11 speaks of an 8th king, the beast itself. Who is this beast? And what is his mark?
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How do we reconcile Hebrews 12:2 and Revelation 3:21?

So is Jesus sitting on the right hand of the throne of God... or is he sitting on it? 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the ...
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Revelation 3:21 Seating arrangements in the Heavenly Kingdom

How should we interpret Revelation 3:21 with respect to the seating arrangements? 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 ...
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What did Jesus overcome? Rev 3:21

The one overcoming, I will give to him to sit with me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne. A couple seem dismissive of this with, just as I was victorious NIV, ...
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In Revelation 10:6 the Greek text has, “there should be time no longer.” Yet modern translation say 'delay'. Is there warrant in the Greek for this?

Revelation 10:5-6 says, “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the ...
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Is the scroll/book revealed in Revelation 5:8-9 the same scroll/book that was sealed in Daniel 12:4, 9?

There seems to be strong parallels between the events that transpire with the scroll/book in the O/T Book of Daniel and that of the N/T Book of Revelation. For example, we read very similar language ...
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Judas from tribe of Dan

In Revelation 7, None were sealed from the tribe of Dan. In John 13:18 Jesus says “I know those I have chosen.” John 13:21. “I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me.” Could Judas ...
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Why might John not be allowed to write the prophecy of "the seven peals of thunder" (Rev. 10:4)?

In the Book of Revelation, a mighty angel calls out with a loud voice like a roaring lion. At that time, there were seven thunders which seem similar to the seven seals and seven trumpets, all ...
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In Revelation 20:9 does the surrounding of the camp of God's people take place before or after the second resurrection?

Revelation 20:9 NIV 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who ...
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What is the significance of the little book/scroll that John and Ezekiel must eat (Rev. 10:10, Ezek. 2:9-3:3)?

There are two references to these "little books" or "scrolls", one in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 10:2: "and having in his hand a little scroll being open. And he ...
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Was "ὅστις" in Revelation 1:7 meant to be singular, since John 19:34 says only one of the soldiers pierced Ἰησοῦς?

Revelation 1:7 uses the pronoun "ὅστις" : [Revelation 1:7, KJV] "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the ...
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Is there a unifying answer to the different predictions that the human participants would not die until they have seen the second coming?

Matthew 16: 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, ...
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3½, 42 & 1260 one and the same time or not?

In Charles Ellicott's, ellicott's commentary he state that it's not necessarily the same period! [...] But there is a limit to this desecration: forty and two months it is to last. The same length of ...
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Revelation 11:2 literal or figurative?

"but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months." (Rev 11:2 - ESV) But exclude ...

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