Structure of Rev. 6:9-7:17: the 144,000 and the great multitude, version 20200320: the structure

Posted on: Fri, 03/20/2020 - 05:36 By: James
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Structure of Rev. 6:9-7:17: the 144,000 and the Great Multitude: the structure.

Revelation 7 mentions two groups, the 144,000 and the great multitude. Who are these two? Are they the same? The first step is to notice that the 144,000 answer the cry of the wicked under the 6th seal, "Who shall be able to stand?" Next, notice that the phrase "white robes" (λευκαι, Strong #3022; στολαι, Strong #4749) only occurs in all of Revelation in the 5th seal and in the description of the great multitude and nowhere else!