In Revelation, the book can be divided into two or three parts with different genres:
- Chapter 1 - Prologue
- Chapter 2 to 3 - Epistles
- Remainder - Apocalyptic Prophecy
Do any scholars posit that the letters to the 7 churches are from a different source (or sources) than the following prophecy? If so, how widespread is this view, what are the arguments and evidence offered for or against this theory, what date(s) are offered for redaction of the final text, and to whom is the authorship of the prologue attributed (the author of the epistles, the author of the prophecy, or the redactor)?