Matthew and Luke were written later still, using Mark (and perhaps Q) as a reference. John was written even later; you can clearly see that xtianity had evolved considerably by the time it was written.
Book: Dating: Author: ==== ====== ====== Gospel of Mark: 65-70 AD Maybe Mark, Peter's "interpreter," companion of Paul & Barnabas Gospel of Matthew: 75 AD Follower or followers of Matthew Gospel of Luke: 80-90 AD Unknown Gospel of John: 95-100 AD John the elder, follower of John the apostle Acts: 70-90 AD Unknown (probably same as author of Luke) James: 45-50 AD, disputes to last James (highly disputed) 1st - early 2nd century AD Colossians: 60 AD+ Disputed (Paul or a follower) Corinthians: 57 AD Paul Ephesians: 65 AD Follower of Paul Hebrews: 60-90 AD Follower of Paul Epistles of John: 90 AD Self-identified in 2 of 3 as "the elder", possibly same as author of Gospel Jude: 65-100 AD Unknown Epistles of Peter: 64 AD+ Peter, disputed (especially 2 Peter) Philemon: 56 AD Paul Philippians: 57-62 AD Paul Romans: 57-58 AD Paul Galatians: 54-55 AD Paul Thessalonians: 50 AD Paul (2 Thessalonians disputed) Timothy: 60-100 AD Paul (highly disputed) Titus: 60-100 AD Paul (highly disputed) Revelations: 81-96 AD John (highly disputed)What can we tell from this table, class? First, there is not even one book undisputedly written by a claimed eyewitness to Jesus' "resurrection." Second, the earliest work with an undisputed date is 50 AD (some 20 years after Jesus' death). Even the earliest possible date for a highly disputed work is 15 years later than Jess died. Would such "stand up in court" as you and Al claim? Doubtful in the EXTREME, Mikey. You wouldn't need Johnny Cochrane to get this stuff tossed out.
For lagniappe, the fates of the 12-1/2 apostles:
Judas Iscariot: Died mysteriously, definitely not martyred. Thomas: Either lived out his life peacefully in Parthia, or was martyred in India -- no confirming evidence either way. Peter (Simon): Possibly martyred in Rome -- evidence is slight. Matthew: Unknown. John: Unknown. Thaddaeus (Jude): Unknown. Bartholomew: Unknown. Philip: Unknown. Simon: Unknown. Andrew: Traditionally martyred -- no backing evidence. Matthias: Unknown. James (greater): Martyred (according to bible and legend, anyway). James (lesser): Stoned, according to Josephus.Draw your own conclusions.