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Patmos

( Greek, Πάτμος; ) is a small Greek island in the , most famous for being the location of both the vision of and the writing of the Christian Bible’s .

One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex, it has a population of 2,998 and an area of 34.05 km2 (13.15 sq mi). The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 metres (883 ft) above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are (the capital city), and Skala, the only commercial port. Other settlements are Grikou and Kampos. The churches and communities on Patmos are of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The mayor of Patmos is Gregory Stoikos. Patmos is mentioned in the Book of Revelation. The book’s introduction states that its author, John, was on Patmos when he was given (and recorded) a vision from Jesus. Early Christian tradition identified this writer as , though some modern scholars are uncertain, and thus call him the less specific “John of Patmos.”

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patmos

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