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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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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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The little book that John eats (Revelation 10:9) - literal or figurative & why? [closed]

The research into Revelation is very topical with the CV19 virus in full swing since Revelations deals with the 'ends of time' which could be now. In the Revelation, John is asked to eat a little book,...
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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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How to reconcile 2 Thessalonians 1:9 with Revelation 14:10

2 Thessalonians 1:9 describes the eternal fate of those who know not God and do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, ...
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“Is Acts 4:23-27 [NASB] previewing in a small way Rev 16:13,14, in that kings and rulers are gathered together against God and His Christ?”

In Acts 4:25,26, the apostles, after being confronted by 'underhanded' chief priests and elders, after the death and resurrection of Jesus, are heard to be quoting David Thy servant, who, having been ...
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In Revelation 22:9, the angel claims to be 'of John's brethren the prophets.' How is this possible?

Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. How is this ...
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Reconciling Revelation 13 with Revelation 11

Continuing on from my previous question, I’m after some further understanding of this same section in Revelation. Consider this ... 1st - Here the beast was given authority .. REV 13:5 And he was ...
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Rev 8:7 is it a third part of the trees or third part of earth burned up?

Significant differences between NIV and KJV in Revelation 8:7. NIV has "A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up" while KJV has only trees mentioned "and ...
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Who is giving this Entity Authority?

This passage has me curious... REVELATION 13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. I’ve always assumed that it ...
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Power of death vs key of death

Satan has the power of death in Hebrews 2:14,15 Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who ...
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“he shall not go out anymore” Rev 3:12

What is the significance behind this simple statement? In this context we are now granted eternal life. Presently, we can barely imagine what places we will go to and accomplish forever. We surely ...
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Is the promise of Revelation 1:3 for Christians in all ages?

Revelation 1:1-3 (ESV): The revelation of Jesus Christ, 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, 2 ...
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Is tattooing okay according to Revelation 19? [closed]

Is tattooing okay according to Revelation 19? Revelation 19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and ...
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Can we interpret the “Woman” of Revelation (12:1-2, 13, 17) as the “Israel of God” both of the Old and New Covenants?

The great symbolism of the "woman" in the Book of Revelation (chapter 12) seems to represent Israel both of the Old and New Covenants: Revelation 12:1-2: "A great sign appeared in ...
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The Sword of Revelation 6:8

I note that the sword of Revelation is often a ῥομφαία (rhomphaia), Rev 1:16, 2:12, 16, 6:8, 19:15, 21. Outside of Revelation it only occurs in Luke 2:35. I also note that ῥομφαία (rhomphaia) is ...
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Which beast is the antiChrist?

Revelation 13 1The dragon a stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. ...
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REVELATION 16:16

Whats does MEGIDO mean in REVELATION 16:16? Revelation 16:16 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) 16 So they assembled the kings at the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. [a] Footnotes: 16:16 Some mss ...
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The name of the mountain - “Revelation, 21,10”?

Elischa on the moutain, "2 Kings 4,27" - but what is the name of the mountain of "Revelation 21,10"? E, "Siegfried Posch" And he carried me away in the spirit to a great ...
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Can *he* in Rev. 19:13 be identified as Christ without using “The Word of God” for the identification?

Can he in Rev. 19:13 be identified as Christ without using "The Word of God" (ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ) for the identification? He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is ...
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Can we interpret the “first resurrection”/“second death” (Rev. 20:6a) as made alive in Christ, spared from spiritual death (Col. 2:13, etc.)?

Scripture often indicates that outside of Christ we are dead. The apostle Paul's Letter to the Romans emphasizes this point often: Romans 5:12: "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered ...
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Revelation 6:15-16 & 19:19

Is John the Revelator writing about the same event or are they two separate events? Revelation 06: The Kings of the earth hide themselves in the mountains from Messiah. Revelation 19: The King of the ...
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Could Mark 3:27 (“binding the strong man [Satan]”) and Revelation 20:2 (“Satan bound”) be equivalent?

