Of all the books in the Bible, none has fired our imagination more than Apocalypse - the Book of Revelation to John. On the Greek island of Patmos, Apostle John had prophetic visions of angels, beasts, the Throne of God, surrounded by a rainbow in the sea of glass, the Lamb who turns into the conqueror on the white horse, dragons etc..etc
These verbal images do resemble those from the medieval astronomical and astrological maps. Look at the ancient sky map painted by great Albrecht Durer. Astrology was an essential part of life in XIV-XVI centuries; therefore the Apocalypse prophecy edited during this time is loaded with medieval astrological imagery.
The astronomical interpretation of verbal images of Apocalypse yields the following unique horoscope of planets and constellations:
The biblical tradition says that the Apocalypse was written in 96 CE by Apostle John.
The Apocalypse we know today is the last book of the New Testament. The first complete New Testament was edited as late as 1515 in Basle, Switzerland by the Dutch biblical scholar Erasmus on the basis of half a dozen of sources. The text of the Apocalypse comes from the manuscript belonging to the German biblical scholar Reuchlin.
The mystery is that the only moment in time when the combination of planets and constellations described in the Apocalypse could have been observed live from the island of Patmos, Greece was from 09/25/1486 to 10/10/1486.
So, when was the Apocalypse written?
Who wrote it?
The End Time that was widely believed to come in year 7000 ( 1492 C.E.) after creation of the world was very close indeed. Prophecies were in great demand long before Nostradamus. The abundance of medieval astronomical and astrological imagery in Apocalypse shows that it was either written new or reworked from ancient apocalyptical texts to popular medieval astrological prophecy after autumn 1486 ( year 6994 from the creation of the world )!
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