Chronological Order of the Composition of the Old Testament Books

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Job 2000-1800 BC

2000 BC - 1800 BC

Exodus 1450-1410 BC

1450 bc - 1410 bc

Genesis 1450-1410 BC

1450 bc - 1410 bc

Deuteronomy 1450-1410 BC

1450 bc - 1410 bc

Numbers 1450-1410 BC

1450 bc - 1410 bc

Leviticus 1450-1410 BC

1450 bc - 1410 bc

Joshua 1405-1385 BC

1405 bc - 1385 bc

Psalms 1400-586 BC

1400 bc - 586 bc

Ruth 1375-1050 BC

1375 bc - 1050 bc

Judges 1105-930 BC

1105 bc - 930 bc

1 and 2 Samuel Life of Samuel-the exile

1050 bc - 580 bc

Song of Songs 970-930 BC

970 bc - 930 bc

Proverbs Completed early in Solomon's reign (began 970 BC)

970 Bc

Ecclesiastes 935 BC

935 BC

Jonah 785-760 BC

785 bc - 760 bc

Amos 767-753 BC

767 bc - 753 bc

Micah 740-700 BC

740 bc - 700 bc

Hosea 715 BC

715 bc

Isaiah 700-681 BC

700 bc - 681 bc

Nahum 663-612 BC

663 bc - 612 bc

Zephaniah 640-621 BC

640 bc - 621 bc

Jeremiah 627-586 BC

627 bc - 586 bc

Obadiah 627-586 BC

627 bc - 586 bc

Habbakuk 612-586 BC

612 bc - 586 bc

Lamentations 586 BC

586 bc

Ezekiel 571 BC

571 bc

1 and 2 Kings 561-539 BC

561 bc - 539 bc

Daniel Approx. 536 BC

536 bc

Zechariah 520-480 BC

520 bc - 480 bc

Haggai 520 BC

520 bc

Joel 500-450 BC

500 bc - 450 bc

Esther Approx. 470 BC

470 bc

Malachi 470-460 BC

470 bc - 460 bc

Ezra 450 BC

450 bc

Nehemiah 445-432 BC

445 bc - 432 bc

1&2 Chronicles 430 BC

430 BC