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How did the New Testament come to be written?

James B Jordan, et al, have been posting an interesting series of speculations on how Matthew’s Gospel (20 Mar), James’ Letter (21 Mar, by Jeff Myers), and Mark’s Gospel (24 Mar) might have come to be written. Riveting reading and provocative in the best sense of the word. As Jordan concludes about Matthew:

Given how all these people thought, and the context in which they lived, it should be pretty obvious that the book of Matthew was produced immediately after Pentecost. Anyone who thinks otherwise should come forward with any reason why the apostles would have waited.

It certainly makes a lot of sense, despite what many scholars believe. And even if it is apocryphal, there are some valuable insights into the contents of the books. Enjoy.