- Both the heavenly woman in chapter 12 and the prostitute in chapter 14 are depicted as mothers (Rev. 12.2, 17.5).
- Both women are seen in the wilderness at some point (Rev. 12.6, 17.3).
- Both chapters mention eating and drinking in connection with death. In Revelation 12.4 the dragon wishes to devour a child as he is born. Revelation 17.6 says that the prostitute drank the blood of the murdered saints.
- Revelation 12.1 and 17.4 use the same Greek word to describe women being ‘clothed’ with splendid attire.
- Both chapters mention red animals with seven heads and ten horns (the dragon in Revelation 12.3 and the beast in Revelation 17.3).
- Revelation 12.7 mentions people who hold the testimony of Jesus, and Revelation 17.6 mentions witnesses of Jesus.
Source: Ben Witherington, Revelation. (Cambridge University Press, 2003).