The woman is pregnant and is about to give birth. Also, Paul equates the sea with the abyss in his Rom. Rev. [Note: Beale, p682.]. By the beast here, we may understand the beast of the eighth head, Revelation 17:11 -See KNOLLYS: Revelation 17:11 the popedom of Rome papal, with his ten crowned horns; horns, which Mr. Meade faith, are, first, the Britans; Secondly, the Saxons; Thirdly, the Franks; Fourthly, the Burgundians; Fifthly, the Wisigothes; Sixthly, the Swedes; Seventhly, the Vandals; Eighthly, the Alemans; Ninthly, the Ostrogoths; Tenthly, the Grecians. There is much of significancy in this. In the previous chapter, we saw a dragon with seven heads and ten horns who attempted to intercept the promised child and subsequently persecuted the woman who gave birth to the child. The former denotes despotic power, the latter constitutional monarchy. Thus the wild beast itself may originally represent Augustus, who first accepted the title of ‘divine Emperor’ (although divinity had attached to previous Caesars), but as the head of the continuing Roman Empire which arose from the sea of peoples. 17:16+-Rev. This beast is beheld in the act of ascending out of the sea,—a circumstance which explains the order of the words in the next following clause, where, according to the true reading, the ‘horns’ are mentioned before the ‘heads,’ because they rise first above the surface of the water. When it ceased to exist, then numerous kingdoms and petty states were formed, fragments of the one vast colossal empire with its one despotic head. The Meaning Of 7 Heads. It may be that out of the general collapse of all governing authority under the sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12-17) the Beast emerges. 7:7, Dan. Out of the sea (Daniel 7:3; note, Daniel 8:8) - out of the troubled waves of peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues (Revelation 17:15). Rev. Its head was in the city of Rome and the emperor was the ultimate ruler of the entire government. 13:11+). And upon his heads the names of blasphemy ... shall be destroyed; I saw a beast rise up out of the sea. Seven heads and ten horns. The heads represent seven world kingdoms which culminate in the Beast as the seventh which had “not yet come” in John’s day (Rev. Colon) speaking of this opinion, that some would have the first beast (Apocalypse xiii. 2:7) in the Tribulation, this has to do with His work of restraining sin and not with His indwelling and empowering believers.”—Russell L. Penney, “Pneumatology in the Book of Revelation,” in Mal Couch, ed., A Bible Handbook to Revelation (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2001), 119. To a careless observer the empire in its vast strength and territorial extent would be most striking, but to a reflecting mind its blasphemous character as displayed in its heads, its governing authority, is an awful sight to contemplate. The fact, however, that they were upon the heads is important, for there can Le little doubt that we have in this a mocking caricature of the name borne upon the forehead of the high priest, and transferred in this book to Christ’s faithful people (comp. No commentator claims to find precise fulfillment in the remainder of this chapter. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea--13:1. . ], "There are a number of suggestions as to why the diadems are placed on the horns rather than on the heads of the beast. ., p200; Swete, p161; Lee, 4:689-90; Johnson, p521; Thomas, Revelation 8-22, p153; Beckwith, p636.] 47) with the blasphemous names. 639 (Dallas, TX: Dallas Theological Seminary, July-September 2003), 337. a German author, page127. Dan. Chapter 13 The Beasts From the Sea and the Earth. His ascent out of the bottomless pit speaks of his revival from the dead following his fatal wound. Beast - `wild beast.' But a careful study of the context shews [sic ] conclusively that it is the Seer, and not the dragon that “stood upon the sand of the sea.” The apocalyptic prophet always takes his place or stand as a point of observation in keeping with the subject at hand. In the Poetic or allegorical view, the Book of Revelation isn’t literal or historic. Hence the ten horns (successive monarchs in the Danielic oracle) are superfluous here, except as an archaic, pictorial detail in the sketch of this polycephalous brute. The seven heads have already been shown to be wearing seven diadems (Revelation 12:3). Chapter Introduction chaps. 11 Randall Price, “Antichrist,” in Mal Couch, ed., Dictionary of Premillennial Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1996), 46. 