Around what time (Years) was the Old Testament, in the bible written?
And how long after was the New Testament written after the last book in the Old Testament.?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy = Moses - 1400 B.C.
Joshua = Joshua - 1350 B.C.
Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel = Samuel/Nathan/Gad - 1000 - 900 B.C.
1 Kings, 2 Kings = Jeremiah - 600 B.C.
1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah = Ezra - 450 B.C.
Esther = Mordecai - 400 B.C.
Job = Moses - 1400 B.C.
Psalms = several different authors, mostly David - 1000 - 400 B.C.
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon = Solomon - 900 B.C.
Isaiah = Isaiah - 700 B.C.
Jeremiah, Lamentations = Jeremiah - 600 B.C.
Ezekiel = Ezekiel - 550 B.C.
Daniel = Daniel - 550 B.C.
Hosea = Hosea - 750 B.C.
Joel = Joel - 850 B.C.
Amos = Amos - 750 B.C.
Obadiah = Obadiah - 600 B.C.
Jonah = Jonah - 700 B.C.
Micah = Micah - 700 B.C.
Nahum = Nahum - 650 B.C.
Habakkuk = Habakkuk - 600 B.C.
Zephaniah = Zephaniah - 650 B.C.
Haggai = Haggai - 520 B.C.
Zechariah = Zechariah - 500 B.C.
Malachi = Malachi - 430 B.C.
Matthew = Matthew - A.D. 55
Mark = John Mark - A.D. 50
Luke = Luke - A.D. 60
John = John - A.D. 90
Acts = Luke - A.D. 65
Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon = Paul - A.D. 50-70
Hebrews = unknown, mostly likely Paul, Luke, Barnabas, or Apollos - A.D. 65
James = James - A.D. 45
1 Peter, 2 Peter = Peter - A.D. 60
1 John, 2 John, 3 John = John - A.D. 90
Jude = Jude - A.D. 60
Revelation = John - A.D. 90
- Old School HeroLv 71 decade ago
Actually the Old Testament was written over a period of a couple thousand years. No one is sure how old the book of Job might be, but it is regarded as the oldest. Moses is said to have written the first five books of the OT about 4000 years ago. Books of the New Testament were written over a hundred year period, starting shortly after the death of Jesus in around 30 AD.
Those are approximate dates, but ought to give you a sense of the age of the works.
- 1 decade ago
I'm not sure when the Old Testament was supposed to start. Most people suggest 4000 B.C. (post-Noah's Ark), but that is believed to be inaccurate.
As for the New Testament, the Old Testament ended in about 400 B.C. I think? Then the New Testament, of course, started at 1 B.C.
EDIT: B.C.E.=Before Christ... E? Or were we serious about changing our calendar because of a little insecurity?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well, this is a very tricky question - partially because the authors did not date their work, partially because different Bibles have different contents in their Old Testament.
The **narrowest range** for the Old Testament (according to scholarly analysis) is the 6th century B.C.E. to the 4th century B.C.E. That would meant that the New Testament was completed roughly 400 years after the Old Testament.
However, the widest range for the Old Testament (from scholars) is from the 10th century B.C.E. to the 1st century C.E.
That would mean that the New Testament was completed roughly 100 years after the Old Testament.
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- 1 decade ago
Analysis of the text and context of the OT shows that it was written between the the 7th century BCE and the 5th century BCE.