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"Bible Timeline Chart"
Brief History of the World

J. Deering, AncientPath.net
Additional dates and Information, C.E. Mason, Jr.

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Brief History of the World

CENTRAL POWER

DATE COMMENTS
  Pre-Biblical Hisotry The Book Of JOB
  Pre-Biblical History The Book of GENESIS
    Creation
    Adam and Eve
    The Fall of Man
    The Great Flood
  -2165 Abram Born
IN CANAAN -2126 God Calls Abraham to Canaan (Genesis 12:1-2)
  -2090 Abraham enters Canaan @ 75 years of age
  -2089 Abraham goes to Egypt (famine)
  -2085 Lot carried to Damascus by invading king
  -2079 Ishmael born of Hagar
  -2066 Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
  -2065 Isaac Born
  -2062 Ishmael and Hagar cast out
  -2050 Isaac taken to Mt. Moriah by Abraham
  -2028 Death of Sarah
  -2025 Isaac marries Rebekah
  -2005 Jacob and Esau Born
  -1942 Death of Ishmael
  -1928 Jacob deceives Isaac for birth right
Jacob flees to Laban at Haran
  -1921 Ruben born (first of Jacob's 12 sons)
  -1919 Levi born
  -1914 Moses born
  -1913 The Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 15)
  -1908 Jacob arrives in Shechem
  -1898 Jacob Returns to Bethel
  -1897 Joseph sold into slavery in Egypt (Genesis 37:36)
  -1884 Joseph exalted in Egypt
IN EGYPT -1875 Israel (Jacob) and family move to Egypt (Genesis 46:1-26)
  -1800 Isaac Reconfirmation of Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 26:1-5)
  -1860 Jacob Reconfirmation of Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 28:13-15)
  -1868 Death of Jacob
  -1804 Death of Joseph
  -1799 Death of Levi
  -1792 Hammurabi Rules in Babylon
  -1730 Hyksos invasion of Egypt (new king who knew not Joseph)
  -1528 Birth of Aaron
  -1525 Birth of Moses
  -1480 Moses and the "Burning Bush"
IN THE WILDERNESS -1445 The Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 14) - Passover
IN CANAAN -1405 End of Wilderness Wanderings
Death of Moses and Aaron
The Conquest of Canaan Begins
The Elders (1391-1390) -1391 The Time of the Elders
The Judges (1390-1043) -1390 The Time of the Judges
  -1373 Othniel (1373-1334)
  -1316 Ehud (1316-1237)
  -1237 Deborah and Barack (1237-1198)
  -1165 Birth of Eli
  -1151 Abilelech (1151-1149)
  -1149 Tola (1149-1126)
  -1126 Jair (1126-1105)
  -1107 Eli rules at Shiloh (1107-1067)
  -1105 Birth of Samuel
  -1087 Jephthah (-1087-1081)
  -1081 Ibzan (1081-1075)
  -1075 Elon (1075-1065)
  -1069 Sampson (1069-1049)
  -1067 Death of Eli
SAUL -1050 The Kingdom United (1050-930) Under Saul as Saul Becomes King
  -1020 Death of Samuel
  -1011 Ishbosheth and Abner (1011-1004)
DAVID -1011 David becomes King of Judah
DAVID -1004 David becomes Full King (1004-971)
SOLOMON -971 Solomon becomes King (971-931)
  -966 Temple Started (480 years after Exodus)
  -965 The book: SONG OF SONGS, CANTICLES, SONG OF SOLOMON, by Solomon
DAMASCAS COMES TO POWER -950 The book of PROVERBS by Solomon and others
  -940 The book of the PSALMS (some very early most in 900's) David & others
  -935 The book of ECCLESIASTES by Solomon
KINGDOMS DIVIDED -931 The Kingdom Is Divided SOUTHERN KINGDOM, JUDAH The Kingdom is Divided NORTHERN KINGDOM, ISRAEL
  -931 JUDAH THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM
 

-931

ISRAEL THE NORTHERN KINGDOM

  -931

Jeroboam 1 becomes King of Israel, (931-910), Bad King, 22 Yrs.

