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Seven Churches in Asia,

addressed in the preface of the Book of RevelationRevelation
or Apocalypse
, the last book of the New Testament. It was written c.A.D. 95 on Patmos Island off the coast of Asia Minor by an exile named John, in the wake of local persecution by the Emperor Domitian (A.D. 81–96).
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. They are the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia (Lydia), and Laodicea (Phrygia). They are in W Asia Minor.
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The Seven Churches of Asia Minor, (referring to the Roman province of Asia, not the entire continent), are seven major churches of Early Christianity, as mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation.
The other day I was speaking with a couple who plan to come this May on a tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation (also known as the Seven Churches of Asia).
Each measures two and a half by eight feet and depicts an angel that "has a lesson to convey to those who understand the symbolism of the text and imagery." For starters, they tell us, the seven stars in Revelation 1:20 represent the angels of the seven churches of Asia Minor.
Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation.
Both concern the conditions and challenges to followers of Jesus the Messiah in the seven churches of Asia. Identical language, motifs, themes, and accents pervade and unite both halves.