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Bible Study: The Book of the Revelation – LESSON 12

Calvary Bible Church Bible Study

The Book of the Revelation

 

LESSON 12 – The False Prophet and the Mark

Chapter 13:11-18   The Beast from the Earth.

The first beast comes from the sea, symbolic of the nations in turmoil; the second has his origin from the earth (or land), indicating one of two things (depending on the interpretation that is given to “earth” or “land”).  If the term is correctly translated as “earth”, then it would indicate that this second beast comes from something more stable or solid than the “sea” of the first beast.  This could easily indicate that the second beast will arise from the RELIGIONS of the world, since religion has lasted longer than any nation, kingdom, or political system in history.  On the other hand, if the word is translated as “land”, it would be a reference to the Land of Israel, which would indicate that he is of Jewish biological descent.  Thus, he would arise from the Land of Promise and will falsely claim to be of the nation of promise and the promised Messiah. Continue Reading Here