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Revelation Curse
(Revelation 22.18)
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"I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll. If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this scroll." (Revelation 22.18)✞

Solemn Appeal

Rufinus of YorkThe Letter of Aristeas 310, 311 told how the Greek version of the Hebrew Bible, called the Septuagint, was translated by seventy Jewish scholars in the 2nd century BC at the request of the King of Egypt. When the task was completed "they bade them pronounce a curse in accordance with their custom upon any who should make any alteration either by adding anything or changing in any way whatever any of the words which had been written or making an omission!"

Additional Warning

Open Bible on TableIn the preface to his book "On Origins," Tyrannius Rufinus (340-410 AD) a monk, historian and theologian added a similar solemn appeal. "In the sight of God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit," he wrote, "anyone who read or copied this book are not to add, subtract, insert, or alter anything!" Eusebius (263-339 AD) the Bishop of the church of Caesarea wrote "Ecclesiastical History 5.20.2" and quoted the way in which Irenaeus (130-202 AD), the great second century Christian scholar, ended one of his books, "I make an solemn appeal to thee who mayest copy this book, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by his glorious advent, when he comes to judge the quick and the dead, to compare what you shall write, and correct it carefully by this manuscript, and also to write this earnest solemn appeal, and to place it on your copy!"

"Revelation Curse"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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