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I. INTRODUCTION

A. Past Blog Posts

B. Text of Rev 11:15-19

15Then, when the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there was a loud voice in heaven saying,

‘The kingdom of the world, of our Lord and of his Christ has arrived, and he will reign forever and ever.’ 16The twenty-four elders who are sitting before God on their thrones fell down on their faces and they worshiped God 17they sang, ‘We give thanks to you—Lord God Almighty—the one who is and was because you received your great power and begin your reign. 18The nations have become angry, for your wrath has come and your servants and prophets and saints and the ones (both small and great) who fear your name are to be repaid. The time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth.’

19Then the temple of God, which is in heaven, was opened and I saw the ark of his covenant in his temple. Then there was lightening, noise, thunder, an earthquake, and a great hailstorm.” (Rev 11:15-19)

The Seventh Trumpet (Rev 11:15-19)

Photo Credit: Matthais Gerung (1500-1570)

C. General Remarks

“This section of the book of Revelation closes with the sounding of the last of the seven trumpets (11:15). What startles us is that what follows is so utterly unlike anything that the other trumpets announced. It is quite unique that here, instead of such things as volcanic eruptions, demonic locusts, and firie-breathing monsters, we listen to an outburst of rejoicing in heaven.” (Metzger, Breaking the Code, 71)

“This section begins with the victorious proclamation that the world has now become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ.” (Mulholland, “Revelation” [2011], 503)

II. LOUD VOICES IN HEAVEN AFTER THE SEVENTH TRUMPET (Rev 11:15)

Καὶ ὁ ἕβδομος ἄγγελος ἐσάλπισεν· καὶ ἐγένοντο φωναὶ μεγάλαι ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ λέγοντες·
ἐγένετο ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ κόσμου τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν
καὶ τοῦ χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ,
καὶ βασιλεύσει εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

“Then, when the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there was a loud voice in heaven saying,
‘The kingdom of the world, of our Lord and of his Christ has arrived, and he will reign forever and ever.’” (Rev 11:15)

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