Sources do not support a Domitianic Dating
Four factors have contributed to the consensus opinion that early sources dated John’s apocalyptic vision late in Domitian’s reign:
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Was the church of Smyrna founded too late for an early dating of Revelation?
Some claim that according to Polycarp, the Christians at Smyrna (one of the seven churches of Asia addressed in Revelation) had not known the Lord at the time of Paul’s ministry, which ended with his death (c. 66).
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What does tradition tell us about when the martyr Antipas died?
The book of Revelation, in its letter to the church at Pergamom in Asia, speaks of a faithful martyr named Antipas (2:13).
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