Two verses in Revelation 2.8-11 that allude to the OT

  1. In Revelation 2.8 Jesus says he is the First and the Last. This alludes to Isaiah 44.6 and 48.12, where God says he is the First and the Last.
  2. In Revelation 2.10 Jesus tells the church in Smyrna that he will test them for ten days. This could be an allusion to Daniel 1.12 and 1.14, where Daniel asks the chief official to test him and his friends for ten days with a special diet.

Source: The Greek New Testament (UBS, 4th edition), compared with the Old Testament Quotations and Allusions in the New Testament feature in Logos Bible Software version 4.

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