two beasts, three deadly wounds, & fifteen popes

Two Beasts, Three Deadly Wounds, & Fifteen Popes

Authors: Standish and Standish

The book of Revelation has been characterized as a mystery. Yet the book describes itself as the “Revelation of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 1:1). A revelation is the opposite of a mystery.


In this book, Russell and Colin Standish, using Scripture as its own interpreter, unravel aspects of the mystery and unveil a portion of the revelation.


Revelation chapter 13 presents two of the most curious beasts imaginable—one of which receives a deadly wound in one of its heads. Prophecy stated that this mortal injury would be healed, and that the power represented by the beast would be admired.

The authors also present a detailed history of the fifteen popes who have sat upon the papal throne since the infliction of the deadly wound. The part played by each pontiff in the healing process is carefully documented. You will find compelling evidence that the deadly wound is now so well healed that there remains virtually no trace of the scar.


Both authors have degrees in modern history from the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most esteemed institution of higher learning. They have brought history to life as they have carefully identified fascinating historical events that clarify the seeming mystery of these two beasts.

For those who love history this book will be of unique interest. For students of Scripture, this book will enlighten and bring an understanding of biblical prophecy and perhaps a new appreciation of the conclusive accuracy of Bible prophecy. For those who avoid Scripture, it is bound to generate a curiosity and perhaps a new appreciation of the conclusive accuracy of Bible prophecy. It is a book for all minds, a challenge to all hearts, and a timely wake-up call for all humanity.


Paperback: 490 pages

Publisher: Hartland Publications

ISBN 13: 978-0923309442

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