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Soon after John mentions that he was in spirit on the Lords day he is instructed to write letters to the seven churches of Asia in his time. Yes, his time! The first century. If he was transferred to thousands of years into the future in the cataclysmic Day of the Lord, would that not place the seven churches into the distant future? But those churches were ...


The short answer to your questions is that none of these books have survived. This is not surprising; a very large number of books existed in the ancient world of which only a tiny minority have been preserved till now. But specifically to your first example: the Greek historian Ctesias claimed to have known the royal notebooks (basilikaì diphthérai), “in ...

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