The angel shouted like a lion (Rev 10:3)

“This angel gave

A great shout,

Like a lion roaring.

When he shouted,

The seven thunders


Their voice.”

καὶ ἔκραξεν φωνῇ μεγάλῃ ὥσπερ λέων μυκᾶται. καὶ ὅτε ἔκραξεν, ἐλάλησαν αἱ ἑπτὰ βρονταὶ τὰς ἑαυτῶν φωνάς.

John said, “This angel gave a great shout (καὶ ἔκραξεν φωνῇ μεγάλῃ), like a lion (ὥσπερ λέων) roaring (μυκᾶται).  When he shouted (καὶ ὅτε ἔκραξεν), the seven thunders (αἱ ἑπτὰ βρονταὶ) sounded (ἐλάλησαν) their voice (τὰς ἑαυτῶν φωνάς).”  This is the only use of this Greek word that appears only in Revelation and not in any other canonical biblical NT writing, the word μυκᾶται, that means to roar or bellow.  John further described the situation.  This angel with the little scroll, straddling both the land and the sea, gave a great shout out.  He sounded like a roaring lion.  The seven thunders may be linked to the seven spirits mentioned in chapter 1:4 with the seven churches or with chapter 4:5, and the seven torches.  Certainly, seven, the full number, played a big part in this extravaganza.  How many thunders have you ever heard at once?