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New Testament
Pauline Letters
Chronological Order

Paul J. Bucknell


The Apostle Paul wrote numerous letters (or epistles) and makes it difficult to keep them straight. We have a chart that presents each of them in their own grouping so one can better understand the dating and circumstances behind each of the Pauline epistles.

Paul's journeys

Pauline New Testament (NT) letters (or epistles as they are sometimes called) are laid out here in chart form in chronological order. They start on around Paul's second missionary journey in 50-51 A.D. and span the rest of his life when he was again imprisioned and killed in 66-68 A.D.. The attacks on the church changed with time and situation and thus four themes characteristic of the Apostle Paul's letters (i.e. Pauline epistles) have stood out: Christ's coming, Christ's salvation on the cross, Christ's nature and lastly Christ's people the church.

Group 1

Second Missionary Journey

50 - 51/52 A.D.

1 & 2 Thessalonians

Eschatology - Coming

Group 2

Third Missionary Journey

55-56 A.D.

1 & 2 Corinthians



Soteriology - Cross

Group 3

First Roman Imprisonment

60-62 A.D.





Christology - Christ

Group 4

Released & Second Imprisonment

66 - 68 A.D. (63-64 A.D.)

1 Timothy



Ecclesiology - Church

– notes taken from a lecture by Dr. Haik

Resources, commentary and studies on Pauline letters:

1-2 Corinthians
1-2 Thessalonians (Only in the Digital library)
1-2 Timothy
Philemon (Only in the Digital library)

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