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Book of revelation dating

The notion that the churches of Asia would not be in the state of apostasy the book of Revelation seems to describe earlier that the reign of Domitian rests upon pure supposition.

When after the death of the tyrant (previously identified as Nero) he removed from the island of Patmos to Ephesus, he used to journey by request to the neighboring districts of the Gentiles, in some places to appoint bishops, in others to regulate whole churches, in others to set among the clergy some one man, it may be, of those indicated by the Spirit.

As we shall see, the better view is that the book was written sometime between 56-70 A. and is primarily concerned with the church's victory over the persecutions of Nero and the Jews, and the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome. Mark 16:9-20 are missing in only two, and these two manuscripts are probably the worst in our possession (the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus).

9 & 10 Exposition of Revelation 22 Identifying Gog & Magog Open Letter to Mac Deaver Paradise by Kurt Simmons Most commentators assign the book of Revelation the date of 96 A. However, the evidence for this date is so equivocal and ambiguous, its probative value is practically nothing and, in fact, is assigned more by tradition than by solid evidence. is, one would think that there must be considerable evidence to support this position. It is like the doubt the New International Version throws upon Mark 16:9-20 by separating the text from the rest of the gospel with the note: "The most reliable early manuscripts omit Mark 16:9-20." We possess about 6,000 manuscripts.

Indeed, Paul affirms that the apostasy associated with the latter times was well under way when he wrote Timothy. John also wrote of this apostasy as a present fact saying "They went out from us, but there were not of us..." (I Jno.