a reasonable explanation 

A Third John 

A confirmation that the apostle wrote the Apocalypse was necessary to get it in the Bible which was being translated and defined by Jerome.  Just before the Vulgate was completed John Chrysostom was in Ephesus replacing seven corrupt bishops.  Jerome needed a reliable version of the Apocalypse.   

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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 history of the bible 

A Canon 

A redaction at the turn of the fifth century.  Jerome defined the bible when he finished the Vulgate which would become the official bible of the Church. It contains the oldest existing copy of the Apocalypse.  We can only speculate on what it looked like before that time based on other older existing documents.    

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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 history of the bible 

A Canon 

A redaction at the turn of the fifth century.  Jerome defined the bible when he finished the Vulgate which would become the official bible of the Church. It contains the oldest existing copy of the Apocalypse.  We can only speculate on what it looked like before that time based on other older existing documents.  

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