At a Glance
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Estimated Range of Dating: 50-60 A.D.
- Burton L. Mack, Who Wrote the New Testament? : The Making of the Christian Myth (San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins, 1996), pp. 125-137.
- Raymond Edward Brown, An Introduction to the New Testament (New York: Doubleday, 1997), pp. 511-540.
- Udo Schnelle, translated by M. Eugene Boring, The History and Theology of the New Testament Writings (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998), pp. 55-74.
- Marion L. Soards, 1 Corinthians (New International Biblical Commentary) (Hendrickson Publishers 1999).
- Craig L. Blomberg, 1 Corinthians (Zondervan 1995).
Information on 1 Corinthians
First Corinthians is one of the four letters of Paul known as the Hauptbriefe, which are universally accepted to be authentic. The letter is usually dated c. 54/55 CE. Werner Georg Kummel states (Introduction to the New Testament, p. 275): "The genuineness of I Cor is not disputed: the letter is already clearly known in I Clem 37:5; 47:1-3; 49:5; Ign., Eph 16:1; 18:1; Rom 5:1; Phila 3:3."
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