• The author of the book of Revelation, or the Apocalypse, calls himself John. "John to the seven churches which are in Asia" (Ap., i, 4). And again, "I, John, your brother and your partner in tribulation . . . was in the island which called Patmos, for the word of God" (i, 9). The Seer does not further specify his personality. But from tradition we know that the Seer the Apocalypse was John the Apostle the son of Zebedee, the Beloved Disciple of Jesus. At the end of the second century the Apocalypse was acknowledged by the historical representatives of the principal churches as the genuine work of John the Apostle.
  • Who wrote the book of Revelation? It sure wasn't the same author as "Who wrote the book of love" "Oh I wonder, wonder who... who, who wrote the book of love?" Monotones - 1958 Sorry couldn't resist. :-)
  • It has not been firmly established who wrote the Book of Revelation. The view that its author is the same as the Gospel According to John is undermined by the command of the Greek language displayed in both. While the former exibits a nearly flawless command of that language, Revelation possesses a number of errors.
  • The apostle John names himself as the writer of the book and designates the place of writing as the island of Patmos, where John was in exile at the time for being a preacher of God’s Word and a witness of Jesus Christ. (Re 1:1, 9) The time of writing was possibly about 96 C.E. Jehovah God the Almighty is the book’s author, and the channel of information is Jesus Christ, who sent it to John and presented it to him by means of his angel. (Re 1:1) The spirit of God is represented as being sevenfold, hence acting in its fullest capacity to convey this disclosure. John was given divine command to write. See Revelation1:4, 11 According to the earliest testimony, John wrote the Revelation about 96 C.E., approximately 26 years after the destruction of Jerusalem. This would be toward the close of the reign of Emperor Domitian. In verification of this, Irenaeus in his “Against Heresies” (V, xxx) says of the Apocalypse: “For that was seen no very long time since, but almost in our day, towards the end of Domitian’s reign.” Eusebius and Jerome both agree with this testimony. Domitian was the brother of Titus, who led the Roman armies to destroy Jerusalem. He became emperor at the death of Titus, 15 years before the book of Revelation was written. He demanded that he be worshiped as god and assumed the title Dominus et Deus noster (meaning “Our Lord and God”). It is thought that John was exiled to Patmos by Domitian. When Domitian was assassinated in 96 C.E., he was succeeded by the more tolerant emperor Nerva, who evidently released John. It was during this imprisonment on Patmos that John received the visions he wrote down. Interestingly, in Chapter 22:18, as the book draws to it’s close, John is inspired to write these words; 18 “I am bearing witness to everyone that hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone makes an addition to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this scroll; 19 and if anyone takes anything away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God will take his portion away from the trees of life and out of the holy city, things which are written about in this scroll”.
  • I believe Revelations 1:1 tells us that. John;Jesus was permitted by GOD to reveal in visions and an angel from heaven explained the meanings.
  • John (he was from an island)
  • John of Patmos.
  • The Apostle John, on the Isle of Patmos, I believe.
  • John he was the only one left.....
  • Well, it was indeed written by John, but it went through more hands than that. Revelation 1:1-2. Shows that God gave it to Jesus, and Jesus gave it to an angel to present it in signs to John.
  • John of Patmos, who may or may not be the Apostle John. According to indications, this John probably wasn't the Apostle.
  • John did, but let me put a spin on how it all came about. In his dying breath on the cross, Jesus gave John to his mother and his mother to John. Later on Mary gave John the works of her son Jesus as written by him as a child. (something like a childs scrapbook) Then John went to the Isle of Patmos, where Jesus had spent some time in his youth, and uncovered the letters Jesus had left there. From all this information he gathered to- gether, John then wrote the book of Revelation. Some might think it all a bit far fetched, but what were the seven churches before they were made churches by Paul? It is possible that they were writing dens, and it is possible that a man like Jesus might have worked there among them. Even seen scripture not being re-writen word for word and possibly even objected to it, landing him on Patmos. He was as much the son of god as he was the son of man!
  • John did: So you say you want a revelation
  • John. More specifically 'John the Revelator' or 'John of Patmos'
  • Though you already have received many answers I would like to add that, yes, the book of Revelation was penned down by John. He also wrote 1,2,3 John and the book of John. John was not from Patmos. He was imprisoned there. John was a son of Zebedee and his wife, Salome. His brother was James. Salome probably was a sister of Jesus mother Mary. So Jesus, James, and John may be cousins and may have been good friends as they grew up. James and John were fishermen, like their father. The two were among the first ones Jesus chose to be his followers. When he invited them, they left their fishing business right away and followed him. Sincerely E

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