The Multitude Identified

The Brew Is A Musing

MULTITUDE IDENTIFIEDThen one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 7:13-14)

Who Are They – Jewish teachers sometimes asked questions they knew their disciples would not be able to answer. The disciples would respond by asking the teacher for the answer. This is the same teaching technique that is being employed here. Jewish apocalyptic literature often included angelic guides who asked the mortal observer rhetorical questions to guide them to the answer.(1)

Those Who Came Out of Great Tribulation – “The great tribulation” refers to

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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