New Testament/Early Christianity Timeline

One of my academic projects includes working toward a historical G.U.T. (Grand Unified Theory) of the early history of Christianity. This type of project is by no means a new endeavor, though this doesn’t stop me from pouring over timelines and historical reconstructions to appropriate information for my own work.

As a starting point for this work, I’ve crafted two timelines of early Christianity: one reflecting the Scholarly “Consensus” (recognizing the difficulty of using that term) and one reflecting an alternative chronology.

Scholarly "Consensus" NT/EC Timeline
Scholarly “Consensus” NT/EC Timeline
Alternative/Early Dating NT/EC Timeline
Alternative/Early Dating NT/EC Timeline

I also want to point out some helpful online timeline/context resources which I’ve found helpful. These include the following: Chronology of Roman, Jewish, Christian Events (J.B. Phillips); A Timeline of Christianity (A New Christian’s Handbook); Timeline for the History of Judaism (Jewish Virtual Library); and Religion Timelines: Jewish History + Christian History.


What type of New Testament/Early Christian chronology do you subscribe to?

What other timeline resources would you recommend, either online or in print?


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

3 thoughts on “New Testament/Early Christianity Timeline

    1. Hi Ashley,
      Unfortunately, I haven’t quite completed research on my OT timeline yet (more books and more viewpoints to shift through). Hopefully I’ll be able to share it before too long.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: