Revelation has been called apocalyptic writing. That means it follow a distinct style using symbolic language. It depends a lot on the reader knowing the Old Testament and was written to people facing persecution for their faith. The message had to be written in “code language” to get past the censors who would read it before being allowed to be sent on. The 24 Elders before the throne in heaven represent all of God’s people giving praise to the God of creation. 12 elders represent the 12 tribes of Israel. The other 12 represent the 12 Disciples and the New Testament era people of faith. All praise God.
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