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A Catholic Study of the book of Revelation
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References for Chapter 13

Dan 7 (Daniel’s vision of the fourth beast with one horn that displaced three other horns)
Ps 74:13-14 (Dragons and Leviathan are mythological ancient creatures created by God)
Ex 28:36-38 (The mark of holiness on the forehead of the priest, not the mark of blasphemy)
Jn 19:10-11 (Power has been given to Pilate from above)

NB: The Lamb in Revelation 5 appeared standing as though it had been slain, dead but risen to life. In a blasphemous sense, the head with a mortal wound appeared alive, dead but arisen.

1 Cor 10:20 (You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons)
Ex 15:11 (Who is like the Lord? Not Who is like the beast?)
2 Thes 2:3-10 (The antichrist will claim to be God, but will be slain by the Lord)
Mar 4:10-25 (Whoever has ears to hear, ought to hear)
Jer 15:1-2 (Each goes to his destiny: to death, the sword, famine, or captivity)
Mt 7:15 (The false prophet appears as a wolf in sheep’s clothing)
Mt 24:23-27 (False messiahs and false prophets will arise and deceive many)
Jn 18:28-31; 19:6-15 (The Jews invoke Roman authority to crucify Jesus)
Acts 8:9-13, 18-24 (Simon the Magician tries to buy the power of the Spirit from the apostles)
Acts 13:6-12 (St. Paul rebukes a magician and false prophet)
Ez 37:10 (In a vision, Ezekiel has the power to breathe life into dead bones)
Gen 1:24-31 (God made the beasts on the sixth day)
Ex 21:2 (Hebrews could be sold as slaves, but only for six years)
1 Kings 10:11-15 (Solomon received a tribute of 666 gold talents)

Line of Caesars

  1. Julius (Died 44 BC)
  2. Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD)
  3. Tiberius (14-37 AD)
  4. Caligula (37-41)
  5. Claudius (41-54)
  6. Nero (54-68)
  7. Galba (68-69)
  8. Otho (69)
  9. Vitellius (69)
  10. Vespasian (69-79)

Julius briefly served as dictator, though this title was abolished after his death. Augustus later became emperor after a treaty with the senate. Though he was the first emperor, he took the name Caesar, making him the second in that line. After Nero’s suicide, 69 was known as the year of the four emperors. Galba, Otho, and Vitellius reigned though each was quickly cast down in rivalry and infighting until Vespasian emerged to take charge of the Roman Empire.