Was Revelation the last book written in the Bible?
The book of Revelation writen by the Apostle Paul on the Island of Patmos was completed around 96 C.E. In most compilations the book is placed lastly in the Christen Greek Scriptures. It must be noted that the Bible is collection of books that comprises of the Old and New Testament and thus is not the only writen books based on Sematic/Christen theology. There are other writings in what we term as the Apocrypha or rejected writings of which under critical evaluation were either not accepted ot there was some contradiction based on proof of writer status or common ground of ideaology.The book of Revelation is one of the prophetic visions given to one of the early discilpes of Jesus Christ. The time of acceptance is of crucial importance since the book itself only after a number of time was circulated around the Christen congregations of Ephesus,Galtia and others.
Please read the book of Revelation. The writer is the Apostle John Rev.1:1 Rev.1:4,9 and 22:8. The place written-Patmos. writing completed- A.D. 96. 5 According to the earliest testimony, John wrote the Revelation about 96 C.E., approximately 26 years after the destruction of Jerusalem. This would be toward the close of the reign of Emperor Domitian. In verification of this, Irenaeus in his “Against Heresies” (V, xxx) says of the Apocalypse: “For that was seen no very long time since, but almost in our day, towards the end of Domitian’s reign.” Eusebius and Jerome both agree with this testimony. Domitian was the brother of Titus, who led the Roman armies to destroy Jerusalem. He became emperor at the death of Titus, 15 years before the book of Revelation was written. He demanded that he be worshiped as god and assumed the title Dominus et Deus noster (meaning “Our Lord and God”). Emperor worship did not disturb those who worshiped false gods, but it could not be indulged in by the earl
The early date for the writing of the Revelation, as alluded to by Michael D, is based on an interpretation that the events prophesied were fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, placing its writing in the 60’s. This view that all prophecies have been fulfilled is called Preterism. (Michael D, if that doesn’t describe you, I will stand corrected.) This is most definitely a minority opinion among theologians, and in this case, I believe, with good reason. I’m not against minority opinions, I hold a few myself. I believe that the more Scripturally consistent interpretation is that there is much in Revelation which is yet future here at the beginning of the 21st century. This interpretation does not have a problem with the internal and external indications that it was written as late as 95 AD. It does appear to be the last of John’s preserved writings, and the last book of Scripture to be written. There are some internal indications that it sees itself as closing the Word of