New Testament Timeline

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New Testament Event
37 B.C.
c. 4 B.C.
Period when Herod the Great, who would order males up to 2 years old killed when Jesus is born, rules as Roman-appointed King of Judea (King of the Jews).
27 B.C.
14 A.D.
Period when Augustus, the first true Roman emperor, rules the empire
20 B.C.
Herod the Great begins rebuilding Jerusalem's temple.
5 B.C.
30 A.D.
Period of the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
c. 4 B.C.
39 A.D.
After Herod the Great's death, his son Herod Antipas becomes the new Roman tetrarch of Galilee and Perea
26 - 29Period of John the Baptist's ministry
Fall 26
Spring 30
Period of Jesus' earthly ministry. Jesus is murdered by the Romans, at the behest of the Jewish religious leaders, on Wednesday, April 5th in 30 A.D. After spending three days and three nights in the grave, He is resurrected from the dead near sunset on Saturday, April 8th.
Martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6 - 7). Philip preaches the gospel to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8)
Saul, on his way to Damascus, is converted and becomes the apostle Paul (Acts 9). He soon flees the city to Arabia, where he is taught personally by Christ for three years (Galatians 1:15 - 18).
Old Testament Timeline
How early was
the Gospel preached
after Christ's
Who were the
followers of
John the Baptist?
What happened
during Jesus'
last Passover?
Jesus' Last
Map of Palestine
under Herod the
New Testament Event
New Testament Event
33 - 44
Paul's travels before his Missionary Journeys (Galatians 1, Acts 9 - 12)
 53 - 58
Apostle Paul conducts his THIRD Missionary Journey (Acts 18 - 21)
Matthew completes the first Gospel writing
 54 - 68
Emperor Nero rules the Roman Empire. The apostles Paul and Peter, along with others, become martyrs under his reign
36Paul travels to Jerusalem for the first time after his conversion and stays for fifteen days (Acts 9:26 - 30, Galatians 1:18 - 20) 60 - 63
The apostle Paul travels on his FOURTH Missionary Journey (Acts 21 - 28)
37The apostle Peter preaches the gospel in Lydda and Joppa (Acts 9:32 - 41) 62
In Jerusalem, religious zealots martyr James around the time of Passover
Peter baptizes Cornelius, the first Gentile (non-Jew) believer to be converted (Acts 10)
 63 - 67
Apostle Paul conducts his FIFTH and final Missionary Journey
(Acts 28; Titus 1, 3; Romans 15)
39 - 40Believers fleeing Saul's persecution take the gospel message to Jews in Antioch, the island of Cyprus and elsewhere (Acts 11:19) 64 - 67The apostle John must address a heresy, spreading is some Asian churches, that denies Jesus' humanity. He writes 1, 2 and 3John to refute these false teachings.
39 - 44
After Herod Antipas' death, his son, Herod Agrippa I, becomes new ruler of Galilee and Perea
The rebuilding of Jerusalem's temple, begun by Herod the Great, completes
41Paul and Barnabas teach in Syrian Antioch for a year. 67
The apostle Paul is back in prison in Rome, where he writes his last New Testament book (2Timothy)
42A prophet by the name of Agabus foretells a famine will soon occur that will last for three years (Acts 11:27 - 28) 67 - 68
Roman Emperor Nero conducts Rome's first of ten persecutions against Christians
In the Spring, Herod beheads the apostle James (brother of John) and has Peter arrested. Soon afterwards, God strikes him dead (Acts 12)
The Apostle Paul suffers a martyrs' death in Rome less than 2 months before Emperor Nero commits suicide
44 - 46
Apostle Paul conducts his FIRST Missionary Journey (Acts 13 - 14)
The Romans destroy Jerusalem and its temple on the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Ab.
The 'Jerusalem Conference,' which will discuss the role of circumcision in regard to salvation, takes place in the Fall (Acts 15)
 94 - 96Roman Emperor Domitian begins Rome's second wave of persecutions against Christians.
49 - 52
Apostle Paul conducts his SECOND Missionary Journey (Acts 15 - 18). In Lystra Paul meets Timothy, who will become his traveling companion and best friend (1Timothy 1:2, 4:14)
 95 - 96
The apostle John is exiled to the island of Patmos and writes the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.
50Apostle Paul writes 1Thessalonians, the first of fourteen books he will write that will be included in the Bible. 96 - 99The Apostle John is released from Patmos and completes the canonization of the entire Bible
52 - 53Peter comes to Syrian Antioch during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He is strongly rebuked by Paul for not eating with Gentiles during the Spring Holy Days
(Galatians 2:11 - 20)
 c. 100
John, the last living apostle, dies
Additional Study Materials
Important People
in the New Testament
Map of important
events in early church
Map showing where events
occurred in Jesus' life and ministry
How did the
apostle Paul die?
Apostle Paul's First
Missionary Journey Map

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