Timing of the Writing of New Testament Scripture

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    Jan 25, 2015 8:42 PM GMT
    Dear Dr. Ehrman,

    If this is true:

    Mark was written 66-70.
    Matthew and Luke 80-85
    John 90-95
    Acts of the Apostles 62-150

    1. Mark has Jesus foretelling the destruction of the Temple before it happened?

    2. Mark is the only pre-Temple destruction gospel? If not, why even say Mark could have been written from year 66 to before the Temple's destruction?

    3. Mark stood for 10 years before Matthew and Luke had to be written?

    4. Why would Acts be written before Luke?

    5. I don't think the same author of Luke would be alive, say, after 120 and why even wait more than 5 years to write Acts after Luke or wait more than 5 years to write Luke if Luke came after Acts?
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    Jan 26, 2015 1:35 AM GMT
    Bart:

    That’s the big question, whether Mark is before or after 70 CE. I am shifting to think that it is just after 70 (which is the more common view among critical scholars), rather than before.