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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Table of the Books of the Bible

Books of the Hebrew Scriptures Before the Common (Christian) Era

NAME OF BOOK

WRITER(S)

PLACE WRITTEN

WRITING COMPLETED (B.C.E.)

TIME COVERED (B.C.E.)

Genesis

Moses

Wilderness

1513

“In the beginning” to 1657

Exodus

Moses

Wilderness

1512

1657-1512

Leviticus

Moses

Wilderness

1512

1 month (1512)

Numbers

Moses

Wilderness and Plains of Moab

1473

1512-1473

Deuteronomy

Moses

Plains of Moab

1473

2 months (1473)

Joshua

Joshua

Canaan

c. 1450

1473–c. 1450

Judges

Samuel

Israel

c. 1100

c. 1450–c. 1120

Ruth

Samuel

Israel

c. 1090

11 years of Judges’ rule

1 Samuel

Samuel; Gad; Nathan

Israel

c. 1078

c. 1180-1078

2 Samuel

Gad; Nathan

Israel

c. 1040

1077–c. 1040

1 Kings

Jeremiah

Judah

580

c. 1040-911

2 Kings

Jeremiah

Judah and Egypt

580

c. 920-580

1 Chronicles

Ezra

Jerusalem (?)

c. 460

After 1 Chronicles 9:44: c. 1077-1037

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Jerusalem (?)

c. 460

c. 1037-537

Ezra

Ezra

Jerusalem

c. 460

537–c. 467

Nehemiah

Nehemiah

Jerusalem

a. 443

456–a. 443

Esther

Mordecai

Shushan, Elam

c. 475

493–c. 475

Job

Moses

Wilderness

c. 1473

Over 140 years between 1657 and 1473

Psalms

David and others

 

c. 460

 

Proverbs

Solomon; Agur; Lemuel

Jerusalem

c. 717

 

Ecclesiastes

Solomon

Jerusalem

b. 1000

 

Song of Solomon

Solomon

Jerusalem

c. 1020

 

Isaiah

Isaiah

Jerusalem

a. 732

c. 778–a. 732

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

Judah; Egypt

580

647-580

Lamentations

Jeremiah

Near Jerusalem

607

 

Ezekiel

Ezekiel

Babylon

c. 591

613–c. 591

Daniel

Daniel

Babylon

c. 536

618–c. 536

Hosea

Hosea

Samaria (District)

a. 745

b. 804–a. 745

Joel

Joel

Judah

c. 820 (?)

 

Amos

Amos

Judah

c. 804

 

Obadiah

Obadiah

 

c. 607

 

Jonah

Jonah

 

c. 844

 

Micah

Micah

Judah

b. 717

c. 777-717

Nahum

Nahum

Judah

b. 632

 

Habakkuk

Habakkuk

Judah

c. 628 (?)

 

Zephaniah

Zephaniah

Judah

b. 648

 

Haggai

Haggai

Jerusalem rebuilt

520

112 days (520)

Zechariah

Zechariah

Jerusalem rebuilt

518

520-518

Malachi

Malachi

Jerusalem rebuilt

a. 443

 

 Books of the Greek Scriptures Written During the Common (Christian) Era

NAME OF BOOK

WRITER

PLACE WRITTEN

WRITING COMPLETED (C.E.)

TIME COVERED

Matthew

Matthew

Palestine

c. 41

2 B.C.E.–33 C.E.

Mark

Mark

Rome

c. 60-65

29-33 C.E.

Luke

Luke

Caesarea

c. 56-58

3 B.C.E.–33 C.E.

John

Apostle John

Ephesus, or near

c. 98

After prologue, 29-33 C.E.

Acts

Luke

Rome

c. 61

33–c. 61 C.E.

Romans

Paul

Corinth

c. 56

 

1 Corinthians

Paul

Ephesus

c. 55

 

2 Corinthians

Paul

Macedonia

c. 55

 

Galatians

Paul

Corinth or Syrian Antioch

c. 50-52

 

Ephesians

Paul

Rome

c. 60-61

 

Philippians

Paul

Rome

c. 60-61

 

Colossians

Paul

Rome

c. 60-61

 

1 Thessalonians

Paul

Corinth

c. 50

 

2 Thessalonians

Paul

Corinth

c. 51

 

1 Timothy

Paul

Macedonia

c. 61-64

 

2 Timothy

Paul

Rome

c. 65

 

Titus

Paul

Macedonia (?)

c. 61-64

 

Philemon

Paul

Rome

c. 60-61

 

Hebrews

Paul

Rome

c. 61

 

James

James (Jesus’ brother)

Jerusalem

b. 62

 

1 Peter

Peter

Babylon

c. 62-64

 

2 Peter

Peter

Babylon (?)

c. 64

 

1 John

Apostle John

Ephesus, or near

c. 98

 

2 John

Apostle John

Ephesus, or near

c. 98

 

3 John

Apostle John

Ephesus, or near

c. 98

 

Jude

Jude (Jesus’ brother)

Palestine (?)

c. 65

 

Revelation

Apostle John

Patmos

c. 96

 

[Names of writers of some books and of places where written are uncertain. Many dates are only approximate, the symbol a. meaning “after,” b. meaning “before,” and c. meaning “circa,” or “about.”]