New Testament History

Roman Emperors

Augustus

29 BC - 14 AD

Tiberius

0015 - 37 AD

This color used for the line of Augustus

Caligula

0038 - 41 AD

Claudius

0042 - 54 AD

Nero

0055 - 68 AD

Vespasian

0069 - 79 AD

Titus

0080 - 81 AD

This color used for the line of Vespasian

Domitian

0082 - 96 AD

Nerva

0097 - 98 AD

Trajan

0099 - 117 AD

This color used for the line of Nerva

Jewish Rulers

Herod the Great

37 BC - 4 BC

Philip I the Tetrarch

4 BC - 34 AD

Husband of Herodias

Philip

4 BC - 34 AD

Antipas

4 BC - 39 AD

Took his Herodias, his brother Philip I 'the Tetrarch's' wife

Archelaus

4 BC - 36 AD

Herod Agrippa I 'the King'

37 AD - 44 AD

Killed James
Imprisoned Peter
Died of worms

Herod Chalcis

41 AD - 48 AD

Herod Agrippa II

50 AD - 70 AD

Felix

52 AD - 59 AD

Jewish History

Herod finishes building Caesarea Maritima

9 BC

Famine under Claudius

44 AD - 48 AD

Edict of Claudius - Jews Banished from Rome

Approx. 49 AD

The Jewish Revolt

66 AD - 73 AD

Destruction of Jerusalem

70 AD

NT History

Jesus Christ

Approx. 6 BC - May 14, 33 AD

Crucifixion

April 3, 33 AD

Resurrection

April 5, 33 AD

Ascension

May 14, 33 AD

Pentecost

May 24, 33 AD

Death of Stephen

Approx. 34 AD

34-37

Conversion of Paul

Approx. 35 AD

34-37

Death of James

44 AD

Paul's 1st Missionary Journey

45 AD - 49 AD

Paul's 2nd Missionary Journey

50 AD - 53 AD

Mark written

Approx. 50 AD

Jerusalem Counsel

Approx. 50 AD

48-50

Paul's 3rd Missionary Journey

54 AD - 58 AD

54 - 57 Paul in Ephesus

Galatians written

Approx. 54 AD

52 - 57

1 Corinthians written

56 AD

Romans written

Approx. 57 AD

written from Ephesus, during the 3rd missionary journey

2 Corinthians written

57 AD

After Romans was written
written from Macedonia

1 Timothy written

Approx. 57 AD

c. 57 or c. 65
written after leaving Ephesus on the way to Macedonia
Later date only if Paul visited Ephesus again after being released from Roman prison

Paul Arrested in Jerusalem

58 AD

James written

Approx. 60 AD

58-60

Paul's 1st Roman Imprisonment

Approx. 60 AD - Approx. 64 AD

Luke written

Approx. 62 AD

before Acts

Philemon written

Approx. 62 AD

Ephesians written

Approx. 62 AD

Written from Rome

Colossians written

Approx. 62 AD

Acts written

Approx. 63 AD

Maybe 2 years after Paul's imprisonment? After Luke

Matthew translated to Greek

Approx. 63 AD

Before the destruction of Jerusalem, Hebrew version may be around 41 AD

Philippians written

Approx. 64 AD

Near the end of his first imprisonment

Release and Further Journeys of Paul

Approx. 64 AD - Approx. 65 AD

1 Peter written

Approx. 65 AD

Hebrews written

Approx. 65 AD

Titus written

Approx. 65 AD

Paul's Second Imprisonment and Death

Approx. 65 AD - June 29, 66 AD

...as the Christian Church has generally agreed that this apostle’s martyrdom took place on the 29th of June, a.d. 66,... (Clarke)

2 Timothy written

Approx. 65 AD - Approx. 66 AD

If Paul was killed after his first imprisonment, then an earlier date is possible, but I think that the later date is more probable

2 Peter written

Approx. 66 AD

Jude written

Approx. 90 AD

Wide range of possible date: early 60s to 90

John written

Approx. 95 AD

1 John written

Approx. 97 AD

3 John written

98 AD

It is probable, but not certain, that 1-3 John were written in order

Revelation written

Approx. 98 AD

2 John written

Approx. 98 AD

Tradition & Legend

Andrew dies

Approx. 60 AD

Death of Peter

Approx. 67 AD

Death of Paul

Approx. 67 AD

Timothy killed

Approx. 97 AD

Death of John the Apostle

Approx. 98 AD

98-100