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The Heavenly Tabernacle
The tabernacle built in the days of Moses was the center of divine worship in Israel. It was a figure for the time then present, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered at that time — while good and righteous and from God — were not yet the perfect sacrifice, which was yet to come (Hebrews 9:9).
Revelation of John
The last book of the New Testament. It professes to be the record of prophetic visions given by Jesus Christ to John, while the latter was a prisoner, “for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus” (Revelation 1:9), in PATMOS (which see), a small rocky island in the Aegean, about 15 miles West of Ephesus. Its precursor in the Old Testament is the Book of Dnl, with the symbolic visions and mystical numbers of which it stands in close affinity. The peculiar form of the book, its relation to other “apocalyptic” writings, and to the Fourth Gospel, likewise attributed to John, the interpretation of its symbols, with disputed questions of its date, of worship, unity, relations to contemporary history, etc., have made it one of the most difficult books in the New Testament to explain satisfactorily.
Book of Revelation
This, the last of the books of the New Test., according to their usual arrangement, is entitled in the A.V. “The Revelation (Α᾿ποκάλυψις, Apocalypse) of [St.] John the Divine (τοῦ θεολόγου),” but in Codices Alex., Sinait., and Ephr. Rescrip. it is simply Α᾿ποκάλυψις Ι᾿ωάννου; and in Cod. Vat. it takes the fuller and more explicit form of ‘Α᾿ποκάλυψις Ι᾿ωάννου θεολόγου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ, thus clearly identifying the author with the writer of the fourth gospel. The true and authoritative title of the book, however, is that which it bears in its own commencing words, Α᾿ποκάλυψις Ι᾿ησοῦ Χριστοῦ; which has been restored by Tregelles in his critical edition of 1844, and which has been adopted by most of the critical authorities and versions since.
John’s Not-So-Simple Version