Robert Lindsey’s solution to the Synoptic Problem calls for reassessing the dates the Gospels are supposed to have been written. Working from the assumption that the Gospel of Luke made use of the Gospel of Mark, most New Testament scholars date the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts sometime after the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E. According to Lindsey’s hypothesis, on the other hand, the Mark-Luke relationship is just the opposite of what most scholars assume. Lindsey supposed that the author of Mark knew and used the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts when composing his Gospel.
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-  For abbreviations and bibliographical references, see the Introduction to ‘The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction. The LOY Intro. also provides an overview of Lindsey’s synoptic hypothesis. See the Introduction to The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction, under the subheading “A New Approach to the Synoptic Gospels.” ↩
-  A date for Luke-Acts ca. 80-90 C.E. is frequently suggested. See Fitzmyer, 1:57; Bovon, 1:9; Wolter, 1:12. However, Nolland (Luke, 1:xxix) dated Luke’s Gospel from the late 60s to the late 70s C.E. Cf. Marshall, 35. ↩