New Testament Timeline

Ale Policar 1. Elwell, Walter A. Yarbrough, Robert W. "Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey." Michigan, Baker Publishing Group, 2013. 2. English Standard Version Study Bible. Crossway Bibles, 2008.

Events

Caesar Augustus Emperor

27 BC - 14 AD

Emperor when Jesus was born. -
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 180.

Jesus is born

Approx. 6 BC

Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 107

Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem

Approx. 6 BC

Caesar Augustus proclaims a census which sent Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem from Nazareth
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 108.

Herod the Great dies

4 BC

Herod's health deteriorates and dies
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 107.

Jesus in the temple at 12 years old

Approx. 7 AD

Jesus was found in the temple in Jerusalem being about His Father's business and interacting with the teachers. This is the only episode of Jesus's young life recorded in the gospels.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 108.

Caesar Tiberius Emperor

14 AD - 37 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 182.

Jesus' Public Ministry begins

26 AD - 27 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 109.

John the Baptist's Ministry

Approx. 26 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 109.

Pontius Pilate

26 AD - 36 AD

Pontius Pilate becomes Procurator and resides in Caesarea.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament.

Jesus tempted by the devil.

26 AD

Led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness after his baptism, Jesus spends forty days and forty nights in fasting and temptations.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 109.

Jesus was Baptized

26 AD

Baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River to "fulfill all righteousness" (Matt. 3:15; John 1:19-28).
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 109.

Jesus's Galilean Ministry

0027 - 29 AD

More than 70 events are recorded in the Gospels during Jesus's Galilean Ministry, and more occurred that were not recorded.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 110.

Jesus returns to Galilee

Approx. 27 AD

John the Baptist executed

Approx. 27 AD

Jesus talks with Samaritan woman

Approx. 27 AD

On his way back to Galilee, Jesus goes through Samaria and speaks with the woman at the well (John 4:23,24). (pg 110)

Jesus announces Isiah 61 fulfilled

Approx. 27 AD

While teaching in the synagogues in Galilee.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 110.

Jesus' Ministry in Perea and Judea

29 AD - 30 AD

Jesus returns to Jerusalem for the Feast of Dedication

29 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 114.

Jesus arrives in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles

29 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 114.

Jesus sends out 72 followers

29 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 114.

Jesus in Caesarea Philippi"who do you say I am?"

29 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 113.

The Resurrection of Jesus

30 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 116.

Jesus is crucified

30 AD

Nisan 14 of the Jewish calendar, which places Jesus's death on a Friday which satisfies the account of John.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 107.

Mary pours perfume on Jesus

30 AD

In preparation for burial, Mary (Lazarus's sister) pours her expensive perfume onto Jesus.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 115.

Jesus's followers receive the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

30 AD

Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead

30 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 115.

Paul converted on road to Damascus

33 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 275.

The Letter of James

Approx. 42 AD

James, the brother of Jesus wrote this letter somewhere between early to mid 40s. (ESV)

King Agrippa dies

44 AD

Gospel of Mark

Approx. 45 AD

Mark writes the Gospel of Mark based on Peter's eyewitness account. The date written ranges between 40 - 60 AD.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 75.

Galatians

Approx. 48 AD

Paul writes the book of Galatians.

1 Thessalonians

Approx. 49 AD

Pauls writes 1 Thessalonians in Corinth

Jerusalem Council

Approx. 49 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 187.

2 Thessalonians

Approx. 50 AD

Paul writes 2 Thessalonians
English Standard Version Study Bible.

Hebrews

Approx. 50 AD

The author is unknown, and the dates are approximate. It is dated between 40 - 60 AD
English Standard Version Study Bible.

Nero Emperor

54 AD - 68 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 182.

1 Corinthians

55 AD

2 Corinthians

56 AD

Paul writes from Macedonia

Romans

57 AD

Paul writes to the Romans while in Greece.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 228.

Gospel of Luke

Approx. 61 A.D.

Acts of the Apostles

Approx. 62 AD

Luke also writes the book of Acts

James executed

62 AD

James the half brother of Jesus is executed because he "refused to deny Jesus as Lord when Jewish authorities demanded that he publicly do so in about 62 AD". (336)

1 Peter

Approx. 62 AD

Page 345)

Ephesians

Approx. 62 AD

Written by Paul during house arrest in Rome

Colossians

Approx. 62 AD

English Standard Version Study Bible.

Philemon

Approx. 62 AD

Written around the same time as Ephesians and Colossians.
English Standard Version Study Bible.

Philippians

Approx. 62 AD

Most likely Paul wrote this when in house arrest in Rome.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 295.
English Standard Version Study Bible.

Titus

Approx. 65 AD

1 Timothy

Approx. 65 AD

2 Peter

Approx. 65 AD

Most likely written by Peter not long before his martyrdom - between 64-67 AD
English Standard Version Study Bible.

2 Timothy

Approx. 67 AD

Emperor Nero commits suicide

68 AD

Fall of Jerusalem

70 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 33.

Gospel of Matthew

Approx. 80 AD

Matthew pens the Gospel of Matthew

Domitian Emperor

81 AD - 96 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 182.

Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 96.

3 John

Approx. 90 AD

English Standard Version Study Bible, 1807.

2 John

Approx. 90 AD

English Standard Version Study Bible, 1807.

1 John

Approx. 90 AD

English Standard Version Study Bible, 1807.

Revelation

Approx. 96 AD

John writes Revelation on the island of Patmos. Although the date is approx. it is most likely, as it appears to have been written during the persecutions of emperor Domitian and Nero was already dead.
Elwell & Yarbrough, "Encountering the New Testament, 359.