Who wrote the last book in the Bible, the book of Revelation?
Two freshman high school students were taking a Basic English literature examination when on whispers to the other, “Great Scott, who wrote Ivanhoe?” “I don’t know,” the other replied, “but can you tell me who the Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities?” I find it to be an equally humorous pasquinade when higher criticism suggests someone other than John wrote the last book in the Bible. The author of the book of Revelation is John, the son of Zebedee, and author of the Gospel of John and I, II and III John. Although some have questioned his authorship, as early as the second century Justine Martyr, Iraneus, Clement, Origen, Teretullian and Hippolytus gave early witness to belief in apostolic authorship. Later Dionysius, Eusebius, the Council of Laodicia (360 A.D.) and the Peshitta Version (early fifth century) questioned the apostolic authorship on the basis of differences in style and themes between Revelation and the Gospel of John. While no one denies there are differences in language