The Bible Sojourner with Peter Goeman

Hosted ByPeter Goeman

The Bible Sojourner is a podcast that discusses specific biblical passages, theological topics, and the intersection between the Bible and contemporary culture. The goal of the podcast is to equip the listener to better understand the Bible, theology, and culture, all in an effort to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord.

When was Revelation Written? The Fatal Flaw in Preterism (Ep 178)

Preterism posits that most, if not all, of the events in the Book of Revelation occurred by 70 AD. However, if Revelation was authored after this date, it fundamentally challenges the Preterist view. In this video, we delve into the methodology for dating ancient texts and thoroughly evaluate the external evidence to determine whether Revelation was written in the early or late first century. In this episode, we discuss the implications of Revelation’s dating on the Preterist interpretation.

Time stamps:
00:00 Introduction
03:09 The Two Dating Options
06:15 Important Definitions
16:30 Internal and External Evidence
24:12 Foundational Principles for a Working Methodology
32:43 Clarifications about Kinds of Arguments for Dating Revelation
37:28 The Majority of Church History Evidence
49:22 Discussion of Why 1850-1900 Prioritized 70 AD
54:45 The Earliest Sources Supporting a Late Date of Revelation
1:04:47 The Evidence of Irenaeus, Victorinus, and Jerome
1:22:12 Addressing Objections to the External Evidence

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