Dating books of the new testament written
He has also written books such as Can we trust the New Testament?
, But That I Can't Believe, On Being the Church in the World, etc.
15) He adds, “Unless the flight enjoined upon ‘those who are in Judaea’ is purely symbolic…
then the directions for it must surely belong to a time when there still WERE Christians in Judaea, free and able to flee.
Luke's research into his gospel included both of these documents in addition to other witnesses to Jesus life and resurrection.
Which is the basis for the reproduction of certain texts between the synoptic gospels. Robinson (1919-1983) was an author and former Anglican Bishop, as well as Dean of Trinity College until his death from cancer.
If you have an interest in the dating of NT documents, I don't think you will find a better reference book with plenty of references for further research. He first achieved fame as the author of the book Honest to God, which was written in 1963 while he was still serving as a bishop in the Anglican church in Woolrich, England.
When the church first started it was primarily Jewish and the book of James seems consistent with this view of church makeup, so the author suggests that James was the first finalized book.
I said finalized because there is evidence that some books such as Matthew and Mark went through a first version perhaps by 40 AD (Matthew was after all a meticulous tax collector for the Romans), before being finalized before 60AD.