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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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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 heaven, ...
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What is the meaning of Rev 12?

I am baffled because the dragon is depicted the way Babylon- Rome is: the reign of Satan, trying to snatch a child, but this clashes with the fact that after 1260 years the rebellion of of Satan is ...
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Is the rider of the 4th horse in Revelation 6:7-8 a king of Egypt?

YLT Revelation 6:7-8 ... And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, 'Come and behold!' and I saw, and lo, a pale horse, and he who is ...
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Are the two riders of the fourth horse in Revelation 6:7-8 kings of Egypt and Cush?

YLT Revelation 6:7-8 ... And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, 'Come and behold!' and I saw, and lo, a pale horse, and he who is ...
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Is the third horseman in Revelation 6:5-6 a king of Tyre?

Revelation 6:5-6 ... And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, ‘Come and behold!’ and I saw, and lo, a black horse, and he who is sitting upon it is having a ...
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Is the second horseman in Revelation 6:3-4 Nebuchanezzar king of Babylon?

Revelation 6:3-4: ... And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, ‘Come and behold!’ and there went forth another horse – red, and to him who is sitting ...
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Is the first horseman in Revelation 6:1-2 a king of Assyria?

In another question I asked if the crown in Revelation 6:2 and the crown of Ephraim's drunkards in Isaiah 29:1 were the same kind of crowns. According to Dr Peter McGowan's (in my opinion really good) ...
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Are the crown given to the first horseman in Revelation 6:2 and the crown in Isaiah 28:1 the same kinds of crowns?

Are the crown given to the first horseman in Revelation 6:2 and the crown of the drunkards of Ephraim given to the strong one in Isaiah 28:1 the same kinds of crowns?
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How was the author's depiction of the sealed scroll in Revelation 5 influenced by the Old Testament?

Revelation 5:1 (YLT) And I saw upon the right hand of Him who is sitting upon the throne a scroll, written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals; ... For instance, the fact that the ...
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In Revelation 19:15 what kind of weapon comes out of the mouth of the rider?

KJV Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword (ῥομφαία), that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the ...
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Revelation 2:13 / Satan's earthly headquarter?

How do you interpret Revelations 2:13 "Pergamum...the place where Satan dwells"? Some interpret this to mean that Satan needs a physical headquarter on earth to operate. He did then, and he still ...
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In Revelation 3:20, is Jesus offering to have individual suppers or one collective meal?

Jesus makes this offer to the Laodiceans: Behold— I stand at the door. And I am knocking. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I also will come-in to him. And I will have-dinner with him, ...
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Is Jesus speaking about the Eucharist in Revelation 3:20?

Behold— I stand at the door. And I am knocking. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I also will come-in to him. And I will have-dinner (δειπνήσω) with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20) ...
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Who are the four angels in Revelation 9?

Revelation 9:13-15 NASB 13 Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard [a]a voice from the [b]four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, ...
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How should Revelation 11:15 be translated (so the implied pronoun and expressed referent agree)?

Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants] Rev 11:15 Καὶ ὁ ἕβδομος ἄγγελος ἐσάλπισεν· καὶ ἐγένοντο φωναὶ μεγάλαι ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ, λέγοντες Ἐγένετο ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ κόσμου τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν καὶ τοῦ χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ,...
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In Revelation 22 is it twelve manner of fruits per month or one fruit per month for twelve months?

Revelation 22:2 ( KJV) 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and ...
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Did the same “John” write the fourth gospel and Revelation?

By John, I mean the author of the Gospel of John (whom I believe to be the Apostle John, the beloved disciple: cf. John 21:22). Anecdotally speaking, in my lay opinion, the same (I would say artfully)...
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How does Revelation 1:7 compare to Matthew 24:30?

In the Gospel of Matthew, 24:30 (NIV), Jesus says: Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the ...
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To what does “the word of God and testimony of Jesus Christ” refer in Revelation 1:2?

In the opening of Revelation we read (NIV emphasis mine): The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel ...
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Why does the Greek use different words for “like” in Revelation 13:11?

Westcott & Hort 1881 Καὶ εἶδον ἄλλο θηρίον ἀναβαῖνον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, καὶ εἶχεν κέρατα δύο ὅμοια ἀρνίῳ, καὶ ἐλάλει ὡς δράκων. Revelation 13:11-18 English Standard Version (ESV) The Second Beast ...
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What significance the text variant has for interpreting Revelation 13:1?

Revelation 13:1 (KJV) 1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of ...
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In Revelation 13:8, what is the exact meaning in Greek of the phrase “from the foundation of the world”? [duplicate]

Revelation 13:8 (KJV): And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Other NT ...
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What is the BEST Textual Cristicism argument for keeping “us” in Revelation 5:9 and 10?

There seems to be a lot of information as to why Rev 5:9 should be read as "them" instead of us, but what are the strongest arguments from a textual manuscript criticism basis for keeping the TR "us?"
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Revelation 13:10 Everyone in the book of life perishes by sword or captivity?

Regarding the dragon depicted in Revelation 13, verse 8 (NASB) reads: All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the ...
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What does Jesus mean in saying “reward according to what we've done” (Rev 22:12) (Law or grace)?

The letter of Apostle Paul to Romans says that we're justified by faith alone not by works but then in the book of Revelation Jesus we'll be rewarded according to what we've done (22:12). So in what ...
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What is “the great tribulation” in Revelation 7:14?

