I am sorting through some of my resources out there on revelation as I am going to by God's grace and will study this book (finally) in-depth for a season. Certainly I have read it, and my main goal in this study is to see Jesus Christ and His glory in His church, and derive the blessing promised in this book to the reader and hearer of it. My usual custom in beginning a book of the Bible is to learn somewhat of it such the author, location, audience, and date. As to the author and date, and to whom it was written there is little doubt except maybe for scoffers and that if for them to fight over. What is amazing to me is that on this letter of GOd by the hand of John the Apostle men who love Christ and the brethren, who have held a good testimony their whole lives until the end, and those who are still alive, have differed upon the date of the book. Some contend an early date between 65-68AD and others a later time, 98AD. The earlier date is the minority view, and the later the more common. I noticed right away that a somewhat accurate date, especially as it relates to the year 70AD, weighs pretty heavily one how a person then interprets Revelation. Was the book written before the fall of Jerusalem or after? I guess I can see then why there is a debate on the date...the issue is doctrinal. Has any out there looked in-depth on this? What conclusion did you draw? What sources did you consult? thanks for your help.