Two Striking Facts about The Use of Psalms in the Book of Revelation!

April 24, 2018

Psalms is my favorite book of the Bible. Revelation is another of my favorite books.

From the Index of Allusions and Verbal Parallels in the UBS 3rd ed. of the Greek New Testament, I recently discovered two striking facts about the use of Psalms in the book of Revelation. First, Revelation has 96 allusions and verbal parallels in it from the book of Psalms, which is more than any other book of the New Testament has.

Second, the chart below shows that every chapter of the book of Revelation has at least one allusion or verbal parallel in it from the book of Psalms!

Allusions and Verbal Parallels from the Psalms in Each Chapter of the Book of Revelation

Psalms Revelation
Chapter Verse(s) Chapter Verse(s)
89 27 1 5
2 8, 9 2 26-27
69 28 3 5
47 8 4 2
33 3 5 9
47 8 6 16
23 1 7 17
141 2 8 3
115 4-7 9 20
146 6 10 6
2 1 11 18
2 9 12 5
69 28 13 8
11 6 14 10
75 8 15 7
19 9 16 7
69 28 17 8
96 11 18 20
2 2 19 19
11 6 20 10
11 6 21 8
62 12 22 12

Because Psalms is my favorite book of the Bible, these two facts about the use of the Psalms in Revelation provide insight into why I love the book of Revelation so much!

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