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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Revelation Book of
Revelation, Book of. This book, frequently called by its Greek name, the Apocalypse, was written by John the apostle and the evangelist, about a.d. 95. "This is the last and the most mysterious book of the Bible. It is the divine seal of the whole. It is for the New Testament what Daniel is for the Old Testament. It gathers up all the former prophecies and extends them to the remotest future. It represents the church in conflict with the great secular powers. It unrolls a sublime panorama of Christ's victorious inarch through the world's history till the appearance of the new heaven and the new earth, when the aim of creation and redemption shall be fully realized. The theme is the divine promise, ' I come quickly,' with the corresponding human prayer, 'Even so, come, Lord Jesus.' It gives us the assurance that the Lord is coming in every great event, and overrules all things for his glory and the ultimate triumph of his kingdom."—Schaff.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Revelation Book of'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/r/revelation-book-of.html. 1893.