a river runs through it 

A New Jerusalem 

A new earth with no more sea.  Just a river.  It is here now. Just as Jerusalem was the center of the Jewish religion, Rome, the New Jerusalem is the center of the Christian religion. See the map.  A river and twelve gates.  Three in each direction.  

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A Book 

City of God includes his analysis of the Apocalypse well after Jerome’s Vulgate.  Did Augustine wait for it?  They did have some issues.  Jerome also had some issues with Victorinus but may not have realized that Victorinus may have been looking at another version, the first version written by John the Baptist which did not include the seven churches.  In his commentary Victorinus called them the seven spirits.  

Watch for more pieces that fit.  Blessed is the one who looks.