  -931 Rehoboam becomes King of Judah, (931-913), Bad King, 17 Yrs, (Shemaiah the prophet)
  -930 Book of 1 SAMUEL by Samuel and others
  -920 Abijah/Abijam becomes King of Judah, (913 911)
  -911 Asa becomes King of Judah, (911-870), Good King, 41 Yrs,
  -910

Nadab becomes King of Israel, (910-909), Bad King, 2 Yrs

  -909

Baasha becomes King of Israel, (909-886), Bad King, 24 Yrs

ASSYRIA COMES TO POWER -886

Elah becomes King of Israel, (886-885), Bad King 2 Yrs

  -885

Zimri becomes King of Israel, (885-874), Bad King, 7 Days

  -885

Omri becomes King of Israel, (885-874), Bad King, 12 Yrs

  -874

Ahab becomes king of Israel, (874-853), Bad King, 22 Yrs

  -860

Elijah and Micaiah begin prophetic ministry

  -860 Jehoshophat becomes King of Judah, (873-796), Good King, 25 Yrs
  -853

Ahaziah becomes king of Israel, (853-852), Bad King, 2 Yrs

  -852

Joram becomes King of Israel, (852-841), Bad King, 12 Yrs

  -848 Jehoram becomes King of Judah, (848-841), Bad King, 8 Yr
  -848

Elisha begins prophetic ministry

  -841

Ahazaih becomes King of Judah, (841), Bad King, 1 Yr

  -841

Jehu becomes King of Israel, (841-814), Bad King, 28 Yrs

  -841

Obadiah begins prophetic ministry

  -841 Athaliah becomes King of Judah, (841-835), Bad King, 6 Yrs
Pre-Exilic -840

The book of OBADIAH, writes to Israel and Edom   (Writes: 840-830 Mason)

Pre-Exilic -830

Jehoahaz becomes King of Israel, (814-798), Bad King, 17 Yrs

Pre-Exilic -835 Joash becomes King of Judah, (835-796), Good King, 40 Yrs
Pre-Exilic -835 Joel begins prophetic ministry   (Writes to Judah)
Pre-Exilic -800

Assyria asserts power in Israel

Pre-Exilic -814

Jehoahaz becomes King of Israel,  (814-798), Bad King, 17 Yrs

Pre-Exilic -798

Jehoash becomes King of Israel, (798-782), Bad, 16 Yrs

Pre-Exilic -796 Amaziah becomes King of Judah, (796-767), Good King, 29 Years
Pre-Exilic -782

Jeroboam II becomes King of Israel, (793-753), Bad King, 41 Yrs

Pre-Exilic -782 Shalmaneser IV becomes King of Assyria
Pre-Exilic -780 Uzziah - Azariah becomes King of Judah, (790-739), Good King, 52 Yrs
Pre-Exilic -780

Jonah begins prophetic ministry

Pre-Exilic -780

JONAH writes to Nineveh     (Writes: 885-770 Mason)

Pre-Exilic -755 Amos begins prophetic ministry
Pre-Exilic -755 The book of AMOS by Amos   (Writes: 765-755)
Pre-Exilic -755

Hosea begins prophetic ministry

Pre-Exilic -755

The book of HOSEA by Hosea (Writes: 755-715 Mason)

Pre-Exilic -753

ZECHARIAH becomes King of Israel, (753-752), Bad King, 6 Mo.

Pre-Exilic -752

Shallum becomes King of Israel, (752), Bad King, 1 Mo.

Pre-Exilic -752

Menahem becomes King of Israel,  (752-742), Bad King, 10 Yrs

Pre-Exilic -740

Pekahiah becomes King of Israel,  (742-740 Whitcomb)

Pre-Exilic -740 Jotham becomes King of Judah, (750-735), Good King, 16 Yrs
Pre-Exilic -740

Pekah becomes King of Israel, (742-752), Bad King, 20 Yrs

Pre-Exilic -740 The book of MICAH by Micah   (Writes: 740-690)
Pre-Exilic -739 Isaiah begins prophetic ministry, (739-692), Under the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah (Kings of Judah), Wrote concerning Judah and Jerusalem in THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
Pre-Exilic -732 Ahaz becomes King of Judah, (732-716), Bad King, 16 Yrs
Pre-Exilic -732

THE LAST KING OF ISRAEL - Hoshea becomes King of Israel, (732-712), Bad King, 9 Yrs

Pre-Exilic -733

Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria invades Israel

Pre-Exilic -716 HEZEKIAH becomes King of Judah, (716-687), Good King, 29 Years
Pre-Exilic -722

Samaria Falls to Assyria as CAPTIVITY OF ISRAEL Begins

Pre-Exilic -720

Senacherib of Assyria surrounds Jerusalem

Pre-Exilic -687 Manasseh becomes King of Judah, (687-642), Bad King, 55 Yrs
Pre-Exilic -642 Amon becomes King of Judah, (642-640), Bad, 2 Yrs
Pre-Exilic -640 Josiah becomes King of Judah, (640-608), Good (last good King of Judah)

