Dating the new testament
70 AD marked the end of such a terrible war that Josephus—who himself surrendered to the Romans in 67 AD—called it the “greatest” war of all time.The Jews lost their entire country, their capital city, and their temple, which had been the center of their religious, political, and economic life for the last thousand years.
The pre-Markan passion story, which Mark used in writing his Gospel, predates his writing of the gospel itself.
Luke records all kinds of details in Acts, which is the history of the church.
Luke records the deaths of two Christian martyrs (Stephen and James, the brother of John), but his history account ends with James, Jesus’ half-brother, and Paul still alive and well.
The problem is that the destruction of the temple in 70 AD is not mentioned anywhere in the New Testament books.
Jesus Christ prophesies this, yet there is no mention of its fulfillment.
And we know from Josephus that James was killed in 62 AD.