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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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In Revelation 21:10-14, why doesn't Paul get a foundation stone in the New Jerusalem?

[Rev 21:10-14 ASV] (10) And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, (11) having the glory of God: her ...
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What is the meaning of the word 'Armageddon' in Revelation 16:16?

The word Armageddon appears only once in New Testament in Revelation 16:16. Is this a Greek word or a Hebrew word? What does this word mean?
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How were scrolls sealed in the time of Revelation?

In Revelation 5:1, John introduces a scroll with seven seals: Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. The Lamb is ...
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What is the meaning of “lampstand” in Revelation 2:5?

What is the meaning of "lampstand" in Revelation 2:5 ? Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your ...
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Why are there different rewards for overcoming for the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3?

Revelation 2:7 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’ Revelation 2:8 8 “And to the angel of ...
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The coming of Jesus in the letters to the seven churches

In the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3, Jesus often warns the churches to repent lest he come and judge them. For example, in Revelation 2:5, Jesus tells John to write to the angel of ...
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In Revelation 6:6 what is meant by "Do not damage the oil and the wine”?

Revelation 6:5-6 (NASB) 5" When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand....
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In Revelation 13:11 why do English translations always render θηρίον as “beast”?

[Rev 13:11 ESV] (11) Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. [Rev 13:11 MGNT] (11) καὶ εἶδον ἄλλο θηρίον ἀναβαῖνον ἐκ τῆς ...
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Is the “lambkin” of Revelation 13:11 the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8?

[Rev 13:11 ESV] (11) Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. [Rev 13:11 MGNT] (11) καὶ εἶδον ἄλλο θηρίον ἀναβαῖνον ἐκ τῆς ...
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In Revelation 13:11 why does the “lambkin” have horns?

In Revelation 13:11 the author appears to be contrasting the lamb-like physical appearance of the animal with the ferocious speech. In fact, he compares the animal to a "lambkin": [Rev 13:11 ESV] ...
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Is Revelation 21:23 an allusion from Psalm 119:105 [118:105 LXX]?

The new heaven and earth described in Revelation has a city with no need of the light of either the sun or the moon: And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God ...
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Is the “ark of the covenant” mentioned in Revelation 11:19 same as the “ark” mentioned in Exodus 25:10?

Is the ark of the covenant mentioned in Revelation 11:19 Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, ...
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Does the expression “Commandments of God” in Revelation 14:12 refer to the ten commandments on stone tablets given to Moses?

Does the expression Commandments of God in Revelation 14:12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.( ESV ) refer to the ...
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Is the river of Revelation 12:15 vomit?

A river coming out of the mouth of the Satan (whom I take to be Caiaphas, the High Priest, here and throughout Revelation, or rather, a Satan-filled Caiaphas) seems inappropriately clean and too ...
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Do any manuscripts of Revelation 1:18 read Ο ΩΝ instead of Ο ΖΩΝ?

To my mind, the ο ων of Exodus 3 would fit better here than ο ζων, even more naturally, with the words "I am the First and the Last," ο ων of course being the translation of the Tetragrammaton in the ...
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Rev 12:1 What is the exact translation of “clothed with the sun”

New international version of Book of Revelation 12:1 1 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 her head. What ...
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In Revelation 11:1-2 why does the angel tell John to measure the temple?

[Rev 11:1-2 NLT] (1) Then I was given a measuring stick, and I was told, "Go and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and count the number of worshipers. (2) But do not measure the outer courtyard,...
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Does satan have horns and pitchfork? [closed]

I was told by one of my friends that Satan does have a pitchfork and horns. And I said to him laughing, "Satan doesn't look anything like how they show in movies and television". He replied that he(...
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Are angels creatures (Mark 16:15) and can they repent (Rev 2:5 and Rom 8:21)

Alright guys go easy on me...only have a high school education here. What I don't get is why according to Strongs there are only 7 instances in which it refers to messenger and ALL 179 of the other ...
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Why is the sharp sword not “double-edged,” in Revelation 19:15?

I am reading in the book of Revelation at chapter 1,where John sees a vision of a man.John then goes on to give a detailed description of the man who is without question-Jesus Christ. I notice that ...
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Revelation 20:12: “Books were opened”

Rev 20:12 says: And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged ...
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At which altar did the angel stand in Revelation 8:3?

Revelation 8 NASB [3]Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden ...
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What are John's sources for Revelation 10:7 and 22:10?

Disclaimer: I have no formal training in Biblical languages. In the Hebrew of Daniel 9:24 he is told that messiah was to חָתַם the vision and prophecy. As I have been told and have confirmed to the ...
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In Revelation 10:7 what is the “mystery of God” that was finished by the 7th trumpet?

Rev 10:7 KJV - 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. Is the ...
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Second beast or the image that will force the people to receive a mark on their hands or forehead in Revelation 13:15-16?

Revelation 13:15-16 NASB [15]And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the ...
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Are the four beasts in Revelation 5:8–9 humans or angels?

The four beasts that are mentioned in Rev 5:8–9 were worshipping the Lamb, "for [He] was slain and had redeemed [them] to God by [His] blood". Are these beasts humans or angels? Rev. 5:8–9 (ESV): ...
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What do the Heavens, and every Mountain and Island symbolize?. Revelation 6:14

Revelation 6:14 (KJV) 14 "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places". The language is symbolic and does not ...
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Two words in Greek meaning “shame” - are they related?

