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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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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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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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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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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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How many people trampled would it take for blood to flow out for a distance of 1600 stadia?

To answer the literal question you asked: In my opinion, there are two 'useful' interpretations of the 1600 Stadia: Either as the length of a road or as the radius of a circle. The "actual" ...
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In Rev. Ch.5:1-5 John is weeping much and only Jesus is worthy to open the book. If John wrote Revelation why could he not look at it?

The question asked is three-fold, (1) "Why is John weeping?" (2) Is it because he wrote the book of the Revelation but could not open, or look at it (read it)?" (3) Is it because only ...
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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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The Son of man coming with the clouds or on a horse?

As the OP and most others on this web-site will be very well aware, the Bible contains several types of literature including simple literal narrative predictive prophecies highly symbolic apocalyptic ...
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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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Seal on forehead according to Revelation 9:4

We need to compare what Deuteronomy says about keeping the Lords words of commandment (Deuteronomy ch11 vv18-22). They are to be kept in the heart and the soul and talked about constantly. They are to ...
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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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Rev 12:1 What is the exact translation of "clothed with the sun"

γυνη περιβεβλημενη τον ηλιον Revelation 12:1 [TR undisputed] clothed with the sun [KJV] having been clothed with the sun [Green's Literal Translation] arrayed with the sun [Young's Literal ...
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To whom does Jesus refer with the words "my God"?

There can be little doubt that when Jesus says (as in Rev 3:12) "my God" He is referring to God the Father. There are numerous instances of this, eg, Matt 27:46 - And about the ninth hour, ...
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How many people trampled would it take for blood to flow out for a distance of 1600 stadia?

I suggest that the numbers need to be understood symbolically, which makes any calculation impossible. 1600 works out as 4x4x10x10. In the system of symbolic numbers which, I believe, works in the ...
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In Rev. Ch.5:1-5 John is weeping much and only Jesus is worthy to open the book. If John wrote Revelation why could he not look at it?

The reason John wept is explicitly stated in Rev 5:4 - And I began to weep bitterly, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look inside it. That is, John wept because no one was ...
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What is Babylon refering to in the New Testament?

The typical view that Rome is both the harlot and the beast has several flaws and is not scriptural. First, the name Babylon was on the forehead of the harlot that sat on top of the beast. Rev. 17:3, ...
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What is Babylon refering to in the New Testament?

The preponderance of the evidence appears to show that this is a reference to Rome. John AT Robinson provided a helpful summary of supporting evidence that "Babylon" is a reference to Rome. (...
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What does it mean in Revelation 21:1 when it says, "...and the sea was no more."?

Literal v Figurative In your 1st analysis, your understanding of "sea" is not literal, which is correct. Rev. 13:1 says, And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the ...
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To what or whom does the star called "wormwood "refer to in Revelation 8:10-11?

1. Question: In Revelation, what might the "Star of Wormwood" refer to? Note: As this is soliciting an opinion of how prophecy should be interpreted, I feel that it is very presumptuous to claim ...
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What does "Defiled with women" mean in context with Rev. 14:4?

Revelation is a book filled with symbols. One symbol that is used throughout the Bible is that a woman stands for religion. So, in the case of Rev. 14:4, the metaphor is the virgin who has not mixed ...
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Tetragrammaton originally יהיה (yihayah) (3PersMascSing 'exist, be') and subsequently the nominal form (יהוה) (the Being)?

The Name revealed in Ex 3:15, "YHWH", comes from "hwh", an earlier variant of the root "hyh", "to be". In contrast to "Ehyeh" of Ex 3:14, it can have two possible meanings depending on its ...
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In Revelation 6:6 what is meant by "Do not damage the oil and the wine”?

The English Standard Version Study Bible offers an interesting and insightful comment on verse 6: ESV Comment - Do not harm the oil and wine: Local crops such as oil and wine are unaffected, showing ...
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Revelation 5:13, the accurate translation "in the Sea" or "on the Sea"?

Rev 5:13 contains four phrases about location which all have a proposition followed by a noun: ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ = in the heavens (dative masculine) ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς = on the earth (genitive feminine) ὑποκάτω ...
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