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.
A City of God
A new bible translated by Jerome precedes Augustine’s commentary on the Apocalypse in The City of God. Prior to the Vulgate many believed the Apocalypse did not belong in the bible. This was settled once and for all by Jerome who had the authority to define the bible.
A Writer Named John
A confirmation that the Apostle wrote the Apocalypse was needed for it to be in the bible today. Chrysostom was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate. Many didn’t believe it was written by the Apostle and therefore didn’t belong in the bible. Thanks to Jerome we have it in the bible today.
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?
A Revelation of Jesus Christ
A blessing for reading and hearing this prophecy. It must shortly come to pass. The first coming. Not the second. John the Baptist was preparing the way. John the Apostle knew this when he wrote to the seven churches. John Chrysostom, your brother, knew that when he was in Ephesus and Jerome was finishing the Vulgate.
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.
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.
A Testimony of Jesus Christ
A “bare record”. It was John the Baptist “who bare record”. It was John the Apostle who wrote “to the seven churches”. It was John Chrysostom, “who also am your brother”, who was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing his Vulgate and needed a reliable copy of the Apocalypse. Three Johns.
A Second John Who Ate The Book
A reasonable explanation for the three Johns of the Apocalypse. John the Baptist is the first who bare record. John the Apostle is the second to the seven churches. John Chrysostom is the third who was in Ephesus just before Jerome defined the bible that would become the official bible of the Church.
A Little Book
A prophecy repeated. John the Apostle to the seven churches. John the Baptist who bare record knew the Lamb of God and the Apostle knew the Baptist. John Chrysostom, a third john and a brother, was in Ephesus at the beginning of the fifth century when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate, the official bible of the Church.