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Earliest Christian History: Dating the Synoptic Gospels

by Stephen Hebert on Thursday - 8 February 2007

in Biblical Studies, New Testament

Earliest Christian History: Dating the Synoptic Gospels

James Crossley offers an interesting glimpse into his scheme for dating the Gospels.

While I like his radically early dating of Mark (late 30s CE!), I feel that that’s a bit too early. I do think, however, that the predictions in Mark 9:1 and 13:30 place this document before 70 CE and the destruction of the Temple.

Dating these things is always a bit of a mind puzzle—evidence X jives with theory Y, but evidence Z does not. What to do? Do your best, I guess.

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