Rev. 4 John F. Walvoord, The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1966), s.v. 13:1+. Rev. See #22 - Ten Horns/Kings. Moreover, he is the object of worship and aided in this role by the second beast (Rev. 15 Concerning inaccuracies in the KJV and NKJV, see commentary on Revelation 17:10. 1. — "The sand of the sea" on which the Seer stood denotes vast multitudes of people (Revelation 20:8). Rev. We read afterwards of seven mountains. iii. 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 Beast will openly defy God, and set himself in determined opposition to all who are His (v. 6). The spirit of arrogant self-sufficiency characterised all the world-powers. Revelation 13 is the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation or the Apocalypse of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The book is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate. The repetition of heads, horns, and diadems ( Revelation 12:3) suggests that there is a close affinity between the dragon and this beast. Yet we have already had a vision of that period even down to and including the Reformation of Luther, which is shown in chapter11. The sea-beast comprises both the east and west: the earth-beast comes from the east. 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 prophet has shifted the diadems from the heads to the horns (thereby altering their number, of necessity), since he wishes to stamp the heads (i.e., the Roman emperors, cf. 14:6+).3. . Dan. The word has its usual symbolical sense, and denotes the nations of the earth, the whole mass of the ungodly. If the former reading be adopted, then the reference is to the Seer, but if the latter, then the dragon is meant. the four kingdoms of Dan. 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. 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. bear . The sea represents the great, restless mass of human kind; or, as it is expressed in Revelation 17:15, “peoples and multitudes.” St. James represented an undecided man as a wave driven by the wind (James 1:6). In Daniel"s vision the10 horns represented10 rulers ( Daniel 7:24). Since the dragon could not destroy the woman, he became enraged and “went off to make war with the rest of her offspring” (see commentary on Revelation 12:17).1. 17:12-13+). The seven heads on the Beast represent, not successive forms of rule, as in Revelation 17:10, but the fulness and completeness of government with which the Beast is invested in its latter-day history. 17:15+; cf. 5:5+; Rev. His growth has already taken place ‘in the sea’, i.e. to another form of war. Dan. Chapter Introduction 12:6+, Rev. Authorities are divided. 17:8+). 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. 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. Revelation chapter 12 contains a description of a woman, who is clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars atop her head. 11:36).17 He is also noted for his mouth speaking great things against God. Rev. 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. Although Zöckler and others attempt to relate Daniel Dan. 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. Revelation 13:1-10 A beast with seven heads and ten horns riseth out of the sea, to whom the dragon giveth his power, wherewith he blasphemeth God, and vexeth the saints. . However, the various nations were subdivided into smaller kingdoms with their own local administration under a king, whose authority was only one in name for he was subject to the head in the city of Rome. Revelation is a book of personal meaning. The ten horns represent ‘ten kings’ who receive authority from the coming scarlet beast as contemporaries ‘for one hour’ (i.e. Then I saw a beast rising up out of the sea. 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 crowned horns do not symbolize victory, but rather show that this “universal authority” has been arrogantly seized. seven heads Like the dragon (Rev. See Beasley-Murray, pp210-11, and Swete, p163, for a good summary of the Nero redivivus view. See Crowns. Rome originally rose out of the throes of revolution and anarchy. See commentary on Revelation 17:16. on his horns, ten crowns Unlike the dragon which wears crowns on its heads (Rev. This would make Domitian the sixth and the seventh an unknown yet to come. The. tom. Dei, (chap. 13:1. 89:9-10; Isa. The events that are described in the book of Revelation are not all given in the strict order of their occurrence. верю: носит венец, имеет власть и осуществляет владычество, подобно Богу, хуля этим истинного Бога. 1. — "And I stood upon the sand of the sea." Name of blasphemy. The seven heads have already been shown to be wearing seven diadems (Revelation 12:3). Revelation 13:1-10 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Hence the propriety of the composite symbol which unites the symbols of other empires in that of Rome, and thus makes the complex unity of the latter a most significant index of power and cruelty and extent of imperial dominion." We'll debate if the Apostle John is really the author of Revelation. This excludes such descriptive phrases as The Latin Kingdom, Italic Church, etc. Isa. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. 30:13.”—Robert L. Thomas, Revelation 8-22 (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1995), Rev. 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. ten horns Like the dragon (Rev. Roman ships literally seemed to be rising out of the sea as they appeared on the horizon off the coast of Asia Minor." Rev. Ibn-Ezra, for example, identified this king with Constantine the Great; Rashi and Calvin referred him to the Roman Empire as a whole; and Jerome, Theodoret, and Luther, among others, identified him with the New Testament Antichrist.”