I have a question regarding two words found in the Book of Revelation, that are both translated as "shame": Chapter 3 verse 18: συμβουλεύω σοι ἀγοράσαι παρ᾽ ἐμοῦ χρυσίον πεπυρωμένον ἐκ πυρὸς ἵνα ...
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Future vs Subjunctive in the promises to the seven Churches

I have a question regarding the significance of the Subjunctive tense comparing to the Future tense in examination of the promises found in the letters to the seven Churches in the Book of Revelation. ...
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Is “under the altar” in Rev 6:9 the same as “before the throne” in Rev 7:9 and 14:3?

Rev 6:9 (NIV) "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held". Rev 7:9 (NIV) "After this I ...
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In Revelation 2:4, to what does “first love” refer?

Revelation 2:4 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. KJV, ©1769 Δʹ ἀλλʼ ἔχω κατὰ σοῦ ὅτι τὴν ἀγάπην σου τὴν πρώτην ἀφῆκες. NA28, ©2012 To what ...
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In Revelation 1:7 is it “all the nations of the earth” that wail or “all of the tribes of the Land”?

[Rev 1:7 KJV] 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. mGNT Rev 1:7 ...
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In Revelation 7:15 what does it mean that ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου σκηνώσει ἐπ’ αὐτούς?

Does ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου σκηνώσει ἐπ’ αὐτούς suggest that in the new covenant, represented by the new tabernacle, all in the new covenant will dwell in God's inner courts? Notes: The reason I ...
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Does the naming of the „word of God“ in Hebrews 4:12 as a two-edged sword have a negative connotation?

In Hebrews 4:12 the word of God is told to be a two-edged sword: Does this indicate the bad consequences the word of God (which according to revelation 19:13 might be Jesus Christ) has to those who ...
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In Zechariah 1:7-8, are the horses that were “sent to go throughout the earth” the same as or similar to the four horsemen in Revelation?

7On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah, the son of Iddo. 8During ...
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Silence in Revelation 8:1

Revelation 8:1: When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour... Why silence in heaven for half hour? And why 1/2 hour? Is the timing is important? Thanks.....
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In Rev.5:6, is the “Lamb” one of the “four beasts in the midst of the throne” (KJV)?

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven ...
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Is the book of Revelation a Letter or Apokalypse (ἀποκάλυψις)?

Is the book of Revelation a Letter or Apokalypse (ἀποκάλυψις)? Because the Book of Revelation has the characters of an Epistel eg. Prescript, Sender, Receiver, Thanking and even with Final greetings ...
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What does the “Blood” & “Sea” & the “Great Mountain” mean?

John fortold events to come (Rev. 1:1) so what does this verse mean and what do the following stand for? A The "Blood"? B The "Sea"? C The "Great Mountain Burning With Fire"? D Why a "Third"? E ...
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Meaning of “pc” in the Nestle-Aland critical apparatus (Revelation 5.10)

In Which translation for Revelation 5:10 is correct?, this answer gives a helpful explanation of which readings appear in which manuscripts. I don't doubt the author's correctness! But I am struggling ...
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How does the right hand and forehead for the mark of the beast correlate to the hand and forehead for the Shema?

How does the right hand and forehead for the mark of the beast correlate to the hand and forehead for the Shema? Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, ...
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The Mark of the Beast [closed]

I have been wondering if the Mark of the Beast has already happened. From Revelation: “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or ...
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Which translation for Revelation 5:10 is correct?

Some translations of this scripture use the pronoun "us" but other ones use the pronoun "them". The use actually changes what is going on prior to this scripture in terms of who is singing the new ...
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What is the meaning of τὰ πρῶτα ἔργα ποίησον in Revelation 2:5?

In Revelation 2:5, what is the meaning of τὰ πρῶτα ἔργα ποίησον (ta prōta erga poiēson; the first works you-do)? I am suspicious of the phrase "τὰ πρῶτα ἔργα" because I don't see an explanation of ...
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What is the order of events in Revelation 12?

The events of Revelation 12 are not given in chronological order but are transposed by a figure of speech known as hysterologia, where something is put last, that in its usual order should be put ...
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What does “the key of David” imply in Revelation 3:7?

The Bible speaks of "the Key of David" when it says: And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that ...
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Is Revelation 17:12-14 describing physical war or is this metaphor?

Since the explanation given of the ten "horns" (which are symbols of militaries) is that they are "ten kings" should we assume that this is actual war between Jesus and actual kings? [Rev 17:12-14 ...
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Does the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6:12 refer to the Medo-Persian Empire?

Revelation 6:12-17 (YLT): ... And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and lo, a great earthquake came, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood, and ...
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Revelation 9:14 - are the angels/messengers bound at the Euphrates, or released there?

Revelation 9:14 YLT: ... saying to the sixth messenger who had the trumpet, 'Loose the four messengers who are bound at the great river Euphrates;' ... Is it: ...'Loose the four ...
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Is the 'angel of the abyss' (Rev 9:11) the self-same 'angel' — who has the 'key to the abyss' (Rev 20:1)?

Rev 9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel coming down out of ...