Chronology of book of Acts and individual epistles

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SoulWeaver

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I am currently researching a subject and chronology arose as a question. Can anyone direct me to information in what order were these written, or answer in short? Have they all been chronologically written in the order that is given in the Bible, or is the order more random, is it known at all?
 

SoulWeaver

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P.S. This subject is relatively boring to me, it's just a hurdle that arose which I need to get over so I can continue what actually interests me, so please don't direct me to giant resources, I'm trying to get to the answer without wading through kilometers of text, or I wouldn't be asking, so if someone can explain it in short or direct me to such link, I would be most grateful.
 
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well, SW,
the Biblical 'pattern' is, all scripture is NOT always in chronological order! -
and that is when God is 'teaching us to learn the Spiritual lessons and order'...
 

Yahshua

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I am currently researching a subject and chronology arose as a question. Can anyone direct me to information in what order were these written, or answer in short? Have they all been chronologically written in the order that is given in the Bible, or is the order more random, is it known at all?
Blue letter bible has a page listing the chronology but I'm not sure how accurate it is since I haven't confirmed it with any other site or with any personal research.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/pnt/pnt02.cfm
 

Magenta

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As far as I know, there are no hard and fast answers to this question.

However, generally speaking? Bible Study Tools site says:

While no arrangement of these books can be made with absolute confidence, the
following dates are sufficiently reliable to serve the purpose of the Bible student.


James - 50 A.D.
First Thessalonians - 52-53.
Second Thessalonians - 52-53.
Galatians - 55.
First Corinthians - 57.
Second Corinthians - 57.
Romans - 57-58.
Philippians - 62-63.
Colossians - 62-63.
Philemon - 62-63.
Ephesians - 62-63.
Luke - 63.Acts - 64.
First Timothy - 65.
Titus - 65.
Second Timothy - 66.
Mark - 66. <- Many say Mark preceded all other gospels.
Matthew - 67.
Hebrews - 67.
First Peter - 67-68.
Second Peter - 68.
Jude - 68.
Apocalypse - 68. <- A hotly contested issue.
John - c. 85.
Epistles of John - 90-95.


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Another site (alecsatin.com) puts them in this order:

Galatians 49
James 49
1 Thessalonians 50 - 51
2 Thessalonians 50 - 51
1 Corinthians 54
2 Corinthians 55
Romans 55
Mark 57 - 59
Luke 60
Ephesians 60
Colossians 60
Philemon 60
Acts 61
Philippians 61
1 Timothy 62
Titus 62
2 Timothy 63
1 Peter 63
2 Peter 63 - 64
Matthew 60's
Hebrews 60's
Jude 60's or 70's
John Late 80's
1 John late 80's - early 90's
2 John late 80's - early 90's
3 John late 80's - early 90's
Revelation late 80's - early 90's
 

Dino246

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A corollary to Magenta's posts... there is also a lot of controversy regarding the writing date of Revelation (and by extension, John's other works). Many scholars put it in the mid to late 60's.
 

oyster67

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I think that the arrangement is mostly chronological. Genesis talks about the beginning and Revelation talks about the end.