Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dating the New Testament part 3

John Wenham dates the synoptic gospels in his book Redating Matthew, Mark and Luke. He interacts carefully with the gospels, the early church fathers, Josephus and others. He gives provisional dates for the gospels and Acts. His dates for the other books represent his general approval of F.F. Bruce in Acts of the Apostles and J. van Bruggen in Die geschichtliche Einordnung der Pastoralbriefe (The historical classification of the Pastoral Epistles).

BookDate
Matthew 42
Mark 45
Galatians 48
1 Thessalonians 50
2 Thessalonians 50
Luke 55
1 Corinthians 55
2 Corinthians 56
Romans 57
Acts 62
1 Timothy 57—59
Titus 57—59
Philippians 60—61
2 Timothy 60—61


John
Ephesians
Colossians
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation

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