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Revelation 13 Seven Heads and Ten Horns Explained

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what is the seven heads and ten horns What is the seven heads and ten horns? The Seven heads are seven kingdoms that most affect Israel in history:
1) Egypt; 2) Assyria; 3) Babylon; 4) Medes and Persians; 5) Greece 6) “One Is” Rome; 7) Great Britain whose mandate over Palestine was only a short while (Rev. 17:10-11).

They appear super-historically regardless the actual time of existence to aid interpreting the symbolism, on three very different entities:

1) The great red dragon symbolizing the Devil (Rev. 12:3, 9).
2) The Ten Horn version of the Roman Empire that appears in the end time ruled by Mouth speaking great things (Dan. 7:7-8; Rev. 13:1-2, 5).
3) The Eighth kingdom is from “one of the seven” heads, ancient Babylon rebuilt—its deadly wound healed, it had become total ruin. Upon this rebuilt “great city Babylon” the Harlot Babylon sits (Rev. 17:7, 11). It rises from the abyss to symbolize it will be rebuilt using fallen angel and demon technology (Rev. 17:8; 9:1-3). It will go off into total destruction fulfilling the OT prophecies of Babylon’s destruction (Jer. 50:3, 13, 39-40; 51:29; Rev. 18:2-10) by forces from her North (Jer. 50:41-42; 51:47-48) but ultimately it will be God’s judgment against her (Rev. 17:16-17; 18:8; Isa. 13:19-22; Jer. 51:63-64; Rev. 18:21).

The Ten Horns are Ten Kings who reign one hour (Rev. 17:12-13) with the Antichrist Beast Assyrian (King of the North) Emperor of the Ten Horn Version “Grecian” Roman Empire (Dan. 2:41-45; 7:7-10, 23-27; 8:9-14; 9:27; 11:36-12:1). As they reign only one hour with the end time Beast their identity cannot be known until the Antichrist is known.

The crowns symbolize ruling. 1)The crowns are on the Seven Kingdoms on the Dragon because it was through these Satan specially impacted Israel; 2)The crowns are on horns of the Grecian Roman Empire because this is the ruling confederation in the end time (Dan. 7:7-10; Rev. 17:11-12). 3) The crowns are absent on Babylon the Great city Eighth King[dom] of the Seven [Kingdoms] upon which the Harlot sits because it is subservient to the Ten Horn version of the Roman Empire and its King in the end time.

Upon the kingdoms (heads) making up the end time version of the Roman Empire are “names of blasphemy” because each insulted God by their claims of unity with Him. The scarlet beast eighth kingdom rebuilt Babylon (“one of the seven heads but healed so an eighth king) is full of blasphemous names, because she incorporates the names of all the world’s false gods since the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:2-9).

This interpretation is sure. God gave us two separate connections linking the seven heads to kingdoms. They are seven mountans AND seven kings:

9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (Rev 17:9-10 KJV)

Mountains in scripture symbolize kingdoms (Is. 2:2; 41:15; Jer. 50:1; 51:25; Dan. 2:35, 44).

Kings represent kingdoms and in visions are merged into single entities (Dan. 7:17, 23; Rev. 13:1-2, 5).

Confirming this, the Beast in Rev. 13:1-2 is the Greekized Ten Horn Roman Empire that will exist briefly in the end time, it is a kingdom. It also is the Antichrist Beast from the demonic sea of chaos. After first appearing as the Seven Headed Ten Horn Version of the Roman Empire, a “mouth” appears in Revelation 13:5 speaking great things (Dan. 7:25). After this, both are merged together and called “the Beast”—King and Kingdom viewed as one.

Another example of “king and kingdom” seen as one, from the earth ascends a beast having “two horns like a lamb” and “he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (Rev. 13:1-2) before him” (Rev. 13:11-12).

As this is “another beast” (ἄλλο θηρίον) “of the same sort” (Vine) John’s allusion to Daniel’s beast/kingdom/king interpretation still applies. Confirming it still applies, this beast has only two horns (Dan. 8:3, 6, 7) recalling the dual nation power in Daniel (Dan. 8:20), and not seven horns like the lamb symbolizing Christ (Rev. 5:6). Hence John does not intend us to see this as a “false Christ”, it is “like a lamb” meaning it formerly was harmless to others, denoting its former Christian profession for it now is the opposite, speaking like a dragon Satanist, serving the Antichrist Beast as his false prophet (Rev. 13:11-17).

Like before (Rev. 13:1-8) John doesn’t pause when his focus shifts from the (2342 θηρίον) beast/kingdom to the king of it, for “the remainder of this pericope (vv 11–18), it/he is referred to only by a series of eight third-person singular verbs (13:11[2x], 12[2x], 13[2x], 14, 16) and two occurrences of the pronoun αὐτός (13:14, 15). This figure is elsewhere referred to as the “false prophet” (16:13; 19:20; 20:10), which clearly conveys the role the author assigns him.-Aune, D. E. (1998). Revelation 6–16 (Vol. 52B, p. 755). Dallas: Word, Incorporated.

The special relationship between the formerly Christian nations of Britain and America will strengthen until both unite and have a single “false prophet” representative standing with the Dragon and the Beast (Rev. 16:13), fulfilling completely the role of false prophet to the Roman Empire Beast and its Emperor.

Do not confuse the “wounds”, one is to ancient Babylon and was fatal (Rev. 13:3), it remains dead in ruins. The wound “was healed” by the appearance of a new “eighth king” “one of the seven” (Rev. 17:11), therefore slain head remains dead on the beast. John switched tenses from past to present in Rev. 13:12-18 to distinguish the “deadly wound…by a sword” (Rev. 13:12, 14) the Antichrist’s Kingdom received when rebuilt Babylon was destroyed causing a world wide depression (Rev. 18:11) but creating the crisis conditions on earth facilitating the world’s acceptance of the membership only 666 Mark economy (Rev. 13:14-17).


allos (ἄλλος, 243) and heteros (ἄλλος, 2087) have a difference in meaning, which despite a tendency to be lost, is to be observed in numerous passages. Allos expresses a numerical difference and denotes “another of the same sort”; heteros expresses a qualitative difference and denotes “another of a different sort.” -Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Vol. 2, p. 29). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.