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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse əpŏk´əlĭps [key], allegorical figures in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. The rider on the white horse has many interpretations—one is that he represents Christ the rider on the red horse is war on the black horse is famine and on the pale horse, death.

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