A chronology is more than a list of dates or timelines — it is a story told through an orderly sequence of
events. This publication on New Testament Chronology is not meant to be an academic dissertation, for I
am neither a scholar nor a historian. Being an Engineer, however, I do love to piece things together! As I
read through the book of Acts several years ago, I realized that there are many references in Paul’s Epistles
to the historical account of his journeys.
Linking these verses together helped me find out when and why
Paul wrote his Epistles. Since then, my notes have grown to include all of the books in the New
Testament. Understanding the context and theme of each book has made the New Testament come alive
to me in a new way. My prayer and desire in sharing this chronological outline is that others may benefit
The dates provided in this booklet have been compiled from a variety of sources, including Scofield’s
reference notes, the Holman Bible Atlas and the Believer’s Bible Commentary by William MacDonald, to
mention a few. Some of the dates (particularly surrounding the birth and death of Christ) are uncertain. I
don’t pretend that the dates and timelines in this booklet are the final word on this subject, but rather a
possible narrative based on the internal chronology of Scripture.
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