Early dating of the new testament

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These earliest accounts were handed on from generation to generation in songs, narratives, and poetry.

In those early societies there was no writing as yet and people passed on these oral accounts with great detail and accuracy.

The earliest writing began when symbols were scratched or pressed on clay tablets.

The Egyptians refined this technique and developed an early form of writing known as hieroglyphics.

by Matt Slick Though some say that the New Testament was written 100-300 years after Christ died, the truth is that it was written before the close of the first century by those who either knew Christ personally, had encountered him, or were under the direction of those who were His disciples.1 In the article When were the gospels written and by whom? But Luke fails to mention the destruction of Jerusalem in 70. This makes perfect sense since he already knew of the previously written gospels. Notice the context of the verses suggests immediate family since it mentions Jesus' Mother, brothers, and sisters. -19 which says "Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. 9)." Therefore, the epistle of James was written before A. 61.2 Both epistles clearly state that they were authored by Peter, an eyewitness of Jesus' life and post resurrection appearances.

, I demonstrated that Matthew, Mark, and Luke were all written before 70 A. Furthermore, 1, 2, and 3 John all contain the same writing style as the gospel of John and the book of Revelation which is supposed to have been written in the late 80's or early 90's. But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord’s brother." It is probable that James didn't believe in Jesus as the Messiah until Jesus appeared to him after His resurrection as is mentioned in 1 Cor. Though there has been some who have doubted the authorship of these two epistles, the clear opening statements of each epistle tell us Peter was the author.

1 John mentions the "word of life" (1 John 1:1) as does the gospel of John 1:1, etc. 60 to the early 90's.5 Jude identifies himself as the brother of James (Jude 1).

We also read that God gave Moses “two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God”(Exodus ).

Since Acts is a historical document dealing with the church, we would naturally expect such important events to be recorded if Acts was written after the fact.

Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians,1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon Paul the Apostle was a convert to Christianity. and Paul wrote the Pauline Epistles and we know that Paul died in 64 A. Most probably the apostles since he had a lot of interaction with them (see Galatians 1-2). 10:2-3), or the most commonly and accepted James who was the brother of Jesus? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 15:7, "then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles." James was martyred by the order of the high priest Ananus after the death of the "procurator Festus in A. "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus...", (1 Pet.

So in his work Against Heresies (3.15; 5, 8) he quotes from John by name, 1 John ... 464) refers to 1 Jn , as in John’s larger Epistle.'"3 "In the earliest canonical lists, dating from the end of the second century, 1 John already appears.

Indeed, 1 John is quoted as authoritative by Bishop Polycarp of Smyrna [a disciple of John the apostle] before the middle of the second century. There is no second-century reference to 3 John, but that is not surprising, since it deals with a specific, local issue."4 Furthermore, the style of the three epistles is very similar to that of the gospel of John.

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