Robinson goes through each book of the New Testament with the historical hinge laying on the importance of 70 AD, the destruction of the Jewish temple.For example he says, “I began to ask myself just why any of the book of the New Testament needed to be put after the fall of Jerusalem in 70”.The author is clear in making his points and very well equipped with biblical verses to back them up.(Actually I’m surprised at some of the connections he makes with verses from other books, tying it in beautifully with the historical account) If you’re looking for a scholarly work on the dating of the New Testament, this is a must read! He believed that AD70 was a pivotal year for the early church with the destruction of the temple at Jerusalem and found it quite staggering that that event would have gone unmentioned in those books which had been believed to have been written very late, such as the epistles of John and the Book of Revelation. Robinson definitely came from the more liberal tradition of Anglicanism, and wrote many things which many of us would not support, however, his redating of the New Testament was, in the opinion of many of us, long overdue and it solved many former problems and questions.
While the author is finite and fallible (as he admits) he does an amazing job dealing with the arguments and counter-arguments and confidently arriving at a date.
While the author is finite and fallible (as he admits) he does an amazing job dealing with the arguments and counter-arguments and conf This week’s book comes from the sedate author, Dr. Being exposed to some of the preteristic authors dating the book of Revelation in 68 AD, I was curious to find out what are the actual dates of the books of the New Testament.
Being exposed to some of the preteristic authors dating the book of Revelation in 68 AD, I was curious to find out what are the actual dates of the books of the New Testament. This has got to be the most fastidious, lucid and un-tendentious book I’ve read.
For dates remain disturbingly fundamental data." Dr.
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[From The Editors: This article is one of a series we are running this year. Near the end of the year we are planning to publish these twelve articles in book form (Kindle, Nook and old fashioned print and ink). Possibly the most unlikely source is the staunch atheist and eugenics advocate H. Wells (unfortunately much more widely known and read than Albright), who also acknowledged that the four gospels were certainly in existence a few decades after [Christs] death (498).