What is the earliest book written in the New Testament?
Galatians, written around 48-49 A.D. by Paul, is widely
considered the earliest book of the New Testament. Also,
Thessalonians 1, written by Paul around 50 A.D. is considered to be
one of the earliest books of the New Testament (and some scholars
consider it to be the earliest).
Paul's letters are likely the earliest writings included in the
The synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke are considered to
have been written shortly after 70 A.D. when the Jewish Temple was
destroyed by the Romans. Mark is considered by many to have been
written first with Matthew and Luke expanding upon his work,
although a few scholars agree with Christian tradition which places
Matthew as the first gospel written.
Revelations is most likely the last book of the New Testament,
not only in terms of the order in which it appears, but also in
terms of its proposed dating.
Galatians was the earliest book, written in 49AD.
Order of Books written in New Testament
Thessalonians 51; 52
Corinthinians 55; 57
Matthew late 50's -early 60's
Mark late 50's -early 60's
1 Timothy 63
1, 2, 3, John 65
1 Peter 65
2 Timothy 67
2 Peter 67
(last] Revelation 70
Above are definite dates taken from "The Untold Story of the New
Tstament Church" by Frank Viola
ISBN 0-7684-2236-1. [The book is presently unavailable for