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Commentaries for Revelation Chapter 6

The Seven Seals

Some years ago, a young man named Vernon Howell, a...
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The Opening of the First Four Seals

In John's vision the Lamb, who is Jesus of Nazareth and no one else, has been holding the seven-sealed scroll from the moment he took it from the hand of the one seated on the throne (5:7)...
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The First Seal

The opening of the first four seals is the work of the Lamb and the four living creatures together...
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The Second, Third and Fourth Seals

Clearly the first rider cannot be understood apart from the three that follow...
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The Opening of the Fifth Seal

Nowhere in the series is it more important to maintain "a sense of where we are" than in connection with the fifth seal...
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The Souls and the Altar

It is commonly assumed that the souls John sees under the altar (v...
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The Prayer and Its Answer

The prayer of these "souls" is like an accusing question (How long ...
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The Great Day of Wrath

After a great earthquake the sun turns black and the moon red like blood, the stars fall from the sky, the sky itself crumples like a piece of paper, the mountains slide into the valleys and islands sink into the ocean...
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The Opening of the Sixth Seal

It has become almost a commonplace to view chapter 7 as an "interlude" or "parenthesis" in the progressive opening of the seals (for example, Wall 1991:115), as if John were able to step out of the sequence after 6:17 and back into it again in 8:1, when the seventh seal is opened...
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