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The Birth of the Beast of Revelation 13

Beast out of the sea

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Many modern scholars interpret the beast of Revelation 13 and its heads as seven resurrections of the Roman Empire. Indeed, other scholars interpret the heads of the beast of this chapter to be the first seven heads of the Roman Empire. Although I do agree with this second interpretation, I do have exceptions as to how that interpretation was played out in history. For example, although the heads of the beast of Revelation 13 are Roman emperors, the beast is not Rome. The description of the beast in this chapter is based upon the four great empires of Daniel 7: Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome, and Daniel 7:3 states that these empires would be different from one another. Yet, Revelation 13 seems to make the beast with its seven heads a composite of all four.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Book with Seven Seals

Seven Seals Scroll

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John saw the One who sat upon the throne, and “in his right hand” was a scroll, and it was sealed with seven seals (Revelation 5:1). If we are to understand that the scroll was actually in the hand of the One sitting on the throne, the Greek word should have been en (G1722). However, instead the word is epi (G1909) and should be translated upon or at the right hand of the One sitting on the throne.[1] So, John doesn’t see a scroll in the right hand of the Father but, rather, sees a scroll, lying at the right side of the One sitting on the throne. This is significant, which we shall discover in later studies. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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