New Testament

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. 2 The Word was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 5 And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.

Date: 90-110 C.E.
* Dates are based on scholarly estimates

4 Ezra 6:38

2 Esdras

35 And it came to pass after this, that I wept again, and fasted seven days in like manner, that I might fulfil the three weeks which he told me. 36 And in the eighth night was my heart vexed within me again, and I began to speak before the most High. 37 For my spirit was greatly set on fire, and my soul was in distress. 38 And I said, O Lord, thou spakest from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and saidst thus; Let heaven and earth be made; and thy word was a perfect work. 39 And then was the spirit, and darkness and silence were on every side; the sound of man’s voice was not yet formed. 40 Then commandedst thou a fair light to come forth of thy treasures, that thy work might appear. 41 Upon the second day thou madest the spirit of the firmament, and commandedst it to part asunder, and to make a division betwixt the waters, that the one part might go up, and the other remain beneath.

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