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Encyclopedia > John of Patmos
"Saint John on Patmos" by Hans Baldung Grien, 1511
"Saint John on Patmos" by Hans Baldung Grien, 1511
Saint John of Patmos, by Jean Fouquet

John of Patmos is the name given to the author of the Book of Revelation (or Book of the Apocalypse) in the New Testament. According to the text of Revelation, the author, who gives his name as "John", is living in exile on the Greek island of Patmos. In Revelation, he writes to the seven Christian churches in Asia to relate two apocalytic visions he has had. John of Patmos is often referred to as John the Divine, in reference to the divination he received which constitutes Revelation. Indeed, the full title of the Book of Revelation is The apocalypse of Saint John the Divine, with apocalypse simply being a Greek word for revelation, and Divine an old usage meaning one who has had a revelation. He is also known as the Eagle of Patmos and John the Seer. Several Christian denominations regard him as a prophet and a saint. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x700, 122 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x700, 122 KB) Summary http://www. ... Three Ages of the Woman and the Death 1510 Oil on limewood,48 x 32,5 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Hans Baldung or Hans Baldung Grien/Grün (c. ... 1511 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Saint_Jean_à_Pathmos. ... Image File history File links Saint_Jean_à_Pathmos. ... Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels (c. ... Visions of John of Patmos, as depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. ... Look up Apocalypse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ... EXILE is a 6-member Japanese pop music band. ... Skala viewed from the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos, one of the UN World Heritage Sites. ... The seven churches of Asia are seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament. ... This article is about the religious practice of divination. ... List of Christian denominations ordered by historical and doctrinal relationships. ... In religion, a prophet is a person who has directly encountered God, of whose intentions he can then speak as if he were a formal representative of God. ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are usually depicted as having halos. ...


John of Patmos, the author of Revelation, was traditionally believed to be the same person as both John, the apostle of Jesus and John the Evangelist, author of the Gospel of John. Justin Martyr, writing in the early 2nd century was the first to equate the author of Revelation with John the apostle.[1] Most biblical scholars now contend that these were separate individuals. Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown. ... John the Apostle (יוחנן The LORD is merciful, Standard Hebrew Yoḥanan, Tiberian Hebrew Yôḥānān), also known as John the Revelator, was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. ... St John the Evangelist, imagined by Jacopo Pontormo, ca 1525 (Santa Felicità, Florence) John the Evangelist (? - c. ... The Gospel of John is the fourth gospel in the canon of the New Testament, traditionally ascribed to John the Evangelist. ... Justin Martyr (Justin the Martyr, also known as Justin of Caesarea) (100 – 165) was an early Christian apologist. ...


John the Presbyter, teacher of Papias, bishop of Hieropolis in the early 2nd century, is often conflated with John of Patmos or with the Apostle. The church historian Eusebius of Caesaria and Dionysius of Alexandria both identified the John in Revelation as John the Presbyter. However, since John was a common name among early Christians it cannot be ruled out that John of Patmos was a John distinct from John the evangelist, John the apostle and John the author of the Johannine epistles. The shadowy figure of John the presbyter (John the Elder) formed a link in the chain of Early Christian oral tradition that Papias of Hierapolis recorded in the early 2nd century, in five volumes called Exposition of the Sayings of the Lord (Greek — Kyriakôn logiôn exêgêsis... Papias (working in the 1st half of the 2nd century) was one of the early leaders of the Christian church, canonized as a saint. ... Eusebius is the name of several significant historical people: Pope Eusebius - Pope in AD 309 - 310. ... Several people in history have been known by the name Dionysius: Dionysius of Syracuse, a tyrant Dionysius the Elder, a Greek mythological figure Dionysius the Areopagite, a citizen of Corinth who was converted by Paul of Tarsus Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, identified by some with a Georgian theologist Peter the...


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El Grecos rendition of John the Apostle shows the traditional author of the Johannine works as a young man. ... Visions of John of Patmos, as depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. ...

References

  1. ^ Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, 81.4

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John of Patmos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (278 words)
John of Patmos is often referred to as John the Divine, in reference to the divination he received which constitutes Revelation.
Traditionally, it has been believed that John of Patmos, the author of Revelation, was the same person as both John, the apostle of Jesus and John the Evangelist, author of the Gospel of John.
John the Presbyter, teacher of Papias, bishop of Hieropolis in the early 2nd century, is often conflated with John of Patmos or with the Apostle.
John the Evangelist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (269 words)
Tradition has identified him with John the Apostle and with John of Patmos, the author of the Book of Revelation.
Tradition says that he was one of Christs disciples, and after a long life was exiled to Patmos between 90-95, where he wrote the Book of Revelation.
There are also schools of thought which attribute some of these five works (always including The Gospel of John) to John the Apostle and others (usually including the 2nd and 3rd epistles) to another John.
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