1. — "And I stood upon the sand of the sea." Rev. 17:9-10+).15 One of the heads of the Beast receives a deadly wound which is healed (Rev. NLT: New Living Translation . And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having [] seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Babylon is doomed never to rise as a temporal power (Jeremiah 51:63-64).} 12:17+) must be those who are subsequently persecuted within chapter Rev. We saw numerous indicators which pointed to the Jewish context of that chapter and its events, with the woman finally receiving supernatural assistance to reach a place of protection prepared by God (Rev. 11:36-45 to Antiochus, many students of Scripture have recognized from antiquity that another king must be in view. 160 no. [Note: Mounce, p250.]. Revelation 13:1 New King James Version (NKJV) The Beast from the Sea. Now, the scene shifts to describe a beast who also has seven heads and ten horns, who is closely identified with the dragon. This excludes such descriptive phrases as. Although Zöckler and others attempt to relate Daniel Dan. “Babylon and the Antichrist.”. Dan. The ancient Fathers, especially in the exposition of obscure prophecies, many times give us no more than their private opinions, or suspicions and conjectures, as St. Augustine expressly takes notice in the 20th book de Civ. The wild beast is always the figure of the kingdoms of this world—i.e., the kingdoms which are founded on passion or selfishness. "Four great beasts came up from the sea" (Daniel 7:3); that is, out of the unsettled, restless masses of mankind. "There are a number of suggestions as to why the diadems are placed on the horns rather than on the heads of the beast. 13 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, o with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and p blasphemous names on its heads. They are seven kings”, “the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition”, “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they will receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. A. Rev. And Hierom Epist11testified that innumerable and most cruel Barbarians invaded France, Spain, and Germany, Mentz and Rome itself. See also idem, The Nations ..., pp83, 102; and idem, "Prophecy of the Ten-Nation Confederacy," Bibliotheca Sacra124:494 (April-June1967):99-105. See KNOLLYS: Revelation 17:12 The seven heads had the crowns, { Revelation 12:3}. The specific identity of the seven is relatively unimportant (except as defining when Revelation was written), what is important is their significance as representing the Empirate. So 'Aleph (') C, Coptic, Andreas; but A B, Vulgate, 'names,' etc.-namely, a name on each of the heads; blasphemously arrogating attributes of God (note, Revelation 17:3). That being so the seven mountains are (or include) the seven mountains on which Rome is built and the seven kings are selected Roman Emperors in some kind of sequence, selected in order to make up the number seven (as with genealogies this does not exclude the possibility of gaps in the sequence). How inconsistent with the next notice of him, "he stood upon the sand of the sea!" See commentary on Revelation 17:16. on his horns, ten crowns Unlike the dragon which wears crowns on its heads (Rev. A literal sea is impossible since this beast is a person, as we shall see. The10 regal crowns are symbols of governmental authority (cf. The spirit of arrogant self-sufficiency characterised all the world-powers. Nero was saluted as "the eternal one." having, &c. The texts read "having ten horns and seven heads". Hence, the world-powers seeking their own glory, not God's, are beasts; Nebuchadnezzar, when in self-deification he forgot that "the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men," was driven among the beasts. Daniel 7:7-8). Just as the Hebrew prophet by the river Ulai beheld the rise of the Persian and Grecian empires their conflicts and history (Daniel 8:1-27), so the christian seer on the sand of the sea beheld the reappearance of the fourth Beast — Rome in imperial splendour emerging out of the wild and tumultuous forces of a revolutionary crisis.} Rev. And upon his horns ten diadems, emblems of royalty. ], "Without exception the imagery of the sea monster is used throughout the OT to represent evil kingdoms who persecute God"s people ..." [Note: Beale, p683.]