Hitchcock’s Dissertation on the Late Dating of Revelation: A Critique (Part 5): Clement of Alexandria

Evaluating Hitchcock’s Evidence for the Late Date

Another of Hitchcock’s “numerous other strong witnesses from church history for the Domitianic date of Revelation” (p. 38) is Clement of Alexandria. Does this writer support a late date … or an early date?

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Hitchcock’s Dissertation on the Late Dating of Revelation: A Critique (Part 4): Statius’ Silvae

Evaluating Hitchcock’s Evidence for the Late Date

After discussing Hegesippus and Irenaeus, MH claims at the end of Chapter 2 of his dissertation (accessible here) that “There are numerous other strong witnesses from church history for the Domitianic date of Revelation” (p. 38). These alleged sources are the subject of Chapter 3 of his work.

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Mark Hitchcock’s Dissertation on the Late Dating of Revelation: A Critique. Part 3: Irenaeus

Is Irenaeus supportive of the Domitianic dating of Revelation?

Chapter 2 of Mark Hitchcock’s dissertation examines the evidence provided by two early Christians: Hegesippus and Irenaeus (d. c. 200). We have already discussed Hegesippus and we shall now proceed to discuss the evidence of Irenaeus, whom Hitchcock refers to as “the most important ancient witness” to the late date.

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Hitchcock’s Dissertation on the Late Dating of Revelation: A Critique (Part 2): Hegesippus

Evaluating Hitchcock’s Evidence for the Late Date from Hegesippus

We now look at MH’s presentation of the external evidence for the dating; that is, the evidence from early Christian writers concerning when it was written. We shall begin with his discussion of Hegesippus (c. 150). His dissertation can be found here.

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Mark Hitchcock’s Dissertation on the Late Dating of Revelation: A Critique (Part 1)

Evaluating Hitchcock’s Evidence for the Late Date

Mark Hitchcock’s Dallas Theological Seminary dissertation, entitled “A Defense of the Domitianic Date of the Book of Revelation” (accessible here) is considered by many as the last word in the discussion of the evidence for the dating of Revelation.

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