The Caesars in the Apocalypse (7)

Article 7 of 7 in the series The Caesars in the Apocalypse

The Scriptures Illustrated | by | Volume 30, Issue 3 | May – June 2024

“When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth” (Rev 6:7-8 ESV)

The fourth seal

Jesus, the Lamb (6:1), opens the fourth seal and the fourth of the living creatures calls on John to witness the fourth horse and the rider named (v8) “Death”.

Pale horse

The Greek for the phrase “pale horse” is hippos chloros. From this word, chloros,…

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