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 3:20, does the perfect tense suggest that Christ is still standing at the door?

In Revelation 3:20 (KJV) Jesus says: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." The Greek ...
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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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Do Genesis 1:27, Galatians 4:26, Revelation 21:2 support the belief in a “God the Mother?”

Context: A sect within Christianity known as the "World Mission Society Church of God" believes that Genesis 1:27 gives credence to the idea that there is a "God the Father" as well as a "God the ...
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What does “Defiled with women” mean in context with Rev. 14:4?

Rev. 14:4, These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the ...
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What do the “thunders”, “voices”, “lightning”, “earthquake”, “hail”, and similar constructions signify in Revelation?

Reading Revelation one finds many descriptions of the same (or nearly the same) great tempest or display of more-than-inclement weather, shall we say, in heaven (i.e., in St. John's vision). This ...
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In Colossians 1:15, what does “firstborn of every creature” mean?

I was studying passages on the Bible about Jesus and its origin. One verse is, to me, somewhat hard to understand (Colossians 1:15, in King James version): Who is the image of the invisible God, ...
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Revelation source criticism

In Revelation, the book can be divided into two or three parts with different genres: Chapter 1 - Prologue Chapter 2 to 3 - Epistles Remainder - Apocalyptic Prophecy Do any scholars posit that the ...
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Does “new” in New Heavens and New Earth mean “renewed” or “new creation”?

Revelation 21 and 22 describe a New Heaven and New Earth. Some teach that these will be the present heaven and earth "cleansed" or "refreshed" and others say these are completely new. Then I saw a ...
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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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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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In the book of revelation does the seventh trumpet sound before or after the seven bowls of wrath?

Revelation 11:15,18 NASB 15Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He ...
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To what or whom does the star called “wormwood ”refer to in Revelation 8:10-11?

Revelation 8:10-11 NASB [10]The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. [11]The name of the ...
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Is the fallen star in Revelation 9 the same as the angel in Revelation 20?

Revelation 9:1 NASB [1]Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. Revelation 20:1 NASB [1]Then ...
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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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Which angel does John prostrate himself to in Revelation 19:10?

Revelation 19:10 (KJV) 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship ...
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Why does the KJV not include the phrase “having his name” in Revelation 14:1?

King James Version 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. American ...
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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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Does Revelation 3:20 refer to individuals or a whole church (Laodicea)?

Revelation 3:20 (NIV): Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. has typically (to my ...
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What is the relationship between “in the spirit” in Revelation 1:10 & Revelation 4:1-2?

Revelation 1:10 NASB [10]I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, Revelation 4:1-2 NASB [1]After these things I looked, and behold, ...
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In Revelation 1:18, what are the keys of hell & death?

Revelation 1:18 (KJV) 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and ...
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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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'Holy Spirit' vs 'Spirit of God' in context of Revelation 5:6

Revelation 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" This verse as well as ...
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Is Revelation 14:16 a pejorative?

Revelation 14:15-16 (KJV) 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap;...
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Is Revelation 19:16 “ A slip of the pen” , or worded this way for another reason?

When I was researching a question with reference to the book of Revelation,i came across a couple of scriptures that intrigue me.The first portion of scripture is taken from Revelation 17:14 ...
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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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Is it Michael and his angels that ''overcome'' the Devil and his angels by the 'blood of the Lamb'?

In Revelation 12, in the war that breaks out in heaven, there's no mention of a weapon which actually overcomes the devil so as to be cast out of heaven and onto the earth, other than the ''blood of ...
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What significance does the word order of people, tribes, nations, and languages play in Revelation?

Seven times in Revelation, John describes people in a fourfold manner: 5:9c For you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation 7:9a ...
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How do we explain the doctrinal incompatibility between Ecc 9:5 and Rev 6:9,10? [duplicate]

Ecc 9:5 "the dead know nothing; they have no further reward" Rev 6:9,10 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 ...
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Concerning the “breastplate”.what is the authors intent? Book of Revelation

In the book of Revelation at chapter 6 verse 1-8 (NIV), we read about the four horses which are released when the lamb that was slain opens the seals.Read here Again in Revelation 9 verse 17, we read ...
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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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Is there really a hearing/seeing theme in Revelation?

