This may sound like an academic concern, but it is actually quite relevant. Leithart, The Promise of His Appearing (2004 PDF) • J. Marshall, Parables of War: Reading John’s Jewish Apocalypse (Studies in Christianity and Judaism, 10; Waterloo, Ont.: 2001) ; `Who’s on the Throne?
This is because if Revelation was not written before 70AD, then it was likely not warning its audience about the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD.
It was stated at the beginning and at the very end of the letter. The Evidence of Some Roman Historians Reconsidered,” New Testament Studies 25 (1979): 93-102 • Charles Bigg, The Origins of Christianity, ed.
It might behoove us to at least consider that John & Jesus… Instead, we’ve canonized the idea that they were all wrong…because we didn’t get what we were hoping for.
Eleven Imminent Time references in the book of Revelation: tachos & en tachei mean “quickly, all at once, without delay.” Revelation 1:1 – “…things which must shortly take place” Revelation – “Repent, or else I will come to you quickly” Revelation – “Behold, I come quickly!