—John F. Walvoord, Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation (Chicago, IL: Moody Bible Institute, 1971), Dan. 2Th. Rev. John received more information about the identity of these heads, horns, and diadems in chapter17. 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. Every form and character in which God could be dishonoured in the eyes of men are referred to in "names of blasphemy.". They are connected with the seventh head (Revelation 17:12), and are yet future (Auberlen). John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Foy E. Wallace's Commentary on the Book of Revelation, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Hanserd Knollys' Commentary on Revelation. It will be observed that the Seer mentions the wild animals in the inverse order to that of the prophet. This beast arises from the sea, but the second beast arises from the earth or land (Rev. d. ‘And I saw a wild beast coming up out of the sea having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten diadems and on his heads names of blasphemy.’. ], "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.]. of Some read: "he stood." To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 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 first three powers,{*The first will not exist territorially, but will be found merged in her characteristics in the fourth. We are told that the seven heads are “seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10 Daniel K. Wong, “The Beast From The Sea in Revelation 13,” in Bibliotheca Sacra, vol. . Rev. 14 “To say that the sea stands for the abyss carries on the OT concept of the sea, that is the source of the satanic sea monster (cf. Dan. "{*On the historical application the "names of blasphemy" would be those impiously borne by the emperors, several of whom insisted that divine honours and worship should be paid them. 13:11+). 3 “Though the Holy Spirit ‘[will be] taken out of the way’ (2Th. The beast is evidently Antichrist who is the head of a future empire (cf. He was also in an error as to Christ's reign of a thousand years upon the earth with his elect. Rev. See commentary on Revelation 13:2. 1. that this beast is symbolic of anti-christian world powers [governments]. ], Revelation 17).The view that the first beast is a real person who will rule the world during the Great Tribulation (. We might reasonably have looked for those names (not name as in the A.V.) Thus heaven (Rev. 16 Pink, The Antichrist, s.v. Now, the scene shifts to describe a beast who also has seven heads and ten horns, who is closely identified with the dragon. 9 Arthur Walkington Pink, The Antichrist (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1999, 1923), s.v. It is not simply a beast but a wild beast, unrestrained in its fierce and destructive rage. And saw . 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”). Beast - `wild beast.' 11:3-12+; Rev. The second beast which appears later is known as the False Prophet (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. Leviathan, the twisted serpent, representative of both Satan and the Beast, is in the sea (Isa. Such grotesque, composite monsters were familiar figures in Persian and Babylonian mythology. He blasphemes against God and heaven, and leads the whole world into evil. A beast; the symbol of a great evil and persecuting power. 13 Then [] I stood on the sand of the sea. The ten horns are identified for us: “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. Rom. 20:10+). No commentator claims to find precise fulfillment in the remainder of this chapter. 2 We note that the term Antichrist is not used by John in the book of Revelation. The empire is to exist for seven years, but when it comes up at first it will do so out of a political and social chaos, while in its last and final stage its diabolic origin and character are intimated. .—Translate, And I saw a wild beast rising out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and upon his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.—The wild beast rises out of the sea. xix. By the ‘sea’ we are not to understand the ocean everywhere embracing and surrounding the land. He will be the deification of secular authority. Evidently this was part of his plan to destroy the rest of the woman"s offspring ( Revelation 12:17). Ps. There is much of significancy in this. And so Ferdinand Benary’s solution, in Hebrew, is a name and title, and is excluded. See Beasley-Murray, pp210-11, and Swete, p163, for a good summary of the Nero redivivus view. Caligula, who sought to erect his image in the Temple and fervently declared himself to be divine, and sought vigorously to propagate that fact, and Nero who viciously persecuted Christians in Rome, who also fervently claimed divinity, are certainly in mind in the seven. 7:1 have, three of them one head each, and the third four heads, or seven in all; which tallies perfectly with Rev. Revelation 2:17, Revelation 7:3, Revelation 14:1). 74:13-14; Ps. The individuals, like larger and smaller waves, make up this great ocean-like mass of men, swayed by impulse or passion. chap. See also Andy M. Woods. See also idem, The Nations ..., pp83, 102; and idem, "Prophecy of the Ten-Nation Confederacy," Bibliotheca Sacra124:494 (April-June1967):99-105. The Roman Empire was the fourth and last of the "four world empires" as they are familiarly termed. 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. It may be that out of the general collapse of all governing authority under the sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12-17) the Beast emerges. Dan. The symbol is common enough as thus employed in all literature. That Isaiah, one of the initial expressions of the first beast was Rome, whose governors repeatedly came by sea to Ephesus. 