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30 A.D to 50 A.D.

Started new thread called The Sign of Jonah to look at the real year of the Crucifiction.
I'd like to remind everyone that the topic is not about what day our LORD was crucified or rose from the dead. It's specifically about the arrival of the intact Peshitta text in Babylon. Please stay on topic. <!-- s:| --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/neutral.gif" alt=":|" title="Neutral" /><!-- s:| -->

Stephen Silver Wrote:When trying to source dates of events I get impossible situations such as the writing of Paul's epistles after 50 A.D. Of course this is always based upon the assumption that the New Testament was originally written in Greek, so late dates are common. From the standpoint of 50 A.D. the Peshitta New Testament was safely in the hands of the CoE progenitors.

1. Jesus dies in 33 AD (but not for long <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> )

2. Galatians 1:18, three years pass between Paul on the road to Damascus and him going to Jerusalem

3. Galatians 2:1 , another 14 years pass.

So the very earliest Paul could have written the letter to Galatia would be 50 AD (I stand to be corrected here <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> )

But we must allow some time between 33 Ad and Paul on the rd to Damascus (Acts will help us here).

Then we must allow some time between the finishing of the 14 years and Paul finishing not just the letter to Galatia, but all his letters.

Then we must allow time for those in the Parthian Empire to collect all Pauls works and the various other books.
Assuming that most of the original Apostles and Paul were younger than Jesus (maybe 25 in AD 30), some would still have been alive in 70 AD and influencing the assembly and distribution of the New Testament text. Therefore, I think AD 70 is a better estimate of the finalization of the 22 books of the Peshitta.


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