New Testament Books in Chronological Order

New Testament Books in Chronological Order

According to Date Authored

 

NT Book

Date Authored

Author

James

Mid-40s

James, Jesus' half-brother

1 Thessalonians

50-51

Paul

2 Thessalonians

50-51

Paul

Galatians

55

Paul

1 Corinthians

55

Paul

2 Corinthians

56

Paul

Romans

57

Paul

Mark

Late 50s-early 60s

John Mark

Matthew

Late 50s-early 60s

Matthew

Philemon

61-62

Paul

Colossians

61-62

Paul

Ephesians

61-62

Paul

Luke

62

Luke

Acts

62

Luke

Philippians

62

Paul

1 Timothy

63-64

Paul

Titus

63-64

Paul

1 Peter

63-64

Peter

2 Peter

65

Peter

2 Timothy

65

Paul

Hebrews

68

Unknown

Jude

Late 60s-early 70s

Jude, Jesus' half-brother

John

Late 80s-early 90s

John

1 John

Late 80s-early 90s

John

2 John

Late 80s-early 90s

John

3 John

Late 80s-early 90s

John

Revelation

Late 80s-early 90s

John

 

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Slightly adapted from Robert H. Gundry, A Survey of the New Testament, 3rded. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994), 480-481. This chart has been modified some according to my own reading.

This chart does not give dates as certainties. It is for your personal use and benefit only. Many of the dates listed above are based on a series of conclusions, which are in turn based on partial data. Many scholars, even within conservative, Evangelical circles disagree with the precise ordering given above. This area of discussion is one where charity, grace, and humility are called for above all.

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