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NOTE: Naturally, pre-A.D.70 writings (such as the book of Revelation) are still in the framework of prophecy, and not fulfillment; However, I wish to show the time-frame references of Scripture to show the apparent absolute nearness of external fulfillment.  Many precise dates are not known by the Archive curator. In such cases, the time will be listed as whether early (E), mid (M), or late (L) in the appropriate century/centuries. Robinson’s dates are used for all first century Christian writings.

King Jesus
(Around AD30)
c. 40-60+)
Mark the Evangelist
(c. 45-60)
Luke: “Western Acts”
Apostle John
James the Just
Apostle Paul
Apostle Peter
Hebrews Author
(c. 67)
(c. 40-60)
1 Clement
early 70)
(c. 75)



Dead Sea Scrolls
(I Cent. BC/AD)
Mara BarSerapion
(“A.D.73 Syrian”)
“Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs”

EARLY CHURCH (EC) – A) Views espoused by all Christian sources during the first thousand years of church history, during which the only systematizing being done was in Catholic and Orthodox circles.  B) This class includes all the earliest church fathers, historians and pseudepigraphic writers, dating back to the writings of the New Testament.  C) Sources could be considered “Historicist” or “Futurist” but very rarely “Preterist” in any developed way (Eusebius would be the most likely to be considered Preterist)  (Broadest in Years, Broadest in Doctrine – First Thousand Years of Church History – Pret-related comments color-coded with “Historical Preterism” due to similarities)

Shepherd of Hermas
(-c. 85)
Second Baruch
Odes of Solomon
(L I Cent.)
Justin Martyr
Melito of Sardis
(M, II Cent.)
Pseudo Clement
(L, II Cent.)
Gospel of Peter
Clement of Alex.
(L, II Cent.)
(L II, E III Cent.) 
(L II, E III Cent.)
Pseudo Chrys.
(L, IV C.)
Syrian Ephraim
Sulpicius Severus
Pseudo Hegesippus
Ambrose of Milan
Gregory of Nyssa
Sulpicius Severus
St. Jerome
Isidore of Pelusium
Joshua the Stylite (507)
On the region of Mesopotamia also, in which we dwell, great calamities weighed heavily in this year, so that the things which Christ our Lord decreed in His Gospel against Jerusalem, and actually brought to pass..” (Syriac Chronicle XLIX)
John Cassian
St. Remigius
(437- 533)
(L V, E VI Cent.)
St. Remigius
(M, VI Cent.)

Below is a table of some of the Christian theologians of the Middle Ages.  Many display prophet fulfillment in the form of spiritual exercises, but nearly all remain within the official Futurist Catholic dogma.

Irish Questions on the Gospels
Venerable Bede
Veronica Legend
(7th or 8th Cent.)
Maurus Rabanus
St. Symeon
“The New Theologian”
(c. 949-1022)
(11, 12 Cent)
Thomas Aquinas (1265) John Wycliffe



John Calvin
Martin Luther
John Jewel
David Lyndesay
Douay-Rheims Bible (1586)
Thomas Nashe
Geneva Bible
Robert Chambers
Jesuit Alcazar
Hugo Grotius
Robert Baillie
James Ussher
Thomas Manton
Blaise Pascal
George Fox
John Lightfoot
Henry Hammond
Isaac Penington
Blaise Pascal
Margaret Fell
Benjamin Keach
Bishop Bossuet
John Bunyan
John Locke
Beausobre and L’Enfant
Dr. John Owen
Matthew Henry
Sir Isaac Newton
William Whiston
Philip Doddridge
(M 18th Cent.)
Jonathan Edwards
John Alb’t Bengel
J. J. Wetstein
Thomas Newton
John Wesley
Firmin Abauzit
Jonathan Edwards
William Newcome
Johann Herder
Ralph Churton
Nehemiah Nisbett
William Warburton
Johann Eichhorn
Touttee’s St. Cyril
Adam Clarke
Conybeare & Howson
(L 18th Cent.)
James Macdonald
(L 18th Cent.)
Henry Kett
(L 18th Cent.)


The Ways of Providence.. The Overthrow of the Jewish Commonwealth by the Romans and the Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus – Robert Roberts (1881) The survey of the ways of providence would be incomplete without something more than a glance at the events attending the overthrow of Jerusalem and disruption of the Jewish polity over thirty-five years after Christ left the earth. At first sight, it might seem as if this were outside the scope of the work which aims at the illustration of the subject from Biblical narrative alone. On a further consideration, however, the matter must appear otherwise. Although we have no scriptural narrative of the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, yet we have much scriptural forecast of that terrible event, and therefore the particulars of the event are the particulars of a divine work. ” | Holford, George Peter – The Destruction of Jerusalem (1803) | Renan, Ernest – Antichrist (1873) | Terry, Milton S. – Apocalypse of the Gospels (1898) | The Parousia  (1878) | Schaff, Philip – History of the Christian Church (1898)