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History in the Bible


 

1.     2165 b.c.—Birth of Abram

Gen. 11:26

2.     2090—Abram enters Canaan

Gen. 12

3.     2066—Destruction of Sodom

Gen. 19

4.     2065—Birth of Isaac

Gen. 21

5.     2045?—Sacrifice of Isaac on Mt. Moriah

Gen. 22

6.     2025—Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah

Gen. 24

7.     2005—Birth of Esau and Jacob

Gen. 25

8.     1990—Death of Abraham

Gen. 25

9.     c. 1990?—Life of Job

Job

10.     1928—Jacob deceives his father Isaac and flees to Haran

Gen. 27

11.     1920—Marriage of Jacob to Leah and Rachel

Gen. 29:28

12.     1897—Joseph is sold into Egypt

Gen. 37

13.     1884—Joseph is exalted by Pharaoh

Gen. 41

14.     1875—Jacob and his family enter Egypt.

Gen. 46

15.     1858—Death of Jacob

Gen. 49

16.     1804—Death of Joseph; Israel enjoys prosperity for 75 years

Gen. 50; Exod. 1:1–7

17.     1730—Egyptian oppression begins

Exod. 1:8–12:42

18.     1525—Birth of Moses

Exod. 2:1–4

19.     1485—Moses flees Egypt

Exod. 2:11–15

20.     1445—Moses returns to Egypt

Exod. 4:20

21.     1445—The Exodus

Exod. 12–15

22.     June 15, 1445—Arrival at Mt. Sinai

Exod. 19:1

23.     1444–1405—Wandering in wilderness

Num. 15:1—Deut. 34

24.     October 7, 1405—Death of Moses

Deut. 34:1–7

25.     April 10, 1404—The crossing of the Jordan

Josh. 1:5

26.     1404–1397—The conquering of Canaan

Josh. 6–12

27.     1390—Death of Joshua

Josh. 23–24

28.     1374–1334—Judgeship of Othniel

Judg. 3:7–11

29.     1316–1236—Judgeship of Ehud

Judg. 3:12–14

30.     1216–1176—Judgeship of Deborah and Barak

Judg. 4–5

31.     1169–1129—Judgeship of Gideon

Judg. 6–8

32.     c. 1150?—Life of Ruth

Ruth

33.     c. 1087—Judgeship of Jephthah

Judg. 11–12

34.     c. 1069—Judgeship of Samson

Judg. 13–16

35.     c. 1107—Judgeship of Eli

1 Sam. 1–4

36.     1105—Birth of Samuel

1 Sam. 1:19–20

37.     1043—Saul anointed first king of Israel by Samuel

1 Sam. 10

38.     1025—The anointing of David

1 Sam. 16

39.     1011—Death of Saul

1 Sam. 31

40.     1011—Reign of David over one tribe begins

2 Sam. 2:4

41.     1005—Jerusalem becomes the capital

2 Sam. 2:4

42.     1004—Reign of David over all Israel begins

2 Sam. 5:3

43.     971—Death of David

1 Kings 2:10

44.     971     Reign of Solomon begins

1 Kings 1:39

45.     959—Completion of the temple

1 Kings 6:38

46.     931—Kingdom splits into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah, after Solomon’s death

1 Kings 12

47.     874—The reign of Ahab begins in Israel

1 Kings 16–22

48.     860–852—The ministry of Elijah

1 Kings 17–19, 21; 2 Kings 1–2

49.     852–795—The ministry of Elisha

2 Kings 2–9, 13

50.     850—Book of Obadiah

 

51.     848—Book of Joel

 

52.785—Book of Jonah

 

53.     760—Book of Amos

 

54.     758—Book of Hosea

 

55.     739—Book of Isaiah

 

56.     735—Book of Micah

 

57.     721—The capture of the northern kingdom by the Assyrians

2 Kings 17

58.     716—Reign of Hezekiah begins

2 Kings 18–21

59.     701—Jerusalem saved from the Assyrians by the angel of the Lord

2 Kings 19

60.     697—Reign of Manasseh begins

2 Kings 21

61.     650—Book of Nahum

 

62.     641—Reign of Josiah begins

2 Kings 22–23

63.     640—Book of Zephaniah

 

64.     627—Book of Jeremiah

 

65.     612—Fall of Nineveh

 

66.     608—Book of Habakkuk

 

67.     605—The first siege of Jerusalem; Daniel taken

2 Kings 24

68.     597—The second siege of Jerusalem; Ezekiel taken

2 Kings 24

69.     597—Third siege of Jerusalem

2 Kings 24

70.     587—Fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians

2 Kings 25

71.     586—The Book of Lamentations

 

72.     605–536—The ministry of Daniel

Daniel

73.     593–560—The ministry of Ezekiel

Ezekiel

74.     October 29, 539—The fall of Babylon to Persia

Dan. 5

75.     538—The edict of Cyrus for the Jews’ return to Judea

Ezra 1

76.     536—First return to Judea under Zerrubbabel

Ezra 1–6

77.     June 535—Work on the temple begun

Ezra 3

78.     520—Ministry of Haggai

Ezra 5:1; Haggai

79.     520—Ministry of Zechariah

Ezra 5:1; Zechariah

80.     February 18, 516—Work on temple completed

Ezra 6:15

81.     478—Esther becomes queen of Persia

Esther 2

82.     March 455—Second return to Judea under Ezra

Ezra 7:10

83.     September 444—The walls of Jerusalem are completed.

Neh. 6:15

84.     437—Ministry of Malachi

 

85.     425—Completion of the Old Testament

 

86.     331–323—Career of Alexander the Great

 

87.     260—Translation of the Old Testament into Greek

The Septuagint

88.     175–169—Reign of Antiochus Epiphanes, who defiled the temple

 

89.     166—Revolt of the Maccabees, Jewish freedom fighters

 

90.     164—Roman General Pompey conquers Jerusalem

 

91.     40—Herod the Great appointed king

 

92.     20—Herod begins enlarging the second temple.

 

93.     5—Birth of John the Baptist

Luke 1:57–60

94.     5—Birth of Jesus Christ

Luke 2:1–20

95.     4—Visit of the wise men

Matt. 2:1–12

96.     4—Flight into Egypt

Matt. 2:13–15

97.     4—Slaughter of the innocent Bethlehem babies

Matt. 2:16

98.     4—Death of Herod

Matt. 2:19

99.     4—Journey from Egypt to Nazareth

Matt. 2:20–23



b.c. Before Christ

c. circa