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The Bible: Approximate Dates When The Books Were Written

BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
BOOK PROBABLE DATE BOOK DATE
Genesis c.1250-1200 B.C. Matthew c.40-60
Exodus c.1250-1200 B.C. Mark c.45-60
Leviticus c.1250-1200 B.C. Luke 57-60
Numbers c.1250-1200 B.C. John c.40-65
Deuteronomy c.1250-1200 B.C. Acts 57-62
Joshua c.1200 B.C. Romans 57
Judges c.1200 B.C. 1 Corinthians 55
Ruth c.1000 B.C. 2 Corinthians 56
1st Samuel c.700 B.C. Galatians 56
2nd Samuel c.700 B.C. Ephesians 58
1st Kings c.600 B.C. Philippians 58
2nd Kings c.600 B.C. Colossians 58
1st Chronicles c.350 B.C. 1 Thessalonians early 50
2nd Chronicles c.350 B.C. 2 Thessalonians 50-51
Ezra c.400 B.C. 1 Timothy 55
Nehemiah c.400 B.C. 2 Timothy 58
Esther c.300 B.C. Titus 57
Job c.500 B.C. Philemon 58
Psalms c.500 B.C. Hebrews c.67
Proverbs c.450 B.C. James 40's
Ecclesiastes c.300 B.C. 1 Peter 65
Song of Songs c.450 B.C. 2 Peter 61-62
Isaiah c.700 B.C. 1 John 57-62
Jeremiah c.585 B.C. 2 John 57-62
Lamentations c.550 B.C. 3 John 57-62
Ezekiel c.590 B.C. Jude 61-62
Daniel c.165 B.C. Revelation 68-70
Hosea c.750 B.C.
Joel c.400 B.C.
Amos c.750 B.C.
Obadiah c.500 B.C.
Jonah c.450 B.C.
Micah c.740 B.C.
Nahum c.612 B.C.
Habakkuk c.600 B.C.
Zephaniah c.620 B.C.
Haggai c.520 B.C.
Zechariah c.520 B.C.
Malachi c.450 B.C.

Source of dates of New Testament: John A. T. Robinson, "Redating The New Testament" 1976.

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