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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What is the order of events in Revelation 12?

The events of Revelation 12 are not given in chronological order but are transposed by a figure of speech known as hysterologia, where something is put last, that in its usual order should be put ...
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What does the rainbow symbolize in the vision of the throne scene in both Ezek. 1:28 and Rev. 4:3?

21And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither ...
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Inspires the prophets,spirits of the prophets, or Lord God of the Holy prophets-Revelation 22:6

I have been reading on-line in the book of Revelation at chapter 22:6 (NIV) where it is written, 6 The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 the woman in Revelation 12:1? [duplicate]

Who is the woman in Revelation 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: ? and ...
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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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Is Rev. 14:9-11 speaking of torment after death, or of torment while they are still living?

Isa. 9:18-21, "18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. ...
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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 will ...
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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?
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Are the judgement's in Joel 3:2, Matthew 25:31-32, and Revelation 20:12 referring to the same event?

Joel 3:2 (ASV) 2 I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment upon them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom ...
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What is “the great tribulation” in Revelation 7:14?

Revelation 7:14 I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. If ...
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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 ...
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Revelation 5:13, the accurate translation “in the Sea” or “on the Sea”?

Revelation 5:13 (DRB): And every creature, which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them: I heard all saying: To him that sitteth ...
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Revelation 6:17 KJV For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Can any one illustrate to me the manuscript evidence supporting "the great day of their wrath" as opposed to "His wrath”?
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What is the meaning of the word 'Armageddon' in Revelation 16:16?

The word Armageddon appears only once in New Testament in Revelation 16:16. Is this a Greek word or a Hebrew word? What does this word mean?
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Does Christ return to Heaven after the thousand year reign, and then return to earth after the seventh trumpet?

After the thousand year reign is over we read in Revelation 20:v7-8 When the thousand years are over,Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four ...
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Is “under the altar” in Rev 6:9 the same as “before the throne” in Rev 7:9 and 14:3?

Rev 6:9 (NIV) "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held". Rev 7:9 (NIV) "After this I ...
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Who is John actually writing his seven epistles in Revelation?

Who is John actually writing his seven epistles to in the Revelation? I know that the Greek word ἄγγελος can also mean "messenger" besides "angel". But who would those seven messengers be? How ...
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Does “second death” in Revelation 20:13-14 implicitly indicate “second Hades”?

In Revelation 20:13-14; And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death ...
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In Revelation 13:11 why do English translations always render θηρίον as “beast”?

[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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Is Jesus speaking about the Eucharist in Revelation 3:20?

Behold— I stand at the door. And I am knocking. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I also will come-in to him. And I will have-dinner (δειπνήσω) with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20) ...
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Locust of Revelation

How do we interpret the locust plague of Revelation 9. They do not harm any green thing but they torment men for 5 months. They have faces of men, hair of women and they have a king! I need help ...
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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 “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 ...
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Is the first horseman in Revelation 6:1-2 a king of Assyria?

In another question I asked if the crown in Revelation 6:2 and the crown of Ephraim's drunkards in Isaiah 29:1 were the same kind of crowns. According to Dr Peter McGowan's (in my opinion really good) ...
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Does God have more than one bride? [closed]

If the church is the bride of Christ" Eph. 5, II Cor. 11:2: I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to ...
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Does Revelation 20:14 implicitly indicate that the Sea also will be cast into the lake of fire?

Revelation 20:13,14 (KJV); And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. ...
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Who does the word “them” in Revelation 20:9 refer to?

Does the word "them" at the end of Revelation 20:9 point to those who "surround" or those who are being "surrounded"? Re 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters ...
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Is Revelation 17:12-14 describing physical war or is this metaphor?

Since the explanation given of the ten "horns" (which are symbols of militaries) is that they are "ten kings" should we assume that this is actual war between Jesus and actual kings? [Rev 17:12-14 ...
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In Revelation 22 is it twelve manner of fruits per month or one fruit per month for twelve months?

Revelation 22:2 ( KJV) 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and ...
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To what does “the word of God and testimony of Jesus Christ” refer in Revelation 1:2?

In the opening of Revelation we read (NIV emphasis mine): The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel ...
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Rev 1:8: Why is 'legei Kurios' not in the critical apparatus of UBS5, as a variant of 'legei Kurios o Theos'?

Background: Today I bought a UBS5 Greek New Testament. As I looked up Revelation 1:8, I noticed that the critical apparatus doesn't include the variant 'legei Kurios' (in stead of 'legei Kurios o ...
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In book of Revelation is the fifth angel the first angel to sound his trumpet?

In Revelation 8:6 we read, Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them. The first angel sounded his trumpet, and after this in v.7 we read, A third of the earth was ...
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Why would a copyist enter the author's name in Revelation 21:2?

Revelation 21:2: And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband I wonder why John would need to mention his own name ...
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What does teaching of nicolaitans mean…? [duplicate]

In revelation 2:6 "yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the nicolaitans,which i also hate" What are the teachings and deeds of nicolaitans ?.
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Hair Like Women's Hair - Revelation 9:8

Revelation 9:8 (ESV) 8 their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth What is hair like women's hair? Is it in relation to length, something akin to Paul's argument from 1 ...
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Red-Letter King James Version: Who is speaking in Revelation 21:5–6?

Who is speaking in Revelation 21:5–6? From what I understand, the words of Jesus Christ are printed in red. It appears that Jesus may be speaking in these two verses. Revelation 21:5–6 5 And he ...
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“He who has ears to hear”, what does this mean exactly?

Jesus uses this expression in the synoptic gospels and also post incarnation in the book of Revelation. Matt 11:15, 13:9,43, Mark 4:9,23, Luke 8:8, 14:35, Revelation 2:7,11,17,29, 3:6,13,22, 13:9 ...
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Does the 7th Trumpet really contain the 7 bowls of wrath? And what constitutes the third woe?

What is the scriptural basis for the teaching that the 7th Trumpet introduces and contains the 7 bowls of wrath? The Bible doesn't specifically say so. Revelation 10:7 says, "In the days of the voice ...
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Is Revelation 6:8 an allusion to Ezekiel 14:21-23?

[Eze 14:21-23 HNV] (21) For thus says the Lord GOD: How much more when I send my four sore judgments on Yerushalayim, the sword, and the famine, and the evil animals, and the pestilence, to cut off ...
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Is the beloved city in Revelation 20 the same as the new city in Revelation 21?

We are told that Christ will reign with the resurrected saints for a thousand years in the camp of the saints and the beloved city which will lead eventually to the demise of satan. Revelation 20,4-9 ...
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In Revelation12:14, the word “times”, could it mean more than two?

Could time's be more than two time's, in a time time's and half a time. You could say Jesus lived for a time times and half a time, the time's is 8 time's 1260 days to 0 BC and 8 time's 1260 is 28 ...
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How were scrolls sealed in the time of Revelation?

In Revelation 5:1, John introduces a scroll with seven seals: Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. The Lamb is ...
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The coming of Jesus in the letters to the seven churches

In the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3, Jesus often warns the churches to repent lest he come and judge them. For example, in Revelation 2:5, Jesus tells John to write to the angel of ...
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Do any manuscripts of Revelation 1:18 read Ο ΩΝ instead of Ο ΖΩΝ?

To my mind, the ο ων of Exodus 3 would fit better here than ο ζων, even more naturally, with the words "I am the First and the Last," ο ων of course being the translation of the Tetragrammaton in the ...

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