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In the Book of Revelation, the Seven Seals are the seven symbolic seals (Template:Lang-el, sphragida) that secure the book or scroll that John of Patmos saw in an apocalyptic vision. The opening of the seals of the document occurs in Revelation Chapters 5–8 and marks the Second Coming. In John's vision, the only one worthy to open the book is referred to as both the "Lion of Judah" and the "Lamb having seven horns and seven eyes".Template:Bibleref2c

The seven seals contained secret information known only to God until the Lamb/Lion was found worthy to open the book and to look on the contents.

Important scrolls being secured with seals is mentioned in earlier Bible examples including Book of Daniel 12:4 ...

Template:Quote (The prophecy was to be sealed up—not understood—to the end of the age.

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