Friday, April 25, 2008

Quick Pet Peeve

The final book of the Bible, otherwise known as the Apocalypse of John, is called Revelation, not Revelations. Singular, not plural. One big revelation, not multiple oracles. People mistakingly add an s all the time. Most recently, I heard comedian Greg Giraldo make this error on Root of All Evil. The s also appears in the most recent false, inflammatory e-mail circulating about Barack Obama. Also, since I'm discussing apocalyptic misconceptions (and considering the aforementioned inflammatory e-mail), I should add that Revelation never mentions the Antichrist.

That's all.


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