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Chronology of the New Testament


Chronology of the New Testament

A.D.

Christian History

Jewish History

Contemporary Events

Birth of Jesus Christ.

Death of Herod the Great. Archelaus obtains Judea, Samaria, and Idumea; Herod Antipas, Galilee; Herod Philip, Iturea, Trachonitis, etc.

Banishment of Archelaus.

Coponius prefect of Judea; Ananus high priest.

Jesus at Jerusalem in the temple.

Cyrenius completes “the taxing.”

Marcus Ambivius, prefect.

Annius Rufus, prefect.

Death of Augustus.

Valerius Gratus, prefect.

Caiaphas, high priest.

Beginning of the ministry of the Baptist.

Pontius Pilate, prefect.

The Crucifixion.

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Death of Herod Philip.

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Conversion of Paul.

Pontius Pilate exiled.

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Jonathan, high priest. Herod Agrippa obtains the tetrarchy of Herod Philip.

Marcellus, prefect.

Death of Tiberius.

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Josephus born.

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The churches have rest.

Antipas deposed. Agrippa made tetrarch of Galilee.

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Agrippa receives Judea.

Death of Caligula.

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Death of James the brother of John.

Death of Herod Agrippa Ⅰ.

Cuspius Fadus, procurator.

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Paul’s first missionary tour.

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Tiberius Alexander, procurator.

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Ventidius Cumanus, procurator.

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Council of Jerusalem.

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1 and 2 Thessalonians written.

Jews banished from Rome by Claudius.

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Claudius [or Antonius (?)] Felix, procurator.

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Death of Claudius.

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1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans.

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Paul a prisoner at Caesarea.

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Paul sent to Rome.

Porcius Festus, procurator.

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Paul leaves Melita for Rome.

Joseph, son of Simon, high priest.

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Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon.

Albinus, procurator.

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Close of the history of the Acts of the Apostles.

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Gessius Florus, procurator.

Completion of the temple.

Burning of Rome. Persecution under Nero.

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Titus, 1 and 2 Timothy.

Jewish war commences.

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Martyrdom of Peter and Paul.

Capture of Jotapata by Vespasian.

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Death of Nero. Galba proclaimed.

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Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, emperors.

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Christians retire to Pella.

Siege and capture of Jerusalem.

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Death of Vespasian.

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Death of Titus.

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Persecution of Christians by Domitian.

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Death of Domitian.