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Patmos
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A small island in the Aegean Sea off the southwest coast of Asia Minor (Rev 1:9). According to a tradition preserved by Irenaeus, Eusebius, Jerome and others, John, the author of Revelation, was exiled there in the 14th year of the reign of Domitian and subsequently released to Ephesus under Nerva (96 ad).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Patmos
Patmos (Πάτμος, Patmos). A small island in the Aegean Sea off the southwest coast of Asia Minor (Rev 1:9). According to a tradition preserved by Irenaeus, Eusebius, Jerome and others, John, the author of Revelation, was exiled there in the 14th year of the reign of Domitian and subsequently released
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Patmos (Place)
PATMOS (PLACE) [Gk Patmos (Πατμος)]. One of the Sporades Islands in the Aegean Sea located off the coast of Asia Minor, 37 miles SW of the city of Miletus and 28 miles S SW of the island of Samos (37°20´N, 26°34´E). The desolate volcanic island is 25 miles in circumference, about 10 miles long N to S
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Patmos
Patmos. Small island in the Aegean Sea, located about 35 miles west of the city of Miletus off the coast of Asia Minor. Patmos is about 10 miles long and 6 miles wide at its northern end, and consists of rocky volcanic hills.The Isle of Patmos.In Revelation 1:9 John says that he was on the island
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Patmos
Patmos patʹməs [Gk. Patmos]. A small Greek island of the group Dodecanese, about 45 km (28 mi) SSW of Samos in the Aegean Sea, mentioned once in the Bible: “I, John … was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus” (Rev. 1:9). Revelation is the only NT book
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Patmos
PATMOS Small island in the Aegean Sea, located about 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) west of the city of Miletus off the coast of Asia Minor. Patmos is about ten miles (16.1 kilometers) long and six miles (9.7 kilometers) wide at its northern end, consisting of rocky volcanic hills.In Revelation 1:9 John
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Patmos
Patmos (pat´muhs), one of the Sporades Islands in the Aegean Sea. It lies about thirty-seven miles southwest of Miletus, a city on the coast of western Asia Minor. It is a small island, about ten miles long from north to south and six miles wide at its broadest point. In Rev. 1:9, a prophet named John
Island
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Patmos
PATMOS. An island of the Dodecanese in the Aegean, SW of Samos, eight miles long and five miles across the northern coast. The crescent shape provides a protected harbor on the E side of the isthmus between the northern and southern parts. While banished to the island, John the apostle received the visions
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Patmos
PATMOS. An island of the Dodecanese, lying some 55 km off the SW coast of Asia Minor, at 37° 20‘N, 26° 34‘E. To this island the apostle John was banished from Ephesus, evidently for some months about the year ad 95, and here he wrote his Revelation (Rev. 1:9). The island is about 12 km long, with a breadth
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Patmos
Patmos [pătˊməs] (Gk. Patmos). A rocky, barren island in the Aegean Sea, about 90 km. (56 mi.) southwest of Ephesus and 45 km. (28 mi.) south-southwest of Samos. Some 16 km. (10 mi.) long and 10 km. (6 mi.) at its widest point, Patmos was primarily a place of exile for Roman political
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Patmos
PATMOS One of the Sporades Islands in the Aegean Sea off the western coast of Asia Minor. The island is best known as the place to which John was banished for having preached the Gospel. It was here that he received the visions that are recorded in Revelation (Rev 1:9). The banishment of John is consistent
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Patmos
Patmos. The small island in the Aegean off the coast of Asia Minor on which the author of Revelation (q.v.) received his vision (1.9; the sole NT ref.). Acc. to a tradition found in St *Irenaeus (Adv. Haer. 5. 30), *Eusebius (HE 3. 18) and St *Jerome (De Vir. Ill. 9), St. *John the Apostle was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Patmos
Pat´mos, Rev. 1:9, a rugged and bare island in the Ægean Sea, 20 miles south of Samos and 24 west of Asia Minor. It was the scene of the banishment of St. John in the reign of Domitian, a.d. 95. Patmos is divided into two nearly equal parts, a northern and a southern, by a very narrow isthmus, where,