Is there any relationship between Revelation 8:7-12 and the book of Exodus?


Revelation 8:7-12 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water - the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
Yes, there are some parallels between Revelation 8:7-12 and the Book of Exodus.

The "hail and fire" in Revelation 8:7 parallels to the "hail and fire" in Exodus 9:23-24.

The "blood" in Revelation 8:8 parallels to the "blood" in Exodus 7:14-24.

The "darkness" in Revelation 8:12 parallels to the "darkness" in Exodus 10:21-23.

So, as sure as the historical facts in Exodus were a reality, so shall the end time be a reality according to God's plan, timing, and sovereignty.

For more notes please see:

Outline of the Book of Revelation


IIIM Seminary Study Bible

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).