I would like to do a study on the 24 elders mentioned in Revelation. I'm not sure exactly who is being referred to so I thought would ask here. I always thought it maybe was the 12 apostles and also it represents the tribes of the 12 patriarchs from the Old Testament. I'm pretty sure 12 of them are Jesus chosen disciples. But not sure the other twelve. Their wives? I have searched on some other websites asking this question, others think it's angels, (maybe because of halos?) or actually the 24 Kings of Israel before Jesus, since they are casting their crowns. Still others say it's the church - but which 24? As I understand there were the firstfruits and some were resurrected at the time of Jesus resurrection so there are at least 24 people (humans) in heaven. But I could be wrong or misinterpreting this. I will give scriptures later when can find all the verses. But remember I am learning too and don't have any fixed position on this. I am curious to know who these elders are. Could they be the prophets? How many prophets were there?