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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Who is Apollyon in Greek Culture?

NASB, Revelation 9:11 - They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon. Who is "Apollyon", and how does an understanding ...
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Is the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven or on earth?

Is the supper in heaven or on earth? “And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God....
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In Revelation 21:16 do the walls of the new Jerusalem rise 12,000 furlongs?

Revelation describes the height of the new Jerusalem to be equal to its base, which is 12,000 furlongs. Generally speaking one does not usually refer to the "height" of a city. I'm not sure what that ...
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How many people can live in the New Jerusalem?

John 14:3 And if I [Jesus] go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. The size of the New Jerusalem is found in Revelation 21:15 The ...
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Who are the “Great Multitude” in Revelation 7:9?

NIV - Revelation 7:9: After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count There is a not complete answer in Revelation 7:14 These are they who have come out of ...
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In Matt, 6:10, it is implied that the kingdom, to come, will be on earth as it (already) is in heaven, by God's will. Who will be earthbound?

We see in Rev, 14:1 that there are to be 144,000 (male) souls/holy ones, standing (on the heavenly Mount Zion) in unison with the Lamb, obviously singled out for special service. Then we see in Rev, 7:...
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Why doesn't the Father know the Name which was written?

Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His ...
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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 1:4-16 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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Was it John who looked into the scroll in Revelation 6:1?

Revelation 6:1 NASB [1]Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, "Come." Its a little puzzling who ...
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Why does the elder ask John about the multitudes in Revelation 7?

Revelation 7:13 KJV 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? The elder asks John about the multitudes in white robes ...
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What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?

As a source, the book of Revelation is something of an outlier for a book of the Bible that got accepted into the canonical New Testament of most branches of Christianity: it is the only explicitly ...
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Does Revelation 20:4 refer to 4 different groups of people?

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: Group 1: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus Group 2: and for the word of God Group 3: ...
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Is the beginning of creation at Revelation 3:14 the same as at Proverbs 8:22?

Is the beginning of creation at Revelation 3:14 the same as at Proverbs 8:22? What is the 'beginning of creation?' Is it when : God first spoke and created the heavens and the earth God breathed life ...
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Understanding of Revelation 1:4,5

I am reading in the book of Revelation at chapter 1:4,5 (NIV), where it is written (emphasis mine), To the seven churches in the province of Asia: 4Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who ...
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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 the stars of ...
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What does the "beginning of creation” at Rev 3:14 mean using a Biblical Hermeneutic?

In 1979 the 2nd edition Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich-Danker Greek lexicon (BAGD) said of “the beginning of creation” used of Christ at Rev 3:14 that “the mng. beginning=‘first created’ is linguistically ...
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In Revelation12:14, the word “times”, could it mean more than two?

Could time's be more than two time's, in a time time's and half a time. You could say Jesus lived for a time times and half a time, the time's is 8 time's 1260 days to 0 BC and 8 time's 1260 is 28 ...
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Is Revelation 3:14 saying that Christ was created by God?

Revelation 3:14 (KJV) 14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; Most ...
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Is Revelation 12:6, 14 considered an inclusio?

Would the term inclusio be correctly applied to Revelation 12:6 ("Then the woman fled into the wilderness . . .") and verse 14 ("the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she ...
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Acts 4:26, isn't the Christ himself the Lord?

Acts 4:26 (DRB): The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes assembled together against the Lord and his Christ. The question is so simple: Isn't the Christ himself the Lord?, How to say (...
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Revelation 2:10, is the tribulation of the ordinary believer 1/4 of Jesus'?

Revelation 2:10, (DRB): Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be ...
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1 Timothy 3:7, what is the meaning of “reproach and snare of the Devil”?

1 Timothy 3:7 (DRB): Moreover he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. What is the meaning of "lest he fall into reproach and ...
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Is there one tree of life that stood on each side of the river?

On each side of the river stood the tree of life (Rev 22:2 NIV) At least a minimum of two trees is needed if each side of a river is planted with it. How is it that the verse speaks of a singular ...
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What does Revelation 3:14 say about Jesus? What kind of witness is the speaker of Revelation 3:14? What does this say about the time of creation?

