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The Book of Revelation Final book of the New Testament. The title comes from the first word of the book in Koine Greek: apokalupsis – meaning "unveiling"

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1 The Book of Revelation Final book of the New Testament. The title comes from the first word of the book in Koine Greek: apokalupsis – meaning "unveiling" or "revelation" (the author himself not having provided a title). Apocalyptic – using symbolism/figures Also referred to as the: – Book of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine – Apocalypse of John – Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ – Revelation, (often dubbed "Revelations" in contrast to the singular in the original Koine) – Apocalypse.

2 Author John – mentioned 4 times (1:1, 4, and 9; 22:8) Which one? Questioned because of grammatical composition – John, the Apostle – held by early historians Justin Martyr – 103–165 AD Irenaeus – AD (*- John Polycarp Irenaeus) Tertullian – 160 – 220 AD Eusebius – 263 – 339 AD Victorinus of Pettau – ?? – 303

3 The Seven Churches of Asia

4 Timeline Early Date Late Date

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