The Books of the Bible (by Date)

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As you might expect, dating ancient documents can be difficult. This list is not to be considered authoritative. Instead, consider it the best information I’ve gathered to date (no pun intended). If you have evidence that one of the dates listed is incorrect, I’d be grateful to receive it.

Genesis: 1446 BC – 1406 BC
Exodus: 1446 BC – 1406 BC
Leviticus: 1446 BC – 1406 BC
Numbers: 1446 BC – 1406 BC
Deuteronomy: 1446 BC – 1406 BC
Joshua: between 1406 BC & 1050 BC
Judges: 1050 BC
Ruth: 1000 BC
1st Samuel: between 800 BC & 600 BC
2nd Samuel: between 800 BC & 600 BC
1st Kings: between 600 BC & 500 BC
2nd Kings: between 600 BC & 500 BC
1st Chronicles: after 400 BC
2nd Chronicles: after 400 BC
Esther: 500 BC
Job: between 2166 BC & 1876 BC
Psalms: before 200 BC
Proverbs: beginning around 900 BC
Ecclesiastes: either 900 BC or 390 BC
Song of Solomon: 900 BC
Isaiah: 700 BC
Jeremiah: between 627 BC & 580 BC
Lamentations: after 586 BC
Ezekiel: after 570 BC
Daniel: between 605 BC & 530 BC
Hosea: between 753 BC & 715 BC
Joel: between 800 BC & 400 BC
Amos: between 767 BC & 753 BC
Obadiah: between 847 BC & 841 BC
Jonah: 700 BC
Micah: between 740 BC & 695 BC
Nahum: between 661 BC & 701 BC
Habakkuk: between 612 BC & 587 BC
Zephaniah: between 640 BC & 609 BC
Haggai: 520 BC
Zechariah: 520-518 BC
Malachi: between 740 BC & 690 BC
Matthew: between 55 & 75 AD
Mark: before 70 AD
Luke: before 60 AD
John: between 85 & 90 AD
Acts: 64 AD
Romans: 56-57 AD
1st Corinthians: 55 AD
2nd Corinthians: 56 AD
Galatians: 54-55 AD
Ephesians: 63 AD
Philippians: 59-61 AD
Colossians: 62 AD
1st Thessalonians: 50 AD
2nd Thessalonians: 50 AD
1st Timothy: between 62 AD & 67 AD
2nd Timothy: between 62 AD & 67 AD
Titus: 63 AD
Philemon: 56-62 AD
Hebrews: 66-70 AD
James: 45-50 AD
1st Peter: 62-64 AD
2nd Peter: 64-68 AD
1st John: 85-90 AD
2nd John: 90 AD
3rd John: 90 AD
Jude: 60-65 AD
Revelation: between 54 AD & 68 AD