Early Christian New Testament quotes before Nicea I (325 A.D.) Jan. 5, 2023
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Book of the % of book Verses Verses Total Number Quotes per Date of Quotes (but not approx.     Paul's General Reve-  
New Testament quoted quoted not quoted verses of quotes total verses writing allusions) by author pages Gospels Acts Letters Epistles lation Total
Matthew 87.5% 937.02 133.98 1071 2051 191.5% 96-98 1 Clement 16.25 2 1 6 9 0 18
Mark 78.2% 530.20 147.80 678 440 64.9% 95-110 Papias 2 1 0 2 0 0 3
Luke 85.5% 984.11 166.89 1151 1185 103.0% c.100-117 Ignatius of Antioch 13 2 0 5 2 0 9
John 96.7% 850.22 28.78 879 1127 128.2% c.60-120 The Didache 4.75 17 0 0 1 0 18
Acts 20.4% 204.62 798.38 1003 212 21.1% c.70-130 Epistle of Barnabas 12.5 5 0 0 1 0 6
Romans 62.4% 270.13 162.87 433 640 147.8% c.120-140 2 Clement 5.75 3 0 3 2 0 8
1 Corinthians 68.7% 300.17 136.83 437 1024 234.3% 100-155 Polycarp 3.5 11 1 11 5 0 28
2 Corinthians 46.4% 119.32 137.68 257 301 117.1% c.130-200 Epistle to Diognetes 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 1
Galatians 68.0% 101.33 47.67 149 227 152.3% c.115-155 Shepherd of Hermas 46.5 3 0 0 0 0 3
Ephesians 70.3% 108.91 46.09 155 293 189.0% c.138-165 Justin Martyr 116.5 56 1 1 0 0 58
Philippians 42.5% 44.15 59.85 104 221 212.5% c.172 The Diatessaron 86 1010 0 0 0 0 1010
Colossians 68.3% 64.93 30.07 95 143 150.5% c.160-202 Irenaeus of Lyons 282.75 368 46 251 18 22 705
1 Thessalonians 37.7% 33.59 55.41 89 59 66.3% 193-220 Clement of Alexandria 389.5 366 13 445 61 4 889
2 Thessalonians 55.1% 25.92 21.08 47 41 87.2% 198-220 Tertullian 928 557 22 631 25 18 1253
1 Timothy 55.3% 62.51 50.49 113 134 118.6% 222-236 Hippolytus 218 100 2 52 3 21 178
2 Timothy 38.3% 31.77 51.23 83 68 81.9% 225-254 Origen 742 1283 42 1032 164 25 2546
Titus 32.7% 15.04 30.96 46 27 58.7% 250-257 Novatian 38.5 86 1 41 1 0 129
Philemon 2.2% 0.55 24.45 25 2 8.0% c.246-258 Cyprian of Carthage 250.5 396 28 263 49 59 795
Hebrews 48.8% 147.97 155.03 303 175 57.8% killed 304 Victorinus of Petau 18.5 19 1 14 0 96 130
James 1.9% 2.06 105.94 108 13 12.0% c.270-312 Methodius 77.5 17 0 74 1 6 98
1 Peter 42.3% 44.39 60.61 105 121 115.2% 318-325 Eusebius before Nicea 1000 149 27 91 49 7 323
2 Peter 3.8% 2.29 58.71 61 4 6.6% 95-325 66 other authors 922.55 283 47 233 84 21 832
1 John 43.5% 45.20 58.80 104 122 117.3% 95-325 CE Totals of 87 authors 5179.8 4670 205 3066 449 279 8399
2 John 28.0% 3.64 9.36 13 5 38.5%
3 John 0.0% 0.00 14.00 14 0 0.0%
Jude 28.8% 7.19 17.81 25 9 36.0%
Revelation 56.6% 228.68 175.32 404 276 68.3%
Total New Testament 65.0% 5165.91 2786.09 7952 8399 105.6%
Total number of quotes does not add because they sometimes quoted multiple verses together.
Subtotals of Books   Verses Verses Total Number Quotes per
of the New Testament % Quoted quoted not quoted verses of quotes total verses
Subtotal Gospels 87.4% 3301.55 477.45 3779 4683 123.9%
Subtotal Paul 58.0% 1178.32 854.68 2033 3178 156.3%
Subtotal Gospels + Paul 77.1% 4479.87 1332.13 5812 7861 135.3%
Subtotal Rest of NT 32.1% 686.04 1453.96 2140 934 43.6%