Dating the book of revelation gentry
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.
Second, Irenaeus was very particular about his dating of Revelation.
And John being dismissed from the mines, thus subsequently delivered the same Apocalypse which he had received from God.” If it were necessary that [the Antichrist’s] name should be declared clearly at the present time, it would have been announced by him who saw the revelation.
For it was seen, not long ago, but almost in our generation, Consider the evidence for the early and late date, side-by-side.
As Preterist Ken Gentry writes, If the late-date of around A. 95-96 is accepted, a wholly different situation would prevail.
The events in the mid to late 60s of the first century would be absolutely excluded as possible fulfillments. If the book was written after A. 70, then its contents manifestly do not refer to events surrounding the fall of Jerusalem—unless the book is a wholesale fraud, having been composed after the predicted events had already occurred…