Reading through Revelation – Chapter 11, Part 4, And the Seventh Angel sounded


Revelation 11:15-19


15 Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His [a]Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying,

“We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. 18 And the nations were enraged, and  Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and  the time to [b]reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the [c]saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”

19 And the [d]temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His [e]temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great [f]hailstorm.

[a] Revelation 11:15  I.e. Messiah
[b] Revelation 11:18  Lit give the reward to
[c] Revelation 11:18  Or holy ones
[d] Revelation 11:19  Or sanctuary
[e] Revelation 11:19  Or sanctuary
[f] Revelation 11:19  Lit hail

The book of revelation in Art
Below is an illustration of the Seventh Angel from The Saint-Sever Beatus, also known as The Apocalypse of Saint-Sever, (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 8878). It is an 11th Century French Romanesque illuminated Apocalypse made at Saint-Sever Abbey. Among other things it contains the Commentary on the Apocalypse of Beatus of Liébana.

Saint-Sever Beatus f. 157r - Seventh trumpet - crop

Here is a bit about Beatus of Liébana and his original commentary of which The Saint-Sever Beatus was a copy:
Towards the end of the eighth century Beatus, a monk in the monastery of San Martin de Turieno, near present day Santander, compiled a Commentary on the Book of Revelation, or Apocalypse, from the writings dedicated to the topic by such patristic authors as Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose and Irenaeus. Recognition of Beatus of Liébana has survived to our time thanks to his decision to illustrate the sixty-eight sections into which he divided the text of the Book of Revelation . . . Lacking any copy from before the tenth century, we cannot be sure of the appearance of Beatus’s original illustrations.

Here is another depiction of the Seventh Angel by an unknown Spanish miniaturist:

The Seventh Angel of the Apocalypse Proclaiming the Reign of the Lord - Spanish, circa 1180 - unknown miniaturist

The Seventh Angel of the Apocalypse Proclaiming the Reign of the Lord – Spanish, circa 1180 – unknown miniaturist