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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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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What take place?

We read revelation 8:1 "when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour". When we imagine of heaven it would be full of joyful noice singing hallelujeh song, ...
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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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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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Who is the king stated as being, “one is”, in Revelation 17:10, KJV?

Revelation 17:10: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (My emphasis) This sixth king (following ...
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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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Does the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6:12 refer to the Medo-Persian Empire?

Revelation 6:12-17 (YLT): ... And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and lo, a great earthquake came, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood, and the stars of ...
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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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In Revelation 12:3 and 13:1, what is the symbolic significance of the different locations of the crowns?

Revelation 12:3 (kjv) "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads". Revelation 13:1 (kjv) &...
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Difference between the Mark of the Beast and the Seal of the Servants?

Closely Related: - Is the Mark of the Beast Actually Voluntary? Is there a difference between the "Mark of the Beast", and the "Seal of the Servants"? If so, what is the ...
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In Revelation: could Jerusalem NOT be a City?

I was talking with somebody who believes that "Jerusalem" in Revelation doesn't really mean a City, but a person. One of the arguments was this: In Revelation 21:9 says: 9 One of the seven angels ...
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If one rider on the white horse represent's “Christ,” does the other rider on the white horse represent the “Anti-Christ”?

After reading this question Whose blood is on the white rider's robe? my attention was drawn to another white horse and rider that we read about in Revelation 6:2 (NIV), I looked, and there ...
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How could a soul be tormented by sulfur fire? [closed]

Revelation 20:10 (ESV) and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever ...
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Are the 144,000 in Revelation 14:4 male only?

Revelation 14:3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 ...
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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 ...
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Do the scriptures support a literal meaning for the “thousand years” in Rev. 20:7?

Revelation 20:7 (NIV) "When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison"
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Thrones at the end of days

In a recent television preaching program I heard the teacher say that there are three thrones: one for the God, one for the Jesus, and one for the Holy Spirit. He also said that he could find this ...
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In Revelation 13:11 why does the “lambkin” have horns?

In Revelation 13:11 the author appears to be contrasting the lamb-like physical appearance of the animal with the ferocious speech. In fact, he compares the animal to a "lambkin": [Rev 13:...
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Who is being described in Rev. 13:11-12 and in what context do we understand the verses?"

In Rev. 13:11 it says," And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon." 12And he exerciseth all the power of the first ...
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What is the meaning of “lampstand” in Revelation 2:5?

What is the meaning of "lampstand" in Revelation 2:5 ? Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your ...
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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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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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Can Revelation 20:5 “the rest of the dead…” rightfully claim to be part of the original text?

Augustin delighted in viewing the church's bishops sitting on thrones, therefore announcing the Millennium as having begun already. After history this view seems hard to maintain. The thousand years ...
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Who is being worshipped in Revelation 5:14?

Revelation 5:13-14 ESV: 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be ...
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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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Do Genesis 1:27, Galatians 4:26, Revelation 21:2 support the belief in a “God the Mother?”

Context: A sect within Christianity known as the "World Mission Society Church of God" believes that Genesis 1:27 gives credence to the idea that there is a "God the Father" as well as a "God the ...
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Are there intra-textual supports for a politicized reading of Revelation?

I've just read Nelson Kraybill's "Apocalypse and Allegiance" and have become fascinated by the idea of Revelation as a political manifesto concealed as apocalyptic literature in the style of Daniel. ...
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How can 'what must soon come to pass' in Revelation 1:1 be reconciled with ~2000+ years?

Revelation begins with "This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon come to pass." (Berean Study Bible) The word 'soon' here is 'tachei', ...
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Rev 1:2 what are we to understand by John's wording regarding the logos?

...who testified to the word (λόγον logon) of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, everything that he saw. NASB He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. Rev 19:13 ...
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Who are the prophets that hold to the “Testimony of Jesus”?

In Revelation 19:10 it is recorded that John and his brothers hold to the testimony of Jesus and following on in the same verse,the angel announces, "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of ...
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What is the meaning of “these words” in Revelation 21:5?

Revelation 21:5 ESV And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." A. ...
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To whom Jesus refers “my God”?

Revelation 3:12 recorded (ESV) "the one who conquers I will make him a pillar in the trample of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of ...
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Who are the “Great Multitude” in Revelation 7:9?

NIV - Revelation 7:9: After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count There is a not complete answer in Revelation 7:14 These are they who have come out of ...
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Do we receive the full measure of God’s grace on earth? (1 Peter 1:13)

NASB translation of 1 Peter 1:13: “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” ...
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“Erased” from the book of life?

Throughout scripture there are passages regarding the names-of-the-redeemed being written in (or conversely “excluded from”) the book of life. And in Psalm 69:28 David asks God, regarding his enemies,...
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What does the “Blood” & “Sea” & the “Great Mountain” mean?

John fortold events to come (Rev. 1:1) so what does this verse mean and what do the following stand for? A The "Blood"? B The "Sea"? C The "Great Mountain Burning With Fire"? D Why a "Third"? E ...
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Where do the kings of the earth come from in Revelation 21:24?

Revelation 21:24(KJV) 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it To my understanding in ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

What/who have commentators historically believed the "four riders" of Revelation 6 were?
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Gen 3:22 + Rev. 22:2 =?

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever (Gen 3:22) ...
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Is John's vision of the second coming of Christ (Revelation 19:11-19) a fulfillment of Matthew 16:28?

Matthew 16:28 (NASB): 28 “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” And then John, on Patmos, ...

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