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English:  Revelation
Greek:  αποκάλυψις
Transliterated:  Apokalupsis
Other names:  The apocalypse of John



Wrote the book:  the apostle John
Are the key people:  John, Yeshua
Is it written to:  The seven congregations in Asia



Letters to the seven congregations in Asia Minor (Revelation 1:1-3:22)
End times and G-d's judgment (Revelation 4:1-19:21)
The thousand year reign of Messiah (Revelation 20:1-15)
New heavens and earth (Revelation 21:1-22:21)



Was it written:  c 95 CE
Did the events occur:  c 95 CE and future
Was it canonized:  c 170-250 CE
(see the Timeline of the First Century)



Was it written:  Patmos
Did the events occur:  Asia minor, Patmos, the realm of heaven



Revelation was written to inform us that: 
G-d is sovereign.
Messiah will return.
Believers should remain faithful.
G-d's judgment and wrath are coming.
G-d will create a new heaven and a new earth.



The apostle John was given this, "the revelation of Messiah Yeshua", as both a message to seven congregations in Asia Minor and as a prophecy of what was yet to come when Messiah returned. The first three chapters are John's verbatim transcription of the words of Messiah to those seven congregations in which He alternately encourages, condemns, and corrects various behaviors they are exhibiting. John then uses highly symbolic language to picture G-d's coming judgment upon the wicked, Messiah's return and reign for a thousand years, and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth without sin, pain, suffering, or grief.



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