Early dating of the new testament
These earliest accounts were handed on from generation to generation in songs, narratives, and poetry.
In those early societies there was no writing as yet and people passed on these oral accounts with great detail and accuracy.
All this leads to the conclusion that the earliest writings in the Bible were set down around 1400 BC.
The writings of the thirty or so other contributors to the Old Testament span a thousand years!
3:3, "Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts." If this is a quote, it would place the epistle after the writing of 2 Peter.7 The author of the Book of Revelation is John. Though this information is basic, it supplies enough evidence to support the apostolic authorship of the New Testament documents.The earliest writing began when symbols were scratched or pressed on clay tablets.