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. By sea here, we may understand some very great confluence of people, and nations. A characteristic of the willful king (Daniel 11:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:4). 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. (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. 17 “Beginning with verse 36, a sharp break in the prophecy may be observed, introduced by the expression the time of the end in verse 35. 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. Yet there are some differences in the descriptions of these heads, horns, and crowns. Much had happened since Paul wrote Romans 13:1-6, and even since Asiatic Christians had received the counsel of 1 Peter 2:13 f. 1. strange children]” (Ps. See commentary on Revelation 12:11. 13:16-17+; Rev. Revelation 17:12 ‘the ten horns are ten kings,’ and chap. Standing on the sand of the sea, Satan gave his power to the beast rising out of the sea. "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. — Stuart on "The Apocalypse," page 638.} 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. The apocalyptic prophet always takes his place or stand as a point of observation in keeping with the subject on hand. The Beast’s ascension from the sea speaks of the origin of his kingdom from the Gentile nations. There is another item that should be stated in order to avoid confusion. The sea refers to its future historical rise, the abyss to its state under satanic power. Note that the description of the beast parallels the description of the dragon given in Revelation 12:3. {*"All the ferocious and powerful beasts which Daniel (Daniel 7:3, seq.) Isa. chap. And I saw a beast rise out of the sea, having seven heads, and ten horns, and upon his horns were ten … ], "The Sea is an apt symbol of the agitated surface of unregenerate humanity (cf. Here the Antichrist has authority over10 rulers (cf. Dragon and beast both bear crowns-the former on the heads, the latter on the horns (Revelation 12:3; Revelation 5:1). 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. So Ewald’s Hebrew terms for Cesar of Rome are hardly one name, but two, or else a title and a name. If any political significance has been attached to the seven hills it would not affect the general plan of the book of Revelation. 5 Walter Scott, Exposition of The Revelation (London, England: Pickering & Inglis, n.d.), Rev. Isa. John saw the beast as he was rising. 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. The beast not only rules over them, it springs out of them and is their native king. Revelation 13:1 New King James Version (NKJV) The Beast from the Sea. “mother of harlots and abominations of the earth”, “seven mountains on which the woman sits. We see him emerging from the sea. If the letter is properly dropped, it indicates that the dragon himself stood upon the sand of the sea. But the wild beast is part of the overall activity of the monster. 4 alone; and which, rendered in the Authorised Version by the same term, ought to be translated ‘living creatures.’ The ‘living creatures’ are symbolical of all that is noble and admirable, of all deep and true spiritual life; the ‘beast’ represents whatever is most violent and repulsive. What is the meaning of Revelation chapter 12? i. p. 92). Revelation 17).The view that the first beast is a real person who will rule the world during the Great Tribulation ( Daniel 7:25)-rather than the personification of evil, or the threat of heresy, or Nero revived (based on the Nero redivivus legend), or false prophets collectively-dates back to the early church fathers. 19:20+; Rev. "{*The Revised Version reads, the dragon "went away to make war." Or. And to it t the dragon gave his power and u his throne and great authority. With this interpretation set, we can look at Revelation 13:1-10 and notice what is being prophesied about the Roman Empire. Daniel 7:7-8). However they also correspond to the features of the fourth kingdom that Daniel saw in his vision (cf. Nero was saluted as "the eternal one." The dragon’s crowns are associated with historical kingdoms of which this beast is one. Ancient Rome was heathen in character. For more than fourteen hundred years the western Roman empire has ceased to exist,{* Rome fell A.D. 476. The Beast from the Sea —Revelation 13:1-18. 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. Daniel described this individual who “shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done” (Dan. The heads carry the names of blasphemy. 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). Rev. See Revelation 17:3. Though St. Irenæus, and also St. Gregory, (lib. The earth (Revelation 13:11) means the ordered world of nations, with its civilization. 27:1; Isa. In most interpretations, this is the end-times figure popularly referred to as the Antichrist (Revelation 13:1–10). (Revelation 13:1-4 NIV) John saw this beast rising out of the sea, which, as we have seen several times in Revelation, is a symbol of the Gentile nations of the ancient world. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 7:2-3; Rev. This will result in the even more intensive persecution which John foresees in the future. This is an entirely new feature of the empire, and one characterising the last stage of its existence. [Note: See Johnson, pp521-25, 530. Faber explains the healing of the deadly wound to be the revival of the Napoleonic dynasty after its overthrow at Waterloo. