Dating the book revalation
Date: Interestingly, some scholars are dating Revelation earlier than what has been traditionally held due to the thoroughly Jewish imagery found in the text.
One cannot find a single really cogent argument in support of the earlier date.
That is the internal evidence of the book and the external testimony of early church fathers. The bigger question is what did the early church fathers actually say about the book of Revelation?
The Muratorian Fragment, an early document listing most of the books belonging to the New Testament, states that the apostle John wrote the Apocalypse or Revelation. Listen to the following evidence from men who hold different theological viewpoints about the future.
While there were skeptics, even early on, about the authorship of the text (most likely due to the apocalyptic nature of the book), the general consensus was that John the apostle was the author.
Four reasons exist as to why one should accept Johannine authorship of Revelation.1) The author identifies himself as “John” in Revelation 1:4; 1:9; and 22:8.
I do not see that with the tradition that John the apostle authored the last book of Scripture.