Dating the book of revelation gentry
Instead the book is all about the dating of the book of Revelation.
This confusion is rather embarrassing on my part, as the title and abstract of the book are pretty clear.
Instead, I was enthralled and was happy to pick up the book at every opportunity.
The main point of the book is that most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled through Nero and the Jewish war that started in his reign.
We also noted in the beginning of our inquiry that a serious confusion as to the nature and message of Revelation is partly responsible for the cultural defeatism and retreatist pietism so influential in twentieth century Christianity.
This book was not at all what I expected, yet much better than I expected.
I thought that this was a book on preterism (a theological view that ALL prophecies have already been fulfilled).
Dispensationalist writers John Ankerberg and John Weldon write, “[I]ndeed, it is becoming an increasingly persuasive argument that all the New Testament books were written before 70 A. — within a single generation of the death of Christ. Consider the following from “The Identification of Babylon the Harlot in the Book of Revelation” written by D. The problem for Tommy is that there are lots of scholars that don’t agree with him, and the list is growing every year.
dissertation that was later published in book form as . Robinson, no conservative himself, comes to some startling conclusions in his groundbreaking book As Gentry and others have pointed out and Ice fails to acknowledge, the pre-A. 70 date of composition for Revelation has a long and distinguished history. As Wilson notes, “Throughout the nineteenth century the majority of New Testament scholars favored a pre-70 dating of the Book of Revelation.” Tommy offers no contrary scholarship to the pre-A. 70 date except to say that most scholars agree with him.
In fact, I would lean toward a date after the outbreak of the Neronic persecution in late A. 64 and before the declaration of the Jewish War in early A. If Revelation's judgments are yet to occur and lie in our future, then we must expect and prepare for the worst.