Dating the new testament
Style and vocabulary vary greatly within any writer’s work.Why do scholars try so hard then to give a late date to the New Testament? If Jesus really claimed to be God incarnate–as the gospels show–then it is difficult to avoid this conclusion about him.While this happened with the obviously later Gnostic Gospels like the Gospel of Thomas or the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, there is little evidence that this type of pseudo graphical writing took place in the early development of the New Testament.While some of the writing of St Paul evidences different vocabulary and style this is not significant enough to say that the books were not written by him.The Acts of the Apostles was written by Luke–the same person who wrote the gospel of Luke.
In other words, the radically liberal New Testament scholars are not only lousy scholars.
If we work with common sense and take things at face value it is actually very easy to discover the dating of the New Testament: First you need a verifiable historical date.
We could use 70AD the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, but we have an earlier reliable date: 65AD.
Scholars believe the Gospel of Luke was based on the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Matthew.
If the gospel of Luke depended on Mark and Matthew, then they were also written before 65 AD. Therefore the main three gospels were written within just thirty or so years of the death of Christ.