Dating the New Testament

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Dating the Old Testament

Introduction and Acknowledgment

This web page on Dating the New Testament addresses the subject of when the books of the New Testament were written.

Before proceeding, I should acknowledge the book, Redating the New Testament, by Bishop John Robinson. In addition to the fact that this web site has a very similar name to his book, those who have read his book will remember that its central argument is similar to the one presented here: that the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was very important in the early church time period, and that the New Testament shows evidence of being written before that date. Robinsonís book was significant, since Robinson was a formidable scholar, and also somewhat surprising, since he was not at all conservative in other matters of theology.

Also on the subject of names, this web site is largely a sequel project to my book, Dating the Old Testament, so it seemed natural to follow on with the name "Dating the New Testament" for the web site.

English language Biblical quotes are from the 1995 edition of the New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise noted.