Dating the book revalation

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The curious language may be related to the setting forth of divine oracles and visions : 1. The writer speaks with great authority as a prophet (1:3; 22:6-10, 18-19) 3.

There is a mood of emotional excitement which may not have lent itself to polished prose e. It is not written as an Apostle, but as a prophet g.

The persecution of Domitian was more universal than that of Nero which was centralized in Rome c.

The worship of the ‘beast’ may have been prefigured by Emperor worship which became official policy during Domitian’s reign e.

The writer demonstrates himself to be a Palestinian Jew steeped in temple and synagogue rituals, the OT and the Targum 4.

The writer calls himself John without any further description, therefore, he must have been well known (Jn 1:1; Rev ) b.

Their order is due to their appearance on the road B.The Futurist school sees the book from chapters four on as proclaiming prophecies yet to be fulfilled--this is the position of this writer A.Throughout the book there is a conflict of earthly personalities and people directed and energized by demons and especially Satan in order to overthrow Christ’s rule on earth B.Toussaint, class notes of student in 308 Pauline Epistles and Revelation, DTS, Spring 1984. “Clement of Alexandria says that the Apostle John returned from this island; Eusebius says that he returned after the death of Domitian, and Iranaeus says that he remained in Ephesus after his return until the times of Trajan” (Thiessen, p. 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.Then in chapter 20 the millennium is described culminating in the eternal state (21--22) , 316 cited by Harold W.

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