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The fact that the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple is not recorded is very strong evidence that Acts was written before A. The early church unanimously held that the gospel of Matthew was the first written gospel and was penned by the apostle of the same name (Matt. Lately, the priority of Matthew as the first written gospel has come under suspicion with Mark being considered by many to be the first written gospel. The historian Papias mentions that the gospel of Matthew was originally in Aramaic or Hebrew and attributes the gospel to Matthew the apostle.5 This would mean that if Matthew did write in Aramaic originally, that he may have used Mark as a map, adding and clarifying certain events as he remembered them. The earliest quotation of Matthew is found in Ignatius who died around A. But, both had ample opportunity to meet the disciples who knew Christ and learn the facts not only from them but from others in the area. The John Rylands papyrus fragment 52 of John's gospel dated in the year 135 contains portions of John 18, verses 31-33, 37-38.This has to do with the late dating of the Gospels. Since critical scholars have trouble believing in real prophecy, they assume Mark wrote this after, as it was happening or just before the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD.Often they grudgingly give Mark a date of around 68, so that the destruction might not have quite happened but yet is close enough that the writing was on the wall.
Harland notes the theme in Matthew of the conflict with the Pharisees. He then assumes that this represents a later time in history, post-destruction, when the rabbis had developed from the Pharisees and were well into their conflict with the Church.In addition, reading Josephus, it is clear that there was ongoing tensions between the Jews and the Romans and there had been a number of close calls even before the first Jewish War.Jesus, as a man who could read the times, could have predicted the destruction of the Temple, even without supernatural powers.I disagree with about 25% of what he says but there are enough good insights for it to be worth my while.One of the things that he says, that I hear from many scholars, continues to bother me. Like most scholars, Harland agrees that Mark is the earliest Gospel. They then look at Mark 13 (the “Little Apocalypse”) and see Jesus’ prophecy of the destruction of the Temple.