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Does the “1 Corinthians 15 creed” date to about AD 30?

November 26, 2017

Whatever dates you ascribe to the remainder of the Gospels, the creeds within them date to much earlier. The gospel-summarizing creed in 1 Corinthians 15 is dated — even by atheist scholars — to within two years of The Resurrection:

• Gerd Lüdemann (Atheist NT professor at Göttingen): “…the elements in the tradition are to be dated to the first two years after the crucifixion of Jesus…not later than three years… the formation of the appearance traditions mentioned in I Cor.15.3-8 falls into the time between 30 and 33 CE….”

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