. Job 26:12-13; Psalm 74:13-14; Psalm 87:4; Psalm 89:9-10; Isaiah 27:1; Isaiah 51:9-10; Isaiah 57:20; Daniel 7:3; Romans 10:7). , and not a mere descriptive phrase, or word, or title. Rev. Thus heaven (Rev. Rev. The implication is that the dragon summoned the beast out of the sea. 7:1 the first, second and fourth kingdoms are not said to have more than one head, but the third has ‘four heads’ (Dan. . These ten kings, tired, we suppose, of continued international jealousies and quarrels, "have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the Beast" (Revelation 17:13). The symbol is common enough as thus employed in all literature. . That secular dynasty, in alliance with the ecclesiastical papacy, "the eighth head," yet "of the seven" (Revelation 17:11), will temporarily triumph over the saints, until destroyed in Armageddon, (Revelation 19:1-21.) This includes persecution and murder of Christians, accompanied by overt blasphemy against God, and cult-like worship from the people of earth. We'll discuss the most famous verses, key symbols, and noteworthy characters of Revelation. "He stood upon the sand of the sea" (Revelation 13:1) suggests the summoning of these beasts by Satan to aid his war against the saints of God; but it is incorrect to suppose that Satan, in any sense, either created or produced these monsters, called by Moffatt, "polycephalous brutes." 2:45, which speaks of Christ (under the figure of ‘the Stone cut out of the mount without hands’ returning to earth to destroy the forces of evil, and then set up His kingdom, we discover that the Stone ‘brake in pieces the iron (Rome), the brass (Greece), the clay (apostate Israel), the silver (Medo-Persia), and the gold (Babylon).’ What we desire the reader to note particularly is that the Stone strikes not only the iron, but the brass, clay, silver, and gold; in fact, Dan. This beast shares characteristics of the first three of Daniel’s beasts (all Gentile kingdoms). This figure will be empowered by Satan to exert near-unlimited power over the earth. The ten horns represent ‘ten kings’ who receive authority from the coming scarlet beast as contemporaries ‘for one hour’ (i.e. Seven heads: universal authority and rule [in this world]. ten horns Like the dragon (Rev. [Note: Walvoord, The Revelation . The word of the original translated ‘beast’ has occurred only once before (at chap. “Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, From the hand of foreigners [lit. He became a beast in uttering them; but the spirit of them went through all the world-powers, from the days of Lamech (Genesis 4:23-24) and Babel (Genesis 11:4) to the days when Roman poets prostituted their pens in abject flattery of emperors, and a degraded people welcomed them as gods, and put those to death who refused to offer frankincense and wine to the images of those who wore the purple. Rev. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like … 1 The beast with many heads is described 12 which draweth the most part of the world to idolatry. The most plausible is that his claim to authority rests on brute force.". And saw a beast - Daniel saw four in succession Daniel 7:3-7, all different, yet succeeding each other; John saw two in succession, yet strongly resembling each other, Revelation 13:1, Revelation 13:11. They are seven in number, as the beast had seven heads. 13:8+) to refer to the neuter θηρίον [thērion] (Rev. The terminology describing the Beast indicates he is both a kingdom and its representative leader—the king. Some make this sentence a separate verse, and insert it as the closing verse of Revelation 12. 7:24). to another form of war. As is frequently the case in the prophetic scriptures, the king and his kingdom are here inseparably united. I stood on the sand of the sea The NU text has he stood, that is, the dragon of the previous chapter. This beast is then identical with the fourth beast of Daniel’s vision, and represents the ten kingdoms that arose out of the ruins of the old Roman empire. The leopard-like beast with ten horns and seven heads serves the dragon. Dan. Dei, (chap. The dragon’s crowns are associated with historical kingdoms of which this beast is one. Revelation 13:1 Context. Rome originally rose out of the throes of revolution and anarchy. Revelation 13:5-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:4). 12:3+), the beast has ten horns. [Note: Mounce, p251.]. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It appears to mean that worldly, oppressing dominion, which for many ages, even from the times of the Babylonish captivity, had been hostile to the church. The Poetic View: This approach believes that Revelation is a book full of pictures and symbols intended to encourage and comfort persecuted Christians in John’s day. As we discuss in Beasts, Heads, and Horns, the symbolism of the revelation given to both Daniel and John concerning this time of the end often blurs the distinction between an individual and the government which he leads: There can be no kingdom without a king, and no empire without an emperor; neither can there be a king in fact without a kingdom. See commentary on Revelation 13:4. whether as