BABYLON COMES TO POWER

-640  
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -630 NAHUM writes to Judah  (Writes: 630-612 Mason)
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -630 The book of HABAKKUK by Habakkuk   (Writes: 630-612 Mason)
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -627 JEREMIAH begins public ministry, (627-574), under the reigns of Josaih, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoaichin, and Zediciah (Kings of Judah), Writes concerning Judah and the Nations (Jeremiah 1+2) in THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -625 The book of ZEPHANIAH by Zephaniah   (Writes: 625)
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -622 Book of LAW discovered
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -620 Habakkuk begins prophetic ministry
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -612 Assyrian Capital of Nineveh sacked by Babylonians
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -608 Jehoahaz becomes King of Judah, (608), Bad King, 3 mo. (he was taken to Egypt by Pharaoh Neco)
Pre-Exilic/Exilic -608 Jehoikim becomes King of Judah, (608-597), Bad King, 11 Yrs
Exilic -612 Fall of Nineveh
Exilic -605 Judah begins being taken into Babylonian Captivity (605-536 70 year Captivity, Whitcomb) (Babylon overthrows Asyria)
Exilic -605 DANIEL begins public ministry, (605-536), under the reigns of Zedekiah of Judah and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, concerning Israel and the Gentile Nations, (Daniel Ch. 2+9) in THE BOOK OF DANIEL
Exilic -597 Jehoiachin becomes King of Judah, (597), Bad, 3 Mo.
Exilic -595 THE LAST KING OF JUDAH - Zedekiah becomes King of Judah (597-586), Bad, 11 Yrs, most of his kingship was as a Babylonian Vassal State
Exilic -592 EZEKIEL begins public ministry, (593-559), under the reigns of Zedekiah of Judah and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, writes concerning the Whole House of Israel (and Judah), (Ezekiel Ch. 2-3), in THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL
Exilic -586 Jeremiah taken to Egypt

