Dating books of the new testament written
These documents were almost all written well into the second century bearing the pseudonyms of the apostles. The question, of course, is whether Jesus is that person.
The earliest of these “alternative gospels” are actually exaggerative in their portrayal of Christ’s deity. Well, the Old Testament contains nearly 300 descriptive, prophetic references to this coming messiah written hundreds of years before Jesus was even born.
Hundreds of hours into my research I became convinced that the events recorded in the gospels happened just as they are written, and that Jesus was in fact the Messiah.
The New Testament text we read in our English Bibles is based on the original Greek text.
He simply re-translated them from the current Latin version!
Erasmus' intention with his edition was to provide a basis for a new Latin translation of the New Testament.
Until the nineteenth century New Testament scholars and translators availed themselves only sparingly of other manuscripts.Josh Mc Dowell, a former skeptic, is an internationally known speaker and author defending the Christian faith. 50-70, with John’s gospel being written sometime around A. Mc Dowell: To discover the accuracy of copying for the New Testament material and see whether or not it has been “changed,” you have to look at two factors: One, the number of manuscripts existing today; and two, the time period between the original document and the earliest manuscripts still in existence today.His books on Christianity have sold 10 million copies, including books on the historical evidence for the faith such as New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, More than a Carpenter, and The Da Vinci Code: A Quest for Answers. The more manuscripts we have and the closer the manuscripts are to the original, the more we are able to determine where copyist errors happened and which copies reflect the original.In the process of copying, however, scribal errors are bound to occur.There is not a single copy wholly free from mistakes.
In addition, we have one fragment of the New Testament (NT) with only a 50-year gap from the original, whole books with only a 100-year gap, and the whole NT with only a 225-250-year gap.