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).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
1answer
135 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
366 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
667 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
423 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
394 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
336 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
314 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
230 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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, ...
-3
votes
1answer
172 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
766 views

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 (...
2
votes
1answer
551 views

Question concerning those who “wash their robes” in Revelation 7

In Rev. 7:9-14, it is written, 9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Why is Manasseh listed as one of the 12 tribes in Revelation 7?

I understand that Ephraim and Manasseh are the two sons of Joseph and that Jacob took them as his own soon before his death.
6
votes
0answers
96 views

In Revelation 13:8, should “ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου” be translated “from” or “before” the foundation of the world? [duplicate]

The phrase ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου is generally translated from the foundation of the world, and is translated this way in all occurrences of the phrase in the ESV, except in Revelation 13:8: and all ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

What are the steps to overcoming in Revelation 12:11?

Revelation 12:11 (ESV) And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. The Greek uses kai dia for the ...
9
votes
4answers
140 views

Does Revelation self-consciously bring a close to the canon?

The Revelation of John is placed in a lot of bibles at the end of the canon. This has always seemed natural to me, but on reflection perhaps it is simply an artifact of the books uniqueness as an ...
1
vote
1answer
235 views

Does “immorality” in Rev. 2:10 mean idolatry, infidelity, or both?

Revelation 2:14 NASB But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to ...
-1
votes
2answers
3k views

Are the 24 elders of Revelation Past Kings of Judah and Israel?

Revelation identifies 24 elders: Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. ...
-2
votes
1answer
173 views

Does Revelation 20:4 Depict a Resurrection of Saints to a Heavenly or Earthly life? [closed]

In Revelation 20:4, John is given a vision of “…the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God…” risen to reign with Christ for a thousand years. The raising ...
3
votes
1answer
455 views

What does the phrase “salvation, and glory, and power, belong to the Lord our God” mean in Revelation 19:1?

What does the phrase "salvation, and glory, and power, belong to the Lord our God" mean in Revelation 19:1? Most translations seem to render the text as "belong to our God": http://biblehub.com/...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

What is “the Temple of the Tabernacle of Testimony”?

To what does the phrase "the temple of the tabernacle of testimony" refer in Rev. 15:5? After these things I looked, and the temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened. NASB ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Is the 'Lamb's Book of Life' the same thing as the 'Tree/Book of Life' in Revelation?

Revelation 22:19 says: "And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Revelation 21:25 Gates of New Jerusalem never closed

Regarding the New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:25 states: Its gates will never be closed during the day (and there will be no night there). (Revelation 21:25 NET) What is the significance of the ...
4
votes
2answers
772 views

Antichrist, Man of Lawlessness, Beast of Revelation 13

It is generally assumed that the antichrist, the man of lawlessness, and the beast in Revelation 13 all refer to the same end time enemy of God. What is the basis for this assumption? Are there ...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

Has anyone argued Daniel and Revelation's visions can be interpreted analogously?

I've heard it said that the visions of Daniel 7-12 and the book of Revelation both contain the same "dream-like apocalyptic" language and as such can be interpreted together. So the meaning of ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

What type of “dragon” is implied by the seven headed serpent of revelation?

In the context of the scriptures and culture that the vision was revealed, what was implied by "the dragon" which is also implied to be a serpent? At first, one might conclude a simple snake with ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

How many thrones are referenced in Revelation 3:21?

New International Version To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. New Living ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
338 views

Can “him” in Revelation 1:1 refer to John?

Revelation 1:1 (ESV) reads: 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 ...
7
votes
3answers
566 views

In Revelation 1:1, is the revelation “of” or “from” Jesus Christ?

Before we select a canned interpretive model, shouldn't we first consider what is meant by Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ (Rev 1:1)? Does the Greek better support "revelation OF" or "revelation FROM" Jesus ...
2
votes
2answers
325 views

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?
7
votes
5answers
7k views

Whose name is written on the twelfth foundation stone? Is it Judas Iscariot Or Matthias or Paul?

Revelation 21:14 says: And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (NASB) We pretty much know what the names of ...
9
votes
3answers
3k views

What are these names - ' name of my God' and 'my new name' Jesus mentions in Rev:3:12?

Revelation 3:12 (KJV): "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

What did John mean by 'depths of Satan' as Jesus says in Revelation 2:24?

Rev. 2:24 King James Bible: But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you ...
7
votes
1answer
279 views

Rev 3:11 I come quickly vs I come soon

What are the arguments as to whether ἔρχομαι ταχύ (for example in Rev 3:11) should be translated as "I come quickly" or "I come soon", respectively. I understand that both translations are ...
9
votes
4answers
650 views

What is the New Jerusalem?

In Revelation 21:2, John talks about seeing the New Jerusalem coming out of heaven adorned as Bride. While the text talks of the New Jerusalem as city, it seems contradictory that the Bride of Christ ...
9
votes
4answers
5k views

Who is speaking, the angel or Jesus in Revelation 22:8-16?

Revelation 22:8-16 (ESV): 8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 9 but he said ...
5
votes
2answers
131 views

How does ὁ ἐρχόμενος relate to the Father? How is the father “coming”? (Ἀποκάλυψις [Revelation] 1,4)

Ἀποκάλυψις 1,4α Ἰωάννης ταῖς ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησίαις ταῖς ἐν τῇ Ἀσίᾳ · χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος ... From context, this is a reference to the Father (1,4β refers to the Holy ...
3
votes
1answer
628 views

Who are the recipients of the seven epistles in Revelation?

The seven epistles to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 are full of references to the old testament, which the gentiles or believers out of gentiles (Revelation 1:4 tells us that all seven ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

Revelation 2: “A few things against thee…”

In the seven epistles to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3, we bump into the phrases like "but I have a few things against you". Namely, three times: To the church in Ephesus: "Nevertheless ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Does Revelation 10:11 belong in chapter 10 or chapter 11?

Does the original greek language (or other concrete evidence) provide an indication that Revelation 10:11 belongs in chapter 10, or does it it lack such an indication, such that it is ambiguous in the ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

What is the “Glory” that the Kings of the earth bring into the “New Jerusalem”?

I am reading in the book of Revelation (ESV bible) about "The New Jerusalem," Chapter 21:22-27 and it is written, And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and ...
10
votes
4answers
2k views

Whose voice is it in Revelation 4:1? (Inconsistent red letter usage)

The first voice, described in Revelation 1:10-11 is heard (and written in red). Then John turns to see who or what is speaking, and sees what is described as Jesus. The words spoken by Jesus (verses 1:...
6
votes
6answers
3k views

The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild? [closed]

In Revelation 12, that the beast with 7 heads and 10 horns refers to the antichrist system is, in the context, clear. How can the manchild then refer to Christ? Also, the saints are said to be allowed ...
13
votes
2answers
370 views

Rev 20:7-8 Syntax: Gog and Magog in apposition to what?

Revelation of John 20:7-8 SBLGNT 7 Καὶ ὅταν τελεσθῇ τὰ χίλια ἔτη, λυθήσεται ὁ Σατανᾶς ἐκ τῆς φυλακῆς αὐτοῦ, 8 καὶ ἐξελεύσεται πλανῆσαι τὰ ἔθνη τὰ ἐν ταῖς τέσσαρσι γωνίαις τῆς γῆς, τὸν Γὼγ ⸀ ...
4
votes
2answers
255 views

Any attestation of “century” as a meaning of “aion” around the time of Christ?

A professor (of Mathematics) from Greece told me the word αἰών means "century." Of course we know its derivatives (such as αἰώνιος) have a range of meaning in the New Testament and the Septuagint ...