ok, well it wasn't really a word in any of my Oxford/Collins dictionaries.
I guess the confusion is over what tense the book of Revelation is written in and exactly WHEN it was written. Nobody has ever fixed on a date, was it all written at the same time or were some parts written later? Who was it for was it for the seven churches in the mediterranean or for all time. Reading it from thousands of years later would have been very different from reading it when it was first written. I mean I did not know John or ever met Paul. I don't live in the Mediterranean in all those places. I have no idea who the Nicolatians are..and I am miles away from Jerusalem, its not like I can just cross the Red sea to get there I need to cross the Tasman Sea and Indian Oceans
Irenaeus is important to the dating of Revelation for two reasons:
(1) he was in Smyrna during his youth where Revelation circulated, and
(2) he was the disciple of Polycarp (bishop of Smyrna), who was the disciple of John.
Source:https://www.evidenceunseen.com/bible-difficulties-2/nt-difficulties/jude/date-of-revelation/But if it had been necessary to announce his name plainly at the present time, it would have been spoken by him who saw the apocalypse. For it was not seen long ago, but almost in our own time, at the end of the reign of Domitian.
The Roman ruler "Domitian ruled from 81 to 96 AD. Therefor it does not take a degree to see that the "late" date of 95 AD is the correct date.