Dating the Four Gospels
"Dating the Four Gospels This monograph begins by reviewing the various Higher Critical Analyses that tend to hold that Mark wrote first, that Matthew and Luke copied him, that John's works were probably not written by the Apostle John, and that Matthew and Luke were written long after the prophesied destruction of Jerusalem by non eye or earwitnesses. This author looks only at internal evidence within the four gospels. By comparing more than 100 verses and passages in them, he deduces that the hypothesized ""Q"" written document does not exist, and that the source is very likely the common-developed oral gospel preached by the twelve apostles from 31 to 42 AD. From these comparisons he shows the authors were first Matthew then Mark then Luke, then John, and that the three Synoptics were all written down in Greek well before 70 AD."
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Page 60 - Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken : and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven : and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Page 62 - For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore : for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Page 61 - So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Page 61 - I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed ; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together ; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Page 62 - ... the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Page 61 - Now learn a parable of the fig tree ; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh : so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Page 61 - But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Page 59 - And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars ; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth : for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Page 57 - And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
Page 60 - Likewise also, as it was in the days of Lot ; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded ; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all ; even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.