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Although, there are positive reasons for seeing kosmos as describing the overall system of things and/or the present evil age as opposed to planet Earth and, interestingly for Revelation, this seems to be a distinctly Johannine sense of the word.  The kosmos has a distinctively ethical slant to it (John 15:18-25 is one example).

So, it’s possible that John saying “foundation of the world” means “the beginning of all this present evil” and probably has more to do with God’s intent to judge the beast from the beginning of his activity as opposed to trying to place it prior to creation.

I’m not asserting that as dogma, but just that there are plenty of instances of kosmos in John that would allow for that to be a possible understanding.

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