adjective or substantive. This Chapter is introduced with an Account of a Beast arising from the Sea, to whom the Dragon gives his Power. Leviathan, the twisted serpent, representative of both Satan and the Beast, is in the sea (Isa. App-6. See #22 - Ten Horns/Kings. Ann. What does this verse really mean? inasmuch as it is more likely that a letter be dropped than a letter added to the text, some scholars continue to feel that the Authorized Version is correct that John stood upon the sand of the sea.4, Hengstenberg remarks, “One cannot decide on external grounds between the two [textual] readings.” Authorities are divided. Ps. Finally, the pearl comes from the oyster, which itself was unclean in the Law of Moses but made clean by the Law of Messiah.13. In Revelation 12:3 the seven horns had seven diadems. Having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns: And upon his heads the name of blasphemy: семью головами и десятью рогами, "... people in Asia minor thought of whatever came "from the sea" as foreign and whatever came from the land as native. 30:13.”—Robert L. Thomas, Revelation 8-22 (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1995), Rev. And so Ferdinand Benary’s solution, in Hebrew, Nero Cesar, is a name and title, and is excluded. (This is the wild beast from the sea in contrast with the wild beast from the abyss - Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8). The Beast’s ascension from the sea speaks of the origin of his kingdom from the Gentile nations. As we mention in our discussion of why Nero cannot be the Antichrist, the early church which lived much nearer to the time of Nero and the Apostle John, did not see Nero as the Beast. See also idem, The Nations ..., pp83, 102; and idem, "Prophecy of the Ten-Nation Confederacy," Bibliotheca Sacra124:494 (April-June1967):99-105.]. Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. The blasphemous names reflect the beast"s opposition to God (cf. The sea may symbolize the Gentiles (Rev. ", [Note: Robertson, 6:397; Johnson, p523; Mounce, p248. on the heads of the dragon, but no, they are on the Beast, for he it is who is to be the public witness of direct and flagrant opposition to God and His Anointed, and to all Heaven as well. So Ewald’s Hebrew terms for. 13:45-46] would represent the Gentiles. The sea-beast comprises both the east and west: the earth-beast comes from the east. Compare Daniel 7:2. that this beast is symbolic of anti-christian world powers [governments]. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. 27:1; Isa. It is a question how we are to think of the distribution of the horns. And I saw a beast rise out of the sea, having seven heads, and ten horns, and upon his horns were ten … So, is the proper name of the Roman State, or ruler, or citizen. 1.) Dan. “mother of harlots and abominations of the earth”, “seven mountains on which the woman sits. The individuals, like larger and smaller waves, make up this great ocean-like mass of men, swayed by impulse or passion. Note: Revelation 13 introduces us to a beast of a similar description (Revelation 13:1) and Revelation 17:9-12 identifies the beast as a world empire with its allied satellite nations. But the mention of the leopard, bear, and lion, answering to the first three kingdoms (Daniel 7:4-6), and the little horn of Daniel 8:1-27, and "wilful king," Revelation 11:1-19, arising out of the third, make it likely that the Antichrist about to oppress Israel is to arise from the east, the Greek empire, rather than the west: Gog, Meshech, and Tubal (Ezekiel 38:1-23, notes). Job Job 26:12-13; Ps. This will result in the even more intensive persecution which John foresees in the future. Such words, on the contrary, as, etc., are to be rejected as descriptive phrases, and not proper names. But the wild beast is part of the overall activity of the monster. 7:1 - the ‘image in its four parts’ (the head, the breast and arms, the belly and thighs, the legs and feet) corresponding with the four beasts - it will be found that when we come to Dan. The seven heads may represent the subsequent prominent Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian (or any other selection), but essentially they represent the Empirate, the whole line of Emperors. 3 “Though the Holy Spirit ‘[will be] taken out of the way’ (2Th. ], "The ten-nation confederacy of the future anticipated in these prophecies [i.e, Daniel 2, 7] would naturally be considered a revival of the Roman Empire if for no other reason than that it is portrayed as an integral part of the fourth empire." "The Sea is an apt symbol of the agitated surface of unregenerate humanity (cf. We see him emerging from the sea. 16:13+; Rev. Even so, multitudes will come to faith during this period of intense persecution as the message of the various witnesses which God has specially equipped for the time of the end goes forth (Rev. See Daniel 7:24. This has caused some to expect the second beast, the False Prophet, to be Jewish in origin. 