These are the ten horns which Daniel saw upon the fourth terrible beast in his night vision (Dan. 2:1, which is parallel with Dan. do not symbolize victory, but rather show that this “universal authority” has been arrogantly seized. The Beast from the Sea —Revelation 13:1-18. Man becomes "brutish" (Jeremiah 10:14), severed from God, the archetype, in whose image he was made, which ideal is realized by the man Christ Jesus. The diadems are on the heads of the dragon (Revelation 12:3); here they are seen on the horns of the Beast. Beast - `wild beast.' Dragon and beast both bear crowns-the former on the heads, the latter on the horns (Revelation 12:3; Revelation 5:1). Dan. 7:7, Dan. 13 Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, The Footsteps of Messiah, rev ed. Thus the heads and the horns refer more specifically to Satan than to this beast. In Revelation 13:2 is first mentioned the leopard or third empire. Dan. These contrasting terms are indicative of the origin of the two beasts. He was also in an error as to Christ's reign of a thousand years upon the earth with his elect. Caligula commanded that his image should be placed in the temple to be worshipped side by side with Jehovah. America, for instance, is a proper name of a whole country or territory. Cf. 13:1+); the wilderness (Rev. 9 Arthur Walkington Pink, The Antichrist (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1999, 1923), s.v. Comp. Compare Revelation 12:3; Revelation 17:7-12. the name. 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. to be antichrist, and others the second beast, only says: quidam sic accipiunt, &c. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton. Mat. 11:36-45 to Antiochus, many students of Scripture have recognized from antiquity that another king must be in view. Such grotesque, composite monsters were familiar figures in Persian and Babylonian mythology. i. p. 92). that this beast is symbolic of anti-christian world powers [governments]. 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. Roman ships literally seemed to be rising out of the sea as they appeared on the horizon off the coast of Asia Minor. 20:10+). . The chapter is one connected prophecy given in vision to Daniel (Daniel 7:1-28), stretching from the advent of the conqueror of Judah to the seat of universal sovereignty, and on through the ages till the star of Judah is again in the ascendant; in other words, from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar to that of Christ as Son of Man. In this chapter we only have the application of the heads. And to it t the dragon gave his power and u his throne and great authority. 'Aleph (') A B C transpose, 'ten horns and seven heads.' See #22 - Ten Horns/Kings. 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. Dan. Although not expressly stated, there can be no doubt that this beast comes up from the sea at the call of the dragon (who had stationed himself for this purpose upon the shore, chap. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Now we learn that the ten horns will also have diadems, and that the seven heads wear names of blasphemy. 87:4; Ps. If any political significance has been attached to the seven hills it would not affect the general plan of the book of Revelation. I was reading Revelation 13:1 and compared how it was translated in the NASB ("And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore") and how it was translated in the KJV ("And I stood on the sand of the sea"). What does Revelation 13:1 mean? Faber explains the healing of the deadly wound to be the revival of the Napoleonic dynasty after its overthrow at Waterloo. The10 regal crowns are symbols of governmental authority (cf. This latter aspect of the empire dates from the casting down of Satan in "the midst of the week." There is little or no importance attached to that except as a means of identification as to what city may be meant in the writings of some prophet or historian. The second beast which appears later is known as the False Prophet (Rev. The rest of the chapter is devoted in the main to the consideration of the fourth Beast, characterised but not named (v. 7). In most interpretations, this is the end-times figure popularly referred to as the Antichrist (Revelation 13:1–10). Or. “went off to make war with the rest of her offspring”, “The dragon, cast out of Heaven after his final defeat at the hands of Michael and his forces, comes to the earth looking for an instrument through whom he can carry on his warfare against his hated Creator and God.”. 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. Compare Daniel 7:2. "{*The Revised Version reads, the dragon "went away to make war." Dan. The word has its usual symbolical sense, and denotes the nations of the earth, the whole mass of the ungodly. Rev. These characteristics of a bestial nature are here seen combined and embodied in the fourth Beast of Daniel 7:1-28, the revived Roman dominion. 5:5+; Rev. ", [Note: John F. Walvoord, "Revival of Rome," Bibliotheca Sacra126:504 (October-December1969):323. 12:3+), the beast’s crowns are on its horns. [Note: Beale, p682.]. . 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. The. leopard . "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. However this interpretation cannot explain the sands of the seashore or the origin of the beast from the earth ( Revelation 13:11). His ten horns first become visible. 1.) A beast is seen coming up out of the sea. ], "The Sea is an apt symbol of the agitated surface of unregenerate humanity (cf. See Crowns. 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. Revelation 13:5-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:4). It was for this reason that chapter thirteen begins with John's vision of the dragon placing himself on sands of the sea for the purpose of extending his war against the woman, whose seed was destined to destroy him, and in fury he had turned upon "the rest of her seed" in persecuting them to extinction. . He blasphemes against God and heaven, and leads the whole world into evil. I stood. 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. (Read Revelation 13:1-10) The apostle, standing on the shore, saw a savage beast rise out of the sea; a tyrannical, idolatrous, persecuting power, springing up out of the troubles which took place. The mention of the horns precedes that of the heads (see R.V.). “Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, From the hand of foreigners [lit. lion--This beast unites in itself the God-opposed characteristics of the three … 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. [Note: See Johnson, pp521-25, 530. whether as adjective or substantive. 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A brief mention of them is all the space that can be used here, namely, Pagan Rome means the empire while its religion was the pagan or heathen. The beast is evidently Antichrist who is the head of a future empire (cf. 13 Then [] I stood on the sand of the sea. 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. Whether the empire is in existence or only being formed during the time of the Seal-judgments we have no means of ascertaining. In this article we'll delve into the most popular topics related to this famous apocalyptic text. A Napoleon thus would be the Antichrist, restoring the Jews to Palestine, accepted as their Messiah, and afterward fearfully opening them. Evidently this was part of his plan to destroy the rest of the woman"s offspring ( Revelation 12:17). And he doeth great wonders — We have seen the greatness of the power and authority of the beast, and we shall now see what course he pursues to establish it. 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. That, Isaiah, one of the initial expressions of the first beast was Rome, whose governors repeatedly came by sea to Ephesus. He stands there to call on it to destroy God’s people. 12:6+, Rev. Rev. Thus, believers today will not see the rise of the Beast and the events of this chapter, for they are to watch for the imminent return of Christ, not the rise of Antichrist. 13:1. Read "names". 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