Book dating revelation

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Jesus told His disciples that within their generation, not one stone of the temple would be left on top another (Mt. Furthermore, the emperor Nero is mentioned as still being alive: “ There are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space” (). The first five Caesars Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and Claudiushad already died (“fallen”) at the time of the writing of the book of Revelation. After him arose another Caesar, Galba, who only continued a short spacejust a little over six months. Moreover, Revelation 13:8 identifies the emperor with the number equivalent of Neros name: 666.

1.11), and this voice tells him to write what he is about to see.

This begins the "revelatory" vision that is at the center of the book.

The most accepted but not the most compelling date is around the time of Domitian (A. 95-96), at the end of the first century when John would have been nearly 100 years old.

The evidence for this conclusion is found within the pages of Scripture. He weighs all the arguments."A Thorough study of the primary sources and secondary literature (of all complexions), and demolition of some bad but often repeated arguments for a Domitian date. Gentry has done an impressive job of collecting evidence to support his views.

If this is true, then the expectation is that the “ Great Tribulation” described in the book was far off in the futuremaybe in our own time.

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