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Title: Iustinus und die Johannesoffenbarung
Subtitle: De Rezeption der Apokalypse durch den Apologeten in ihrer Relevanz für deren Datierung
Author(s): WITULSKI, Thomas
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 92 Issue: 2 Date: 2016
A thorough analysis shows that the statements of Justin Martyr in Dial. 81,4 and 82,1 give no reason to assume that the Book of Revelation was written before AD 120. In fact, there are two issues that strongly suggest a date of the Apocalypse of John in the time of the emperor Hadrian:
1. The author of Revelation is introduced by Justin as a contemporary of both Bar Kokhba and the ‘text-internal’ Justin appearing in the dialogus cum Tryphone.
2. The attribution of Revelation to John the Apostle in Dial. 81,4 can be ascribed to Justin himself or to a secondary addition.