Who Wrote The Bible?

 

Below is a list of the authors who wrote the Bible, the books contained in the Christian Canon. The Bible as prescribed at the Counsel of Trent in 1546

Read the Decree of the Counsel of Trent (How the current Bible was put together)

Who wrote the Bible and when the books of the Bible were written.

 


Old Testament

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy = Moses – 1440-1400 B.C.
Joshua = Joshua – 1350 B.C.
Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel = Samuel/Nathan/Gad – 1000 – 900 B.C.
1 Kings, 2 Kings = Jeremiah – 600 B.C.
1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah = Ezra – 450 B.C.
Esther = Mordecai – 400 B.C.
Job = Moses? – 1400 B.C. (author and date uncertain)
Psalms = several different authors, approximately half by David around 1000 B.C. (the earliest psalm is from Moses around 1400 B.C.; the latest around 400 B.C.)
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon = Solomon – 900 B.C.
Isaiah = Isaiah – 700 B.C.
Jeremiah, Lamentations = Jeremiah – 600 B.C.
Ezekiel = Ezekiel – 550 B.C.
Daniel = Daniel – 550 B.C.
Hosea = Hosea – 750 B.C.
Joel = Joel – 850 B.C.
Amos = Amos – 750 B.C.
Obadiah = Obadiah – 600 B.C.
Jonah = Jonah – 700 B.C.
Micah = Micah – 700 B.C.
Nahum = Nahum – 650 B.C.
Habakkuk = Habakkuk – 600 B.C.
Zephaniah = Zephaniah – 650 B.C.
Haggai = Haggai – 520 B.C.
Zechariah = Zechariah – 500 B.C.
Malachi = Malachi – 430 B.C.


New Testament

Matthew = Matthew – A.D. 55-70
Mark = John Mark – A.D. 50-65
Luke = Luke – A.D. 60-65
John = John – A.D. 90
Acts = Luke – A.D. 60-65
Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon = Paul – A.D. 50-67
Hebrews = author unknown – A.D. 60s
James = James – A.D. 45-50
1 Peter, 2 Peter = Peter – A.D. 60s
1 John, 2 John, 3 John = John – A.D. 90 (some suggest a pre-A.D. 70 date)
Jude = Jude – A.D. 60
Revelation = John – A.D. 90-96 (some suggest a date prior to A.D. 70)