In Greek , the word apocalypse means revealing or unveiling. Some people consider Revelation to be the most difficult book in the Bible. Over the course of the book the author has two visions.
There are many different ways to interpret these visions, and there have been many arguments over which way is right. There is some disagreement over whether the John who wrote the letters of John, the John who wrote The Gospel of John , and the John who wrote the Book of Revelation are the same person.
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The person writing Revelation called himself "John". He also wrote that he was on Patmos , an island in the Aegean Sea , when he saw his first vision.
The Angel Appears to John. British Library , London.
Book of Revelation facts for kids Kids Encyclopedia Facts. John the Evangelist on Patmos by Hieronymous Bosch, circa John receives his Revelation.
Saint-Sever Beatus, 11th century. The angel gives John the letter to the churches of Asia, Beatus Escorial, circa The Fourth Angel sounds his trumpet, Apocalypse 8.
Overview: Revelation Ch. 1-11
Beatus Escorial, circa Apocalypse 12, the Woman and the Dragon. Beatus d'Osma, 11th century. Orthodox icon of the Apocalypse of St. John 16th century.
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