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Pátmos(pät`môs, păt`məs), island (1991 pop. 2,663), c.13 sq mi (34 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the DodecaneseDodecanese
, Gr. Dhodhekánisos, island group (1991 pop. 163,476), c.1,035 sq mi (2,680 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea, between Asia Minor and Crete, comprising the greater part of the group known as the Southern Sporades.
..... Click the link for more information. , near Turkey. On the island, according to Rev. 1.9, the exiled St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. The Monastery of St. John, founded there in the 11th cent. to commemorate his exile, holds a valuable manuscript collection.
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island of exile for St. John. [N.T.: Revelation 1:9]
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a Greek island in the Aegean, in the NW Dodecanese: St John's place of exile (about 95 ad), where he wrote the Apocalypse. Pop.: 2984 (2001). Area: 34 sq. km (13 sq. miles)
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