"There is no concrete and inescapable reference, in any of the New Testament books, to the destruction of Jerusalem, and is this in itself not a pretty surprising fact? Would we not expect one of these writers, particularly those of a triumphalist turn of mind, to make it clear that the very core and centre of Jewish worship had been obliterated?" - A.N. Wilson, on the reason for a pre-AD 70 dating of Revelation This points to a pre AD 70 date, not only for Revelation, but for all the other books of the New Testament. Just as it It would have been criminal to pretend the WW2 Holocaust didn't happen (in Germany this is literally the case, treated as a crime) so this 1st-century omission would likewise have been very unusual. For inspired writers (supposedly writing after the event) to neglect even the mention of such a spiritually significant judgment which happened in AD 70 would be unthinkable.