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

Third.   Much bloodshed would occur at that time – throughout the then-known World of the Pagan Roman Empire.   Matthew 24:6f & Mark 13:13 & Revelation 2:9-10 & 3:9-10. Indeed, Josephus (Wars II:18:8 & III:14:1) relates its occurrence even:  in Britain during the early sixties (Wars II:16:4 & VI:6:2); in Egyptian Alexandria and throughout Palestinian Galilee from A.D. 66 to 67; and also again in Egypt and in Cyrene after the A.D. 74 ‘Passover Slaughter’ of the remaining Near-Eastern Jews at Masada in Judah (Wars VII:9:1 to VII:11:4).

Fourth.   From 66 A.D. onward, throughout Palestine and its coastal beaches and inland waters – the land was filled with fire; the ocean was turned into blood; dead bodies polluted the sea of Galilee; and 20,000 ungodly Edomites desolated the temple in Jerusalem. Josephus’s Wars III:4:1 to V:1:5, cf.  perhaps also Revelation 8:7-9.