However, in the court of public opinion the testimony of several hundred New Testament scholars is strong evidence and far outweighs the opinions of radical scholars, skeptics and nonbelievers. Permission to copy this data for written publications or classes can be obtained by writing Gary Butner at(1) John Mark - John was his Hebrew name and Mark his Latin name.(2) Author unknown.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ touched and transformed countless lives. These accounts represent only a small number of the multitudes of people who were made whole by our Savior.
The closing verse of John's Gospel says, "Jesus did many other things as well.
If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written." (John , NIV)When Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana, he performed his first , as the Gospel writer, John, called it.
This list represents an educated guess as to when the books of the New Testament were first put in written form, even though that form may not have been the form we have today.
For instance, there is considerable support for the theory that all four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) were in liquid form for several decades and were not frozen in their present form until well into the second century and possibly into the third century.
This list also represents the most modern scholarship and educated guesses as to who wrote (and didn’t write) these books in their original forms.
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In a court of law the testimony of one expert is considered evidence, however it is frequently offset by another expert with a differing opinion. The data for this list will always be a work in progress and is constantly changing as it is being updated.
The same thing happens in the academic community as to when the New Testament books were written. I do grant permission for a link to this page if proper credit is given.