These are approximate but you will get the idea.
Abraham – 2000 B.C.
Moses and the Torah (first five books of the Old Testament) – 1500 B.C.
King David (who wrote most of the Psalms) – 1000 B.C.
Major and Minor Prophets – 800 to 400 B.C.
The New Testament was written in about 65 years or one lifetime.
A Roman monk named Dionysius Exiguus set up the “AD” system in about 500 CE. AD stands for Anno Domini meaning ‘The year of the Lord’ and refers to the year Jesus Christ was born.
We now label all years with B.C. (before Christ) or A.D. (anno domini, or “in the year of our Lord”). There is no “zero” year — in this system, the year before Christ was born is 1 B.C. And the year following that is known as 1 A.D
Every time we write a date we are referring to the year of our Lord’s birth!
Now friends, what will we accomplish for Christ in our lifetime?
That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t run little errands that are connected with that old way of life.
Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead! —Into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God. (Romans 6:12-14, MSG)
Prayer- Father, we ask for clear directions. Prevent us from wasting the life you gave us. Amen.