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

51.   The historian Orosius (who flourished around 415 A.D.) relates the tragic story.30 After Nero had started to torture Christians to death in Rome itself, he next “ordered this throughout all provinces, with the same excruciating persecution.”  

52.   The earlier historian Sulpicius Severus (around 400 A.D.) also gives an account.31 He says that after Nero had destroyed Rome itself with fire, he promoted the cruel murdering of “many” Christians (throughout Italy) – and prohibited the remnant from practising their religion throughout the Empire.