Satan did not deceive a third of the angels as traditional thinking would have it.
In REV 12:4, we see the dragon knock down to the earth with his tail a third of the stars of heaven:
"And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. "
This verse does not speak to Satan deceiving a third of the angels as traditional thinking would have it. This verse does not speak to Satan knocking down out of heaven to earth with his tail angels of darkness. This verse speaks to the dragon knocking a third of the stars down to the earth with his tail in an act of war in heaven against God and the hosts of heaven. The stars/angels the dragon knocks down with his tail are God’s angels, not Satan’s angels. And he not only knocks them down, he stomps on them. Regarding the little horn who waxes great in the Book of Daniel (who is the dragon/beast spoken of in REV 13), the Bible says this:
And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
So when you read REV 12:4 in conjunction with and in harmony with DAN 8:10, you see that this is an act of war by the dragon (Satan) against the angels of God, against the hosts of heaven, casting a third of them down with his tail. It even says war breaks out in heaven in REV 12:7!
To help explain what I am saying about how traditional thinking on this has been wrong, let us suppose good angels (God’s angels) wear white hats and bad angels (Satan’s angels) wear black hats. The traditional thinking and understanding of REV 12:4 is that the dragon knocked down with his tail angels wearing black hats. I am saying that the dragon knocked down with his tail angels wearing white hats. It’s right there in the Bible, in black and white, in REV 12:4 and DAN 8:10, clear as day.
The two witnesses in chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation will not be two prophets upon the earth during the tribulation period.
All the conventional thinking and understanding of the two witnesses or two olive trees in REV 11 has been wrong. For it is taught that they are two prophets upon the earth during the end times. They do so because concerning the two witnesses, it says in REV 11:8 in our modern translations of the Book of Revelation that their “dead bodies”, bodies plural, will lie in the street. But lo and behold, a curious thing about REV 11:8 in the oldest and original Greek texts A, B, and C, and in the Coptic text. Instead of saying "dead bodies" plural, they all read the singular “dead body”, or “corpse”. In the original Greek text of John the Revelators original writing, the two witnesses in REV 11:8 are considered as one.
NOTE: Even in our modern translations of REV 11:5, it says if anyone tries to harm the two witnesses, fire proceeds out of their “mouth”, not mouths plural.
So in the oldest and original manuscripts of the Book of Revelation, it speaks of a single corpse lying in the street for 3 ½ days. The two are considered as one in John the Revelator’s original writing. So when REV 11 plays out on the world stage, the two witnesses will consist of one witness upon earth, the olive tree represented by Zerubbabel, and one witness in heaven, the olive tree represented by Joshua (Jesus). That is, when REV 11 plays out on the world stage, the nations of the earth will only see one person upon earth, the olive tree represented by Zerubbabel. The two witnesses will be embodied in one person upon the earth during the end times in the 1260 days of the second WOE. Within the physical body of the olive tree represented by Zerubbabel on earth in the end times will be the olive tree represented by Joshua, who is Jesus. They are truly two who are one. Jesus dwells on the inside of the olive tree represented by Zerubbabel. But that is not unique to him. For is not the great secret of Christianity this: Jesus dwells on the inside of all who believe? Do not all true believers have the witness of Jesus within themselves? Indeed! Immanuel!
As to why would modern translators change the original Greek text in REV 11:8 to refer to two bodies or corpses instead of one body or corpse, I suppose they were relying on what made sense to them. But in so doing, they do not let the Scriptures speak for themselves and they corrupt the original writing of John the Revelator. It is similar to what happened in MATT 24:28 where the King James version says “eagles” but some modern translators opted for vultures instead of eagles because vultures makes more sense to them because of course in nature, vultures—not eagles—gather around carcasses. And so they corrupt the original meaning and intent of what Jesus said by changing eagles to vultures. A similar thing happened here in REV 11:8 (and also in the first occurrence in verse 9 though not in the second occurrence) where the translators of the Book of Revelation probably did what made sense to them but nevertheless, they have corrupted what John the Revelator originally wrote and intended to convey. The two being one meshes so seamlessly and harmoniously with the rest of the Bible that the translators should have just let the Scriptures speak for themselves and left the original words and intent intact and gone with the singular “corpse” or "body", especially given the warnings in REV 22:18-19.