نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 ادیان و عرفان تطبیقی، دانشکده الهیات، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد علوم و تحقیقات، تهران، ایران.
2 گروه ادیان و عرفان، دانشکدۀ حقوق، الهیات و علوم سیاسی، واحد علوم و تحقیقات ، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، تهران، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
The Apocalypses, as the writings which narrate the revelations about the occurrences of the finality of the world, have much in common in Judeo and Christian traditions in terms of form and content. One of their common features is pseudepigraphy, i.e. the attribution of the Jewish apocalypses to the most prominent Jewish figures including Moses, through which the real authors could have accentuated on the authority of their works. The authors of the Christian apocalypses, like their Jewish counterparts, attributed their works to the prominent Christian figures. Meanwhile, the Book of Revelation is one of the most significant Christian apocalypses that its author explicitly refers to his name, John, as the author of it. Thus, since the early centuries of Christian history, many discussions have been made concerning the identity of the author by the Christian thinkers, which have even continued until today. This article is seeking to present a clear picture of the identity of the author according to some historical accounts, the ideas of the early Christian thinkers and the ideas of the modern scholars. The present study indicates that John was one of the early Christian prophets who was engaged in his religious ministry in Asia Minor.