13:18+). Revelation 17:12 ‘the ten horns are ten kings,’ and chap. The former name recalled to memory the founder of the empire, whilst the latter that of the first of the imperial line} but its future revival is unquestionable, and it is to this that the first verse of our chapter refers. 4:1+); the sand of the sea (Rev. 12:6+, Rev. Rev. There is quite a difference in translation between "the dragon stood" and "I stood." Rev. All rights reserved. 17:10+). These were ten Roman provinces, who received power as kings one hour with the beast. If the reader will turn to Dan. Rev 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore – In Revelation 12, we saw the work of the Dragon, and the “Red Dragon” (Rome, “the people of the Ruler to come”). 87:4; Ps. 17:15+; cf. Faber explains the healing of the deadly wound to be the revival of the Napoleonic dynasty after its overthrow at Waterloo. We are satisfied that this same person is also described, symbolically, in the opening verses. . Revelation 13:11-17 Another beast cometh up out of the earth, which supporteth the worship of the former beast. The MT and NU texts have, ὀνόματα βλασφημίας [onomata blasphēmias] , names blasphemous. That is, the Beast, or imperial Rome, besides being marked by features peculiar to itself, combines and concentrates the main characteristics of the three preceding empires, "absorbs them" as another has said. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] John saw a beast rising from the sea: the sixth of seven major figures described in this part of Revelation. The mention of the horns precedes that of the heads (see R.V.). Ed.) Rev. xli.) If the former reading be adopted, then the reference is to the Seer, but if the latter, then the dragon is meant. 12:3+), the beast’s crowns are on its horns. [Note: Robertson, 6:397; Johnson, p523; Mounce, p248.] This was described in Daniel 8:9-25, and Daniel 11:31-35. Dan. It had seven heads and ten horns, with ten crowns on its horns. out of the sea Daniel’s four beasts also were seen rising from the sea (Dan. Celerity of movement and sudden spring, so characteristic of the mighty Grecian, Alexander, are denoted by the leopard; the grasping, crushing tyranny of the Persians on their conquered provinces (on Judah perhaps excepted) is likened to the feet of a bear; while the terror inspired by the lion's roar, as also its ferocity in tearing to pieces its prey, are next spoken of. Arethas, bishop of Cesarea, in Cappadocia, in the sixth age [century], in his commentary on the Apocalypse, (tom. 8 J. Like Milton’s “superior fiend,” he stands upon the shore and summons his legions (Par. lvii20), and especially of the seething cauldron of national and social life, out of which the great historical movements of the world arise; cf. xv. The names that I have are England, Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Spain. See also Andy M. Woods, "The First Beast of Revelation 13Has Not Yet Appeared in World History: A Comparison of the Preterist and Futurist Views" (Th.M. But it is said also "to come up out of the abyss" (Revelation 17:8, R.V.). We'll debate if the Apostle John is really the author of Revelation. In the Authorised Version they are named in inverse order. 7:1 are to be restored, and play their final parts immediately before the Millennium. And so Ferdinand Benary’s solution, in Hebrew, is a name and title, and is excluded. 12:3+), the Beast has seven heads. 5:8+; Rev. 14:6+).3. The seven heads are explained at Revelation 12:3, referring to the literal or geographical fact that the city of Rome is situated upon seven hills. There we read that five are fallen, one was in possession of power, and the seventh had not yet arisen. By now, the Restrainer has been taken out of the way resulting in the departure of the Church in the Rapture. . I believe that the Lord was concerned only with the outstanding subject of His church in its relation to both Pagan and Papal Rome, hence I have restricted my general considerations to that line. { Revelation 17:12} See the expositon thereof. Comp. Revelation 17:3, when the beast has risen, the heads are mentioned first. Rev. What does Revelation 13:1 mean? Rev. ., p193.]. I stood. However an equally acceptable starting point would be Caligula whose divine claims were open and determined, and he is the one shown to be prominent in the chapter. 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