What Do You Know About the Biblical Book of Revelation (KJV)?

J. Reinoehl

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Revelation, the last book of the Bible, delves into events that will take place at the end of the world. Its poetic imagery makes interpretations diverse. How well do you know the book of Revelation? Take the following quiz to find out.

Which apostle wrote the book of Revelation?

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass. And He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John: Who bare record of the word of God and of the testimony of Jesus Christ and of all things that he saw." (Revelation 1: 1-2)

The book of Revelation begins by addressing how many churches in Asia?

The seven churches mentioned at the beginning of Revelation were located in ancient cities found in what is now western Turkey. They were near Patmos, and someone could have traveled in a clockwise circle from the island to visit each one in order.

What did the Son of Man hold in his right hand?

"And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle… And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." (Revelation 1: 13, 16)

Which animal was able to open the seals?

Scrolls were made by gluing pieces of papyrus or parchment together. They were frequently 30 feet (about 9 meters) long and sealed with clay that was stamped with the writer’s seal.

What did the rider on the white horse do?

"And I saw, and behold, a white horse. And he that sat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him. And he went forth conquering, and to conquer.'" (Revelation 6: 2)

What did the angel do with the golden censure?

A censure is used in religious ceremonies to burn solid perfume or incense. They come in many shapes and sizes, but are generally round with holes and are suspended by a chain.

How many people from the tribes of Israel were sealed?

"And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel." (Revelation 7:4).

Which of the following churches only received praise?

Smyrna is one of the few cities in the Bible that is still in existence today. During John’s time, it was a cultural center renowned for its scientific advances and beautiful buildings.

Fill in the blank: " Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and______________________, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne.." (Revelation 3:20)

When the fifth trumpet sounded, a star fell to earth and was given which object?

"Abyss" means " bottomless" or "very deep" in Greek. The New Testament Abyss is a holding place for demons.

The woman who appeared in Heaven had the moon at her feet and wore what?

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:" (Revelation 12:1)

What odd creature came out of the abyss?"

Locusts can strip the land of all vegetation. In 1866, 200,000 people died in a famine caused by locusts. Revelation's locust-scorpions are not allowed to touch the vegetation or to kill people.

How many witnesses will prophesy for 1,260 days?

"And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth." (Revelation 11:3-4)

Which church was lukewarm?

Laodicea’s ruins are located next to modern day Denizli. Earthquakes plagued the ancient city, but as a rich banking center, it refused Rome’s financial aid to rebuild at least once.

What color was the dragon that chased the woman and her baby?

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born." (Revelation 12:3-4)

What named angel fought against the dragon in Heaven?

The archangel, Michael, is also mentioned in Daniel and Jude. The term “angel” simply means “messenger,” but Biblical references also speak about angels warring with the Devil and his followers.

How long do the witnesses lay dead in the street before rising from the dead?

"And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and a half, the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them." (Matthew 14: 20, 21)

From where did the beast with seven horns originate?

Patmos, the island where John wrote Revelation, is only about eight miles across. It became a primary site for Christians around 300 A. D. because of Revelation.

Fill in the blank: " And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called ________________, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him..,"

" And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.." (Revelation 12:9)

What number does the mark of the beast calculate to be?

The Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans all used letters to represent numbers. In Greek, the mark of the beast would be Chi, Xi, stigma using the fewest letters. The number is not six-six-six as some say but six hundred sixty-six.

How will people know not to receive the Mark of the Beast?

"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If any man worship the beast and his image and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb..." (Revelation 14: 9-10)

How many bowls of wrath are poured out on the earth?

Music made up a large part of worship recorded in the Bible. Although instruments were recorded and can still be found in archeological excavations, matching the Hebrew term to the correct instrument can be tricky because in most cases descriptions of the instruments are lacking.

"And he said unto me, ‘It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, __________________.’"

"And he said unto me, ‘It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.'" (Revelation 21:6)

Which of the following is not one of the seven final plagues?

Some of the Revelation plagues are the same as the Exodus plagues: water turning to blood, painful sores, darkness, and hail. Although the two series of plagues are not identical, both serve the same purpose: to show there is only one God and He is in charge of everything.

How many elders sit before the Lord's throne in Heaven?

“And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, ‘We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come…’” (Revelation 11: 16).

The woman who rode on the back of the beast was drunk on what?

Christians have been persecuted throughout the ages but were frequently killed during the Roman Empire before Constantine. The Roman historian recorded some of the persecution of the early church.

What was the name written on the woman riding on the back of the beast?

“And upon her forehead was a name written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." (Revelation 17:5)

Which of the following is not mentioned as mourning the fall of Babylon?

Babylon was symbolic in the ancient world for being its political, religious, and commercial center. It was also known for its moral depravity and lavish living conditions, and included one of the seven wonders of the ancient world- the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

What does the dragon symbolize?

" And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan…" (Revelation 20:1-2)

How long is Satan placed in the Abyss?

Dionysius (pope of Alexandria in the 3rd century) is one of the first people recorded as being in the center of a controversy about Revelation. He did not believe the 1,000 years was literal and went so far as to “suggest” the apostle John did not write the book, despite evidence to the contrary, in an effort to support his interpretation. His extreme desire to push his view led many Christians to fall away in later years, as the debate about the canonicity of Revelation made some give up hope that Jesus would return.

" Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man, __________________."

"Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.." (Revelation 3:11)

Where must a person’s name be written to avoid the lake of fire?

The Book of Life is mentioned eight times in the Bible, and seven of those are in Revelation. Philippians 4:3 is the other reference.

Which city comes down out of Heaven?

"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God." (Revelation 21:2-3)

How many gates are there in the wall around the Holy City?

Revelation has two major themes: God is in control, and Jesus will return.

What are the streets of Heaven made of?

"And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass." (Revelation 21:21)

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