Patmos: A small rocky and barren island, one of the group called the
"Sporades," in the AEgean Sea. It is mentioned in Scripture only in
(Revelation 1:9) It was on this island, to which John was banished by the
emperor Domitian (A.D. 95) that he received from God the wondrous
revelation recorded in his book. This has naturally invested it with
the deepest interest for all time. It is now called Patmo.