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Revelations is certainly the last book of the bible; however, canonicity wasn't resolved concerning the New Testament until the Council of Trent in 1546; in which it was established that 27 books which we refer to as New Testament were confirmed as "Articles of Faith", and "anathema" was ascribed to those that rejected them.(Reference: Canon of Trent) What ...


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It is so so easy to presume in our hindsight history that prophets only knew of what they spoke, but Malachi's perception of his prophetic place is fascinating to consider. Thank you for this question. Since so many prophetic authors (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Malachi, etc.) preface their words with something similar to "the word/vision of the Lord ...


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Tau's answer ends with this note: So while it is highly speculative that John imagined he wrote the last book, it is no stretch to say that John saw the final day, in which those who were redeemed by God from all humanity would dwell with Him for all eternity. Theologically this is surely the most salient point that can be made—whether or not John self ...


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Once the New Testament books were placed together in one volume, it was natural to place the gospels first, followed by all the epistles and then place Revelation last, whether or not we think of Revelation as a prophecy of the end times. John would not have known what books of the New Testament were yet to be written; in fact there was no thought given to ...



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