The Island of Patmos

Painted sketch of the Island of Patmos. Patmos was a small rocky island in the Aegean Sea, 24 miles west of Asia Minor. The Bible mentions that it was on this island that the apostle John was banished for the "Word of God and for the Testimony of Jesus Christ. Here on this island he received his revelation, later recorded as the Book of Revelation. The modern name for this island is Patmo.