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A Failure To Mention The Seven Churches
A fourth century historian, Eusebius, mentions six of the seven churches but fails to associate them with the Apocalypse. Early copies of the Apocalypse no longer exist but if they did they might not contain seven churches. John the Baptist knew the "lamb" but not the churches.

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A Radical View That Is Consistent With History
A reasonable explanation. An unsettled mystery. Who, When, What, and Why? Especially the Why but the Who might explain all the others. John the Baptist preparing the way for the Way, the Truth, and the Light. The first coming. The Lamb of God. The time was near for this prophecy.

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A Church With Seven Associations
A first look at what no longer exists. Victorinus from the second century commented on the Apocalypse. ...
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" [Victorinus's Commentary on the Apocalypse] is interesting to modern scholars as an example of how people in antiquity interpreted the book of Revelation. Victorinus sees the four animals singing praise to God as the [four] Gospels, and the 24 elders seated on thrones in Revelation [chapter] 4 are the 12 patriarchs of the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles. He also agrees with views that the Whore of Babylon "drunk with the blood of martyrs and saints" represents the City of Rome and its persecutions of Christians, and that The Beast described in chapter 13 represents Emperor Nero."

(Revelation chapter 13 is where the number 666 is found)
 

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A Third John
A place called Patmos. This is all we know. Everything else is speculation or interpretation. Is yours better than the others? Is your bible better than the others? Do they have anything in common? Numbers. Somehow they get the numbers right. We also have logic and reason to make sense of them.

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A Book That Is A Mystery
J. Massyngberde Ford may have been the first to suggest John the Baptist was the first writer of the Apocalypse. She is not the first to suggest multiple writers. Others suggested that it was first written in Hebrew. Most agree that there is little agreement regarding the Apocalypse. So we continue to speculate.

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