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My father,

when he was a pastor, put forward the theory that Revelation referred to a number of different things, including the upcoming Roman invasion of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

Just food for thought. Personally, I've given up on trying to figure out Revelation. Prophecies often don't make sense until they happen (or they're explained).