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In Revelation 22:9, the angel claims to be 'of John's brethren the prophets.' How is this possible?

και λεγει μοι ορα μη συνδουλος σου γαρ ειμι και των αδελφων σου των προφητων και των τηρουντων τους λογους του βιβλιου τουτου τω θεω προσκυνησον [TR] Revelation 22:9. The Englishman's Greek New ...
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In Revelation 19:16, of which kings is Jesus king?

The phrase 'King of Kings' derives from a kind of superlative phrase common in Hebrew and related languages. The phrase is more about its subject being a sort of archetype or supertype, rather than ...
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Is it right to textually and contextually insist that Revelation 3:10 is a "slam dunk" for the pretrib rapture position?

The Greek language in question is more complex than has been indicated in your explanation of what Dr. Ron Rhodes said. Of course, he may have given a more fulsome explanation of the Greek to ...
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Why is Revelation 19:11-16 interpreted by some to refer to Jesus Christ?

I’m not saying that your postulate is an impossibility but it seems unlikely that this passage refers to a representative of Christ instead of Christ himself for the following reasons: The theme of ...
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How can Jesus be God in light of Revelation 3v12

Jesus calls the Father, "My God" in many places such as: Matt 27:46, John 20:17, Rom 15:6, Eph 1:3, 17, 2 Cor 11:31, Heb 1:9, 1 Peter 1:3, Rev 1:6, 3:12. Therefore, the central question is, ...
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Acts 4:26, isn't the Christ himself the Lord?

Acts 4:25–26: 25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered ...
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What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?

As a prior answer has examined where Enoch failed in canonicity, this one shall turn to the Book of Revelation to determine what factors led the church to recognize its canonicity. Though a popular ...
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In Colossians 1:15, what does “firstborn of every creature” mean?

The phrase in question is prōtotokos pasēs ktiseōs. But does this mean "firstborn of every creature" (distributive, as in the KJV), or "firstborn of all creation" (collective, as in ASV, RSV, NASB, ...
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Is Revelation 3:14 saying that Christ was created by God?

There are, though, passages from the Greek translation of the Hebrew, the LXX, that might be mentioned. They are: Gen.10:10; "beginning of the kingdom of him"-"arche tes basileias ...
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Is the "White Stone" of Revelation the "Urantia Book"?

The Bible Answers this as "No" Quoting you (all quotations are from prior to editing the "tone" of the question): Is the Urantia Book ("White Stone") foretold in The Book of Revelation 2:17 ? ...
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Concerning the "breastplate".what is the authors intent? Book of Revelation

This answer will serve to substantiate from the Greek text the impression of one commenter: Καὶ οὕτως εἶδον τοὺς ἵππους ἐν τῇ ὁράσει καὶ τοὺς καθημένους ἐπ᾿ αὐτῶν, ἔχοντας θώρακας πυρίνους καὶ ...
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Is it right to textually and contextually insist that Revelation 3:10 is a "slam dunk" for the pretrib rapture position?

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. [John 17:15 KJV] In this text Jesus does not pray for the disciples to be removed out of ...
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Why is Revelation 19:11-16 interpreted by some to refer to Jesus Christ?

The Rider on the white horse of Rev 19 is clearly Jesus Christ for the reasons listed in the appendix below. The sticking point is the title/name, "The Word of God". This title in the ...
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Is Revelation 3:14 saying that Christ was created by God?

Having researched and discussed this verse in depth a few years ago for 4-5 months, I would say yes, that is exactly what the verse is saying, though many are far too quick to reach for an alternate ...
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Evidence from early manuscripts of Revelation 13:18?

According to a video found here, Shoebat claims he saw this in the Codex Vaticanus, which dates to the 4th century and is one of the two oldest complete New Testament manuscripts still surviving. ...
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Evidence from early manuscripts of Revelation 13:18?

Bruce Alderman has given a very good answer to the question. It emerges clearly that Shoebat’s claim about the Vatican manuscript is a blatant fraud. Of course, if he knew anything about Greek he ...
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What evidence is there the writer of Revelation was aware of the apostle Paul?

Strong Circumstantial Evidence Assume for a moment that the author of Revelation is not John the Apostle (my view is that the Apostle did), even though history argues for the Apostle being so and a ...
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Whose blood is on the white rider's robe?

It's possible to be a little more emphatic about the connection to Isaiah 63:3 which is routinely cited by commentators as an "intertext" for Revelation 19:13. This is a significant connection ...
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What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons?

The Book of Revelation had a mixed reception among the early Church Fathers. This is exemplified by Eusebius, who (Ecclesiastical History, VII, xxv) quotes Bishop Dionysius the Great of Alexandria: ...
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In Rev.5:6, is the "Lamb" one of the "four beasts in the midst of the throne" (KJV)?

If that which is termed 'lamb' is one of the four beasts simply because it is in the midst of the four beasts, then that which is 'lamb' is also a part of the throne (as it is in the midst of the ...
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Was there precedent for John to link the satan and the serpent?

Mark Edward did a fantastic job of covering the Biblical link between the serpent and Satan, so I will not re-hash that, but I would like to directly address the second part of the OPs question: ...
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In the Apocalypse, what is the significance of the phrase «ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος»?

ὁ ἦν is not Strictly a Violation of Greek Syntax You note something that is not exactly correct: In addition, we find a definite article preceding a finite verb ἦν, which is a violation of Greek ...
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Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?

There are several lines of speculation as to who the Nicolaitans were, but no real evidence. It does seem that they were an early Christian sect, of whom John of Patmos says the Lord disapproved. H. ...
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