Tag Archives: early dating of the gospels

Dating Jesus: When Did He Rise from the Grave?

As Easter season arrives each year, national attention turns toward the Resurrection of Jesus. Sadly, most news outlets treat Jesus skeptically during this important Christian season, challenging if he truly lived and if he rose from the grave. In the midst of this skepticism, however, it’s not unusual for someone …

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John’s Gospel May Have Been Last, But It Wasn’t Late

While teaching a recent Colson Center Short Course, I was asked about the dating of John’s Gospel. This New Testament text is generally believed to have been written after the other gospels (Mark, Matthew and Luke). I think there are several good reasons to accept this claim, given the historical …

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Rapid Response: “I Don’t Believe the Gospels Were Written By Eyewitnesses”

In our Rapid Response series, we tackle common concerns about (and objections to) the Christian worldview by providing short, conversational responses. These posts are designed to model what our answers might look like in a one-on-one setting, while talking to a friend or family member. What would you say if …

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Why We Know the New Testament Gospels Were Written Early (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #51)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the evidence for the early dating of the Gospels. Why is this issue important to those who are examining the claims of Christianity? How does early dating contribute to the reliability of the Gospel authors as eyewitnesses? What …

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