Dating new testament letters
For my purposes I will look at the most relevant information from before A. Unfortunately, the questions of New Testament authorship and dating are not cut and dried. There is substantial variation in the writings of the church fathers.
It is also often referred to as the two source hypothesis, where Mark and Q are the sources, and M and L are assumed. The traditions that get pruned will be those that are the least popular, but not necessarily the least true. He left there as a result of a conflict (more political than theological) with the local bishop, and founded a new school in Caesarea. He preserved much of the tradition that would have been lost otherwise. In this time (and largely under the influence of Jerome and Augustine) there were several councils that ratified the contents of the current Roman Catholic Bible.In summary, over time traditions split and are pruned. 225) was primarily a writer of which many works are preserved. As such, this is a natural time to end the discussion of the tradition.Before we can talk about what the New Testament says, we have to justify that what it says can be trusted.
We must understand as much as we can about the authors of the New Testament and when they wrote it.
It is likely that John was aware of the other Gospels, because his was the last written (see below).