Internal Evidence #2: Revelation echoes Jesus teaching to flee the city Come out when it was surrounded by armies because it would be destroyed within one generation of 40 years. But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.Their hatred against Rome will eventually be part of Rome’s undoing (vv. Jesus gave apostle Peter the Aramaic name Cephas (Lit. John tells us that while Peters original name from Jesus was Cephas (Aramaic) he became known in history (and to us) by the Peter, which is a Greek transliteration of Cepahs. A working knowledge of Hebrew would be required to transliterate the Greek Nero Caesar into Hebrew NRON QSR decode the number sum of 666 in Rev 13:8. Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city;ere is the mind which has wisdom.There is nothing unique or unusual about John being alive in AD 70 because many others alive in AD 33 also lived past AD 70.
• John mentions the beast and then a leopard, a bear, and a lion (vv. • Daniel had a similar vision, but in reverse order (Dan. • Daniel saw the succession of world empires from Babylon to Persia to Greece to Rome.
• So the book of Revelation has discounted the three emperors that were removed and looks at the five (Augustus—Nero), the one who was emperor at the writing of Revelation (Vespasian), the one who would come, but only reign for a short time (Titus), and then the eighth (Domitian) who was like one of the seven (Nero) come back from the dead.
• History and the Bible fit perfectly in a very intricate revelation of truth!
The church, now extinct, must restart from scratch using the Bible only.
But here you have Jesus ben Ananus in Josephus prophesying 7 years 5 months starting AD 62 down to a week before Pentecost AD 70 (7So the two witnesses of Revelation not only help date the book of Revelation to when Josephus said Jesus ben Ananus lived, but provides at least two Christians (Jesus ben Ananus and Apostle John) who lived before and after the Full-Preterist Rapture of Pentecost 4No mention of future destruction of Jerusalem, which for Full-Preterists is odd, since John writes the entire book of Revelation about it and the topic would be front and center on his mind that is only 2-4 year away.
• Therefore, I see the supposed resurrected head as being Domitian as he revived and expanded the persecutions of Nero. • Beginning with Augustus, the first actual emperor of Rome, the first eleven emperors are: Augustus 31 BC – AD 14 Tiberius 14 – 37 Gaius (Caligula) 37 – 41 Claudius 41 – 54 Nero 54 – 68 Galba 68 – 69 Otho 69 Vitilius 69 Vespasian 69 -79 Titus 79 – 81 Domitian 81- 96 • As you will recall, in chapter thirteen where we found the other symbolism in need of special attention, there was a tie in with Daniel chapter seven. • As in chapter thirteen, Revelation will be looking back through history, Daniel chapter seven, however, looked ahead through time (cf. • Domitian was actually proclaimed emperor at that time in the place of his father Vespasian who was laying siege to Jerusalem, accompanied by Titus, Dometian’s older brother.