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like … The beast has crowns on each of his ten horns, indicating the rule of the ten contemporaneous kings associated with the last head or kingdom. They shall not be so until the close of the fourth kingdom (the Roman), which continues until the fifth, Christ's shall supplant it: this last stage is marked by the ten toes (five on one foot, five on the other) of the image, Daniel 2:1-49. 13:4+) indicates that he is a human being. Rev. Arethas, bishop of Cesarea, in Cappadocia, in the sixth age [century], in his commentary on the Apocalypse, (tom. The most plausible is that his claim to authority rests on brute force.". See Supernatural Origin? Lost, Book I.) Name of blasphemy. So Ewald’s Hebrew terms for. In chap. Seven ‘kings’ are selected to represent the whole line of Emperors, for as the seven churches represented the whole church, so seven Emperors represent the whole line of Emperors. 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. 1.) xvii12 ...", "Without exception the imagery of the sea monster is used throughout the OT to represent evil kingdoms who persecute God"s people ...", [Note: Swete, p158; Mounce, pp249-50; Morris, p165. The beast embodies the malevolent forces operative in this empire. 47) with the blasphemous names. 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. . This is the rise of the Antichrist,2 whose activities are key to The 70th Week of Daniel. 13 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. Ed.) 13:1+ that there is something more than the Empire here in view. The probability seems to be that they are all connected with the seventh head, for in Daniel 7:7, which gives us the groundwork of the representation, they belong to the fourth beast alone, and at chap. It is enough to refer to the spirit in Babylon: “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?” The words were Nebuchadnezzar’s (Daniel 4:30). And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea--13:1. 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. … 2:35 tells us, expressly, they shall be ‘broken to pieces together!’ If, then, they are destroyed together, they must all be on the scene at the time of Christ’s return to earth to inaugurate His millennial reign, and if so, each of them must have been revived and restored!!16. ", [Note: Robertson, 6:397; Johnson, p523; Mounce, p248. We cannot consistently speak of imperial power and dominion apart from a personal head which represents and embodies that power.8, But it is very clear from what follows in Rev. 144:7). Out of the sea; out of the troubles, commotions, and revolutions of that period. 12:3+), the beast’s crowns are on its horns. For instance, the present chapter opens with a vision of Pagan Rome which we know was before the days of Constantine. As in Daniel wild beasts are both kings and kingdoms, and heads and horns arising represent kings resulting from or connected with the first king. Babylon is doomed never to rise as a temporal power (Jeremiah 51:63-64).} He is also the beast whose deadly wound was healed. Rev. 17:15+). These are the ten horns which Daniel saw upon the fourth terrible beast in his night vision (Dan. Revelation 6:8), and is wholly different from that which, to say nothing of many other passages, meets us no fewer than seven times in chap. The Book of Revelation has fascinated readers for nearly 2,000 years. The imperial system, especially with its demand for imperial worship, appeared the embodiment of irreverence and profane infatuation (Revelation 13:6). “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.”. 13:1+, Rev. 11:36. Ps. [Note: Mounce, p251.]. Like Milton’s “superior fiend,” he stands upon the shore and summons his legions (Par. The blasphemous names reflect the beast"s opposition to God (cf. The seven heads are the seven world-monarchies-Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Germanic empire. 13:1+, Rev. The former denotes despotic power, the latter constitutional monarchy. Read full chapter 7:20) which are also said to be ten kings (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. lion--This beast unites in itself the God-opposed characteristics of the three … { Revelation 17:15} Learned Meade in his comment upon { Revelation 8:1-13} faith, that Alaricus, with an huge host of Goths, and other barbarians, Alans, Huns, etc, invaded the Roman empire, both east and west, pages71-74. The diadems are on the heads of the dragon (Revelation 12:3); here they are seen on the horns of the Beast. [Note: Robertson, 6:397; Johnson, p523; Mounce, p248.] These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”, “And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. However this interpretation cannot explain the sands of the seashore or the origin of the beast from the earth ( Revelation 13:11). Dan. 7:6). The four universal empires, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome are represented both as metals (Daniel 2:1-49) and beasts (Daniel 7:1-28), and not only in the rise and initial stages of their history but at the end they are there when the Lord comes. [Note: Beale, p682.]. I saw a beast John sees two beasts in this chapter. So, is the proper name of the Roman State, or ruler, or citizen. Revelation 17:15; Daniel 7:2-3). Chapter 13 The Beasts From the Sea and the Earth. But while Daniel 7:3; Daniel 7:7 refers to the historical rise of the empire, 753 B.C., the Seer in Revelation 13:1 points to its future reappearance. [Note: Swete, p158; Mounce, pp249-50; Morris, p165.] 27:1; Ps. But a careful study of the context shows conclusively that it is the Seer and not the dragon that "stood upon the sand of the sea. 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