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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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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What and where are the “springs of living water” in Revelation 7:9-17?

Looking at the following texts: Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, ...
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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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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 does “...
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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 γῆς καὶ ...
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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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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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May “witness” mean a plaintiff defending himself in Greek?

(Revelation of John 11:3) "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth." It looks like that here the ...
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Why do Daniel 7:5 and Revelation 13:2 mention a bear, while Jeremiah 5:6 mentions a wolf?

Many Bible prophecies associate beasts with evil kingdoms. Three passages have such similarities that I assume they should be viewed as having some commonality of meaning, but one striking difference ...
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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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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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What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?

In The book of Revelation it is written in Chapter 16 verse 15 (NIV), "Behold,I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go ...
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Who is judging whom in Revelation 20:4?

The following verse towards the end of Revalation has an interesting turn of phrase: Revelation 20:4 (ESV) (emphasis mine) 4  Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the ...
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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 number “144,000” mentioned in Revelation 14 a literal number or a prophetic number?

Is the number "144,000" mentioned in Revelation 14:1-5 a literal number or a prophetic number representing a bigger multitude? 1 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount ...
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What is “sackcloth” in Revelation 11:3?

In Revelation 11:3 is written: "And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." (Revelation 11:3, NASB, emphasis ...
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In Revelation 5:13, how should πᾶν κτίσμα be understood?

If this is really "every creature", when, in the opening of the first seal, has or will this occur? [Rev 5:13 NLT] (13) And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the ...
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In Revelation 5:10, how should “βασιλεύουσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς” be translated?

In Revelation 5:10, should βασιλεύουσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς be translated “They will reign on the earth”, or “They will reign over the earth”?
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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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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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Silence in Revelation 8:1

Revelation 8:1: When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour... Why silence in heaven for half hour? And why 1/2 hour? Is the timing is important? Thanks.....
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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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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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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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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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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.
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What is the structure of the 'foundations' of the city wall in Revelation 21?

I always assumed the foundation of a wall would be a long uniform trench, but that doesn't seem to be consistent with the description of the foundations of the New Jerusalem given in Revelation 21: ...
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Did the lake of fire come from Revelation 20:9?

"They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them."- Revelation 20:9 And exactly one ...
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Are the four beasts in Revelation 5:8–9 humans or angels?

The four beasts that are mentioned in Rev 5:8–9 were worshipping the Lamb, "for [He] was slain and had redeemed [them] to God by [His] blood". Are these beasts humans or angels? Rev. 5:8–9 (ESV): ...
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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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Who is the angel in Revelation 11:1-8?

I am reading through Revelation again, in the NKJV. I recently read chapter 11, and something stood out at me that I have never seen before. I want to ask about it, hence this post. Revelation 11:1-8 ...
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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 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/...
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In light of this scripture how does this fit in with a dispensational hermeneutic if this is the first resurrection?

Rev. 20:6(KJV) says, Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign ...
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Is Revelation 13:4 an allusion to Job 40:19b?

[Job 40:19 NLT] (19) It [Behemoth] is a prime example of God's handiwork, and only its Creator can threaten it. [Rev 13:4 NET] (4) they worshiped the dragon because he had given ruling authority to ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:26, what is the significance of καταργεῖται (“abolish”) being a present indicative instead of a future?

[1Co 15:26 NASB] (26) The last enemy that will be abolished is death. [1Co 15:26 MGNT] (26) ἔσχατος ἐχθρὸς καταργεῖται ὁ θάνατος The context of 1 Corinthians 15 is a little difficult to sort out, ...

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