Book: The Early Church and the End of the World
“The Date of Revelation in the Early Church” (Ch. 7) indicates that considerable variety about the date of the Apocalypse existed in the early church. Some early Christian writers held to early dates during the reigns of Claudius and Nero, while others held to later dates during the reigns of Domitian and Trajan. Hence, there was not a patristic consensus for a Domitianic date, as some claim.