Does “sea”, in the book of Revelation always mean all the collective oceans of the world?
Or can it sometimes be referring to a specific sea?Could the following mean the Mediterranean sea, or the Aegean sea, or the Red sea, etc.?Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Revelation 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
But if that meant all the collective oceans of the world, then how would the following still be true, not too long afterwards?
Revelation 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
Would the above then be only referring to the remaining ⅔ ships not destroyed, sailing atop seas of dead man’s blood?What about when John saw the beast?
Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
It says that he stood on the sand of the sea.Physically he could of done that on the shore of the Aegean, since he was on Patmos.Or in the spirit, he could have stood on the shore of the Mediterranean sea, or the Red sea, etc.Or does it mean that he was standing on the sand of the shoreline of all the collective oceans of the world at once?So, if he was standing on the sand of a specific sea, is that where he also saw the beast rise up?Or does he stand on the sand of a specific sea, but then see the beast rise up out of all the collective oceans of the world at once?For years, I had been taught, that it meant that the beast rises out of the Gentle nations.But doesn’t he come originally from somewhere? i.e. one nation?So, what did John see the beast rise up out of? a nation? or nations? a sea? or all the collective oceans of the world at once?