Michael Colunga (8 March 2013)
"Rev 6:2--toxon--a bow--an arc"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Here is a rundown in Latin and Greek of Revelation 6:2.
 

{6:2} Et vidi: et ecce equus albus, et qui sedebat super illum habebat arcum, et data est ei corona, et exivit vincens ut vinceret.
{6:2} And I saw, and behold, a white horse. And he who was sitting upon it was holding a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering, so that he might prevail.

from:  http://www.sacredbible.org/studybible/NT-27_Revelation.htm#6
See also:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/arcum
 

confer:  2κα εδον κα δού, ππος λευκός κα καθήμενος π' ατ χων τόξον κα δόθη ατ στέφανος κα ξλθεν νικν κα να νικήσ

from:  http://tr.biblos.com/revelation/6.htm

 

See also:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%84%CF%8C%CE%BE%CE%BF%CE%BD
 
From these, it is clear that a rainbow is the intended meaning, queer though it may seem to some.
 
For an illustration of what mean, consider:
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/march2013/reneem31-2.htm
 
~Blessings,
Mike
P.S.:  Stick to your ticket!  The train sails soon!