Evidence for when the Gospel of  Matthew was written.

 
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  DATE WRITTEN
EARLY LATE AVG.
Peter Ainsile, D.D.  A.D. 48 to 69 48 69 58.5
Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary Post 70 AD 70 70 70.0
An Introduction to the New Testament, D.A. Carson Ph.D. & Douglas J. Moo, Ph.D. shortly prior 70 A.D. 69 69 69.0
Apologetics Study Bible, Ted Cabal, Ph.D. Editor 60 69 64.5
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, Walter A. Elwell, Ph.D. 60 69 64.5
Believer's Bible Commentary, William McDonald, Ph.D. Arthur Forstead, Aramaic Edition 45 A.D.. 45 45 45.0
Believer's Study Bible, W.A.Criswell, Ph.D., Editor,  prior 70 A.D. 69 69 69.0
The Bible Knowledge Commentary, John Walvoord, Ph.D. Roy Zuck, Ph.D. A.D. 50 50 50 50.0
Biblical Illustrator, N.T. Archbishop Thomson  A.D. 58 to 60 58 60 59.0
Craig L. Blomberg, Ph..D.  A.D. 58to 65 58 65 61.5
Blue Letter Bible, AD 55 to 60 55 60 57.5
Raymond Brown, Ph.D. AD 80 to 90, give or take a decade 80 90 85.0
F.F. Bruce, Ph.D.  shortly after 70 AD 71 71 71.0
New Bible Commentary: 21 Century Edition, 80 CE 80 80 80.0
Ian D/ Campbell, Ph.D.  Prior 70 AD  Opening up Matthew 69 69 69.0
D.A. Carson, PH.D., before A.D. 70, but not long before 66 69 67.5
Larry Chouinard, Ph.D. Likely after AD 70 71 71 71.0
W.D. Davies, D.D.    AD 80 to 100 80 100 90.0
M. G. Easton M. A., D. D.  Probably between AD 60 or 65 60 65 62.5
James M. Efird, Ph.D. AD 70 to 80 ,Davies Professor of New Testament and Biblical Greek at Duke University 70 80 75.0
English Standard Version Bible, Wayne Gruden Ph.D.  AD 50s or 60s 50 60 55.0
David A. Fiensy, Ph.D.  AD 50 to 55, yet 40 to 60 is possible. 40 60 50.0
Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Ph.D. AD 75 to 80  Professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America, Past President of the Society of Biblical Literature Chair of the Synoptic Studies Division of SBL. Author of the 2 Volume Commentary on Luke in the Anchor Bible Series. A well-known and leading Critical Scholar in New Testament Origins 75 80 77.5
R.T. France, Ph..D. NICNT  Sixties 60 69 64.5
Norman L. Geisler, Ph.D.  AD 50 to 55 Author of over 60 books and hundreds of articles. 50 55 52.5
Robert H. Gundry, Ph.D. A.D. 65 to 70 65 70 67.5
Donald Guthrie, Ph.D. New Testament Introduction prior to AD 63, yet 50 to 64 is reasonable. President, formerly Vice-Principal and Lecturer in New Testament, The London Bible College 50 64 57.0
Gary R. Habermas, Ph.D.  A.D. 60 60 60 60.0
Donald A. Hagner, Ph.D. pre AD 70 69 69 69.0
William Hendriksen, Ph.D. AD 63-66 63 66 64.5
A.E. Hill, Ph.D. AD 70 to 85 Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, author Guide to Bible Data 70 85 77.5
Holman Bible Handbook, David S. Dockery, Ph.D. Editor 58 59 58.5
Holman Bible Dictionary, Chad Owen Brand, Ph.D., Charles W. Draper, Ph.D., Archie W. England, Ph.D. 60 95 77.5
Nelsen'sStudy Bible H.Wayne House, Th.D. J.D. Editor, A.D. 50 to 60 50 60 55.0
R. Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and D. Brown, eds.  AD 37 to 60, Commentary Critical and Explanatory of the Whole Bible (JFB) 37 60 48.5
Howard Clark Kee, Ph.D. AD 75 to 85      Professor of New Testament at Drew University 75 85 80.0
Craig S. Keener, Ph.D. AD 70's , although this date is not certain. 70 80 75.0
