In order for the interpretation of Revelation that I present to be correct, the date of Revelation must be in the time of Nero. By the late s, confidence in the existence of a Domitianic persecution was on its last leg.
Throughout this horror there is still time for the people to make a choice between Christ and the Antichrist.
He was primarily responsible for shaping the New Testament while excluding books he labeled as hearsay, Pagels says. Rise of the Imperial Cult One closely related issue to that of Domitianic persecution is the question of whether or not the perceivable presence of emperor worship in the Apocalypse can be anchored to any escalation of such under the Domitian regime.
The temple was destroyed in AD We are created to be in community.
While external evidence is important, it can never outweigh Scripture. Boyd Luter, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society "This massive commentary on the book of Revelation represents the best of evangelical scholarship on this complex biblical book.
For the author was seen on earth, he lived and held converse with his disciples, not so very long ago, but almost in our own generation. An important exegetical tool. So why did the revelation from John of Patmos make it into the Bible, but not the others?
Granted, the historicity of the event may not be verifiable, but it is at least clear that Clement believed such. Irenaeus - hints to a late date? All sin will be gone. On the other hand, the stylized figure of the woman clothed with the sun Rev Its more-than pages render excellent reference material.
Another two witnesses that are claimed for the Domitianic position are Eusebius ca. Again, there is nothing in the reign of Domitian which would fit these prophecies. Going further, Gentry actually attempts to demonstrate that there may in fact be some evidence of empire-wide persecution, but his arguments likewise are little more than speculation see Gentry, Before Jerusalem Fell, — Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.
Now, if John would have received this revelation in 96AD and written it at that time, then these words which he was told did not come to pass, seeing that he was a very old man at that time and hardly able to walk and travel.
Larsen, Review of Biblical Literature "This book will be helpful to students who are committed to remaining within the conservative evangelical tradition of inerrancy.Date of Revelation.
By James M. Rochford. Why is the dating of Revelation important? If the book of Revelation is a book of prophecy as it claims to be We do not have Tertullian’s original writing about the dating of Revelation.
However, both Jerome  and Eusebius . There are two dates that are commonly mentioned for the writing of the Book of Revelation: (a) an early date - still during the lifetime of Caesar Nero, about the middle of the 60ies AD; and (b) a late date - about 95/96 AD furing the time of Caesar Domitian.
The essence of the “early date” for the writing of Revelation is the belief that John composed the book sometime prior to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Philip Schaff, once an advocate of the later (post A.D., Domitian) dating of Revelation who subsequently publicized how strong internal evidence from Revelation had persuaded him to.
A Critique of the Preterist View o "Soonf " and "Near" in Revelation Much of the recent interest in the preterist view can be attrib uted to the writing and teaching of Kennet5 Garh Gentry,y De- Mar,6 R. C. Sproul,7 and most recently, Hank HanegraafF, host of The Bible Answer Man radio broadcast.8 Preterist websites and conferences have further fueled the spread of this system of es.
If we do not begin with the correct writing date of Revelation we cannot understand this great book. I will prove to you from Scripture that most people today start with the wrong date. How Daniel relates to Revelation is that Revelation is the opening of Daniel's sealed book!!
Remember, Daniel's visions were concerning the "time of the end" of Israel, and Revelation is about God's judgment on Israel.Download