a storm

A Sign In The Sky 

A suggestion that John Chrysostom wrote the Apocalypse 30 September 395.  Made by Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov, an astronomer,  according to R. H. Charles  in his book, “Studies in the Apocalypse: Being Lectures Delivered before the University of London”.  A book worth reading.   

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a third john 

A Storm and Thunder 

A Russian astronomer claimed John Chrysostom wrote the Apocalypse in 395 based on astronomy.  This John was in Ephesus at the beginning of 401. He could have said, “there are seven kings: five are fallen.”  At the time, five of the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire had fallen.  Really.  

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a third revelation 

A Brother on Patmos 

A third John who was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing his Vulgate that included the Apocalypse.  At the time it was not clear if it would be.  Jerome had to be convinced that it was written by the Apostle.  John Chrysostom was in Ephesus replacing seven bishops at the beginning of the fifth century.  

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a canon 

A Sacred Bible 

A list of books that might not contain the Apocalypse at the end of the fourth century.  John Chrysostom, who never quoted the Apocalypse, was in Ephesus at the beginning of the fifth century and Jerome was finishing his Vulgate.  Was Chrysostom able to confirm that the Apocalypse was written by the Apostle?  

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a patriarch 

A Christian Empire 

A bishop extraordinaire was in Ephesus to replace seven corrupt bishops at the beginning of the fifth century.  John Chrysostom, who never quoted the Apocalypse, could not ignore what John the Apostle may have left there.  At that time Jerome could have been looking for a reliable copy of the Apocalypse.  He was finishing the Vulgate. 

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a canon 

A Sacred Bible 

a list of books that might not contain the Apocalypse at the end of the fourth century.  John Chrysostom, who never quoted the Apocalypse, was in Ephesus at the beginning of the fifth century and Jerome was finishing his Vulgate.  Was Chrysostom able to confirm that the Apocalypse was written by the Apostle?    

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a reason to believe 

A Reasonable Explanation 

a history of the Apocalypse.  John Chrysostom was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate.  It would become the official bible of the Church.  It would confirm once and for all that the Apocalypse belonged in the bible.  Before that the jury was out.  Chrysostom was just one of those who didn’t accept the Apocalypse.  What could be the reason?  

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a bible 

A Vulgate 

a canon that included the Apocalypse.  Before Chrysostom, Jerome, and Augustine, it was not clear if the Apocalypse belonged in the bible.  At the beginning of fifth century these three were major players in the Church and the bible was being defined.  Much of what they wrote exists today unlike what was originally written at Patmos.  –

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