When did the Apostle
Paul write his books?

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Next to Jesus Christ himself, the apostle Paul is arguably the most influential Christian preacher, teacher, writer, editor and trainer of pastors and evangelists in the first century A.D. The New Testament scriptures contain more information about him than Peter, John, James or anyone else except for Jesus. Paul's zeal for God and willingness to suffer trials and hardships for the sake of the gospel motivated him to do amazing things.

Paul conducted no less than five evangelistic journeys. He was the first person recorded in the Bible, in 50 A.D., to take the Gospel to Europe (Acts 16). He also wrote 14 epistles or letters that became part of the inspired word of God, almost THREE TIMES more than the next two biggest contributors to holy writ (Moses and the apostle John each wrote 5 books). Amazingly, seven out of the fourteen books he wrote were produced from the early Spring of 61 to 63 A.D., a span of less than three years! His writings are considered so important that they are one of the seven major divisions of God's word (the other six being the Law, the Prophets, the Writings (Psalms), the Gospels and Acts, the seven General New Testament Epistles and the book of Revelation).

In the last few years of his life, Paul finalized (canonized) his writings for future generations and passed them on to the apostles Peter and John.


Date
(A.D.)
 
Name of
New Testament Book
Where did
Paul write it?
30
 
Jesus is crucified and buried on Wednesday, April 5th. He is resurrected from the dead near sunset on Saturday, April 8th.

The New Testament church starts on the Day of Pentecost, which falls on Sunday, May 28th.
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50
  1Thessalonians
In Corinth, during his
second missionary journey.
 
51
  2Thessalonians
In Corinth, during his
second missionary journey.
 
53
(Late Spring)
  Galatians
In Antioch (Syria),
just before the start of his
third missionary journey.
 
56
(Late Winter)
  1CorinthiansIn Ephesus, during his
third missionary journey.
 
57
(Late Summer)
  2CorinthiansIn Ephesus, during his
third missionary journey.
 
57
(Winter)
  RomansIn Macedonia,
toward the end of his
third missionary journey.
 
61
(Early Spring)
 HebrewsWhile traveling during his
fourth missionary journey.
 
61 to 63
 Ephesians, Philippians,
Colossians, Philemon
In Rome, while
he was a prisoner.
 
63
 1Timothy, TitusIn Nicopolis, right
after Paul is released
from a prison in Rome.
 
67
 2TimothyIn Rome, while
he was a prisoner
for the last time.
 
70
 
Jerusalem's second temple (also known as Herod's temple) is destroyed and burned to the ground by the Romans.
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Map of Apostle Paul's travels just after conversion
 
 
Apostle Paul's
First Missionary
Journey Map
 
 
Apostle Paul's
Second Missionary
Journey Map
 
 
Paul's FINAL
Missionary
Journey Map
 
 
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