Timeline of New Testament History

Jesus' Life and Ministry

Life of Jesus Christ

5 B.C. - 28 A.D.

Jesus' Family Returns from Egypt and resides in Nazareth

4 B.C

Jesus' family flees to Egypt

4 B.C

Jesus worked as a carpenter in Nazareth

8 A.D. - 30 A.D.

At the age of 12 Jesus interacts with the teachers in the temple in Jerusalem

8 A.D.

Jesus Begins his ministry in Judea

28 A.D. - 30 A.D.

Jesus focuses his efforts on Galilee

29 A.D. - 30 A.D.

Jesus returns to Judea

33 A.D.

Jesus ascends to heaven

33 A.D.

Jesus is Crucified

33 A.D.

Jesus is resurrected

33 A.D.

Other Biblical Occurrences

The city of Sepphoris is destroyed by Roman soldiers

4 B.C.

Syrian governor Varus intervenes in Palestine to stop the Rebellions

4 B.C.

Galilee and Perea are given to Herod's son, Antipas

4 B.C.

Judea, Samaria, and Idumea are given to Herods son, Archelause

4 B.C.

Judas of Sepphoris and others rebel

4 B.C.

King Herod dies

4 B.C.

The governor of Syria, Quirinius, appoints Annas high priest

6 A.D.

Annas becomes high priest

6 A.D. - 15 A.D.

Quirinius becomes governor of Syria

6 A.D. - 7 A.D.

Judas of Galma leads a revolt against the tax census

6 A.D.

Archelaus is exiled for incompetence

6 A.D.

Judea becomes a Roman Provence

6 A.D.

Philo of Alexandria attempts...

28 A.D. - 30 A.D.

to unify Greek philosophy with Hebrew scripture

The Sanhedrin send a delegation

28 A.D. - 30 A.D.

in Galilee and reject Jesus' teachings

Pharisees train disciples in their tradtionion

28 A.D. - 30 A.D.

in Jerusalem

The Penticost occurs

33 A.D.

Saul/ Paul meets God on the road to Damascus

33 A.D. - 34 A.D.

Paul is commissioned to do God work

33 A.D. - 34 A.D.

James, brother of Jesus, becomes a believer

33 A.D.

Paul ministers to Damascus and Arabia

34 A.D. - 37 A.D.

Acts 9:19-22; 26:20

Paul and Peter meet in Jerusalem...

36 A.D.

Pilate loses his position for incompetence

36 A.D.

Paul ministers in...

37 A.D. - 45 A.D.

Syria, Tarsus, and Cilicia

Paul witnesses to Cornelius

38 A.D.

Antipas is exiled

39 A.D.

James writes his letter to believers outside of Palestine

40 A.D. - 45 A.D.

Agripa kills James, the brother of John

41 A.D. - 44 A.D.

Agrippa Imprisons Peter

41 A.D. - 44 A.D.

Paul recives his ``throne in the flesh``

42 A.D. - 44 A.D.

Paul`s second visit to Jerusalem

44 A.D. - 47 A.D.

Famine

44 A.D. - 47 A.D.

Roman Procurator dispatches his cavalry and beheads Theudas

44 A.D. - 46 A.D.

Agrippa is killed by ``an angel of the Lord``

44 A.D.

Theudas persuades many Jews to...

44 A.D. - 46 A.D.

sell their possesions and follow him into the wilderness where he claimed he would part the Jordan River

Peter leaves Jerusalem

44 A.D.

Tiberius Alexander crucifies Jacob and Simon

46 A.D. - 48 A.D.

Sons of Judas the Galilean

Paul`s first Missionary journey

46 A.D. - 47 A.D.

Paul and Barnabas separate

48 A.D. - 49 A.D.

Paul and Peter return to Jerusalem for the Apostolic council

48 A.D. - 49 A.D.

Paul and Barnabas return to Antioch

48 A.D. - 49 A.D.

Claudius expels Jews from Rome

49 A.D.

Paul Befriends Priscilla and Aquilla

49 A.D.

Paul`s second missionary journey with Silas

49 A.D. - 51 A.D.

Peter goes to Rome

50 A.D. - 54 A.D.

Paul appears before Gallio

51 A.D.

Paul`s third missionary journey

52 A.D. - 57 A.D.

Paul ministers in Ephesus

52 A.D. - 55 A.D.

Priscilla and Aquilla return to Rome

54 A.D.

Claudius Dies

54 A.D.

Nero Reigns

54 A.D. - 68 A.D.

The Banishment of the Jews is removed

54 A.D.

Paul is Imprisoned and is transferred to Caesarea

57 A.D. - 59 A.D.

Paul travels to Jerusalem and visits James Brother of Jesus

57 A.D.

Paul Begins voyage to Rome

60 A.D.

Paul is ship wrecked for three months on the island of Malta

60 A.D.

James , brother of Jesus, is executed by the Sadducean high priest and Ananus

62 A.D.

Paul is released and extends his mission (Probably reaching Spain)

62 A.D. - 64 A.D.

Paul arrives in Rome and remains under house arrest

62 A.D.

Work on the Temple complex is completed

63 A.D. - 64 A.D.

Paul and Peter are Martyred

64 A.D. - 67 A.D.

Nero Blames and kills many Christians for the Fire in Rome

64 A.D.

The fire in Rome

64 A.D.

Manahem murders the high priest Ananias and seizes control of the Temple

66 A.D.

Nero Dispatches Vespasian with three legions

66 A.D.

Roman procurator Gesius Florus is Murdered and a Roman garrison is wiped out

66 A.D.

First Jewish Roman war Begins, with a riot between Greeks and Jews in Caesarea

66 A.D.

John Migrates to Ephesus with Mary, Jesus`Mom

67 A.D.

The church in Jerusalem flees to Pella

67 A.D.

Romans destroy the Qumran Community...