PERSIA COMES TO POWER

-586 Judah taken into Captivity by Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon), and
The Destruction of Jerusalem
Exilic -586 The book of LAMENTATIONS by Jeremiah
Exilic -580 1 Jerusalem Falls to Babylon
Exilic -580 2 Temple Destroyed by Babylon
Exilic -580 3 Babylonian Captivity Complete
Exilic -580 Judah 70 Years in Babylonian Captivity begins
Exilic -560 Babylon King Merodach
Exilic -555 Babylon King Labashi-Marduk
Exilic -550 1 The book of 1 KINGS by Jeremiah
Exilic -550 2 The book of 2 KINGS by Jeremiah
Exilic -550 Babylon King Nabonidus
Exilic -540 Babylon King Belshazzar
Exilic -539 Cyrus of Medo-Persia conquers Babylon - Fall of Babylon
Exilic -538 Cyrus of Medo-Persia decrees return of Jews
Exilic -538 Zerubbabel decrees return of Jews (538-? Whitcomb)
Exilic -537 The book of DANIEL by Daniel   (Writes: 605-536 Mason)
Post Exilic -536 The 1st Delivery from Babylon (360 Jews)
Post Exilic -536 Temple Construction Begins (535-616)
Post Exilic -530 Temple Construction Halted
Post Exilic -521 Darius I becomes King of Persia
Post Exilic -520 Temple Construction Resumed
Post Exilic -520 Haggai begins prophetic ministry
Post Exilic -520 The book of HAGGAI by Haggai  (Writes: 520-505 Mason)
Post Exilic -520 The book of ZECHARIAH by Zechariah   (Writes: 520-528)
Post Exilic -516 Second Temple Completed
Post Exilic -480 Xerxes becomes King of Persia
Post Exilic -475 Esther becomes Queen of Persia
Post Exilic -470 Book of ESTHER, author unknown
Post Exilic -460 Artaxerxes becomes King of Persia
Post Exilic -460 Book of EZRA By Ezra
Post Exilic -458 Ezra returned to Jerusalem 458-? Whitcomb)
Post Exilic -458 Second Delivery from Babylon
Post Exilic -450 1 CHRONICLES (Ezra)
Post Exilic -450 2 CHRONICLES (Ezra)
Post Exilic -446 Third Delivery from Babylon
Post Exilic -446 Walls of Jerusalem destroyed
Post Exilic -445 The book of NEHEMIAH by Nehemiah
Post Exilic -444 Nehemiah (as Governor) goes to Jerusalem
Post Exilic -443 Walls of Jerusalem Rebuilt
Post Exilic -430 Book of Malachi (begins prophetic ministry) (450-400)
Post Exilic -425 Xerxes II becomes King of Persia
Post Exilic -420 Darius II becomes King of Persia
Post Exilic -410 Artaxerxes II becomes King of Persia
    400 YEARS OF SILENCE (400-001)
  -355 Artaxerxes III becomes King of Persia
GREECE COMES TO POWER   Greek Rule (333-142)
  -330 Arses becomes King of Persia
  -330 Greek Empire - Egypt, Judea, Syria
  -330 Third Delivery from Babylon
  -328 Darius III becomes King of Persia
  -333 Alexander the Great (Greece) Conquers Persia
  -320 Alexander Dies at age 32, Judea under Ptolemy of Egypt
  -275 Judah Governs itself under Ptolemies
  -240 Septuagint Translated from Hebrew to Greek
  -220 Antiochus III comes to power in Syria
  -200 Syria takes Judea from Egypt (Greek Empire)
  -175 Priesthood Sold under Seleucus IV
  -170 The Abomination of Desolation - end of priesthood
  -167 Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) defiles Temple
  -165 The Maccabean Revolt
  -142 Brief period of almost Semi Autonomy under Macabeans
ROME COMES TO POWER -130s Roman Empire Develops into World Power
  -90 Judea Civil War under Antiochus 11
  -65 Pompey Captures Judea and Syria (Roman Empire)
  -60 Julius Caesar
  -48 Herod (King of the Jews) under Octavian Augustus of Rome
  -48 Marc Antony rules Syria
  -4 John the Baptist Born
  -6 to -3 Jesus Is Born
  26.1 John the Baptist's Public Ministry
  26.2 Solomon becomes King
  26.5 Jesus Baptized
  26.6 40 Days in Wilderness - The 3 Temptations
  27 Jesus First Miracle - Cana
  27.25 The Cleansing of the Temple
  28.5 Chooses 12 Apostles
  28.6 Sermon on the Mount
  29 John The Baptist beheaded
  29.25 The Feeding of the 5000
  29.5 The Feeding of the 4000
  29.75 The Transfiguration (Summer)
  30.25 Lazarus Raised from the Dead
  30.33 The Last Week - Triumphal Entry
  30.34 Jesus Dies on the Cross
  30.35 Jesus is Buried
  30.36 Jesus is Resurrected
  30.4 The Ascension
  30.41 Pentecost
  45 The Book of JAMES
  45 The Book of GALATIANS
  50 The First Church Council
  50 The Book of MATTHEW
  51 The books of First and Second THESSALONIANS
  56 The book of ROMANS
  56 The book of First CORINTHIANS
  57 The book of Second CORINTHIANS
  60 The books of:
LUKE
PHILEMON
COLOSSIANS
PHILIPPIANS
EPEHESIANS
  64 The book of First TIMOTHY
  65 The books of:
First PETER
TITUS
  66 The book of Second PETER
  66-73 Romans Destroy Jerusalem (First Jewish Uprising)
  67 The books of:
MARK
ACTS
HEBREWS
JUDE
  68 The book of Second TIMOTHY
  70 The Destruction of Jerusalem
  85-90 The books of:
The Gospel of JOHN
1-2-3 John
  95 The book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ
  99-100 The Death of John - The End of the Apolostic Age
  132-135 Emperor Hdrian renames Judah to Sameria, and Galilee to Palestina
(2nd Jewish Revolt)
  311 The Edict of Toleration - Galerius
  330 Emperor Constantine embraces Christianity
  350 The division of the Roman Church Empire (East/West)
  354 St. Agustine
  476 The Fall of the Roman Empire (63-476)
  570 Muhammad ibn Abd Allah is born in Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
  622 Muhammad persecution begins
  632 Muhammad dies
  732 The Battle of Tours - Holy Wars end by 800 AD
East / West Struggle begins
  639-1099 Muslims rule Palestine
  962 "Holy Roman Empire" begins
  1054 East / West Church Splits
  1099-1187 Pope Urban II conquers Jerusalem and massacres Jews and Muslims
(Crusades)
  1350-1675 The Renaissance
  1455 Gutenberg Press
  1492 Columbus discovers America
  1588 Spanish Armada
  1509 John Calvin
  1513-1917 Turkish Ottoman Empire rules Palestine
(The Balfour Declaration - Jewish Homeland)
  1517 Martin Luther born again
  1611 Kings James Authorized Version
  1607 Christianity Comes to America
  1730 John Wesley and George Whitfield
  1725 John Newton
  1703 Jonathan Edwards
  1830 George Mueller
  1850 Karl Marx and Charles Darwin
  1914-1918 World War I
  1936-1939 The Arab Revolts in Palestine
  1939-1946 World War II
  1947 Jewish War of Independence
The Forming of the Jewish State
  1964 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) creation
  1967 The Six Day War
June 5-10, 1967
  1973 The Yom Kippur War

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