Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3963: ΠάτμοςΠάτμος
a small and rocky island in the Aegean Sea, reckoned as one of the Sporades (Thucydides
3, 33; Strabo
10, p. 488; Pliny
, h. n. 4, 23); now called Patino or (chiefly in the middle ages
and having from four to five thousand Christian inhabitants (cf. Schubert, Raise in das Morgenland, Th. iii., pp. 425-443; Bleek, Vorless. üb. die Apokalypse, p. 157; Kneucker in Schenkel
iv., p. 403f; (BB. DD.
under the word)). In it John, the author of the Apocalypse, says the revelations were made to him of the approaching consummation of God's kingdom: Revelation 1:9
. It has been held by the church, ever since the time of (Justin Martyr
(dialog contra Trypho, § 81, p. 308 a. cf. Eusebius
, h. e.
4, 18, 8; see Charteris, Canonicity, chapter 34:and note)and) Irenaeus
adv. haer. 5, 30, that this John is the Apostle; see Ἰωάννης
, 2 and 6.<1>