Timeline of the New Testament Books

John 14:26 - "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you."

The New Testament - A Brief Overview

27 Books and 9 Authors
The New Testament contains 27 different books written by nine different authors. Every author of the New Testament was Jewish except for Luke. Three of the writers: Matthew, Peter, and John were among the 12 disciples who walked with Christ during his earthly ministry. Jesus promised his disciples that the Holy Spirit would bring all things to remembrance of what Jesus said and did.


List of the chronological dates of the 27 books of the New Testament along with historical events in the first century AD. The list includes places where the books or letters were written.

Chronology of New Testament Books and Events
Date* Historical Event
   
4 BC Birth of Jesus
4 BC Death of Herod the Great
14 AD Death of Augustus Caesar
14 AD Tiberius Becomes Emperor of Rome
26 AD Jesus Begins his Public Ministry
29 AD Jesus is Crucified on Passover
29 AD Jesus Rises from the Dead and Appears to Many
29 AD The Holy Spirit Comes and the Church is Born 
30 AD Christianity Spreads in Jerusalem
34 AD Stephen is Stoned and Martyrdom Begins
35 AD Paul Accepts Jesus on the Road to Damascus
37 AD Caligula Becomes Emperor of Rome
40 AD Cornelius and Gentiles Accept Jesus
41 AD Claudius Becomes Emperor of Rome 
42 AD Antioch Becomes the New Center for the Christians
43 AD Theudas claims to be Messiah and is executed
46 AD The Book of James is Written
46 AD Paul Begins his First Missionary Journey
51 AD Paul Begins his Second Missionary Journey
52 AD The Book of 1 Thessalonians is Written from Corinth
53 AD The Book of 2 Thessalonians is Written from Corinth
54 AD Paul Begins his Third Missionary Journey
54 AD Nero Becomes Emperor of Rome
56 AD The Book of Galatians is Written from Corinth
57 AD The Book of 1 Corinthians is Written from Macedonia
57 AD The Book of 2 Corinthians is Written from Macedonia
58 AD The Book of Romans is Written from Corinth
58 AD The Book of 1 Peter is Written from Babylon/Rome (?)
59 AD Paul is Imprisoned at Caesarea
59 AD The Book of Philippians is Written from Caesarea
60 AD The Book of Matthew is Written from Antioch (?)
60 AD Paul Appears Before Agrippa
61 AD Paul is Imprisoned at Rome
61 AD The Book of Titus is Written from Rome
61 AD The Book of Philemon is Written from Rome
61 AD The Book of Mark is Written from Rome (?)
62 AD The Book of Ephesians is Written from Rome
62 AD The Book of Colossians is Written from Rome
62 AD Paul is Released
62 AD The Book of 1 Timothy is Written from Macedonia
63 AD The Book of Hebrews is Written from Judea (?)
64 AD Paul is Imprisoned Again
64 AD The Great Fire of Rome (Christians are Blamed)
65 AD The Book of 2 Peter is Written from Rome
65 AD The Book of 2 Timothy is Written from Rome
66 AD The Jews of Judea Revolt against Rome
67 AD The Book of Acts is Written from Rome
68 AD Paul is Martyred at Rome
69 AD Jerusalem is Besieged by the Romans
69 AD Vespasian Becomes Emperor of Rome
70 AD Jerusalem and the Temple are Destroyed and the Jews are Deported
73 AD The Jews Commit Mass Suicide at Masada
79 AD Titus Becomes Emperor of Rome
80 AD The Book of John is Written from Ephesus (?)
80 AD The Book of 1 John is Written from Judea (?)
80 AD The Book of 2 John is Written from Ephesus (?)
80 AD The Book of 3 John is Written from Ephesus (?)
89 AD The Book of Revelation is Written from Patmos

*All Dates are approximate, there has been much debate and speculation as to exact dates.

Hebrews 8:6 - "But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law."

The New Testament
Charts
Maps
The Birth of John the Baptist
The Birth of Jesus
The Childhood of Jesus
John the Baptist Appears
The Baptism of Jesus
The Temptation of Jesus
Jesus Begins His Work
Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Jesus Meets Nicodemus
The Imprisonment of John
The Sermon on the Mount
The Twelve are Chosen
Raising the Widow's Son
John's Inquiry from Prison
Jesus Calms the Storm
Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter
The Death of John the Baptist
Feeding the Multitudes
The Transfiguration
Jesus Leaves Galilee
Jesus Rejected at Samaria
Jesus Raises Lazarus
The Mission of the Seventy
The Feast at Bethany
The Triumphal Entry
The Last Supper
The Betrayal
The Crucifixion
The Resurrection
The Ascension
The Holy Spirit is Given
The Church is Established
The First Persecutions
Philip at Samaria
Conversion of Saul
The First Gentile Converted
The Church at Antioch
James Killed by Herod
Paul's Conversion
Paul's 1st Missionary Journey
Council at Jerusalem
Paul's 2nd Missionary Journey
Paul's 3rd Missionary Journey
Paul's Arrest at Jerusalem
Paul at Caesarea
Paul's Journey to Rome
Paul Arrives at Rome
Paul's Imprisonment at Rome
Paul is Acquitted
Paul Visits Various Places
Paul's 2nd Prison at Rome
The Martyrdom of Paul
The Destruction of Jerusalem


The Story of the Bible

The New Testament
About
Divisions
Timeline
NT Charts
NT Maps

The Birth of John the Baptist
The Birth of Jesus
The Childhood of Jesus
Beginning of John the Baptist's Ministry
The Baptism of Jesus
The Temptation of Christ
Jesus Begins His Public Ministry
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Jesus Meets Nicodemus
The Imprisonment of John the Baptist
The Sermon on the Mount
The Twelve Disciples are Chosen
The Raising of the Widow's Son
John the Baptist's Inquiry from Prison
Jesus Calming the Storm
Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter
The Death of John the Baptist
The Feeding of the Multitudes
The Transfiguration of Jesus
Jesus Leaves Galilee for the Last Time
Jesus is Rejected at Samaria
Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
The Mission of the Seventy
The Feast at Bethany
The Last Supper with His Disciples
The Betrayal by Judas
The Crucifixion of Jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus
The Ascension of Jesus
The Holy Spirit is Poured Out
The Church is Established
The First Persecutions of the Christians
Philip at Samaria
The Conversion of Saul
The First Gentile is Converted
The Founding of the Church at Antioch
The Gospel of Matthew is Written
James is Killed by Herod
Paul's Conversion on the Road to Damascus
Paul's First Missionary Journey Begins
The Council at Jerusalem
Paul's Second Missionary Journey Begins
I Thessalonians is Written
II Thessalonians is Written
Paul's Third Missionary Journey Begins
I Corinthians is Written
Galatians is Written
II Corinthians is Written
Romans is Written
The Gospel of Luke is Written

Paul's Arrest at Jerusalem
Paul at Caesarea
Paul's Journey to Rome
Paul Reaches Rome
Paul's Imprisonment at Rome
Ephesians is Written
Philippians is Written
Colossians is Written
Philemon is Written
James is Written
I Peter is Written
Acts is Written

Paul is Acquitted
He Visits Various Places
Hebrews is Written
I Timothy is Written
Titus is Written
The Gospel of Mark is Written
II Peter is Written

Paul's 2d Imprisonment at Rome
2 Timothy is Written
Martyrdom of Paul
Jude is Written
Destruction of Jerusalem
John's Writings

Conclusion
Bibliography and Credits

Summary of the New Testament Books

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation


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