a commentary 

A Problem with the Churches 

A strange commentary by Victorinus.  He mentions the churches Paul wrote to but not the ones John wrote to.  This is hard to believe but it would be consistent with both Eusebius and Victorinus looking at the Apocalypse John the Baptist wrote and that would not include the seven churches.   

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a look back 

A Church History 

A problem with the churches.  Eusebius mentions six of the seven churches of the Apocalypse but never associates them with the Apocalypse.  He doesn’t mention Antipas.  All this would be consistent with an earlier version of the Apocalypse written by John the Baptist.  Victorinus has a similar problem.   

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a history 

A Witness 

A Church History that includes six of the seven churches that John wrote to but Eusebius never associates them with the Apocalypse.  Victorinus doesn’t even mention them.  Is it possible there is a version of the Apocalypse that doesn’t include the seven churches?  It could be a reasonable explanation for what we are looking at.   

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a historian 

A History of the Church 

A dog that didn’t bark.  Eusebius never associates the churches with the Apocalypse.  He does mention six of the seven churches but does not connect them with the Apocalypse.  Since Victorinus has the same problem, it suggests that there may have been a version of the Apocalypse that didn’t have the seven churches.   

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a history and commentary 

A Record of What Wasn’t 

A problem with Eusebius and Victorinus.  They don’t seem to be aware of the seven churches of the Apocalypse.  Eusebius mentions six of the seven churches but never associates them with the Apocalypse.  Victorinus mentions the seven churches that Paul wrote to but not the seven churches of the Apocalypse.  Was there a version of the Apocalypse that did not have the seven churches?  

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