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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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 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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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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How are we to interpret the Moon turning into blood, in Joel 2:31 and Rev 6:12?

In Joel the moon is mentioned as getting 'dark'. The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. (Joel 2:10, ESV) Then ...
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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 singing the new ...
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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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Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?

A popular view of Jesus is that His being all love means that He cannot hate anyone or anything. In light of this, Revelation 2:6 has a very curious statement from Jesus: But this thou hast, that ...
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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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The Testimony And The Spirit Of Prophecy

In the Book Of Revelation Chapter 19 v 10 it says: At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 3:1 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What or who is 'the god of the earth' Revelation 11:4?

Revelation 11:4 "These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks standing before the god of the earth" Why has this phrase the god of the earth been used to describe the being before whom the ...
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Who is the “him that heareth” in Revelation 22:17?

Who is the "him that heareth" in Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take ...
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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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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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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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Does Babylon get 'attacked twice' on the 'Day of the Lord.'

In the book of Revelation at chapter 18 (NIV) we read a very detailed account about the 'fall of Babylon' which happens in one hour. [Revelation 18 ] Common sense helps me understand that 'the hour' ...
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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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Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?

Rev: 12: 1: And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev: 12: 2: And she being with ...
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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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How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?

How many resurrections that are still to take place are implied in the New Testament? Could what is described in Revelation 6:9-10 be considered as resurrection?: And when he had opened the fifth ...
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The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast

In Revelation 11v7 regarding the Two Witnesses we read: Now when they have finished their testimony,the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them and overpower and kill them. In 13v11 we ...
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In Revelation 2:4, to what does “first love” refer?

Revelation 2:4 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. KJV, ©1769 Δʹ ἀλλʼ ἔχω κατὰ σοῦ ὅτι τὴν ἀγάπην σου τὴν πρώτην ἀφῆκες. NA28, ©2012 To what ...
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In Rev.5:6, is the “Lamb” one of the “four beasts in the midst of the throne” (KJV)?

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven ...
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Revelations 18:23 - Who or what are the “Merchants” and the “magic spell” that led the whole Earth astray?

Rev 18:23 "Your merchants were the world’s important people. By your ...
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What is on the sealed scroll in Revelation 5-8?

Revelation chapter 5: 1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming ...
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What is the symbolism of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb?

In Revelation 15 v. 1-3, we read I saw in Heaven another great and marvelous sign: Seven angels with the seven last plagues — Last, because with them God's wrath is completed. And I saw what ...
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Does Revelation 21:9-11 equate the Bride of the Lamb with the City Jerusalem?

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he ...
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Meaning of “pc” in the Nestle-Aland critical apparatus (Revelation 5.10)

In Which translation for Revelation 5:10 is correct?, this answer gives a helpful explanation of which readings appear in which manuscripts. I don't doubt the author's correctness! But I am struggling ...
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Is the “lambkin” of Revelation 13:11 the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8?

[Rev 13:11 ESV] (11) Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. [Rev 13:11 MGNT] (11) καὶ εἶδον ἄλλο θηρίον ἀναβαῖνον ἐκ τῆς ...
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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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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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What does “you who are and who were” mean in Revelation 16:5?

In Revelation 1:8 we read, "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." This clearly says that God is yet to come. In Revelation ...
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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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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 ...
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What does it mean to see progressive recapitulatory parallelism in Revelation?

In reading the viewpoints of Reformed Theologians I have moved away from seeing Revelation as a strict chronological timeline like that of Dispensationalists. What is recapitulatory parallelism in ...
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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 ...
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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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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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