New Testament

1 Corinthians 15:19

14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty. 15 Also, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified against God that he raised Christ from the dead, when in reality he did not raise him, if indeed the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins. 18 Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. 19 For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone. 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Date: 55-57 C.E.
* Dates are based on scholarly estimates

2 Baruch 21:13

Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch

10 For Thou alone dost live immortal and past finding out, and knowest the number of mankind. 11 And if in time many have sinned, yet others not a few have been righteous. 12 Thou knowest where Thou preservest the end of those who have sinned, or the consummation of those who have been righteous. 13 For if there were this life only, which belongs to all men, nothing could be more bitter than this, 14 For of what profit is strength that turns to sickness, Or fullness of food that turns to famine, Or beauty that turns to ugliness. 15 For the nature of man is always changeable. 16 For what we were formerly now we no longer are, and what we now are we shall not afterwards remain.

Date: 70-100 C.E.
* Dates are based on scholarly estimates