67 A.D.

Who before hand hid the so called Dead sea scrollsin nearby caves

The year of three Emperors

68 A.D.

Nero Commits Suicide

68 A.D.

Vespasian summoned back to Rome to become emperor

69 A.D.

Rebellion quelled in Galilee and Samaria

69 A.D.

The influence of the Sadducees ends

70 A.D.

The temples Holy Items are removed and put on display in a parade in Rome

70 A.D.

Titus, Vespasian`s son, desecrates and destroys the Temple

70 A.D.

936 Jewish Rebels commit suicide...

73 A.D.

Before Roman General Silva breaches the fortress atop Masada following a two years siege

Titus has an affair with the Jewish princess Berenice...

75 A.D.

Sister of Agrippa II , whom he later abandons because of the scandal

Josephus Publishes Jewish War, in Rome

77 A.D. - 78 A.D.

Pliny the elder writes Natural History

77 A.D.

Domitian, Persecutes Christians among the Roman nobility

81 A.D. - 96 A.D.

Josephus Publishes Jewish Antiquities, in Rome

93 A.D. - 94 A.D.

Domitian exiles philosophers from Rome

94 A.D.

The apostle John is Exiled by Domitian to Patmos

95 A.D. - 96 A.D

Nerva, the first of five `good`emperors, ends official persecution

96 A.D. - 98 A.D.

Important Biblical Characters

John the Baptist

6 B.C.

Death of Herod

4 B.C.

John The Baptist Begins his ministry

28 A.D. - 29 A.D.

Stephen is Stoned to death

31 A.D. - 33 A.D.

Paul is Converted

33 A.D. - 34 A.D.

The Apostle Philip died

54 A.D.

The Apostle Matthew died

60 A.D. - 70 A.D.

James, Jesus' Brother, is Martyred

62 A.D.

The Apostle James The Lesser died

63 A.D.

Peter is martyred in Rome

64 A.D. - 67 A.D.

Paul is Martyred in Rome

64 A.D. - 67 A.D.

The Apostle Matthias died

70 A.D.

The Apostle Nathaniel (Bartholomew) died

70 A.D.

The Apostle Thomas died

70 A.D.

The Apostle Andrew died

70 A.D.

The Apostle Judas Thaddeus died

72 A.D.

The Apostle Simon the Zealot died

74 A.D.

The Apostle John dies

95 A.D.

New Testament Books

Book of James is Written

45 A.D. - 46 A.D.

Book of Galatians is Written

48 A.D. - 55 A.D.

Book of 2 Thessalonians is Written

50 A.D. - 54 A.D.

Book of 1 Thessalonians was Written

50 A.D. - 54 A.D.

Book of Mark is Written

50 A.D. - 70 A.D.

Book of 2 Corinthians is Written

54 A.D. - 57 A.D.

Book of Romans is written

54 A.D. - 57 A.D.

Book of 1 Corinthians is Written

55 A.D. - 57 A.D.

Book 1,2 & 3 John is Written

60 A.D. - 90 A.D.

Book of Philemon is Written

60 A.D. - 61 A.D.

Book of Colossians is Written

60 A.D. - 61 A.D.

Book of Ephesians is Written

60 A.D. - 62 A.D

Book of Acts is Written

60 A.D. - 66 A.D.

Book of Luke is Written

60 A.D. - 80 A.D.

Book Of Matthew is Written

60 A.D. - 80 A.D.

Book of Philippians is written

61 A.D. - 62 A.D.

book of Titus is Written

63 A.D. - 66 A.D.

Book of 1 Timothy is Written

63 A.D. - 66 A.D.

Book of 2 Peter is Written

64 A.D. - 68 A.D.

Book of 1 Peter is Written

64 A.D. - 65 A.D.

Book of Hebrews is Written

64 A.D. - 68 A.D.

Book of Jude is Written

67 A.D. - 80 A.D.

Book of 2 Timothy is Written

67 A.D. - 68 A.D.

Book of John is Written

85 A.D. - 95 A.D.

Book of Revelation is Written

95 A.D. - 96 A.D.

Historical Events

Colosseum in Rome is Built

71 A.D. - 80 A.D.

Pompeii and Herculaneum are destroyed by erruption of Vesuvias

79 A.D.

The arch of Titus is erected in Rome

81 A.D.

Roman empire extends to...

98 A.D. - 116 A.D.

Mesopotamia, Arabia,and Balkans,

Trajan Rules

98 A.D. - 116 A.D.

Hadrian Rules Rome

117 A.D. - 138 A.D.

Hadrian Establishes the postal System

122 A.D. - 135 A.D.

Jews Revolt under Bar Kokhba; the Final dispersion of Jews Begins

122 A.D. - 135 A.D.

Hadrian rebuilds the Pantheon

122 A.D. - 135 A.D.

Hadrian Builds a wall between England and Scotland

122 A.D. - 135 A.D.

Marcus Auelius Rules Rome

161 A.D. - 180 A.D.

Oldest Mayan temples in Central America

200 A.D.

Goths invade Asia Minor

220 A.D.

End of Chines Han Dynasty

248 A.D.

Classic Period for Mayan Civilization

250 A.D. - 900 A.D.

Buddhism Spreads in China

250 A.D.

Increased invasions of the Roman Empire by Franks and Goths

250 A.D.

Constantine the Great rules

312 A.D. - 337 A.D.

Constantine the Great reunites eastern and western Roman empires

330 A.D