The Book of Revelation (also called the Apocalypse of John, Revelation to John or Revelation from Jesus Christ ) is the final book of the New Testament, and consequently is also the final book of the Christian Bible.
In the case of Revelation , many modern scholars agree that it was written by a separate author, John of Patmos, c. 95 with some parts possibly dating to Nero’s reign in the early 60s.
The two main reasons the Gospel of John was written were to evangelize both Gentiles and Jews, and to strengthen the faith of the local Christian community and Christians everywhere.
The Book of Revelation was written sometime around 96 CE in Asia Minor. The author was probably a Christian from Ephesus known as “John the Elder.” According to the Book , this John was on the island of Patmos, not far from the coast of Asia Minor, “because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus” (Rev. 1.10).
The Book of Revelation in the New Testament has the literal title in Greek, the “Apocalypse of John.” The word apocalypse means revelation . That which is uncovered. It comes from the Greek word which literally means to pull the lid off something.
Description. According to Revelation 1:11, on the Greek island of Patmos, Jesus Christ instructs John of Patmos to: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches : to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
The Gospel of John is unique from the “ synoptic Gospels ” (Matthew, Mark and Luke), so called due to their similar content. The synoptics cover many of the same miracles, parables and events of Jesus’ life and ministry. There are no parables in John .
John’s is the only one of the four not considered among the Synoptic Gospels (i.e., those presenting a common view). Although the Gospel is ostensibly written by St. John the Apostle , “the beloved disciple” of Jesus, there has been considerable discussion of the actual identity of the author.
John the Evangelist was bedfellow to Christ and leaned always in his bosom, that he used him as the sinners of Sodoma”.
Because he believed so firmly in the new Christian movement, he wanted to write a gospel that set forth its essential truth in the best possible manner. The purpose of this gospel , as stated by John himself, is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was Christ, the Son of God, and that believers in him might have eternal life.
The word gospel is derived from the Anglo-Saxon term god-spell, meaning “good story,” a rendering of the Latin evangelium and the Greek euangelion, meaning “good news” or “good telling.” Since the late 18th century the first three have been called the Synoptic Gospels , because the texts, set side by side, show a
The Book of Revelation , the last book of the Bible, has fascinated and puzzled Christians for centuries. With its vivid imagery of disaster and suffering – the Battle of Armageddon, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the hideous Beast whose number is 666 – many have seen it as a map to the end of the world.
The Book of Obadiah is an oracle concerning the divine judgment of Edom and the restoration of Israel. The text consists of a single chapter, divided into 21 verses, making it the shortest book in the Hebrew Bible .
Since the Roman era, Christians and historians have considered the Book of Revelation’s writer to be the Apostle John (John the Evangelist), author of the Gospel of John .
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