Timeline of Early Christian & Pagan Writings


A chronological tabulation of early Christian & pagan writings.

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{Some date ranges have been expanded consistent with other sources.}

Date Range    Document

30-60 ............. Passion Narrative

40-80 ............. Lost Sayings Gospel Q

50-60 ............. 1 Thessalonians

50-60 ............. Philippians

50-60 ............. Galatians

50-60 ............. 1 Corinthians

50-60 ............. 2 Corinthians

50-60 ............. Romans

50-60 ............. Philemon

50-80 ............. Colossians

50-90 ............. Signs Gospel

50-95 ............. Book of Hebrews

50-120 ........... Didache

50-140 ........... Gospel of Thomas

50-140 ........... Oxyrhynchus 1224 Gospel

50-200 ........... Sophia of Jesus Christ

65-80 ............. Gospel of Mark

70-100 ........... Epistle of James

70-120 ........... Egerton Gospel

70-160 ........... Gospel of Peter

70-160 ........... Secret Mark

70-200 ........... Fayyum Fragment

70-200 ........... Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

73-200 ........... Mara Bar Serapion

80-100 ........... 2 Thessalonians

80-100 ........... Ephesians

80-100 ........... Gospel of Matthew

80-110 ........... 1 Peter

80-120 ........... Epistle of Barnabas

80-130 ........... Gospel of Luke

80-130 ........... Acts of the Apostles

80-140 ........... 1 Clement

80-150 ........... Gospel of the Egyptians

80-150 ........... Gospel of the Hebrews

80-250 ........... Christian Sibyllines

90-95 ............. Apocalypse of John

90-120 ........... Gospel of John

90-120 ........... 1 John

90-120 ........... 2 John

90-120 ........... 3 John

90-120 ........... Epistle of Jude

93 .................. Flavius Josephus

100-150 ......... 1 Timothy

100-150 ......... 2 Timothy

100-150 ......... Titus

100-150 ......... Apocalypse of Peter

100-150 ......... Secret Book of James

100-150 ......... Preaching of Peter

100-160 ......... Gospel of the Ebionites

100-160 ......... Gospel of the Nazoreans

100-160 ......... Shepherd of Hermas

100-160 ......... 2 Peter

100-200 ......... Odes of Solomon

101-220 ......... Book of Elchasai

105-115 ......... Ignatius of Antioch

105-115 ......... Tacitus

110-140 ......... Polycarp to the Philippians

110-140 ......... Papias

110-160 ......... Oxyrhynchus 840 Gospel

110-160 ......... Traditions of Matthias

111-112 ......... Pliny the Younger

115-125 ......... Suetonius

120-130 ......... Quadratus of Athens

120-130 ......... Apology of Aristides

120-140 ......... Basilides

120-140 ......... Naassene Fragment

120-160 ......... Valentinus

120-180 ......... Apocryphon of John

120-180 ......... Gospel of Mary

120-180 ......... Dialogue of the Savior

120-180 ......... Gospel of the Savior

120-180 ......... 2nd Apocalypse of James

120-180 ......... Trimorphic Protennoia

130-140 ......... Marcion

130-150 ......... Aristo of Pella

130-160 ......... Epiphanes On Righteousness

130-160 ......... Ophite Diagrams

130-160 ......... 2 Clement

130-170 ......... Gospel of Judas

130-200 ......... Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus

140-150 ......... Epistula Apostolorum 

140-160 ......... Ptolemy

140-160 ......... Isidore

140-170 ......... Fronto

140-170 ......... Infancy Gospel of James

140-170 ......... Infancy Gospel of Thomas

140-180 ......... Gospel of Truth

150-160 ......... Martyrdom of Polycarp

150-160 ......... Justin Martyr

150-180 ......... Excerpts of Theodotus

150-180 ......... Heracleon

150-200 ......... Ascension of Isaiah

150-200 ......... Acts of Peter

150-200 ......... Acts of John

150-200 ......... Acts of Paul

150-200 ......... Acts of Andrew

150-225 ......... Acts of Peter and the Twelve

150-225 ......... Book of Thomas the Contender

150-250 ......... Fifth and Sixth Books of Esra

150-300 ......... Authoritative Teaching

150-300 ......... Coptic Apocalypse of Paul

150-300 ......... Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth

150-300 ......... Melchizedek

150-400 ......... Acts of Pilate

150-400 ......... Anti-Marcionite Prologues

160-170 ......... Tatian's Address to the Greeks

160-180 ......... Claudius Apollinaris

160-180 ......... Apelles

160-180 ......... Julius Cassianus

160-250 ......... Octavius of Minucius Felix

161-180 ......... Acts of Carpus

165-175 ......... Melito of Sardis

165-175 ......... Hegesippus

165-175 ......... Dionysius of Corinth

165-175 ......... Lucian of Samosata

167 ................ Marcus Aurelius

170-175 ......... Diatessaron

170-200 ......... Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony

170-200 ......... Muratorian Canon

170-200 ......... Treatise on the Resurrection

170-220 ......... Letter of Peter to Philip

175-180 ......... Athenagoras of Athens

175-185 ......... Irenaeus of Lyons

175-185 ......... Rhodon

175-185 ......... Theophilus of Caesarea

175-190 ......... Galen

178 ................ Celsus

178 ................ Letter from Vienna and Lyons

180 ................ Passion of the Scillitan Martyrs

180-185 ......... Theophilus of Antioch

180-185 ......... Acts of Apollonius

180-220 ......... Bardesanes

180-220 ......... Kerygmata Petrou

180-230 ......... Hippolytus of Rome

180-250 ......... 1st Apocalypse of James

180-250 ......... Gospel of Philip

182-202 ......... Clement of Alexandria

185-195 ......... Maximus of Jerusalem

185-195 ......... Polycrates of Ephesus

188-217 ......... Talmud

189-199 ......... Victor I

190-210 ......... Pantaenus

193 ................ Anonymous Anti-Montanist

193-216 ......... Inscription of Abercius

197-220 ......... Tertullian

200-210 ......... Serapion of Antioch

200-210 ......... Apollonius

200-220 ......... Caius

200-220 ......... Philostratus

200-225 ......... Acts of Thomas

200-250 ......... Didascalia

200-250 ......... Books of Jeu

200-300 ......... Pistis Sophia

200-300 ......... Coptic Apocalypse of Peter

203 ................ Acts of Perpetua and Felicitas

203-250.........  Origen

323................. Eusebius Ecclesiastical History


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