Dating the New Testament, based on the opinions of several hundred New
In a court of law the testimony of one expert is considered
evidence, however it is frequently
offset by another expert with a differing opinion. The same thing happens in the
academic community as to when the New and Old Testament books were written. However, in
the court of public opinion the testimony of several hundred New and Old
Testament scholars is strong evidence and far outweighs the opinions of radical
scholars, skeptics and nonbelievers. We have provided the opinions of several
hundred conservative and liberal scholars in the links below to establish the
weight of scholarly evidence against all such radical views as to when the books
of the Bible were penned. In the near future we will be adding both internal and
external evidence as to when the 27 New Testament books were written. Grace and peace, Gary Butner, Th.D. and R.A.
Note, instead of a single date for each book, we are now
focusing on an average range of dates for each book. The average date is still
The Chronological Order of the New Testament Books Based on the Opinions of
New Testament Scholars
This is a timeline summary of the dates listed by scholars in the pages linked below.
Scholars' names and their dates for each book are
listed in the links below.
was the Gospel of Matthew written?
was the Gospel of Mark written?
was the Gospel of Luke written?
When was the Gospel of John written?
When was the Book of Acts written? (Includes
a listing of reasons for an early date.)
Paul's letter to the Romans written?
did Paul write 1 Corinthians? When
did Paul write 2 Corinthians?
did Paul write his letter to the Galatians?
When did Paul write his letter to the Ephesians?
did Paul write his letter to the Philippians?
When did Paul
write his letter to the Colossians?
did Paul write 1 Thessalonians? When
did Paul write 2 Thessalonians?
did Paul write 1 Timothy? When
did Paul write 2 Timothy?
did Paul write Titus?
was Paul's letter to Philemon?
When was James'
letter written? When was James(Modified)
When was 1 Peter written? When was 2 Peter written?
When was 1 John written? When was 2 John written? When was 3 John written?
When was Jude written?
When was Revelation written?
The most important article on the Internet regarding this
The Dating of the New
Testament by Dr. Norman Geisler. Off-site link.
Qumran Fragment 7Q5: Possibilities and Impossibilities - by
Carsten Theide, One little fragment found in Qumran may be a fragment of the
Gospel of Mark. If it is...well, most of the field of New Testament studies as
we know it will be turned on its head.
A timeline of the New Testament historical events
Dating New Testament Events -
Dating the Books of the Old
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