Jerusalem, Rome, Revelation – John’s Apocalypse Written Before 70 A.D.

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  REVELATION AND JERUSALEM     JOHN’S APOCALYPSE WRITTEN BEFORE 70 A.D.

1.   The human Author of the last book of the Bible – written under the infallible guidance of God the Holy Spirit1 – was “John.”   This apparently means ‘John the Apostle’ – an eye-witness of Christ’s Own resurrection.   Revelation 1:2,5,18f.      

2.   Internally, John’s authorship is attested by the book of Revelation itself.2 And externally, John’s authorship (and indeed even the Apostle John’s authorship) seems to be upheld by many of the early Church Fathers. Such would include: Justin Martyr, Melito of Sardis, Theophilus, Irenaeus, the Old Latin translation, the Muratorian Canon (= Caius?), Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, Hippolytus, Origen, Methodius, Pamphylius, Athanasius, Gregory Nyssa, Jerome, Augustine, Theodoret, Basil, Gennadius, and many others.3