The New Testament
|c. 4 B.C.|
Herod Antipas is Roman tetrarch of Galilee and Perea.
Paul writes the book of 1Corinthians.
|c. 2 A.D.|| |
The apostle Paul is born in Tarsus
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Paul writes the books of 2Corinthians and Romans.
|14 - 37|
Emperor Tiberius rules the Roman empire.
| ||58||Paul arrives in Jerusalem. His visit to temple causes riot. Roman soldiers take him to Caesarea where he is prisoner for two years (Acts 21-23).|
|26 - 36|
Pontius Pilate is Roman Prefect of Judea.
The book of Luke is completed.
|26 - 29||Period of John the Baptist's ministry.|| ||60||Governor Festus hears accusations against Paul. Paul requests his case be heard by Caesar. He soon leaves by boat for Rome (Acts 25-27).|
|Period of Jesus' earthly ministry.|| ||60 - 62|
Period when Porcius Festus is Roman Procurator of Judea.
Jesus' disciples begin to write and compile the New Testament.
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Martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6-7). Persecution begins against church (Acts 8:1-4). Philip preaches to the Ethiopian eunuch
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Paul writes Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Hebrews.
Saul, on his way to Damascus, is converted and becomes apostle Paul (Acts 9). He escapes persecution and travels to Arabia, where he is taught by Jesus for three years (Acts 9:24-25).
In Jerusalem religious zealots martyr James around the time of Passover.
|33 - 44|
Travels of the Apostle Paul BEFORE
his Missionary Journeys.(Galatians 1, Acts 9-12)
Luke completes writing the book of Acts. The apostle Paul writes the books of 1Timothy and Titus.
Matthew completes the first book written for the New Testament.
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The apostle John writes the books of 1John, 2John and 3John.
|36||Paul leaves Arabia for Damascus. He visits Jerusalem, meets Barnabas, preaches the gospel then leaves for Caesarea to avoid death (Galatians 1:17-19, Acts 9:26-30).|| ||63 - 67|
After his prison release Paul conducts his FIFTH
and final Missionary Journey (Acts 28; Titus 1, 3; Romans 15).
|36 - 40||Paul lives in his hometown of Tarsus.|| ||64 - 65|
The apostle Peter writes the book of 1Peter.
|37 - 38|| |
The apostle Peter evangelizes in Lydda and Joppa (Acts 9:32-41)
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The rebuilding of Jerusalem's temple, begun by Herod the Great, is finally completed.
|37 - 41|
Emperor Caligula rules the Roman empire.
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Apostle Peter writes book of 2Peter.
Peter baptizes Cornelius, the first non-Jewish believer converted (Acts 10)
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The book of Jude is written.
|39 - 44|
After Herod Antipas' death his son, Herod Agrippa I, rules Galilee and Perea as Roman tetrarch.
The apostle Paul is back in prison
in Rome, where he writes his last book (2Timothy).
|40 - 41||Barnabas goes to Tarsus to seek Paul's help for Antioch church. They stay in Antioch for one year (Acts 11). The book of James is completed.|| ||67 - 68|
Emperor Nero conducts Rome's first of ten persecutions against Christians.
|41 - 54|
Emperor Claudius rules the Roman empire.
| ||67 - 70||Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire intensifies.|
The book of Mark is completed. The prophet Agabus states a three-year famine will occur (Acts 11).
| ||68|Apostle Paul
is put to death in Rome less than 2 months before Emperor Nero commits suicide.
Herod beheads apostle James and has Peter arrested. Soon after God strikes Herod dead (Acts 12). Paul and Barnabas bring food to Jerusalem (Acts 11)
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Considered "Year of 4 Emperors." Galba, Otho and Vitellius are Emperors during this period. Vespasian begins his reign in July 69 A.D.
|44 - 46|
Apostle Paul conducts his FIRST
Missionary Journey (Acts 13-14).
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Emperor Vespasian rules the Roman empire.
|46 - 49||Paul and Barnabas stay in Antioch and preach the gospel (Acts 14).|| ||70|
Jerusalem and its temple are destroyed at the hands of the Romans.
The 'Jerusalem Conference' takes place in the Fall. Paul, Barnabas and others go to the conference (Acts 15).
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Emperor Titus rules the Roman empire.
|49 - 52|
Apostle Paul conducts his SECOND
Missionary Journey (Acts 15-18).
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Emperor Domitian rules the Roman empire.
Apostle Paul writes 1Thessalonians.
Apostle Paul writes 2Thessalonians.
Emperor Domitian exiles the apostle John to the island of Patmos. John finishes writing his gospel and also writes the book of Revelation.
|52 - 60|
Marcus Felix is Roman Procurator of Judea.
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Emperor Nerva rules the Roman empire. The apostle John is released from Patmos.
Apostle Paul writes book of Galatians.
| ||96 - 99||The final arrangement of books and the canonization of the New Testament is completed by the Apostle John.|
|53 - 58|
Apostle Paul conducts his THIRD
Missionary Journey (Acts 18-21).
| ||98 - 117||Emperor Trajan rules the Roman Empire during its peak of power, prosperity and culture. |
|54 - 68|
Emperor Nero rules Roman Empire. Apostles Paul and Peter are put to death under his reign.
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John, the last living apostle, dies.
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