Early Date of Revelation?

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Early Date of Revelation?

Post by Apollos » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:04 pm

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Re: Patristic Evidence for Early Date of Revelation

Post by Paidion » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:06 pm

Apparently Dean Furlong presumed that Revelation was written by the apostle John. This is questionable.
Though the writer identifies himself as "John" five times in the book, it was not the custom of the apostle John to identify himself in his writings.

The apostle John did not claim to be the author of either of the books that were written by him, neither in the gospel of John, nor in first John. Though in the gospel of John, he refers to himself 19 times, he didn't claim to be the writer of that gospel.
The name "John" doesn't occur in first John at all.
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Re: Patristic Evidence for Early Date of Revelation

Post by Apollos » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:42 pm

I've never heard anyone argue that because he is named in one book he couldn't have authored the others.
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Re: Patristic Evidence for Early Date of Revelation

Post by Paidion » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:23 pm

Apollos wrote:I've never heard anyone argue that because he is named in one book he couldn't have authored the others.
I never have either.

My point was that whereas in the two books known to have been authored by John the apostle, he didn't identify himself as the author, It wasn't the apostle's custom to do so.

On the other hand, the writer of Revelation gives his name as "John" 5 times. I don't claim that his name was not "John", only that he was not the apostle John.
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