Dating the book revalation

27 Sep

This is why they won't address Ken's monumental work.

Before Jerusalem Fell is a scholarly and thorough study of the dating of Revelation.

Date of Writing: The Book of Revelation was likely written between A. It is the final warning that the world will surely end and judgment will be certain.

It gives us a tiny glimpse of heaven and all of the glories awaiting those who keep their robes white.

If we date it early, you have its fulfillment with God's judgment on the Old Covenant Israel. So dating plays a very important part in its interpretation.

There are differences of opinion as to when this book was written.

Many well meaning people try to approach this subject with preconceived ideas and then attempt to force the visions of Revelation to fit within that mold.

For instance, there is the belief that John's visions are pointing to the destruction of Jerusalem and the associated events leading up to that instead of the intense Christian persecution of the Roman Empire and her subsequent destruction.

These [allusions] naturally suggest the twofold inference that the book of Revelation and the Fourth Gospel must have been written before the Temple services had actually ceased, and by one who had not merely been intimately acquainted with, but probably at one time an actor in them. Clearly, the Temple was in operation during the times recorded by John’s Gospel (John John -19). Ezekiel received news of the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in Ezekiel Eze. Even if Herod’s Temple were to have been standing at the time John wrote, the Temple he mentions in Revelation Rev. After all, Zechariah, writing during the Second Temple era, described a Temple future to his day.

Well intentioned people then set out to force Revelation into a time frame which is not in conflict with their belief that all divine inspiration ceased with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.

First we'll deal conclusively with the belief that all divine inspiration ended in 70 AD with the destruction of Jerusalem.

This leap from “would seem” to “must” is commonly found in arguments based on internal evidence. 13:1-18 ; etc.) is to be understood as a veiled political reference to Nero. If the Temple were standing when Revelation was written, then it is indeed unmistakable that Revelation was written prior to the destruction of the Temple. this interpretation fails to take into account the Old Testament prophetic parallels. Moreover, the major focus of the book involves events of global magnitude preceding the Second Coming of Christ—events which are at least 1900 years beyond the Roman destruction of Jerusalem. ] was written, the Second Temple was still standing so the reference can only be to the rebuilding of the Temple the Romans destroyed in 70 AD.” Israel Today Magazine, April 2001, 22.

Author: Revelation 1:1,4,9 and 22:8 specifically identify the author of the Book of Revelation as the apostle John. Purpose of Writing: The Revelation of Jesus Christ was given to John by God “to show his servants what must soon take place.” This book is filled with mysteries about things to come.