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It would be remiss of any serious student of Revelation not to at least do a cursory examination of the historical context to which Revelation is back-dropped. The first point of reference would have to be to determine when Revelation was written. Most scholars regard there being only two possible dates. In the case of most books of the Bible, determining the date of its authorship, while certainly important, is not necessarily crucial to its interpretation. But this is absolutely not the case with the Book of Revelation. This has been based almost entirely on a misunderstanding of one vague statement by the second century Church Father, Irenaeus. But the doctoral work by Kenneth L.
Bell, C. Moule, and R.
Sproul, in the 20th century. We know as a matter of historical fact that the Jewish temple was destroyed in A. The next reigning emperor, Galba, reigned just six months, the shortest reigning emperor until that time. Full-Preterist, Don Preston, makes a similar point.
What is it Iranaeus [supposedly] said about the date of Revelation? Actually, Iranaeus did not discuss the dating of the book at all. The relevant quote is about the identity of the beast of Revelation and is found in the work of Eusebius, 4th century church historian, Book 5, chapter 8.Forged Fiction - Revelation
For were it necessary that his name should be clearly announced to the present age, it would have been declared by him who saw the revelation.
The evidence for Revelation actually being written before 70AD includes. And to give you confidence, when you have thus truly repented, that there remains for you a trustworthy hope of salvation, hear a story that is no mere story, but a true account of John the apostle that has been handed down and preserved in memory.
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.
Before Jerusalem Fell Dating the Book of Revelation. An Exegetical and Historical Argument for a Pre-A.D. 70 Composition. By Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. The key question concerning the book of Revelation is "when was the book written?" If Ken Gentry is correct and the date is prior to 70AD then virtually all other. PMT by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. In this two-article series, I will briefly present the basic evidence for Revelation's pre-AD
If Revelation was written in 95AD, what event happened within months or few years of its publication that could be seen as fulfilling the great sense of imminence contained within its pages? But if Revelation was written around 64AD the question is easily answered by pointing to the great persecution which commenced in 64AD and the campaign against Jerusalem which began in 68AD. It is therefore my contention that Revelation concerns events which were all fulfilled by 70AD when Jerusalem was destroyed.
There are good reasons to believe that these passages parallel Matthew He did so in a vision, in this book of visions. Much like he entered heaven Revthe wilderness Revand the great high mountain Rev This is a good article. One thing we must keep in mind is that Revelation is apocalyptic. I have been late date most of my life. In recent years, I am leaning to an earlier date. The Temple is still there to be measured and Nero is the I am not a full preterist by any means, but there is much in Revelation which was accomplished in the first century.
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This reference to the Temple must be that historical structure for four reasons: Great Tribulation: Past or Future?
Editorial Reviews. Review. "A brilliant book-length defense of the earth date approach. code or Gift Card · Share. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation by [Gentry Jr., Kenneth. of the postmillennialism so popular around the beginning of the twentieth century. 2Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Before Jerusalem Fell, Dating the Book of Revelation. Chapter 6 The Stake in the Heart The a.d. 95 Date of Revelation 1. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. "The Days of Vengeance: A Review Article," The Council of.
Share this: Print Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Larry June 10, at pm. Kenneth Gentry June 10, at pm. He presents some very strong evidence showing that Nero Ceasar fits the description of the beast of Revelation quite well and that the Jews are the ones being judged for the blood of the saints and Jesus' martyrs.
Stopping short of the full preterist view he presents that the majority of the prophecies in Scripture including most of Revelation were f Gentry does an excellent job of showing the signifigance of the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD as it relates to Israel's covenant relationship to God.
Stopping short of the full preterist view he presents that the majority of the prophecies in Scripture including most of Revelation were fulfilled at the fall of Jerusalem.
This book is a more in depth presentation of his book "The Beast of Revelation". View 1 comment. Jun 06, Justin Andrusk rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this book and I think the content contained is desperately needed within the church. For the past two decades for church has been flooded with dispensational propaganda with very little substance behind it.
Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation
This book presents data driven arguments for the early dating of the book of Revelation. I really like how the author provides both external and internal evidence for his arguments along with addressing a number of objections to the early date of Revelation.
What sealed the de I really enjoyed this book and I think the content contained is desperately needed within the church.
What sealed the deal for me was the both the internal evidence along with the Jewish motifs in the book itself, which makes little sense if it was written after 70 A. A good book if not a great one. Changed my mind about the dating of the N. T Robinson's - 'Redating the New Testament.
Don't be misled this book covers a TON beyond the date of Revelation! It includes a N. Whether you agree or disagree, you cannot afford to be ignorant A good book if not a great one.
Whether you agree or disagree, you cannot afford to be ignorant of the arguments and proofs in this book. This book is very well documented and most definitely presents the book of Revelation as written more than likely before A.
This would place its writing during the Roman Emperor Nero Caesar rather than during Domitian as believed by the majority of scholars. The evidence is overwhelming and changes how we, centuries removed from its writing, would interpret the signs and symbols.
As with Foy Wallace jr, I have alway This book is very well documented and most definitely presents the book of Revelation as written more than likely before A.
Dec 17, Douglas Beaumont rated it it was amazing. The most important and far-reaching book I know of concerning the early date of The Book of Revelation. Thorough without being over-the-top detail-wise. Plenty of notes for those who wish to go deeper. I'm convinced already though. Nov 26, Todd Luallen rated it it was amazing. Easily the best, and most well researched book on the topic of the dating of the writing of Revelation.
Excellent work, with significant eschatological ramifications. Mar 20, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: biblical-studies. Excellent argument for a pre AD date of the Revelation. Such an argument needs to be considered when studying biblical eschatology. Feb 15, Billy rated it it was amazing Shelves: eschatology. Interesting reading. Good book but needs to re-examine the early church fathers and its facts. A Partial-Preterist view.
Jun 21, Joshua Simon rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fictionreligion. Great look at the dating of Revelations, especially from an external perspective.
A popular theory holds that the book of Revelation was written sometime in the But a candid look at the evidence requires a date shortly prior to A.D. 70 when ( 1) Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., He Shall Have Dominion (Tyler, TX: Institute for. Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Navigating the Book of Revelation: Special Studies on Important Issues by Kenneth L. Gentry Jr. Start reading Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation on. But the doctoral work by Kenneth L. Gentry on dating Revelation has concluded that it must have been written in the mid to late 60s rather than in 95AD-.
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