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Great Wall of China built

215 BC

Great wall of China built to keep out invaders

Rome's first Macedonian war

215 BC - 205 BC

Dead Sea Scrolls written

200 BC - 100 AD

(c.200 BC)

Rome's second Macedonian war

200 BC - 196 BC

First Stone bridge built in Rome

179 BC

Rome's third Macedonian war

171 BC - 168 BC

The Maccabean Revolt

167 BC - 142 BC

The First "book of Maccabees" in Hebrew

150 BC

c. 150

Rome's fourth Macedonian war

150 BC - 148 BC

Pharisees and Sadducees gain importance in Judea

112 BC

c. 112 BC

Julius Caesar born

100 BC

Julius Caesar Crassus and Pompey form the First Triumvirate

60 BC

Julian Calendar of 365.25 days put in use; leap year introduced

46 BC

Julius Caesar named dictator of Rome

46 BC

Julius Caesar assassinated by Brutus and Cassius

44 BC

Herod captures Jerusalem

37 BC

Caesar Augustus (Octavian), first Roman emperor

27 BC - 14 AD

Octavian takes the title of Caesar Augustus

21 BC

Herod begins rebuilding the Jerusalem temple

20 BC

John the Baptist born

7 BC - 5 BC

c. 7-5 BC

Jesus born in Bethlehem

6 BC - 4 BC

c. 6-4 BC

First year in Christian calendar

1 AD

(AD- Anno Domini, the year of the Lord)

Judea becomes a Roman province

6 AD - 41 AD

-ruled by a governor

Jesus in the temple at age 12

7 AD - 8 AD

c.7-8 AD

Emperor Tiberius

14 AD - 37 AD

Caiaphus, High Preist

18 AD - 36 AD

Jesus baptized, ministry begins

26 AD

c. 26 AD

John the Baptist begins his ministry

26 AD

c. 26 AD

Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judea

26 AD - 36 AD

Jesus' Galilean ministry

27 AD - 29 AD

John the Baptist arrested and killed by Herod Antipas

29 AD

Jesus' Perean and Judean ministry

29 AD - 30 AD

Pentecost

30 AD

The passion and crucifixion

30 AD

Resurrection and Ascension

30 AD

Stephen martyred

32 AD

c.32 AD

Flavius Josephus, Jewish historian

37 AD - 100 AD

Emperor Caligula

37 AD - 41 AD

Paul converted on the road to Damascus

37 AD

Gospel preached to the Gentiles

40 AD

Conversion of Centurion Cornelius

41 AD

Emperor Claudius

41 AD - 54 AD

Herod Agrippa |, King of Judea

41 AD - 44 AD

Romans invade Britain

43 AD

Claudius conquers Britain for Rome

43 AD

London founded

43 AD

Judea becomes a Roman province

44 AD - 46 AD

James the apostle martyred

44 AD

c. 44 AD

Peter imprisoned

44 AD

c. 44 AD

Book of James written

45 AD - 46 AD

*approximately

Antioch becomes the new centre of the Church activity

46 AD

Followers of Christ first called Christians at Antioch

Paul goes to Jerusalem to consult with Peter

46 AD

Paul's first missionary journey with Barnabas

47 AD - 49 AD

*Approximately

Letter to the Galatians written

48 AD - 55 AD

*approximately

Council of Jerusalem

49 AD

Gentile converts not required to follow Jewish customs

Claudius expels the Jews from Rome because of fights between Christians and Jews

49 AD - 54 AD

Paul's second missionary journey

49 AD - 51 AD

Book of Mark written

50 AD - 70 AD

*approximately

Letter to the Thessalonians

50 AD - 54 AD

*approximately, 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Felix, governor of Judea

52 AD - 57 AD

Paul's third missionary journey

52 AD - 57 AD

*Approximately

Claudius rescinds orders and the Jews return

54 AD

Emperor Nero

54 AD - 68 AD

Claudius poisoned by his wife, suceeded by Nero

54 AD

Book of Romans written

54 AD - 57 AD

*approximately

Letter to the Corinthians

56 AD

1 and 2 Corinthians written, *Approximately

Paul's last visit to Jerusalem

57 AD

Paul imprisoned and sent to Caesarea

57 AD

Paul's journey to Rome

57 AD - 62 AD

Festus, governor of Judea

59 AD - 62 AD

Book of Matthew written

60 AD - 80 AD

*approximately

Paul imprisoned in Rome

60 AD

Books of 1, 2 and 3 John written

60 AD - 90 AD

*approximately

Book of Philemon written

60 AD - 61 AD

*approximately

Letter to the Ephesians written

60 AD - 62 AD

*approximately

Book of Acts written

60 AD - 65 AD

*approximately

Letter to the Colossians written

60 AD - 61 AD

*approximately

Book of Luke written

60 AD - 80 AD

*approximately

Letter to the Philippians written

61 AD - 62 AD

*approximately

James, brother of Jesus, martyred

62 AD

Book of 1 Timothy written

63 AD - 66 AD

*approximately

Book of Titus written

63 AD - 66 AD

*approximately

Paul martyred in Rome

64 AD

Rome burns, Nero blames and persecutes Christians

64 AD - 68 AD

Book of 1 Peter written

64 AD - 65 AD

*approximately

Book of 2 Peter written

64 AD - 68 AD

*approximately

Book of Hebrews written

64 AD - 68 AD

*approximately

Jewish Revolt

66 AD - 73 AD

Jerusalem Christians flee Jewish revolt against Rome

66 AD - 73 AD

Book of Jude written

67 AD - 80 AD

*approximately

Book of 2 Timothy written

67 AD - 68 AD

*approximately

Peter martyred in Rome

68 AD

He was crucified upside down

Nero commits suicide

68 AD

Emperors Galba, Otho, Vitellius

68 AD - 69 AD

Linus appointed Bishop of Rome

68 AD

Qumran community destroyed by Rome

68 AD

Emperor Vespasian

69 AD - 79 AD

Jerusalem falls, temple destroyed

70 AD

Colosseum built in Rome, Christians thrown to beasts

71 AD - 81 AD

The last stand of the Jewish rebels at Masada

73 AD

Emperor Titus

79 AD - 81 AD

Emperor Domitian

81 AD - 96 AD

demands title "Lord and God"

Writings of Barnabas, Clement of Rome, Ignatius and Polycarp

85 AD - 150 AD

Book of John written

85 AD - 95 AD

*approximately

Clement |, Bishop of Rome

88 AD

Rise of Gnostic heresies in the church

90 AD

Book of Revelation written

90 AD - 96 AD

*approximately

Emperor Nerva

96 AD - 98 AD

Emperor Trajan

98 AD - 117 AD

Evartistus, Bishop of Rome

99 AD

John the apostle dies

100 AD

c. 100 AD

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