Click Here to listen Adapted from the Afterword of The Last Sacrifice Tuesday, October 18, 2005 The Last Disciple series is based on an interpretation of Scripture that holds that the entire, not just Revelation, but the entire New Testament was completed prior to the destruction of the Temple in AD 70.
In contrast, the Left Behind series is based on the assumption that Revelation was written in AD 95, long after Jerusalem’s destruction.
Traditionally, the book of Revelation has been dated near the end of the first century, around A. James Orr has observed, however, that recent criticism has reverted to the traditional date of near A. In view of some of the bizarre theories that have surfaced in recent times (e.g., the notion that all end-time prophecies were fulfilled with the fall of Jerusalem in A. 70), which are dependent upon the preterist interpretation, we offer the following. 180), a student of Polycarp (who was a disciple of the apostle John), wrote that the apocalyptic vision “was seen not very long ago, almost in our own generation, at the close of the reign of Domitian” (Against Heresies 30). 155-215) says that John returned from the isle of Patmos “after the tyrant was dead” (.23).
Barring any evidence to the contrary or attacks on the credibility of Eusebius, this information presents a real problem for those who hold to the early date (abt. He acknowledges “the strongest arguments for the late date” are made concerning Ireanaeus’ testimony.
The only logical conclusion is that John wrote the book of Revelation after 96 A. He states, “If the late date is accepted, it would be impractical and meaningless to interpret the book in the light of the fall of Israel.” Therefore, I would expect Brother Ogden to make a most convincing argument to contradict the quotes given by Eusebius.
It asserts, in fact, that Revelation describes events that will likely take place in the twenty-first century rather than the first century.
This is how Tim La Haye puts it: “Revelation was written by John in AD 95, which means the book of Revelation describes yet future events of the last days just before Jesus comes back to this earth.” Dr.
We date the book of Revelation some time during the end of the reign of Emperor Domitian (AD 95).
There is both internal and external evidence for the dating of the book of Revelation: External evidence is the attestation for the date of Revelation that exists outside of the book.
I don’t think there are too many evangelicals that hold to that proposition.
Furthermore, if the apostle John were indeed writing in AD 95, it seems incredible that he would make no mention whatsoever of the most apocalyptic event in Jewish history — the demolition of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple at the hands of Titus.
Hamilton The date when the book of Revelation was written has been a controversial subject for centuries. xx).” Nerva was the successor to Domitian and served as the Roman Emperor from 96 A. Brother Ogden goes on to question the reliability of Ireanaeus’ statement.