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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Revelation 20:12: “Books were opened”

Rev 20:12 says: And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged ...
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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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The Mark of the Beast [closed]

I have been wondering if the Mark of the Beast has already happened. From Revelation: “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or ...
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What is the meaning of Rev 12? [closed]

I am baffled because the dragon is depicted the way Babylon- Rome is: the reign of Satan, trying to snatch a child, but this clashes with the fact that after 1260 years the rebellion of of Satan is ...
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Are the two riders of the fourth horse in Revelation 6:7-8 kings of Egypt and Cush?

YLT Revelation 6:7-8 ... And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, 'Come and behold!' and I saw, and lo, a pale horse, and he who is sitting upon him ...
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In Revelation 3:20, is Jesus offering to have individual suppers or one collective meal?

Jesus makes this offer to the Laodiceans: 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 with him, ...
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In Revelation 21:19-20, would the foundation stones be visible?

In Revelation 21:19-20, would the foundation stones be visible?: Rev 21:19 The foundations of the city wall were decorated with all kinds of gems: The first foundation was jasper, the second ...
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Why does the elder ask John about the multitudes in Revelation 7?

Revelation 7:13 KJV 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? The elder asks John about the multitudes in white robes ...
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Revelation 13:18 Pronunciation Help

If you had to pronounce the Greek characters that form the 666 in Revelation 13:18, how would it sound phonetically? I aporecitae it's a non-word and so may be hard to say, but if you HAD to ...
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Is Revelation 21:23 an allusion from Psalm 119:105 [118:105 LXX]?

The new heaven and earth described in Revelation has a city with no need of the light of either the sun or the moon: And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives ...
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What do the Heavens, and every Mountain and Island symbolize?. Revelation 6:14

Revelation 6:14 (KJV) 14 "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places". The language is symbolic and does not ...
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In Revelation 1:7 is it “all the nations of the earth” that wail or “all of the tribes of the Land”?

[Rev 1:7 KJV] 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. mGNT Rev 1:7 ...
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How was the author's depiction of the sealed scroll in Revelation 5 influenced by the Old Testament?

Revelation 5:1 (YLT) And I saw upon the right hand of Him who is sitting upon the throne a scroll, written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals; ... For instance, the fact that the sealed ...
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What does Jesus mean in saying “reward according to what we've done” (Rev 22:12) (Law or grace)?

The letter of Apostle Paul to Romans says that we're justified by faith alone not by works but then in the book of Revelation Jesus we'll be rewarded according to what we've done (22:12). So in what ...
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What did God mean when He said Let us make men in our own image? [duplicate]

What did God mean when He said Let us make men in our image, which can be found in genesis...
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In Revelation 3:20 why does Jesus want to come in and dine with the person who opens the door?

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. (NASB) Why does Jesus want ...
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Is there an alternative explanation of the identity of the child of the woman with 12 stars round her head?

Rev. 12:1-2 says,(KJV) 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 she being with child ...
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Is there a relationship between 1 John 4:18 and Revelation 21:8?

1 John 4:18 (ASV): There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love. Revelation 21:8 (ASV): ...
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Was Paul in error for teaching his disciples they were at liberty to eat meat sacrificed to idols and breaking his agreement at the Jerusalem Council? [closed]

Acts 15's Council at Jerusalem was initially to be an inquiry on the subject of circumcision, "certain individuals" who "came down from Judea", one would imagine these were fellow disciples and not ...
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In Revelation 21:10-14, why doesn't Paul get a foundation stone in the New Jerusalem?

[Rev 21:10-14 ASV] (10) And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, (11) having the glory of God: her ...
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What does Revelation 3:14 say about Jesus? What kind of witness is the speaker of Revelation 3:14? What does this say about the time of creation?

The American Standard Version of Revelation 3:14 says, And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of ...
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What is the “Last trumpet” that Paul was referring to in 1-cor 15:52 [closed]

Trumpets are mentioned in apocalypse and "Day of the LORD" prophecies. E.g Psalm 47:5 (God goes up with the sound of a trumpet) Isaiah 27:13 (God saves his people after a trumpet blast) ...
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In Revelation 7:15 what does it mean that ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου σκηνώσει ἐπ’ αὐτούς?

Does ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου σκηνώσει ἐπ’ αὐτούς suggest that in the new covenant, represented by the new tabernacle, all in the new covenant will dwell in God's inner courts? Notes: The reason I ...
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What is the purpose of people and animals having green plants for food in Gen 1? [closed]

Let's assume for a moment (a controversial point) that Genesis was written by Moses whilst in the wilderness as a song of comfort for his people. (Who were probably not eating food that they would ...
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Could The Mark of The Beast simply be what a Man is made of? [closed]

There's something I've been studying up on and was curious what this community might have to say about it. According to Revelation 13:18 the number of The Beast is 666 and when looking into certain ...
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Is Revelation 22:18-19, a warning against multiple English Bible versions?

Is this a warning against multiple English Bible versions, which by definition exist through either adding, or removing words: 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book:...
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How do we explain the doctrinal incompatibility between Ecc 9:5 and Rev 6:9,10? [duplicate]

Ecc 9:5 "the dead know nothing; they have no further reward" Rev 6:9,10 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God ...
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Does Revelation 20:4 Depict a Resurrection of Saints to a Heavenly or Earthly life? [closed]

In Revelation 20:4, John is given a vision of “…the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God…” risen to reign with Christ for a thousand years. The raising ...
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Did Jesus make 4 promises to the church of Philadelphia?

A traditional Jewish Passover meal incorporated four cups, one for each of the promises the LORD made before He brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt: Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the ...
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Does the Greek of Revelation 21:17 indicate the angel was the same size as a man?

Here the cubit (which is based on arm length) seems to be analogous between an angel and a man. Or is this a translation or textual issue? Berean Literal Bible Rev 21:17 And he measured its wall, ...
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What does the "beginning of creation” at Rev 3:14 mean using a Biblical Hermeneutic?

In 1979 the 2nd edition Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich-Danker Greek lexicon (BAGD) said of “the beginning of creation” used of Christ at Rev 3:14 that “the mng. beginning=‘first created’ is linguistically ...
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Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?

Is the Urantia Book the "White Stone" foretold in The Book of Revelation 2:17? KJV Rev 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will ...

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