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Evidence for when James was written.

 
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Scholars  Listed DATE WRITTEN
EARLY LATE AVERAGE
J. Adamson, AD 40-62 40 62 51.0
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, prior to 62 CE 60 61 60.5
Apologetics Study Bible, Ted Cabal, Ph.D. Editor 48 49 48.5
B.W. Bacon, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, Walter A. Elwell, Ph.D. 45 45 45.0
W.H. Bennett, AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
Believer's Study Bible, A.D. 48-50 48 50 49.0
Raymond Brown, Ph.D. if pseudonymous, after the death of James (62) in the range 70-110; most likely in the 80s or 90s 70 110 90.0
F.F. Bruce, Ph.D. AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
R. Bultmann, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
D.A. Carson, R.T. France, and G.J. Wenham, eds. New Bible Commentary: 21 Century Edition, 44 to 49 C.E.  44 49 46.5
J. Chaine, AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
M. G. Easton M. A., D. D. Probably about AD 62 62 62 62.0
ESV Bible, Wayne Gruden General Editor 40 50 45.0
ESV Study Bible, approximately AD 40-45 40 45 42.5
David A. Fiensy, Ph.D. late AD 50's, perhaps as late as 61 57 61 59.0
Norman L. Geisler, Ph.D.  AD 47 to 48 or 60 to 62 47 48 47.5
E.J. Goodspeed, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
Donald Guthrie, Ph.D. New Testament Introduction  AD 40-50 40 50 45.0
F. Hauck, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
A.E. Hill, Ph.D. AD 45 to 50 45 50 47.5
Gary Holloway, Ph.D. between AD 40 and 62 40 62 51.0
F.J.A. Hort, AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
R. Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and D. Brown, eds.  AD 69 69 69 69.0
Craig S. Keener, Ph.D. on or before AD 62 62 62 62.0
G. Kittel, AD 40-50 40 50 45.0
R.J. Knowling, AD 40-50 40 50 45.0
Thomas D. Lea, Ph.D.  Holman New Testament Commentary A.D. 50's 50 59 54.5
John MacArthur, between AD 44 and 49 44 49 46.5
K.E. Malberg, AD 40 to 45 40 45 42.5
J. Marty, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
J.B. Mayor, AD 40-50 40 50 45.0
A.H. McNeile, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
J. Michl, AD 40-62 40 62 51.0
M.S. Mills, around AD 49 49 49 49.0
C.L. Mitton, AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
J. Moffat, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
Douglas J. Moo, Ph.D.  Pillar Commentary  45 45 45.0
J.H. Moulton, AD 40-62 40 62 51.0
F. Mussner, AD 40-62 40 62 51.0
Thomas Nelson's KJV Study Bible, Wayne A. Brindle, Th.D. Editor 48 48 48.0
Nelson's NKJV Study Bible, Earl D. Radmacher, Th.D. General Editor 46 46 46.0
R.St.J. Parry, AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
S.L. Peterson, AD 60  Timeline Charts of the Western Church 60 60 60.0
Reformation Study Bible, R.C. Sproul, Ph.D. General Editor, 44 62 53.0
G.H. Rendall, AD 40-50 40 50 45.0
Kurt A. Richardson, Ph.D.  Perhaps sometime in the decade after AD 50 60 60 60.0
J.A.T. Robinson, Ph.D. AD 48 48 48 48.0
T. Robinson, AD 61 The Bible Timeline 61 61 61.0
J.H. Ropes, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
A. Ross, AD 40-50 40 50 45.0
Charles Caldwell Ryrie, Th.D., Ph.D., Ryrie Study Bible AD 48 to 50 48 50 49.0
A. Schlatter, AD 40-62 40 62 51.0
H.-J. Schoeps, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
J. Schneider, Ph.D. A.D.40-62 40 62 51.0
E.M. Sidebottom, AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
B.S. Streeter, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
George M. Stulac, Ph.D. earlier than 50 AD 50 50 50.0
ESVG. Tasker, AD 51-62 51 62 56.5
William Smith, Ph.D. Smith's Bible Dictionary. A.D 62 62 62.0
Merrill F. Unger, Ph.D. Th.D. A.D.   62 62 62 62.0
W.W. Wessell, Ph.D.  A.D. 40 to 50 40 50 45.0
H. Windisch, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
F. Young, AD 70-130 70 130 100.0
T. Zahn, AD 40-50 40 50 45.0
J. Walvoord and R. Zuck  AD 45 to 48  The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures 45 48 46.5
The Woman's Study Bible, Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Ph.D. General Editor 48 60 54.0
Willmington's Bible Handbook, Harold L. Willmington, Ph.D. 45 45 45.0
Glo-Bible 40 50 45.0
Number Scholars 70
Range of Dates (Averaged) 51.9 AD  to 69.0 AD
Average of Dates 60.4 AD
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