NTS 5120 Timeline

Historical Events

Nebuchadnezzar's conquest of Judah

Approx. 606 BC

Babylonian Period

606 BC - 539 BC

Temple Destroyed; Judah goes into exile

587 BC

Babylon falls to Cyrus the Great

539 BC

Persian Period

539 BC - 331 BC

Second Temple Dedicated

515 BC

Greek Period

331 BC - 167 BC

Alexander defeats Darius II

331 BC

Alexander dies; kingdom divided

323 BC

Israel falls to Ptolemy

320 BC

Ptolemaic Period

320 BC - 198 BC

Seleucid Antiochus III defeats Ptolemy V

198 BC

Seleucid Period

198 BC - 167 BC

Jewish Self-Rule

167 BC - 63 BC

The Maccabees

167 BC - 135 BC

The Hasmonians

135 BC - 63 BC

Roman Period

63 BC - 70 AD

Pompey enters Jerusalem and establishes Roman rule

63 BC

Herod named king of Judea

40 BC

Jesus is born

5 BC

Herod dies

4 BC

Paul is born

5 AD

Pontius Pilate becomes governor of Judea

26 AD

Beginning of Jesus' ministry

29 AD

Pentecost (Acts 2)

33 AD

Jesus' Resurrection

33 AD

Jesus' Ascension

33 AD

Jesus is crucified

33 AD

Stephen martyred (Acts 7)

34 AD

Paul's conversion (Acts 9)

34 AD

Conversion of Cornelius (Acts 10)

38 AD

Claudius expels Jews from Rome (Acts 18)

41 AD - 54 AD

First Missionary Journey (Acts 13-14)

47 AD - 48 AD

Jerusalem Council (Acts 15)

49 AD

Second Missionary Journey (Acts 16-18)

49 AD - 51 AD

Third Missionary Journey (Acts 18-19)

51 AD - 54 AD

Paul arrested

55 AD

Caesarean Imprisonment

55 AD - 57 AD

First Roman Imprisonment (Acts 28)

58 AD - 60 AD

Second Roman Imprisonment

64 AD - 66 AD

The Fire of Rome

64 AD

Peter Martyred

65 AD

Paul Martyred

65 AD

First Jewish Revolt

66 AD - 73 AD

Second Temple Destroyed

70 AD

Bar Kochba Revolt

132 AD - 135 AD

Dates for NT Book Composition

James

45 AD

Galatians

48 AD

1 and 2 Thessalonians

50 AD

1 Corinthians

53 AD

2 Corinthians

54 AD

Matthew

Approx. 55 AD

Mark

Approx. 57 AD

Romans

58 AD

Jude

58 AD

Luke

59 AD

Philippians

59 AD

Titus and 1 Timothy

60 AD - 65 AD

Ephesians

60 AD

Colossians

60 AD

Philemon

60 AD

1 Peter

62 AD

Acts

63 AD

Hebrews

65 AD

2 Peter

65 AD

2 Timothy

66 AD

1, 2, 3 John

90 AD - 95 AD

John

90 AD

Revelation

96 AD