Dates NT Books Written-Most Bible Publishers provide these Dates for you in their Preface pages

 

Books of the Greek Scriptures Written During the Common (Christian) Era—Hebrew Scripures follow after Greek Scriptures

Name of Book:   Matthew

Writer:         Matthew

Place Written:  Palestine

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 41

Time Covered:       2 B.C.E.–33 C.E.

Name of Book:   Mark

Writer:         Mark

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 60-65

Time Covered:   29-33 C.E.

Name of Book:   Luke

Writer:         Luke

Place Written:  Caesarea

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 56-58

Time Covered:   3 B.C.E.–33 C.E.

Name of Book:   John

Writer:         Apostle John

Place Written:  Ephesus, or near

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 98

Time Covered:   After prologue, 29–33 C.E.

Name of Book:   Acts

Writer:         Luke

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 61

Time Covered:   33–c. 61 C.E.

Name of Book:   Romans

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Corinth

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 56

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   1 Corinthians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Ephesus

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 55

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   2 Corinthians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Macedonia

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 55

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Galatians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Corinth or Syrian Antioch

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 50-52

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Ephesians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 60-61

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Philippians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 60-61

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Colossians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 60-61

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   1 Thessalonians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Corinth

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 50

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   2 Thessalonians

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Corinth

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 51

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   1 Timothy

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Macedonia

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 61-64

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   2 Timothy

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 65

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Titus

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Macedonia (?)

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 61-64

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Philemon

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 60-61

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Hebrews

Writer:         Paul

Place Written:  Rome

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 61

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   James

Writer:         James (Jesus’ brother)

Place Written:  Jerusalem

Writing Completed (C.E.):  b. 62

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   1 Peter

Writer:         Peter

Place Written:  Babylon

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 62-64

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   2 Peter

Writer:         Peter

Place Written:  Babylon (?)

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 64

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   1 John

Writer:         Apostle John

Place Written:  Ephesus, or near

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 98

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   2 John

Writer:         Apostle John

Place Written:  Ephesus, or near

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 98

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   3 John

Writer:         Apostle John

Place Written:  Ephesus, or near

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 98

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Jude

Writer:         Jude (Jesus’ brother)

Place Written:  Palestine (?)

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 65

Time Covered:

Name of Book:   Revelation

Writer:         Apostle John

Place Written:  Patmos

Writing Completed (C.E.):  c. 96

Time Covered:

Table of the Books of the Bible

(Indicating the writer, the place of writing, the time of completion of writing and the time covered by the events of the book)

[Names of writers of some books and of places where written are uncertain. Many dates are only approximate, the symbol a. meaning “after,” b. meaning “before” and c. meaning “circa,” or “about.”]

Books of the Hebrew Scriptures Before the Common (Christian) Era

Name of Book:   Genesis

Writer(s):      Moses

Place Written:  Wilderness

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  1513

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       “In the beginning” to 1657

Name of Book:   Exodus

Writer(s):      Moses

Place Written:  Wilderness

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  1512

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       1657-1512

Name of Book:   Leviticus

Writer(s):      Moses

Place Written:  Wilderness

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  1512

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       1 month (1512)

Name of Book:   Numbers

Writer(s):      Moses

Place Written:  Wilderness and Plains of Moab

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  1473

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       1512-1473

Name of Book:   Deuteronomy

Writer(s):      Moses

Place Written:  Plains of Moab

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  1473

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       2 months (1473)

Name of Book:   Joshua

Writer(s):      Joshua

Place Written:  Canaan

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 1450

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       1473–c. 1450

Name of Book:   Judges

Writer(s):      Samuel

Place Written:  Israel

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 1100

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       c. 1450–c. 1120

Name of Book:   Ruth

Writer(s):      Samuel

Place Written:  Israel

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 1090

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       11 years of Judges’ rule

Name of Book:   1 Samuel

Writer(s):      Samuel; Gad; Nathan

Place Written:  Israel

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 1078

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       c. 1180-1078

Name of Book:   2 Samuel

Writer(s):      Gad; Nathan

Place Written:  Israel

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 1040

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       1077–c. 1040

Name of Book:   1 Kings

                2 Kings

Writer(s):      Jeremiah

Place Written:  Judah and Egypt

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  1 roll 580

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       c. 1040-580

Name of Book:   1 Chronicles

                2 Chronicles

Writer(s):      Ezra

Place Written:  Jerusalem (?)

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  1 roll c. 460

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       After 1 Chronicles 9:44: 1077-537

Name of Book:   Ezra

Writer(s):      Ezra

Place Written:  Jerusalem

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 460

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       537–c. 467

Name of Book:   Nehemiah

Writer(s):      Nehemiah

Place Written:  Jerusalem

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  a. 443

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       456–a. 443

Name of Book:   Esther

Writer(s):      Mordecai

Place Written:  Shushan, Elam

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 475

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       493–c. 475

Name of Book:   Job

Writer(s):      Moses

Place Written:  Wilderness

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 1473

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       Over 140 years between 1657 and 1473

Name of Book:   Psalms

Writer(s):      David and others

Place Written:

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 460

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Proverbs

Writer(s):      Solomon; Agur; Lemuel

Place Written:  Jerusalem

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 717

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Ecclesiastes

Writer(s):      Solomon

Place Written:  Jerusalem

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  b. 1000

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Song of Solomon, The

Writer(s):      Solomon

Place Written:  Jerusalem

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 1020

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Isaiah

Writer(s):      Isaiah

Place Written:  Jerusalem

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  a. 732

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       c. 778–a. 732

Name of Book:   Jeremiah

Writer(s):      Jeremiah

Place Written:  Judah; Egypt

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  580

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       647-580

Name of Book:   Lamentations

Writer(s):      Jeremiah

Place Written:  Near Jerusalem

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  607

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Ezekiel

Writer(s):      Ezekiel

Place Written:  Babylon

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 591

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       613–c. 591

Name of Book:   Daniel

Writer(s):      Daniel

Place Written:  Babylon

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 536

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       618–c. 536

Name of Book:   Hosea

Writer(s):      Hosea

Place Written:  Samaria (District)

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  a. 745

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       b. 804–a. 745

Name of Book:   Joel

Writer(s):      Joel

Place Written:  Judah

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 820 (?)

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Amos

Writer(s):      Amos

Place Written:  Judah

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 804

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Obadiah

Writer(s):      Obadiah

Place Written:

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 607

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Jonah

Writer(s):      Jonah

Place Written:

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 844

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Micah

Writer(s):      Micah

Place Written:  Judah

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  b. 717

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       c. 777-717

Name of Book:   Nahum

Writer(s):      Nahum

Place Written:  Judah

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  b. 632

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Habakkuk

Writer(s):      Habakkuk

Place Written:  Judah

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  c. 628 (?)

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Zephaniah

Writer(s):      Zephaniah

Place Written:  Judah

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  b. 648

Time Covered (B.C.E.):

Name of Book:   Haggai

Writer(s):      Haggai

Place Written:  Jerusalem rebuilt

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  520

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       112 days (520)

Name of Book:   Zechariah

Writer(s):      Zechariah

Place Written:  Jerusalem rebuilt

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  518

Time Covered (B.C.E.):       520-518

Name of Book:   Malachi

Writer(s):      Malachi

Place Written:  Jerusalem rebuilt

Writing Completed (B.C.E.):  a. 443

Time Covered (B.C.E.):