Werner Georg Kummel, Ph.D. AD 80 to 100   Late Professor of New Testament at Marburg, Germany  80 100 90.0
John MacArthur, Ph.D . From website Grace to You 50 60 55.0
G. Maier, Ph.D. pre AD 70 69 69 69.0
K.E. Malberg, AD 49 to 51 Bible Overview Chart 49 51 50.0
Bruce Metzger, Ph.D AD 75 to 85  Professor of New Testament at Princeton University, Chair of the Editorial Board for the UBS and Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament.      Senior Editor for the New Testament of the NRSV Translation Team. (Considered THE Dean of Textual-Critical studies today [since Aland's death])  75 85 80.0
J.P.Moreland, Ph.D.  A.D. mid 40's to mid 50's 45 55 50.0
Leon Morris, Ph.D. Pillar Commentary, perhaps the late 50s or early 60s. 58 62 60.0
Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Charts and Maps  A.D. 58 to 68 58 68 63.0
Thomas Nelson's KJV Study Bible, Wayne A. Brindle, Th.D. Editor 60 60 60.0
Nelson's NKJV Study Bible, Earl D. Radmacher, Th.D. General Editor 50 60 55.0
John, J. Owen, DD, LL.D. 30 years after the death and resurrection 63 63 63.0
S.L. Peterson, AD 75  Timeline Charts of the Western Church 75 75 75.0
John Nolland, Ph.D.  Matthew is to be dated before the beginnings of the buildup to the Jewish war. Buildup started AD 66 65 65 65.0
The Pulpit Commentary,  A.D. 60 to 75 60 75 67.5
B. Reicke, Ph.D. pre A.D. 70 69 69 69.0
Reformation Study Bible, R.C. Sproul, Ph.D. General Editor,  A.D. 64 to 70 64 70 67.0
J.A.T. Robinson, Ph.D. AD 40 to 60   40 60 50.0
T. Robinson, AD 85 The Bible Timeline 85 85 85.0
Edward P. Sanders, Ph.D. AD 70 to 80  Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Duke University (Neither Mark, Matthew, or Luke show ANY sign of knowing of ANY of the events following 90 AD, hence they were written before 90.) 70 80 75.0
William Smith, Ph.D. Smith's Bible Dictionary. A.D. 60 to 66 60 66 63.0
H.D.M. Spenes, D.D. A.D. 60 to 75  60 75 67.5
Carsten Peter Thiede, Ph.D. Prior to the mid 60s Director of the Institute for Basic Epistemological Research in Paderborn, Germany 60 63 61.5
Edward J. Tinsley, Ph.D.  AD 70 to 80  Retired Professor of Greek and New Testament, Cambridge University 63 63 63.0
David L. Turner, Ph.D. prior to A.D. 70 69 69 69.0
Joseph B. Tyson, Ph.D. AD 80  Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Southern Methodist University  (Dr. Tyson is one of THE leading scholars in Luke-Acts, and is Chair of the Luke-Acts  Division of the Society of Biblical Literature)  80 80 80.0
Merrill F. Unger, Ph.D., Th.D., Aramaic A.D.40 to 45, Greek A.D. 50 40 45 42.5
Robert Utley, D.Min. Possibly A.D. 60 or at least before A.D. 70, Retired Professor of Hermeneutics 60 69 64.5
J. Wenham, Ph.D. AD 40  40 40 40.0
Edwin Yamauchi, Ph.D. shortly after A.D. 70 71 71 71.0
David Young, Ph.D. 70's 70 79 74.5
Franklin W. Young, Ph.D. AD 70 to 80  Professor of New Testament at The Episcopal Theological Seminary 70 80 75.0
Rev. A. Lukyn Williams, M.A. A.D. 60 to 75 60 75 67.5
The Woman's Study Bible, Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Ph.D. General Editor 66 69 67.5
Willmington's Bible Handbook, Harold L. Willmington, Ph.D. 65 65 65.0
Number Scholars 71
Range of Dates (Averaged) 62.1 AD  to 68.8 AD
Average of Dates 65.5 AD
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