The Fourth Seal: Death
7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8And I looked, and behold a pale horse:
5515. chlóros : pale green, pale
Original Word: χλωρός, ά, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (khlo-ros’)
Short Definition: green, pale
Definition: green, pale green.
and his name that sat on him was Death(Thanatos), and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,
- to kill with sword,
- and with hunger,
- and with death,
- and with the beasts of the earth.
2288 thánatos (derived from 2348/thnḗskō, “to die”)
- – physical or spiritual death;
- (figuratively) separation from the life (salvation) of God forever by dying without first experiencing death to self to receive His gift of salvation.
GRK: καὶ ὁ ᾅδης ἔδωκαν τοὺς
NAS: which were in it, and death and Hades gave
KJV: death and hell delivered up the dead
INT: and Hades gave up the
GRK: καὶ ὁ ᾅδης ἐβλήθησαν εἰς
NAS: death and Hades were thrown
KJV: death and hell were cast into
INT: and Hades were cast into
1. a proper name, Hades, Pluto, the god of the lower regions;
2. an appellative, Orcus, the nether world, the realm of the dead
Writing on both sides. This is called “opisthography.” Normally, only one side of the papyrus was written on, the side where the fibers of the papyrus paper line up horizontally. The “recto,” as it was called, was the smooth side designed for writing. The outside, the rough side was used for the title information and address and was called the “verso.” Here, the fibers were vertical and rough and were where the ties and seal were placed.