John’s Revelation Unveiled – Part 2

Fifth. This awesome spectre is described as "a great red Dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his heads."471 Clearly, this refers to the Devil specifically in the guise of the Roman Empire.

That is an identification plainly made in many portions of Holy Scripture.494 It is therefore the conviction also of Tertullian, Victorinus, Pareus, the Dordt Dutch Bible, Mede, Tillinghast, Goodwin, Sherwin, Matthew Poole, Cramer, Matthew Henry, Sir Isaac Newton, Bishop Thomas Newton, John Brown of Haddington, Priestley, Thomas Scott, Adam Clarke, Bishop Elliott, David Brown, Albert Barnes, and many Theologians.