Date of writing book of revelation
A correct understanding must take into consideration when a statement was made, only then can the time frames and time related elements of the mentioned events be correctly understood. It is remarkable that the proponents of each position often accuse the other that their whole interpretation is based on the dating of the writing of the book and therefore would fall apart if the book were written at a different time.
Frontispiece, Book of Revelation, Bible of San Paolo fuori le Mura, 9th centuryThe Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation or Apocalypse, is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. While dating books of the Bible is important, in most cases it does not change how we understand the meaning of the Book.Take Genesis for example. When Genesis was written - during thelifetime of Moses - is important for establishing the creditability of the book.It even helps to establish the creditability of Jesus Who taught thatMoses wrote it.
However, we can understand what the author meant bywhat he wrote - whether we agree or not - without having conformation ofthe writing date. Most Bible books are like that.The Book of Revelationis an exception. So dating plays a very importantpart in its interpretation.There are differences of opinion as to when this book was written. James Orr has observed, however, that recent criticism has reverted to the traditional date of near A.D. 9 (1939, 2584).