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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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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Cyprus as the location of John’s exile in some medieval sources
According to a medieval Greek prologue to the Gospels, John wrote his Gospel “in Patmos of Cyprus.” Of course, Patmos is quite a distance from the much larger island of Cyprus (see map below).
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