It's surprising, but with a little sleuthing, we can get good estimates of when the authors of the New Testament were born.
Let's put on our detective hats and see what we can learn about Paul and his circle of New Testament authors.
(Yesterday we looked at the Twelve and the brethren of Jesus.)
We first meet Paul in Acts 7:58, at the stoning of Stephen, where Luke describes him as “a young man named Saul.”
Since the Jewish authorities were imposing the death penalty on Steven—something they were normally forbidden by the Roman authorities to do (cf. John 18:30), this event likely occurred during the period immediately after Pontius Pilate’s dismissal as governor in A.D. 36,...READ MORE