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Morrish Bible Dictionary

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For the general contents of the New Testament see BIBLE. See also COVENANT. The chronology of the principal events recorded in the New Testament is given in the following tables, with approximate dates. The dates of the Epistles of Peter, James, John, and Jude are according to the A.V. For the date of the crucifixion see SEVENTY WEEKS: other dates are reckoned from that.



27 Augustus emperor of Rome

6 Census in Judaea. Birth of John the Baptist

5 Birth of Jesus (Four full years before A.D.) Presentation in the temple.

4 Visit of the magi. Flight into Egypt, Massacre of infants. Death of Herod;

Archelaus made ethnarch of Judaea, Samaria and Idumaea

Herod Antipas tetrarch of Peraea and Galilee. Philip tetrarch of Ituraea, Trachonitis. etc.


6 Quirinis (Cyrenius) governor of Syria the second time

Archelaus banished, and Judaea made a province of Syria.

7 Enrolment, or taxation, under Cyrenius. Annas made high priest

8 Jesus at Jerusalem. Luke 2:42-46

14 Tiberias emperor of Rome: reigns alone

17 Caiaphas made high priest

26 Pontius Pilate procurator of Judaea

John commences his ministry. (See TIBERIUS.) Mark 1:1-11

Baptism of Jesus. The Temptation

Miracle of the water made wine at Cana. John 2:1-11

Jesus visits Capernaum

The first Passover. Jesus cleanses the temple. John 2:13-22

John cast into prison. Jesus preaches in Galilee Mark 1:14,15

Jesus at the synagogue at Nazareth: cast out of the city. Luke 4:16-30

Jesus visits the towns of Galilee Mark 1:38,39

27 Jesus visits Jerusalem (probably the second Passover ). John 5 . 1

The twelve Apostles chosen Mark 3:13-19

Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 5 .- 7; Luke 6:17-49

Miracles in the land of the Gadarenes. Mark 5:1-20

The Jews offended at Jesus at Nazareth. Mark 6:1-5

Jesus again visits the villages around. Mark 6:6

Jesus sends forth the twelve. Mark 6:7-13

Death of John the Baptist. Mark 6:17-29

Feeding the five thousand. Mark 6:35-44

Miracles in Gennesaret. Mark 6:53-56

28 Approach of the third Passover John 6:4

Feeding the four thousand. Mark 8:1-9

The Transfiguration. Mark 9:2-10

Feast of Tabernacles. John 7 .

Journey towards Jerusalem. Luke 9:51

The seventy disciples sent out. Luke 10:1-16

Feast of Dedication (winter). John 10:22-39

Jesus goes away beyond Jordan. John 10:40-42

The raising of Lazarus at Bethany. John 11:1-44

Jesus retires to Ephraim. John 11:54

29 Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Cleanses the temple Mark 11:1-18

The Greeks visit Jesus. Voice from heaven. John 12:20-36

The last (fourth) Passover. The Lord's supper Mark 14:1-2

The Crucifixion. Ascension. Pentecost

30-34 The events from Pentecost to Stephen. Acts 2 Acts 7

35 Martyrdom of Stephen. Saul "a young man" Acts 7:58-60

Great persecution, disciples scattered except the apostles Acts 8:1-4

36 Conversion of Saul (three years before

his flight from Damascus.) Acts 9:26-28; (Galatians 1:18 )

37 Caius (Caligula) emperor of Rome; reigns 4 years

Herod Agrippa succeeds Herod Antipas

Caiaphas deposed, and Jonathan made high priest

38 Paul, at Damascus and in Arabia. Galatians 1:15-18

39 Paul's first visit to Jerusalem; sent to Tarsus. Galatians 1:18; Acts 9:26-30

40 Conversion of Cornelius Acts 10 .

41 Claudius emperor of Rome; reigns 13 years

Judaea and Samaria united, under Herod Agrippa as king

Herod (brother of Agrippa) king of Chalcis

Gospel preached to the Gentiles at Antioch Acts 11:20

Barnabas goes to Antioch; fetches Paul Acts 11:26

42-3 They remain a year at Antioch

Herod Agrippa's persecution. James beheaded Acts 12:2

Peter's imprisonment and release Acts 12:3-19

44 Death of Herod Agrippa. Palestine again a Roman province Acts 12:23

Paul's second visit to Jerusalem, with the collection. Acts 11:30

45 Paul returns to Antioch Acts 12:25

46-8 First journey of Paul and Barnabas

to Cyprus and Asia Minor Acts 13 . & Acts 14 .

48 Ananias nominated high priest by Herod, king of Chalcis

49-50 Paul, after return, remains a long time at Antioch Acts 14:28

Dispute concerning circumcision, council at Jerusalem Acts 15:1

50 Paul's third visit to Jerusalem with Barnabas

(fourteen years from his conversion. Galatians 2 . 1 ) Acts 15:2

Returns and stays at Antioch. Acts 15:35

51 Second journey of Paul with Silas and Timothy

through Asia Minor to Macedonia and Greece Acts 16 . & Acts 17 .

Felix made procurator

52 Paul spends a year and a half at Corinth Acts 18:11

Bibliography Information
Morrish, George. Entry for 'New Testament'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​n/new-testament.html. 1897.
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