40s AD dating for first Gospel accounts - contra 60s-80s dating
(Paul quotes Luke as scripture)
2 Peter 3:16
As also in all his epistles,
speaking in them of these things;
in which are some things hard to be understood,
which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,
as they do also the other scriptures,
unto their own destruction.
1 Timothy 5:18
For the scripture saith,
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
And in the same house remain,
eating and drinking such things as they give:
for the labourer is worthy of his hire.
Go not from house to house.
Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats,
neither shoes, nor yet staves:
for the workman is worthy of his meat.
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,
ye do well:
And the second is like unto it,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
1 Corinthians 9:9
For it is written in the law of Moses,
Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn.
Doth God take care for oxen?
An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, Volume 1 (1846)
On the Genuineness and Authenticity of the New Testament
Dale M. Wheeler, Th.D.