Monday, January 21, 2008
Dating the Writings of the Early Christians
You can find Peter Kirby's "giant list of early texts" here . (Don't worry, it's in English!) It can be fun to see which NT epistle came before another, and how some venerable early Christian writings, like the Didache, were actually older than others (like Ephesians and 1 Peter) but still didn't make it into the NT.
As Mark Ritchie says, "Not all are Christian in the classical sense of the word, but hey, you are a student and you need to know this stuff!"