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What does Revelation in the Bible talk about?

Last Updated: 14th January, 2020

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Revelation is an apocalyptic prophecy with an epistolary introduction addressed to seven churches in the Roman province of Asia. "Apocalypse" means the revealing of divine mysteries; John is to write down what is revealed (what he sees in his vision) and send it to the seven churches.

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Beside this, what is revelation according to the Bible?

Karl Barth argued that God is the object of God's own self-knowledge, and revelation in the Bible means the self-unveiling to humanity of the God who cannot be discovered by humanity simply through its own efforts.

Additionally, when was revelations added to the Bible? Revelation, the final book in the New Testament, was “squeezed into the canon in the fourth century,” said Pagels, and barely made it into the 27-book lineup.

Similarly one may ask, where in the Bible does it talk about the apocalypse?

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, the Book of Revelation by John of Patmos, at Revelation 6 (6:1–8), according to the main exegetical stream since the Reformation.

Who are the nicolaitans in Revelations?

The Nicolaitanes are the followers of that Nicolas who was one of the seven first ordained to the diaconate by the apostles. They lead lives of unrestrained indulgence.

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