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Title: Timelines of the Old

Timelines of the Old New Testaments
Four Views of the Old Testament
  • Traditional view texts dictated by God to
  • Or Moses divinely inspired, but not dictated
    by God
  • OrMoses inspired like poet or artist
  • Orthere were different texts written by four
    different authors

Old Testament Timeline
  • 1250 B.C. oral history of the conquest of the
    land of Caanan
  • 1000 united tribes under King David, stories
    written by J-author (Judah view)
  • 900 death of Solomon sees kingdom split into
    Judah Israel (10 tribes north). The northern
    view written by E-author that emphasize Moses

  • 722 B.C. Assyria conquers Israel and some flee
    back to southern Judah. Two versions combined
    into JE version document. Thus two creation
    stories, two Ten Commandments, etc.
  • 650 Temple rites given in P-document, most is
    in Torah today
  • 609 lost scroll of Moses found, called the
    D-document, book of Deuteronomy

  • 580 Judah conquered by Babylon and exiled for
    50 years.
  • 450 A Redactor with lots of cuts and pastes,
    combines JE, P, and D into one smooth flowing
    narrative. The five books of Moses are assembled.
    There have been no more changes since that time.

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Moses sent Israel to war against the Midianites
and slew all the males. But the soldiers
returned to Moses with the women and children of
the Midianites. Moses was angry and gave orders
kill every male among the little ones, and kill
every woman that hath know man by lying with him.
But all the women-children, that have not known
a man by lying with him, keep alive for
Numbers 3117
Some of the Other 600 Jewish Commandments
  • When you buy a male Hebrew slave, he shall serve
    six years, but in the seventh he shall go out a
    free person, without debt.
  • When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she
    shall not go out as the male slaves do. If she
    does not please her master, who designated her fo
    himself, then he shall let her be redeemed.

  • Whoever strikes a person mortally shall be put
    to death. If it was not premeditated, but came
    about by an act of God, then I will appoint for
    you a place to which the killer may flee.
  • You shall not permit a female sorcerer to live.
  • Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to

Put every man his sword by his side and go in
and out from gate to gate throughout the camp,
and slay every man his brother, and every man his
companion, and every man his neighbor And there
fell of the people that day about three thousand
Exodus 32 27-28
New Testament Timeline
  • Year 36 Jesus crucified
  • By 62 Paul writes Galations, Acts, etc.
  • 65 the Q Document composed
  • 70 Mark written based on Q Document
  • 80 Matthew written, Q Mark source
  • 90 John written
  • 100 Peter written

  • 130 Gospel of Basilaides 24 books
  • 150 Gospel of the Egyptions in Greek
  • 200 Latin Bible translation in Carthage
  • 200 Sahidic Coptic translation
  • 300 Bohairic Coptic Bible trans.
  • 321 Constantine declares Sunday rest
  • 350 Codex Sinaiticus early Christian Bible
  • 384 Jerome presents Latin Gospels
  • 400 Augustine formalizes Christ. Theology

  • 400 Pershitta Bible
  • 430 Augustine creates Original Sin
  • 550 Standard Eastern Bible
  • 690 First English Bible
  • 1095 first of ten crusades
  • 1206 Rosary introduced by Dominic
  • 1382 Wycliffe English OT NT
  • 1522 Luther German translation
  • 1525 Tyndale translation

  • 1537 Coverdals Bible
  • 1551 Matthew Bible by Rogers
  • 1569 Great Bible by Cromwell
  • 1560 Geneva Bible
  • 1606 Bishops Bible
  • 1611 King James Bible
  • 1718 Catholic English version
  • 1815 Catholic Bible Society NT
  • 1870 idea of papal infallibility

  • 1894 Church of England revised version
  • 1901 American Standard Version
  • 1924 James Moffat Bible
  • 1936 Westminster NT
  • 1949 Basic English Bible
  • 1950 Knox Version
  • 1952 Revised Standardized Version
  • 1958 J.B. Phillips NT

  • 1961 New English Bible
  • 1966 Jerusalem Bible
  • 1971 New American Standard Bible
  • 1978 New International Version
  • 1982 New King James Bible

Basic References
  • BrainyEncyclopedia. Timeline of Christianity,
    retrieved at www.brainyencyclopedia.com
  • Cambridge History of the Bible
  • Spong, John. Rescuing the Bible from
    Fundamentalism. Harper, San Francisco.
  • Straight Dope Science Advisory Board. Who wrote
    the Bible, retrieved at www.straightdope.com
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