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In terms of external evidence, there’s a quote from the church father Irenaeus (130–202 AD) that is often referenced in debates about the date of Revelation.
There are two questions I want to address here: (1) what Irenaeus actually said, and (2) what Eusebius thought Irenaeus said.
In that case, Eusebius might have interpreted Irenaeus precisely as I did above.
However, if Eusebius was also seeking to provide evidence for the more specific claim that John was exiled to Patmos during Domitian’s reign, then he does appear to interpret Irenaeus differently than I do.
Thus, Irenaeus would be stating that John saw his apocalyptic vision at the end of Domitian’s reign, and this would support the later date for Revelation (late-90s).Specifically he’s asserting that John was alive during (and affected by) the reign of Domitian.That said, Eusebius does claim that John’s confinement on Patmos occurred during the reign of Domitian.What Irenaeus Actually Said Here is the oft-referenced quote from Irenaeus, the context of which is a discussion about the number and name of the Antichrist: “Had there been any need for his name to be openly announced at the present time, it would have been stated by the one who saw the actual revelation.For it was seen not a long time back, but almost in my own lifetime, at the end of Domitian’s reign.” (Against Heresies, 5.30.3) The phrase “it was seen” is translating a single Greek word: ἑωράθη.