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The Book of Revelation is the last book of the New Testament, a record of the apocalyptic vision given to the Apostle John.

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Which interpretation(s) of the book of Revelation did the church fathers who accepted it into the canon hold?

The well-researched answer to BH.SE Question What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons? referenced a few early church fathers that "voted yes" (...
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When is Zechariah 14:16 happening?

Everyone who is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to bow down to the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the feast of Booths. 17 Should any of the ...
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The Catholic Perspective concerning the Four Horsemen

Few Biblical symbols, allegories, or metaphors have fired the imagination more than the alleged Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse described all too briefly in Revelation 6:1-8. Does the Catholic Church ...
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According to Roman Catholicism, how many times is Elijah going to come back?

This question (and its answers) indicate that, according to Roman Catholicism, the two witnesses prophesied to come in Revelation 11:3 will almost certainly be Enoch and Elijah (Elias). And I will ...
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Are there any denominations that have commented upon the significance of climate change in regard to these prophecies which point to Christ's return?

This question takes as an example the following news report of recent global events, linked to the Bible verses quoted below about the end of the end-times (not an exhaustive list, but all taken from ...
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Are any denominations seeing AI as the 'beast which rises up out of the sea'?

By harnessing the power of AI and machine learning paired with the right data from satellites and beyond, our models are giving us a picture of the world we’ve never seen before. And it’s allowing us ...
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Is there a name for the idea that the seven churches of Revelation represent periods in church history? How common is this belief in Protestantism?

Abeka's textbook Book of the Revelation teaches that the seven churches of Revelation prophetically represent different periods of church history, and that we are in the Laodicean church today. ...
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What is the point to open the Book of Life in the Great White Throne Judgement according to the Calvinist?

Revelation 20:12, 20 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by ...
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Does the Book of Revelation indicate whether human souls will be fighting during Armageddon?

I am a Catholic and I would like to know if the Book of Revelation in the Catholic Bible (or in other Christian Bibles) has anything to say about whether human souls will be fighting during Armageddon....
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Why some believe that Apocalypse will be triggered by The Temple of Solomon?

Maybe this question is better suited for Biblical Hermeneutics, but it is on-topic here too. We know that King Solomon built a temple in Jerusalem for God, then the Assyrians or Babylonians (I forget ...
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What is the biblical basis for a one world religion in the end times?

I was just reading about eschatology and somebody was stating that this verse suggests that there will be a one world religion, a false religion: Revelation 17:1–18 (ESV) 1 Then one of the ...
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Why does the Book of Revelation allocate such a subordinate role to the Holy Spirit?

Revelation’s visions often put the Son with the Father, but the Holy Spirit is generally absent. For example: Receiving the Book of Revelation “God” gave the visions of Revelation to “Jesus Christ” ...
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Do/which Christians believe they hear from God?

Note: I truly do not mean to reopen debate about cessationism or ask about the basis of it or contrary views. I'm just asking about terms and how this one would be classified. The Question Is hearing ...
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Absence of Denarius implies the third scroll has already been opened in Revelation 6?

The Revelation that Jesus Christ gave to his servant John describes a series of seven scrolls and seven trumpets that precede the end of the age. The scrolls are opened and in the first four, John is ...
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Book of Revelation overview in Catholic Church

What does the Catholic Church believe about prophesy in the Book of Revelation? Does that mention the Second Coming of Christ? Can you give me a brief overview of the subject in Roman Catholic belief?
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Did any of the Early Church Fathers believe that Revelation 12:1-5 is about the Virgin Mary?

The doctrine of the queenship of Mary, is the belief that once Mary had passed away and ascended to heaven, that she was crowned as the queen of heaven and given a special and exalted role as the ...
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The Holy Spirit and Revelation 14:1

Revelation 14:1 states (ESV translation): Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. Now, the ...
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How can God (Jesus) have a secret identity? (Protestant view, including Messianic Jewish, if possible)

I love this passage, but especially the part that I have emphasized: The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast 11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses and Latter Day Saints view the seven churches in Revelation and interpret the ten days of tribulation in Revelation 2:10?

Recently the church I attend has been studying the Apostle Peter’s first letter to various churches in Asia (what is now Turkey). Peter warns the elect of God that they will face trials and ...
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Rev 3:14. Jesus seems to be claiming to be a creature?

I am reading Rev 3:14 in the Byzantine text, Alexandrian text, and Vulgate. All three seem to be in agreement showing Jesus claiming to be something roughly equating to "the beginning of the ...
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Does the false prophet cause the spirit of Satan to move into the image to give it life?

The Bible mentions in a passage that the flesh cannot have life without the spirit. Both the spirit and the flesh need to be present for that person to be considered a living soul and for this I am ...
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How can one use the Bible to determine if the beast with seven heads and ten horns is the G-7 nations plus three more? [closed]

In Revelation, there are several references to the beast with seven heads and ten horns rising to world power. Rev. 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, ...
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What Is the Original Number of The Beast? [closed]

The actual Number of The Beast is only mentioned in Revelation 13:18; In the Greek manuscripts, the number is rendered as χξϛ or "six hundred and sixty-six". In 2005 Oxford University's Ashmolean ...
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Book on "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"

I'm looking for a reference book on the 7 churches of Revelation. I thought that the title of the book was "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"; but I cannot find anything ...
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No one has ever seen God or can see God, what were the colors John used to describe Him in Revelation 4:1-5?

