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 third John who also am your brother.
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. We still wonder about who wrote it and when.
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 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.
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 Head –
A dynasty. Five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come. The Roman Empire had seven dynasties. Chrysostom is the only significant John during the sixth dynasty and he was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate. Someone had to verify that John the Apostle wrote the Apocalypse to get it in the bible.
A Third John –
A necessary connection to the Apocalypse. How it became part of the bible. Many did not think it belonged there. John Chrysostom was one of them and he was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate. Astronomy points to Chrysostom as the writer of the Apocalypse according to Morozov. There are other reasons.
A Reasonable Explanation –
A history of the Apocalypse. John Chrysostom was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate. It would become the official bible of the Church. It would confirm once and for all that the Apocalypse belonged in the bible. Before that the jury was out. Chrysostom was just one of those who didn’t accept the Apocalypse. What could be the reason?