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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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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 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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Spiritually or Symbolically Called, and Whose Lord in Revelation 11:8?

The King James Version of the Bible translates Revelation 11:8 (emphasis mine) as: And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, ...
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In Revelation 19:16 was Jesus wearing pants?

While researching this question, I came across an article I'd rather not link to1 that asserted that Jesus wore pants. The particular bit of evidence they cited was: Then I saw heaven opened, and ...
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Can a person's spirit leave its body miraculously without causing death?

Ezekiel was sitting in his house. Then was Ezekiel's spirit leaving his body in Ezekiel 8: 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of ...
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Are the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14 the same group of people?

Are the 144,000 in Revelation 7 the same as those spoken of in Chapter 14? While there are similarities there are also differences. The 144,000 of chapter 7 are Jewish as indicated belonging to the 12 ...
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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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What is the relationship between the visions in Revelation 21:1 and 21:2?

In Revelation 21:1, John writes: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And in 21:2, he continues: And I saw ...
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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 ...
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Why are the “crowns” on the “Heads” of the Beast with 7 Heads and 10 Horns in Rev. 12:3, and the “crowns” are on the “Horns” in Rev. 13:1?

In Rev. 12:3 we see the crowns on the 'Heads', in Rev. 13:1 we see the crowns on the 'Horns'. Since this 'Beast' is Figurative-as those in the 'literalist' camp(J.N. Darby, John Walvoord) would concur,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What are the “righteous acts” of the saints in Revelation 19:8?

In Revelation 19:8, some saints are given fine, clean linen for their righteous acts. What characterizes these acts as righteous? Are they merely good deeds anyone, even the unsaved, can do, and they ...
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Is “for ever and ever” eternal?

Revelation 14:11: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever I was told that "for ever and ever" in Greek like in the verse above or elsewhere in the N.T. may not at all mean an ...
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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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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 ...
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Why do commentators calculate the time periods in Revelation based on a 30 day month?

Most people interpret the 1260 days in Revelation on a 30 day month.(Rev 12:6) The 1260 days= 42 months.(Rev 13:5) 1260 days divided by a 30 day month= exactly 42 months. Why is this interpretation ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation

I have never been able to come to a satisfactory conclusion with reference to the opening of the sixth seal and the blowing of the seventh trumpet as referenced in the book of Revelation. In ...
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Does Revelation 14:11 describe eternal torment for the unbelievers?

Revelation 14:9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10they, too, will drink the ...
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Who is Babylon in 1 Peter 5:13?

1 Peter 5:13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark. Is this the same Babylon in Revelation? Revelation 14:8 A second angel followed and said,...
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Are God and the Lamb the same being? Revelation 22:3-5

Revelation 22:3-5 (ESV) reads: 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his ...
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Does Revelation 1:6 have an example of Sharp's Rule?

Sharp's Rule states a writer indicates two substantives attributed to a single person by beginning a phrase placing the article before the first substantive connecting the second with καὶ while ...
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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 is the meaning of the Greek word 'semeion' in Revelation

I was under the impression that the Greek word 'semeion' as used in Revelation, means "sign". However, I discover that this Greek word is interpreted as either 'event' (in the NLT), 'wonder'...
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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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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 ...
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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] ...
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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 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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Are the souls of Revelation 6:9-11 awake and, yet, still awaiting the resurrection?

Revelation 6:9-11 (NASB): 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they ...
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Revelation 12:7 and there was war in heaven, is this before the creation Gen. 1:1 or is it in between Gen.1:1 and Gen. 1:2?

Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven". I am trying to understand if the war is before creation. Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." I know ...
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What is the meaning of “the faith of Jesus” in Revelation 14:12?

Is the phrase saying "the faith that Jesus imparts" or "the faith that the saints possess" (subjective vs objective genitive)? FYI, I'll add my own understanding below: τὴν πίστιν Ἰησοῦ in Rev. 14:...
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Is the robe that Jesus wears “Dipped” or “Spattered” in blood

In Revelation 19:13, regarding the rider on the white horse, it is written (NIV), He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood. In the same chapter at verse 15 it is written, He treads the winepress ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Notice ...
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How is the reader meant to understand God's wrath, because of the anger of the nations?

In Revelation 11:18 (NIV) it is written, 18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who ...
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What law and covenant is Revelation 15:5 talking about when it says “the tabernacle of the covenant law”? What about Revelation 11:19?

Revelation 15:5 talks about a covenant and a law: After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. (Rev 15:5 NIV) Similarly, ...
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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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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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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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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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'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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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 ...
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How do Revelation 19 and 20 relate to one another?

I know some people think that the visions in Revelation 20 are a chronological continuation of the one at the end of chapter 19, while others think that the visions in chapter 20 are a re-framing and ...
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What is the relationship between Ezekiel’s vision of Jerusalem and the 12 Tribes with the vision in Revelation 7 and the 144,000 from the 12 Tribes?

Recently I was asked why the tribe of Dan was not mentioned in Revelation chapter 7. During the course of my research I came across a suggestion that there was a link between Ezekiel’s vision of ...
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How many thrones are in view in Revelation 22:1

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb - Revelation 22:1 I see three possibilities for what is being spoken of here ...
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In Psalm 76:10, does God tactfully use the wrath of his enemies to Glorify Himself, and finally destroys the remainder?

Psalm 76:9-11 (NASB 2020) 9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the humble of the earth. Selah 10 For the wrath of mankind shall praise You; You will encircle Yourself with a remnant of wrath. 11 ...
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Were the trumpets in the NT actually shofars?

This is from the Jewish Encyclopedia article on "trumpets": In Shab. 36a (comp. Suk. 34a) it is noted that since the destruction of the Temple the names for the shofar and the trumpet had been ...

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