BIBLE TIMELINE

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New Testament Books

Acts Written

50 AD - 75 AD

Galatians Written

50 Ad - 60 Ad

James Written

55 AD - 65 AD

Romans Written

55 AD - 60 AD

Philemon Written

60 AD - 64 AD

Luke Written

60 AD - 80 AD

Traditionally dated in the 60's but now dated later

Mark Written

67 AD - 70 AD

Ephesians Written

80 Ad - 100 Ad

Traditionally put around 62 AD, but it is now dated to between 80 and 100 AD

Matthew Written

80 AD - 100 AD

John Written

85 AD - 90 AD

Edited over time, the final edition appearing around 85-90 AD

1, 2, & 3 John Written

95 Ad - 100 Ad

Revelation Written

95 ad

Old Testament Books

Psalms Written

1500 BC - 550 BC

Many were written before 1000 BCE and others after the exile to Babylon

Ruth Written

1250 BC - 165 BC

A large number of historians specifically place it in the Persian period, but estimates range from the Period of the Judges to the Hellenistic period

Jahwist active

960 BCE - 930 BCE

The Southern Storyteller of the Pentateuch- According to the Documentary Hypothesis

Eloist Active

900 BC - 850 BC

The Northern Storyteller of the Pentateuch, according to the Documentary hypothesis

Deuteronomist active

900 BC - 622 BC

Possibly as early as 900 BC
The Deuteronomist source was active, according to the Documentary Hypothesis

Proto-Isaiah Written

800 BC - 650 BC

8th century BC prophet with 7th century expansions

Hosea Written

800 BC - 700 BC

Amos Written

775 BC - 725 BC

Jeremiah Written

625 BC - 575 BC

Deuteronomic theory

600 BC - 500 BC

The theory that Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings were written by a single 6th Century BC historian using the lanugage of Deuteronomy to explain recent events

Deutero-Isaiah Written

600 BC - 500 BC

Priestly Active

550 BC - 450 BC

When the Priestly Source was active, according to the Documentary Hypothesis

Ezra Written

458 BC

Editing of Ezra continued well into the Hellenistic Era, but it was composed around 458 BCE

Historical events

The Flood of Noah

2304 BCE

Prehistory

1900 BCE - 1800 BCE

Ancestral Period

1800 BCE - 1500 BCE

The Exodus

1450 BCE - 1250 BCE

Confederation of Tribes

1250 BC - 1000 BC

Also the Period of Judges

Israel in the Promised Land

1250 BC

Reign of Saul

1043 BC - 1011 BC

Reign of David

1011 Bc - 971 bc

Reign of Solomon

971 bc - 930 bc

Divided Monarchy

922 BC - 722 BC

Reheboam of Judah and Jereboam of Israel

Assyria

721 BC

Assyria conquers the Northern Kingdom

Judah Stands Alone

721 BC - 586 BC

Judah Revolts

597 BC

Judah revolts, resulting in the first deportation

The Second Deportation

587 BC

The Second Deportation, where the temple was also destroyed

Babylonian Exile

586 BC

The Third Revolt

582 BC

Persia

538 BC - 322 BC

Persia conquers Babylon and allows Israel to return

Hellenistic Rule

322 BC - 165 BC

Hellenistic Rule under Alexander the Great

Translation

260 BC - 240 BC

It was in this period that today's Old Testament was translated into Greek

Independent Judah

163 bc - 63 bc

Roman Rule Begins

63 BC

Crisis under Caligula

37 ad - 41 ad

Paul's 2nd Mission

50 ad - 53 ad

Paul arrested

58 ad

Temple is destroyed

70 CE

Miscellaneous Biblical events

Joseph in Egypt

1700 BC

Birth of Moses

1525 BC

Moses

1500 BC

Moses is given the stone tablets at the top of Mount Sinai

Daniel in the Lion's Den

538 bc