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SUPPOSED CHRONOLOGY OF THE ACTS AND EPISTLES.

A.U.C.

A.D.

(Tiberius.) 30 Introduction to the Acts of the Apostles (i. 1-14).
783-788 30-35 Events till the appointment of deacons (i. 15-vi. 6).
35-40   „               „ conversion of Cornelius (vi. 7-x.).

(Caligula.)

40-43   „               „ establishment of the Church at Aritidch (xi. 1-26).
43-46   „               „ end of Paul's first missionary journey (xi. 27-xiv. 28).

(Claudius.)

46-54   „               „                 „ second missionary journey (xv. 11-xviii. 22).
Epistles:—l Thess. (52); 2 Thess. (53).

(Nero.)

55-60 Events till the end of Paul's third missionary journey (xviii. 23-xxvi.).
Epistles:—1 Cor. (57); 2 Cor., Gal. (57); Rom. (58).

814-816
(Nero.)

60-63 Paul's imprisonment at Caesarea, and voyage to Rome (xxvii., xxviii.).
61 James' General Epistle to Jewish Christians.
62 Paul writes his Epistle to Ephesians.
Timothy and Epaphroditus arrive at Rome, bringing tidings from Colosse (Col. i. 1-7).
Paul's Epistle to Colossians.
  „             „   Philemon, on behalf of Onesimus, his runaway slave.
63   „             „   the Philippians.
63   „             „   the Hebrews, explaining how the Old Dispensation is developed into the New.
Timothy liberated (Heb. xiii.).
63 Paul visits Crete; leaves Titus in charge of the Church there.
63 Peter writes his first Epistle to Jews and Gentiles scattered abroad and persecuted.
64 Paul goes to Macedonia.
64   „   writes first Epistle to Timothy, at Ephesus (1 Tim. i.-vi.).
  „   „   Epistle to Titus.
  „   winters at Nicopolis, Dalmatia, Troas.
65 (?) Jude writes his Epistle.
65 Peter writes his second Epistle to Jewish and Gentile Christians scattered through Pontus.
65 Paul's second imprisonment in Rome; tried before Nero.
820 66 Paul's second Epistle to Timothy, summoning him to Rome.
  „   martyrdom. Peter's martyrdom at Rome.
825 71 Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus.
John writes his three Epistles.
75 (?) Jude writes his Epistle.
850 96 John writes the Book of Revelation.
97   „     his Gospel.
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