According to his research updates, Gentry sees strong similarities between Revelation and the Epistle to the Hebrews. Earle, The Making of the New Testament Documents Boston: Brill, 1999. This book is very well documented and most definitely presents the book of Revelation as written more than likely before A. More recent advocates of the early-date include Albert A. For John to write about the past destruction of the Temple would be out of line with the genre of the book. Before too long I hope to update the book altogether. He is married since July 1971 and has three children and six grandchildren.Next
This book was not at all what I expected, yet much better than I expected. In addition to the extrabiblical arguments, there are several internal evidences for the late date of Revelation. Introduction to the External Evidence 4. Changed my mind about the dating of the N. This statement is recorded for us in the original Greek in the famous church history written by Eusebius of Caesarea early fourth century. In fact, I would lean toward a date after the outbreak of the Neronic persecution in late A. A more compelling date for the writing is during the reign of Nero Caesar, just a few years before Jerusalem's destruction at the hands of the Roman commander Titus.Next
He holds that each of these theological distinctives are logical and theological Kenneth L. Tacitus mentions that the Laodiceans refused all aid from the Roman Empire. The first century tribulation paradigm is a profoundly different eschatology than that held by most American evangelical Christians that the tribulation and rapture haven't yet occurred. Kenneth Gentry's works and attempt to explain the identity of the Beast and what God's true redemptive plan for humanity are. Before Jerusalem Fell is a scholarly and thorough study of the dating of Revelation. A popularly written antidote to dispensational sensationalism and newspaper exegesis.Next
Almost certainly this fascination will continue. Over the years he developed a close friendship with Bahnsen, often lecturing with him in conferences, co-writing a book with him House Divided: The Break-up of Dispensational Theology , eventually joining the staff of Bahnsen's Southern California Center for Christian Studies, and finally contributing to the in honor of Bahnsen, titled: The Standard Bearer. It is food for thought, as we see the church being ridiculed and marginalized today in ways that it never has been before. Hence, the argument is, the early Christians — or at least one scribe — knew that Nero was meant. The minority view-point today is the early-date position.
However, I can give a definite 5 stars for service. See more study materials at: Hadorn, D. Preterists argue why John would fail to point this out in his letter. Upon completing studies at he was awarded the in 1977. He is particularly known for his support for and publication on the topics of and in , as well as for and six-day creation. As the author of this book Kenneth L. Bahnsen Covenant Media Foundation, 2002.Next
McDonald: 1 The peculiar idiom of Revelation indicates a younger John, before his mastery of the Greek language, a mastery evidenced in his more polished Gospel from a later period. This was one argument well known to me even before reading this book. His contention is that the binding of Satan is over, and that he is once again free to deceive the nations. John tells us that he was banished to Patmos Rev. After graduating he enrolled at in.Next
In fact, one of the things that I found to be lacking in J. The importance of Revelation for eschatological inquiry lends it an especially influential role in the development and implementation of a Christian worldview. Thoroughly covers internal evidence from Revelation, external evidence from history, and objections to the early date by scholars. As noted in our opening comments, fascination with Revelation is an extremely widespread phenomenon in American Christianity. The Shepherd of Hermas is presented as evidence. Gentry has done an impressive job of collecting evidence to support his views. The Temple is still there to be measured and Nero is the 666.Next
T Robinson's - 'Redating the New Testament. You need to do a little more research concerning the dating for the Book of Revelation. Barton, Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy: Complete Guide to Scriptural Predictions and Their Fulfillment Grand Rapids: Baker, 1973 , 592—93. I have come to the conclusion that you are the leading scholar and theologian on preterism today, arguably even eschatology as a whole. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary. I hope this is helpful to my readers.Next