Who are the two witnesses of Rev. 11? The most common answer I've heard is that they are Moses and Elijah. In another thread, LeBuick opined that they are Enoch and Elijah. In looking at Rev. 11:4, we see that the two witnesses are described as two candlesticks and two olive trees. It appears that each witness is described as a candlestick and an olive tree. Each is the same two things. From Rev. 1:20, Jesus defines a candlestick. It is a church. A local church, as a matter of fact. Paul, in Romans 11, describes Gentile believers as wild olive branches grafted onto the olive tree, Israel, receiving nourishment from the roots of the tree. Zechariah spends the entire 4th chapter on a golden candlestick and two olive trees. So, a case can be made that the two witnesses are symbolic of a group of Gentile believers and believing Jews, who, shortly after the beginning of the tribulation, empowered by God to preach, gifted with supernatural power and protected from harm for 3-and-a-half years. Their message arouses hatred. God allows the beast to kill them, an act whch produces world-wide rejoicing. Then, 3-and-a-half days later, God raises them from the dead and takes them up to heaven in a cloud. Some might call it a mid-tribulation rapture. This scenario obviously won't fly for dispys and historical pre-mils, or a-mils either. So, who are the two witnesses, and what is the basis for your view? Release the hounds!!