(Rev 9:16 LITV) And the number of the armies of the cavalry was two myriads of myriads; and I heard their number.
(Rev 9:17 ASV) And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates as of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone: and the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceedeth fire and smoke and brimstone.
Who are these people? What we have about them are (a) their size that was only heard by John and (b) the color “jacinth” which is a hint. Let’s deal first with their size.
Some bible translators translate their size as “two hundred million,” that is two ten thousand times ten thousand. Which is correct “two myriads of myriads” or “two hundred million”? Their size, as for me, could only be expressed as either two groups of people or a literal single group of 200,000,000 people because of the number “two.” It will help if we knew who these people are.
What is this color hyacinth or jacinth in Rev 9:17?
Strong’s Greek Dictionary
From G5192; “hyacinthine” or “jacinthine”, that is, deep blue: – jacinth.
This word as you can see is from another word:
Strong’s Greek Dictionary
Of uncertain derivation; the “hyacinth” or “jacinth”, that is, some gem of a deep blue color, probably the zirkon: – jacinth.
In the vision of the New Jerusalem in chapter 21 of Revelation, it is written:
(Rev 21:19 ASV) The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
(Rev 21:20 ASV) the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
In the 11th foundation you will find the gem jacinth numbered G5192 in Strong’s Greek Dictionary (the second word defined above). It is in the 11th foundation. Now let’s go to chapter 7 of this book and find the corresponding name of the tribe of Israel with the same ordinal number – 11th.
(Rev 7:4 ASV) And I heard the number of them that were sealed, a hundred and forty and four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel:
(Rev 7:5 ASV) Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand: Of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand;
(Rev 7:6 ASV) Of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand;
(Rev 7:7 ASV) Of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand;
(Rev 7:8 ASV) Of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
Did you find it? We know that this tribe is divided further into two groups or tribes – Ephraim and Manasseh. Are they the two groups of (myriad of myriads) troops God is using to unleash the (first?) three plagues?
NOTE: This post is just a custom excerpt. The reader might want to read more about these troops. Read the rest of this topic (The Two Hundred Million Man Army) in the article where it is included. Also, the reader will understand this topic better if the article will be read from the beginning. Here’s the link: