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Chronology of the New Testament
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chronology of the New Testament
Chronology of the New Testament The dating of matters related to the content and origin of the New Testament documents.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chronology, New Testament
Chronology, New Testament. Branch of biblical studies that attempts to discover the sequence of NT events and the amount of time that elapsed between them. Chronology is essential to historians, whose task it is to determine the causes and effects of past events. Generally, for a historian’s purpose,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chronology of the NT
Chronology of the NT In the reckoning of time, the ancient world used the same units that we use today: days, months, years, and eras. The day usually began at sunrise, sunset, or midnight. The month began originally at the new moon, and was alternately twenty-nine and thirty days long. The year usually
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chronology of the Bible (New Testament)
CHRONOLOGY OF THE BIBLE* (New testament) Branch of biblical studies that attempts to discover the sequence of NT events and the amount of time that elapsed between them. Chronology is essential to historians, whose task it is to determine the causes and effects of past events. Generally, for a historian’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chronology, New Testament
chronology, New Testament, the dating of certain events in the nt and of the writings themselves. The principal events of nt history can rarely be dated with certainty. For example, the connection of Jesus’s birth to the period of Caesar Augustus (27 bce–14 ce), the reign of King Herod (37–4 bce), and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chronology of the New Testament
CHRONOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. The NT contains chronology in the sense that it records its story accurately and in orderly sequence. But it does not give a carefully dated chronicle. Hence attempt is made to take its historical data, compare it with information from other available sources, and to
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Chronology of the New Testament
CHRONOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. An attempt to establish a firm chronology of the NT is difficult because the early Christians were more interested in the sayings and events of important personages than in the time when these occurred. This is not to say they were not interested in history but they
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chronology of the New Testament
Chronology of the New TestamentNT chronology can be divided into discussion of Jesus and of the apostolic period, including especially Paul. All study of NT chronology, however, is complicated by several factors: the NT authors were not concerned with the same kind of date-keeping as moderns are; means
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Chronology, New Testament
CHRONOLOGY, NEW TESTAMENTThe study of chronology in the ancient world is highly complex. The major limitations are in terms of the amount of data and evidence available, the relatively few fixed points by which other dates can be set, and the facts that the ancients were not concerned in the same way
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chronology, New Testament
CHRONOLOGY, NEW TESTAMENT. When the chronology in mind is the scientific measurement of time according to the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, it is said to be astronomical; when the chronology refers to particular events occurring among men on earth, it is called historical.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Chronology, New Testament
Chronology, New Testamentchronology, New Testament, the dating of the books and of certain events of the nt. Several kinds of evidence are used to determine the chronology of nt writings. References in the Pauline Letters concerning travel plans and historical events and persons make them the most
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chronology, New Testament
CHRONOLOGY, NEW TESTAMENT — the chronology of the New Testament has been debated over the centuries. This is due partly to the limited data given in the biblical record. The biblical writers were more interested in the events that occurred than in the exact dates when they took place. Many times specific