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A Mystery Revealed: Gospel of Mark tracks the 7 Churches in the Book of Revelation
Quote:Corbulo retired into Syria, which province, as being vacant by the death of its governor Ummidius, was intrusted to him. One of the famous cities of Asia, Laodicea, was that same year overthrown by an earthquake, and, without any relief from us, recovered itself by its own resources. In Italy meanwhile ...

It looks like Tacitus suggest the city was rebuilt immediately, and certainly mostly without the help of any Roman emperor. So we would have to choose between trusting Tacitus or trusting "another source" (or neither).

The fact that the earthquake wasn't directly mentioned could also point to a later date, decades after the city was rebuilt — when it prospered and lacked nothing.

It should be mentioned that Irenaei testimony still needs to be overcome with weightier evidence, for the earlier dates to become likely:
γραφων γε τοι ο Ειρηναιος περι της ψηφου της κατα τον αντιχριστον προσηγοριας φερομενης εν τη Ιωαννου λεγομενη αποκαλυψει αυταις συλλαβαις εν πεμπτω των προς τας αιρεσεις ταυτα περι του Ιωαννου φησιν ει δε εδει αναφανδον εν τω νυν καιρω κηρυττεσθαι τουνομα αυτου δι εκεινου αν ερρεθη του και την αποκαλυψιν εορακοτος. Ουδε γαρ προ πολλου χρονου εωραθη αλλα σχεδον επι της ημετερας γενεας προς τω τελει της Δομετιανου αρχης. — Eusebius, Historia Ecclesiastica III, 18.

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RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-17-2016, 10:18 PM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-18-2016, 10:34 AM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-22-2016, 08:07 PM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-23-2016, 12:56 PM
RE: A Mystery Revealed - by sestir - 04-25-2016, 03:41 PM

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