It is commonly recognized that the "strong man" in the following verse is Satan: Mk. 3:27: “But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the ...
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Does ὅταν with subjunctive mean not sure action (Rev. 11:7)

In Rev. 11:7 ὅταν is used with subjunctive tense. Does it mean that we can't conclude from this verse that Rev. 11:7 does not state that two witnesses will necessarily finish witnessing and will ...
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Living creatures: 4 wings vs 6

Ezekiel 1: 5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings. Revelation 4: 8a Each of the four ...
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Eph. 2:6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus

We know that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God. In Eph.2:6 it says that we, believers of Christ, made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Does it mean we are also sitting ...
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What can we know about Satan based on Genesis 3?

There are certainly other passages that refer to this malevolent being (Job 1:6, 2:1, Revelation 12:7-9). But what do we really know of him? Since he cannot be eternal, when might he have been created,...
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Was the prophecy of Zechariah 14: 4 already fulfilled or is it yet to come?

To help interpret this question, I have posted some of the surrounding verses to help a bit: Zechariah 14:3-9: "Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on ...
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Coincidence??? 7000 in 1 Kings 19:18 … 7000 in Revelation 11:13

Any revelations, does anyone else not find it interesting? Any comments or thoughts appreciated.
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Where does “the healing of the nations” occur? Revelation 22:2?

Revelation 22:2 ESV "...the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." The holy city of Rev 21:2 ...
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Does Revelation 6:9 establish the destination of the martyred souls prior to their final destination?

Revelation 6:9 NIV 9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. Does this text ...
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Could this be the same song in Revelation 5 and 14?

Revelation 5:8-9 NIV 8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense,...
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Revelation 1:10 What is the significance that the voice is loud and behind John?

Revelation 1: 9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony ...
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Should the “angel of the abyss” be capitalized? [duplicate]

I am discussing the doctrine of the Jehovah's Witnesses concerning the identity of Abaddon in Revelation 9:11. The names of persons (e.g. Matthew, Mark, and Luke) along with words that are part of ...
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Should the “angel of the abyss” be capitalized?

I am discussing the doctrine of the Jehovah's Witnesses concerning the identity of Abaddon in Revelation 9:11. The names of persons (e.g. Matthew, Mark, and Luke) along with words that are part of ...
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Are the harlot, “Babylon the Great” from Rev. 17:5, and “Babylon” from 1 Peter 5:13 synonymous?

Text from the Book of Revelation reads: Revelation 17:4-5: [On the woman's] forehead a name was written, a mystery, 'BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH'&...
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Why must the “thousand years” of the Millennium be figurative and not literal? [closed]

A comment to this answer: What is the Order of the Resurrection of the Dead - Christianity Stack Exchange: This answer assumes a literal 1,000 years. The text of scripture is very clear in that the ...
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Is there theological significance in the word 'Allelujah' only occurring 4 times in the entire Christian Greek Scriptures, all of them in Rev. ch 19?

I would expect more than a few Allelujahs bursting from the lips of overjoyed Christians when they realised Jesus had arisen in triumph from the grave, but that is not recorded in the gospel accounts ...
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Meaning of “quick” or “quickly”

Revelation 22:20 (KJV): He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. There is a veritable plethora of questions on this site and SE-Christianity ...
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When God created Adam and Eve and the covenant of marriage between the two, did He already have the marriage between Christ and the Church in mind? [closed]

The union between man and woman, which we currently understand as the covenant of marriage, was part of God's original plan for His creation according to Genesis 2: 20 The man gave names to all ...
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How can we reconcile Matthew 5:34 & Revelation 10:6? [duplicate]

Matthew 5:34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; Revelation 10 5Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right ...
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When was the serpent cast out of Eden?

When Adam and Eve had ate the fruit they were subsequently cast out of Eden(garden) Genesis 3:23 Ttherefore the Lord God sent him out of the Garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was ...
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Death and Hades - Revelation 6:7-8 and Revelation 20:14

Revelation 6:7-8 (NASB): 7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come!” 8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and the one who sat on it had ...
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In Daniel 7.5 it says the bear had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth

What does the three ribs in the bears mouth symbolize? Daniel 7:5 “And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its ...
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What is meant by damnation? Are there different types of damnation? When does this happen?

What is meant by "damnation?" 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, ...
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Why would the speaker in Rev 21 not be considered Jesus?

I have a NIV Schofield Bible with red letters for the voice of Jesus. Rev 21:5-8 does not have red letters (emphasis mine) 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then ...
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Who is speaking to the Philadelphian congregation in Revelation 3:12?

Revelation 3:12 ASV He that overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of ...

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