Revelation 7:14 I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. If ...
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Are the “virgins” (παρθένοι) in Revelation 14:4 literally “virgins” or is it a metaphor?

Revelation 14:4 (KJV) 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. Nestle GNT 1904 οὗτοί εἰσιν οἳ ...
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What and where are the “springs of living water” in Revelation 7:9-17?

Looking at the following texts: Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, ...
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Tetragrammaton originally יהיה (yihayah) (3PersMascSing 'exist, be') and subsequently the nominal form (יהוה) (the Being)?

The Question Essentially Is it possible that God's name is a nominal version of the third person masculine singular verb to exist or to be: יהיה. Can יהיה be validly understood as "he [that] liveth"2 ...
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Is Rev. 14:9-11 speaking of torment after death, or of torment while they are still living?

Isa. 9:18-21, "18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. ...
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What is the “Last trumpet” that Paul was referring to in 1-cor 15:52 [closed]

Trumpets are mentioned in apocalypse and "Day of the LORD" prophecies. E.g Psalm 47:5 (God goes up with the sound of a trumpet) Isaiah 27:13 (God saves his people after a trumpet blast) ...
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Who is the 'Faithful and wise servant' of Matthew 24:45?

Who is the faithful servant that is mentioned in Matthew 24:45 and the following verses? If "Food' is the Word / Truth, and a Faithful Servant is coming to give food at the proper time - could this be ...
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Is it 'He who Overcomes' or 'They who Overcome' in Rev chapters 2 and 3

The below references in Revelation speak of 'He' who overcomes. Several people present this to me as being one person, someone that is alive currently - or will come in the future. Does the original ...
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Who is the angel in Revelation 11:1-8?

I am reading through Revelation again, in the NKJV. I recently read chapter 11, and something stood out at me that I have never seen before. I want to ask about it, hence this post. Revelation 11:1-8 ...
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In Revelation 3:20 why does Jesus want to come in and dine with the person who opens the door?

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. (NASB) Why does Jesus want ...
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Is there a correlation between unknown name in Revelation 19:12 and elsewhere in scripture?

I've always been curious to know if there was a relation between the rider on the white horse whose name was known to no one but himself, and the other places in scripture where names have been veiled....
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Questions on the Trumpet and Vial Judgments of the book of Revelation

I have three questions: 1) What is the scriptural basis for the assertion that the 7th Trumpet of the book of Revelation contains the 7 Vial judgments? I am unable to find a satisfactory scriptural ...
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Which Head was “Wounded Unto Death” and healed?

In Revelation 13:1 (KJV), we see a picture of ... a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Yet in ...
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What does the rainbow symbolize in the vision of the throne scene in both Ezek. 1:28 and Rev. 4:3?

21And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither ...
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In Revelation 20:10 when was the beast & false prophet cast into the lake of fire?

Revelation 20:10 NASB [10]And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night ...
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Is Revelation 19:17-21 a literary allusion to Ezekiel 39:17-20 or is it the same event?

(KJV) Revelation 19:17-21 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together ...
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Rev 1:8: Why is 'legei Kurios' not in the critical apparatus of UBS5, as a variant of 'legei Kurios o Theos'?

Background: Today I bought a UBS5 Greek New Testament. As I looked up Revelation 1:8, I noticed that the critical apparatus doesn't include the variant 'legei Kurios' (in stead of 'legei Kurios o ...
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In Revelation 12:3 and 13:1, what is the symbolic significance of the different locations of the crowns?

Revelation 12:3 (kjv) "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads". Revelation 13:1 (kjv) " ...
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Is the Mark of the Beast Actually Voluntary?

Closely Related: - What is the Difference between the Marks of the Beast and Lamb? Apart from "obeying God", or "salvation", etc... Is there anything in the texts to indicate that a person actually ...
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Difference between the Mark of the Beast and the Seal of the Servants?

Closely Related: - Is the Mark of the Beast Actually Voluntary? Is there a difference between the "Mark of the Beast", and the "Seal of the Servants"? If so, what is the difference - how can people ...
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Which forms of Numerology might have been used in Revelation? [closed]

Closely Related: - What is the meaning of "calculate" in Revelation 13:18? 1. Question: In general, Which forms of numerology were in use that the writer of Revelation might have likely ...
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Is the number “144,000” mentioned in Revelation 14 a literal number or a prophetic number?

Is the number "144,000" mentioned in Revelation 14:1-5 a literal number or a prophetic number representing a bigger multitude? 1 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount ...
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What is the significance that the twelve tribes of the Son's of Israel Rev.7:4-8 differ from the twelve tribes of natural Israel Numbers 1:4-16

Numbers 14:4-16 lists the twelve tribes of Israel as: Reuben Simeon Judah Issachar Zebulun Joseph: Ephraim Joseph: Manasseh Benjamin Dan Asher Gad Naphtali Revelation 7:4-8 instead lists the tribes ...
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Does the Greek of Revelation 21:17 indicate the angel was the same size as a man?

Here the cubit (which is based on arm length) seems to be analogous between an angel and a man. Or is this a translation or textual issue? Berean Literal Bible Rev 21:17 And he measured its wall, ...
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What is the meaning of “The faith of Jesus (Rev. 14: 12)”

It's the phrase purporting the faith that Jesus imparts or the faith that the saints possess? Please share your thoughts. I'll add my own understanding below: τὴν πίστιν Ἰησοῦ in Rev. 14:12 is ...