Two verses in Revelation 2.1-7 that allude to the OT

  1. In Revelation 2.6 Jesus says he hates the Nicolaitans. This is similar to Psalm 139.21, in which God says he hates the enemies of his people.
  2. In Revelation 2.7 Jesus promises that the one who overcomes will eat from the tree of life in the paradise of God. The tree of life is placed  in the garden of Eden in Genesis 2.9. Adam and Eve’s access to the tree of life is taken away in Genesis 3.22 and 24. Ezekiel 28.13 compares the king of Tyre to a cherub in Eden, the garden of God. Ezekiel 31.8-9 compares the reigning Pharaoh of the day to a tree with which no tree in Eden, the garden of God, can compare.

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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