The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation, often known as Revelation, Apocalypse, or by a number of variants expanding upon its authorship or subject matter, is the final book of the New Testament and occupies a central part in Christian eschatology.

Written in Koine Greek, its title is derived from the first word of the text, apokalypsis, meaning “unveiling” or “revelation”. The author of the work identifies himself in the text as “John” and says that he was on Patmos, an island in the Aegean, when he “heard a great voice” instructing him to write the book.

This John is traditionally supposed to be John the Apostle, although recent scholarship has suggested other possibilities including a putative figure given the name John of Patmos. Most modern scholars believe it was written around 95 AD, with some believing it dates from around 70 AD.

In this video it looks at The Book of Revelation and asks whether any of the Seven Seals have been broken.

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