This chronology is based on the most sound evaluations of the evidence in Scripture and its historical context.  Opinions differ among biblical scholars, but the basic chronology of the New Testament is clear and can be used with considerable confidence.

Date (AD)Gospels/HistoricalPaul’s Epistles
(written from)
General Epistles
Mid/Late 40sMatthewAfter 1st Missionary Journey:
Galatians (from Antioch or Corinth)
Early 50s2nd Missionary Journey:
1 Thessalonians (from Corinth)
2 Thessalonians (from Corinth)
Mid/Late 50sLuke3rd Missionary Journey:
1 Corinthians (from Ephesus)
2 Corinthians (from Macedonia)
Romans (from Corinth)
Early 60sActs1st Imprisonment:
Ephesians (from Rome)
Colossians (from Rome)
Philemon (from Rome)
Philippians (from Rome)
Mid/Late 60s
Mark4th Missionary Journey:
1 Timothy (from Macedonia)
Titus (from Nicopolis)

2nd Imprisonment:
2 Timothy (from Rome)

1 Peter
2 Peter
70s or 80s
90sJohn1 John
2 John
3 John