The American Standard Version of Revelation 3:14 says, And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of ...
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How is Jesus “ruler of the kings of the earth”?

(Note: There have been questions asking who the "kings of the earth," this verse is referring to, mine is a separate question about Jesus's relationship with these so-called kings). Revelation 1:4-5 (...
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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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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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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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Was the phrase ζωὴν ἐν ἑαυτῷ in John 5:26 related to the Tetragrammaton as well as the ὁ ζῶν in Revelation 1:17?

John 5:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; John 5:26 NA27 ὥσπερ γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ἔχει ζωὴν ...
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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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Who is Gog of the land of Magog mentioned in Ezekiel Chapters 38 amd 39

Ezekiel 38 (NET Bible) A Prophecy Against Gog 38 The Lord’s message came to me: 2 “Son of man, turn toward[a] Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.[d] Prophesy ...
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“Seven spirits of God” - literal or numerogical interpretation in early Christianity?

In Rev. 5:6 "... a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth" and also 4:5 and 3:1 Bible speaks ...
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Why did Jesus Christ confess ignorance about his second coming as recorded in Mark 13:32?

Mark 13:32 of the Young's Literal Translation bible says' And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers who are in the heaven, not even the Son -- except the ...
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Is the beloved city in Revelation 20 the same as the new city in Revelation 21?

We are told that Christ will reign with the resurrected saints for a thousand years in the camp of the saints and the beloved city which will lead eventually to the demise of satan. Revelation 20,4-9 ...
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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 ...
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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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Who does the word “them” in Revelation 20:9 refer to?

Could someone please show me which group the word "them" at the end of Revelation 20:9 points towards. Is this referent indirect or does it grammatically point to a specific group, either ...
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In Revelation 16:12 is the drying up of the Euphrates river to be taken literally?

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Revelation 16:12 In considering the interpretation of ...
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Does the voice of the seven thunders in Revelation 10:4 come from the throne of God?

Revelation 10:4 (KJV) 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders ...
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Question about Revelation 1:11

I agree that the phrase "Alpha and Omega" refers to the Father in the three verses of the book Revelation,namely Rev 1:8, 21:6 and 22:13, as in your discussion above. But in the King James version and ...
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Who is speaking in Rev 1:7? The Angel sent in verse 1, John or Jesus?

I'm curious to know who is speaking in Rev 1:7 where is says that every eye will see 'him'. Is it the angel God sends, John himself or Jesus?
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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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Is eternal life only for overcomers?

In Revelation 2:7 Jesus says: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God. ...
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Could a written name in the book of Life be blot out (erased)?

Revelation 3:5 (DRB): 5He that shall overcome shall thus be clothed in white garments: and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life. And I will confess his name before my Father and ...
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Is the Destroyer of Exodus 12:23 the same as that of Revelation 9:11?

In the Old Covenant narrative of the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, Yahweh tells Moses to instruct each Hebrew to paint the blood of the passover lamb on the doorposts so that the destroying angel ...
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In Revelation 21:8 Did John mean by “all liars” the previously mentioned in the same verse?

Revelation 21:8 (KJV); 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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Was the book of John written first or the book of Revelation?

I am curious to know which book came first: Book of John or Book of Revelation. Are there any evidence to prove this chronology?
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In Revelation 5:5-6, John is told to behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, yet he sees “ a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain.” Why?

Revelation 5:5-6 (KJV) 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals ...
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In Revelation 21:8, is “Fear” or even “Cowardice” a Sin necessitates punishment?

A word aroused my attention when I was reading Revelation 21:8, this word is "δειλοῖς" which has the following translations in Arabic and English versions of the Bible: الخائفون. الجبناء. Fearful. ...
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Why the use of Lamb “ἀρνίον” and not either Lamb “ἀρήν” or Lamb “ἀμνὸς” in Revelation?

Twice John identifies Jesus as the "Lamb/Ἀμνὸς of God" (ESV): The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb (Ἀμνὸς) of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (...

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