Timeline of New Testament History

Jesus' Life and Ministry

Life of Jesus Christ

5 B.C. - 28 A.D.

Jesus' family flees to Egypt

4 B.C

Jesus' Family Returns from Egypt and resides in Nazareth

4 B.C

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

8 A.D.

Jesus worked as a carpenter in Nazareth

8 A.D. - 30 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 is resurrected

33 A.D.

Jesus is Crucified

33 A.D.

Jesus ascends to heaven

33 A.D.

Jesus returns to Judea

33 A.D.

Other Biblical Occurrences

King Herod dies

4 B.C.

Judas of Sepphoris and others rebel

4 B.C.

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

4 B.C.

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

4 B.C.

Syrian governor Varus intervenes in Palestine to stop the Rebellions

4 B.C.

The city of Sepphoris is destroyed by Roman soldiers

4 B.C.

Judea becomes a Roman Provence

6 A.D.

Archelaus is exiled for incompetence

6 A.D.

Judas of Galma leads a revolt against the tax census

6 A.D.

Quirinius becomes governor of Syria

6 A.D. - 7 A.D.

Annas becomes high priest

6 A.D. - 15 A.D.

The governor of Syria, Quirinius, appoints Annas high priest

6 A.D.

Pharisees train disciples in their tradtionion

28 A.D. - 30 A.D.

in Jerusalem

The Sanhedrin send a delegation

28 A.D. - 30 A.D.

in Galilee and reject Jesus' teachings

Philo of Alexandria attempts...

28 A.D. - 30 A.D.

to unify Greek philosophy with Hebrew scripture

James, brother of Jesus, becomes a believer

33 A.D.

Paul is commissioned to do God work

33 A.D. - 34 A.D.

Saul/ Paul meets God on the road to Damascus

33 A.D. - 34 A.D.

The Penticost occurs

33 A.D.

Paul ministers to Damascus and Arabia

34 A.D. - 37 A.D.

Acts 9:19-22; 26:20

Pilate loses his position for incompetence

36 A.D.

Paul and Peter meet in Jerusalem...

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.

Agrippa Imprisons Peter

41 A.D. - 44 A.D.

Agripa kills James, the brother of John

41 A.D. - 44 A.D.

Paul recives his ``throne in the flesh``

42 A.D. - 44 A.D.

Peter leaves Jerusalem

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

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

44 A.D.

Roman Procurator dispatches his cavalry and beheads Theudas

44 A.D. - 46 A.D.

Famine

44 A.D. - 47 A.D.

Paul`s second visit to Jerusalem

44 A.D. - 47 A.D.

Paul`s first Missionary journey

46 A.D. - 47 A.D.

Tiberius Alexander crucifies Jacob and Simon

46 A.D. - 48 A.D.

Sons of Judas the Galilean

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.

Paul and Barnabas separate

48 A.D. - 49 A.D.

Paul`s second missionary journey with Silas

49 A.D. - 51 A.D.

Paul Befriends Priscilla and Aquilla

49 A.D.

Claudius expels Jews from Rome

49 A.D.

Peter goes to Rome

50 A.D. - 54 A.D.

Paul appears before Gallio

51 A.D.

Paul ministers in Ephesus

52 A.D. - 55 A.D.

Paul`s third missionary journey

52 A.D. - 57 A.D.

The Banishment of the Jews is removed

54 A.D.

Nero Reigns

54 A.D. - 68 A.D.

Claudius Dies

54 A.D.

Priscilla and Aquilla return to Rome

54 A.D.

Paul travels to Jerusalem and visits James Brother of Jesus

57 A.D.

Paul is Imprisoned and is transferred to Caesarea

57 A.D. - 59 A.D.

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

60 A.D.

Paul Begins voyage to Rome

60 A.D.

Paul arrives in Rome and remains under house arrest

62 A.D.

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

62 A.D. - 64 A.D.

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

62 A.D.

Work on the Temple complex is completed

63 A.D. - 64 A.D.

The fire in Rome

64 A.D.

Nero Blames and kills many Christians for the Fire in Rome

64 A.D.

Paul and Peter are Martyred

64 A.D. - 67 A.D.

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

66 A.D.

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

66 A.D.

Nero Dispatches Vespasian with three legions

66 A.D.

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

66 A.D.

Romans destroy the Qumran Community...

67 A.D.

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

The church in Jerusalem flees to Pella

67 A.D.

John Migrates to Ephesus with Mary, Jesus`Mom

67 A.D.

Nero Commits Suicide

68 A.D.

The year of three Emperors

68 A.D.

Rebellion quelled in Galilee and Samaria

69 A.D.

Vespasian summoned back to Rome to become emperor

69 A.D.

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

70 A.D.

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

70 A.D.

The influence of the Sadducees ends

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

Pliny the elder writes Natural History

77 A.D.

Josephus Publishes Jewish War, in Rome

77 A.D. - 78 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.

Paul is Martyred in Rome

64 A.D. - 67 A.D.

Peter is martyred in Rome

64 A.D. - 67 A.D.

The Apostle Andrew died

70 A.D.

The Apostle Thomas died

70 A.D.

The Apostle Nathaniel (Bartholomew) died

70 A.D.

The Apostle Matthias 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 Mark is Written

50 A.D. - 70 A.D.

Book of 1 Thessalonians was Written

50 A.D. - 54 A.D.

Book of 2 Thessalonians is Written

50 A.D. - 54 A.D.

Book of Romans is written

54 A.D. - 57 A.D.

Book of 2 Corinthians is Written

54 A.D. - 57 A.D.

Book of 1 Corinthians is Written

55 A.D. - 57 A.D.

Book Of Matthew is Written

60 A.D. - 80 A.D.

Book of Luke is Written

60 A.D. - 80 A.D.

Book of Acts is Written

60 A.D. - 66 A.D.

Book of Ephesians is Written

60 A.D. - 62 A.D

Book of Colossians is Written

60 A.D. - 61 A.D.

Book of Philemon is Written

60 A.D. - 61 A.D.

Book 1,2 & 3 John is Written

60 A.D. - 90 A.D.

Book of Philippians is written

61 A.D. - 62 A.D.

Book of 1 Timothy is Written

63 A.D. - 66 A.D.

book of Titus is Written

63 A.D. - 66 A.D.

Book of Hebrews is Written

64 A.D. - 68 A.D.

Book of 1 Peter is Written

64 A.D. - 65 A.D.

Book of 2 Peter is Written

64 A.D. - 68 A.D.

Book of 2 Timothy is Written

67 A.D. - 68 A.D.

Book of Jude is Written

67 A.D. - 80 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.

Trajan Rules

98 A.D. - 116 A.D.

Roman empire extends to...

98 A.D. - 116 A.D.

Mesopotamia, Arabia,and Balkans,

Hadrian Rules Rome

117 A.D. - 138 A.D.

Hadrian Builds a wall between England and Scotland

122 A.D. - 135 A.D.

Hadrian rebuilds the Pantheon

122 A.D. - 135 A.D.

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

122 A.D. - 135 A.D.

Hadrian Establishes the postal System

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.

Increased invasions of the Roman Empire by Franks and Goths

250 A.D.

Buddhism Spreads in China

250 A.D.

Classic Period for Mayan Civilization

250 A.D. - 900 A.D.

Constantine the Great rules

312 A.D. - 337 A.D.

Constantine the Great reunites eastern and western Roman empires

330 A.D