The throne room of God is described in Revelation Chapter 4:1-5 in detail. After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a ...
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Nobody knows when God will come again, but do we technically know when He will not come?

Since in Revelations there are signs and things that must happen before God comes, do we technically know that God will not come before those things happen? So unless we are living in the end end ...
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How do Catholics explain the apparent inconsistency between Mary's not experiencing labor pain and Rev 12:1-6?

According to Catholicism: When Mary delivered Jesus from her womb, she labored without pain; see Catholic Answers articles Was Mary Free from Labor Pain? and Evidence for Mary's Painless Childbirth. ...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

There are some strange numbers in Revelation. For example: The seven Spirits of God (Rev 4:5); Exactly 12,000 are sealed from each of the 12 tribes of Jerusalem (Rev 7:4). The blood flows out of the ...
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According to Trinitarians, who is seated on the Throne and who takes His scroll from His right hand, in Rev 4 and 5?

In Revelation 4 we see the Lord God Almighty sitting on the throne of heaven, who is described as the Creator of all things: Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; ...
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Why did Michael the Archangel defeat Satan instead of God himself?

In Revelation 12:7-9 a war breaks out in heaven. Michael and his angels fight against the dragon, who fights back with his angels, but the dragon, named the Devil or Satan, is defeated. The dragon is ...
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How do Trinitarians respond to passages in the Bible that seem to clearly distinguish between God and Jesus after his ascension?

Dr. Steven Nemes writes in the article The revelation which God gave Jesus, after quoting the opening line of Revelation The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what ...
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Is Isaiah telling about the antichrist?

It is clear that Isaiah told about the Jesus, the Messiah, in verses Like Isaiah 9:6. But it seems to me that Isaiah made statements about a false prophet in 9:15: ...the prophets who teach lies are ...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

At the time of Daniel, Rome was not yet powerful and known, but at the time of St. John at Patmos. So why it is referred to as Babylon by many Christians.
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Could the Revelation have happened right when Jesus died?

Forgive my ignorance but is there any possibility that all the prophecies in the Book of Revelation occurred right when Jesus died? This may be a foolish question but I think there are some good ...
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How did literature contemporaneous to the New Testament understand the "Second Death"?

The term "second death" appears four times in Scripture, all in Revelation (all NKJV, emphasis added): He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes ...
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How do those who believe the Son is not Almighty God interpret Revelation 2:23?

To me, the deity of Christ is seen all throughout Revelation, and for that matter, the Gospels (e.g. John 1:1) and Epistles, and all of Scripture, but for the purposes of the question, how do those ...
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According to evangelicals, who are the Great Multitude at Rev 7:9, who come out of the great tribulation (on earth) where they are given life?

Revelation 7:4-8 describes the 144,000. Then another group is mentioned that is the subject for this question. According to evangelicals, who are the Great Multitude at Re 7:9, Rev 7:9 ...
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What answer do continuationists have to the seven mentions of 'miracles/signs/wonders' in Revelation?

The Greek word semeion is the word most commonly translated 'sign' or 'miracle' in the English bible. It is the word which is very prominent in John's gospel account, in which it occurs a significant ...
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What is a historicist’s view of the seven seals in Revelation?

Historicism is a method of interpretation in Christian eschatology that associates biblical prophecies with actual historical events (which may also be symbolic of repeated occurrences). This means ...
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When did the Lion of the tribe of Judah take the book from the One sitting on the throne?

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne (KJV, Rev. 5:7) When did this moment happen? When did the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Jesus) take the book from ...
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Is the Book of Revelation the only place in Scripture teaching eternal torment? [duplicate]

Revelation 20:10 depicts hell in the following manner (NKJV, emphasis mine): The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And ...
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Why are both Joseph and Manasseh listed as separate tribes in Revelation chapter seven?

The Patriarch Joseph had two sons Manasseh, and Ephraim: Genesis 46:20 KJV And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of ...
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Is the seal of the living God in Revelation 7:1-3 the same as the seal Paul wrote about (Eph 1:13; Eph 4:30; 2 Cor 1:22; cf. 1 John 4:13)?

In Revelation 7:1-3, four angels are holding back the four winds of destruction, Then a fifth angel "ascends" with the "seal of the living God." He then commands the other four ...
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How do literalists envision the size of New Jerusalem?

A general social census that has been taking place in America since 1984 indicates that ~40% of American Christians favor a literal interpretation of Scripture. This literal view is defined as: &...
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Does Revelation 3:10 really confirm the rapture before beast mark?

Revelation 3:10 states: 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the ...
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How do those who believe that salvation cannot be lost interpret Revelation 3:14-22?

Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV): 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are ...
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A time, times and half a time

This period of time is mentioned in Daniel and in Revelation, do they refer to the same period in history or are there dissonant interpretations? Further, is John explicitly referring to Daniel or he ...
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How do Anglicans interpret the great crowd (144,000) of Revelation 7?

What is an overview of the Anglican understandings of who/what are the 144000 of Revelation 7? After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds ...
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What is Jehovah's Witnesses view of Revelation 20:10 since they do not believe in hell?

I know that Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in hellfire but in that case, how do they interpret scriptures such as Revelation 20:10, which says And the devil that deceived them was cast into the ...
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Which church denomination has a very strong emphasis on the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation?

I was wondering which church denominations have a very strong emphasis in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation since it seems they are linked to one another?

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