Many claim there is a hearing/seeing theme in the book of Revelation, where John hears something, then sees something (or the other way around), and that both what he sees and hears have the same ...
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Is there a chronological issue in Revelation 20 & 22?

Revelation 20:11-15 (NKJV) 11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the ...
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Where do the kings of the earth come from in Revelation 21:24?

Revelation 21:24(KJV) 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it To my understanding in ...
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In Revelation 19:16, of which kings is Jesus king?

KJV Rev_19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. We know that Jesus is the Christ/son of David and thus king of the Jews, or at least ...
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In Rev 2:28 What does it mean to be given the bright morning star?

What does it mean to receive the morning star in Rev 2:28?
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What is the proper translation of Revelation 6:16-17? [duplicate]

Berean Study Bible 16 And they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. 17 For the great day ...
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To what does αὐτῆς in Rev 22,2 refer?

Rev 22:1 καὶ ἔδειξέν μοι ποταμὸν ὕδατος ζωῆς λαμπρὸν ὡς κρύσταλλον, ἐκπορευόμενον ἐκ τοῦ θρόνου τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἀρνίου. 2 ἐν μέσῳ τῆς πλατείας αὐτῆς καὶ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἐντεῦθεν καὶ ἐκεῖθεν ξύλον ζωῆς ...
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What does it mean in Revelation 21:1 when it says, “…and the sea was no more.”?

What is the significance of this phrase and why is this particular aspect of creation noted as not existing anymore in the new earth? The best I can tell is that many times throughout scripture the ...
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What is the purpose of people and animals having green plants for food in Gen 1? [closed]

Let's assume for a moment (a controversial point) that Genesis was written by Moses whilst in the wilderness as a song of comfort for his people. (Who were probably not eating food that they would ...
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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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Where did ancient readers believe the bottomless pit to be located?

The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. (Rev 17:8 ESV) Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to ...
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Is there a literary dependence of 2 Peter upon the Revelation?

This is a mild suspicion I've held for a while, and on occasion I will attempt a search to see if any scholars have expressed the view, but so far I have found nothing other than generic bible verse ...
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Do Revelation 20:14 and Revelation 22:15 contradict each other?

Do Revelation 20:14 and Revelation 22:15 contradict each other?: Rev 20:15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire. Rev 22:15 Outside ...
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The sea was no more. Is this referring to the new earth or is it the first seas that was no more?

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. (Rev 21:1 NLT) It is commonly understood that the sea being no longer in ...
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In Revelation 21:19-20, would the foundation stones be visible?

In Revelation 21:19-20, would the foundation stones be visible?: Rev 21:19 The foundations of the city wall were decorated with all kinds of gems: The first foundation was jasper, the second ...
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Is chapter 2 of 1 John patterned after the first 3 chapters of Revelation?

The letter of 1 John contains a unique structure: 12 I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, Because you ...
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Who or what will the saints reign over in Revelation?

Thoughout Revelation, it is said that "they [the saints] will reign." For example: Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, ...
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Did Jesus make 4 promises to the church of Philadelphia?

A traditional Jewish Passover meal incorporated four cups, one for each of the promises the LORD made before He brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt: Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the ...
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Are “craftsman” and “destroyer” proper nouns in Isaiah 54:16?

"The Destroyer" is used as a proper noun in the book of Revelation (9:11) to name a (or the) destroying angel, but "the destroyer", when appearing in Exodus 12:23 during the Passover narrative, is not ...
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diadema or stephanos?

I have been told that diadema is translated as a crown representing royalty and/or authority. I see in Rev.19:21 the crown of Christ is diadema. Rev 6:2, the one on the white horse bent on conquest (...

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