Bible History Timeline Dates

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Bible History Study Guide:
Lesson 0: What Is The Plumbline of Truth
Unit 1, Lessons 1-8: Truth Study Guide
Lesson 6: Shalmaneser III, Jehu (859 BC – 841 BC)
Unit 2: Guide Posts / Critical Dates (931 BC – 100 AD)
Shishak, Jeroboam, Rehoboam (931 BC – 925 BC)
Pul, Fall of Israel (727 BC – 722 BC)
Neco, Nebuchadnezzar II, Siege of Jerusalem (605 BC – 587 BC)
Cyrus II, End of Captivity (539 BC)
Xerxes, 300, Esther, Artaxerxes, Ezra, Nehemiah (480 BC – 445 BC)
Daniel 70 Weeks, Birth and Death of Jesus (2 BC – 32 AD)
Great Jewish Revolt, Josephus, Temple Destruction, Masada, Vesuvius Eruption (66 AD – 79 AD)
Unit 3: Guide Posts / Critical Dates (Year 1 – 967 BC)
King Solomon’s Temple Began Construction, 1 Kings 6:1 (967 BC)
Moses, 10 Plagues, Exodus from Egypt, Kohen Gene (1446 BC)
Joshua, Battles of Jericho and Ai, First Jubilee, Mitanni (1406 BC)
Judge Deborah, Late Bronze Age Collapse, Merneptah, Ramesses III (1213 BC – 1177 BC)
Jacob, Joseph, 12th Dynasty Egypt Timeline (2006 BC – 1805 BC)
Terah, Abraham, Isaac, Ebla, Akkadian Empire Timeline (2296 BC – 1886 BC)
Adam, Methuselah, Noah, Great Flood, Peleg, Tower of Babel, Great Migrations (Year 1 – 2428 BC)
Unit 4: Other Biblical Events
Jeroboam II, Uzziah, Earthquake, Amos, Bur Sagale Solar Eclipse, Jonah, Hosea (796 BC – 753 BC)
Genesis 14: Battle of the 9 Kings, Battle of Siddim (2080s BC)

Bible Timeline:
James Breasted, one of the founders of modern Egyptian archaeology stated: “What is proudly advertised as Egyptian history is merely a collection of rags and tatters.” Studying the past is like putting together a 10,000 piece jigsaw puzzle with 95% of the pieces missing. Incorrect assumptions can lead to incorrect conclusions. The dates provided below are based on current Biblical and scientific scholarship. Some aspects of this Timeline may be inaccurate.

Church Age (100 AD – Current)
2021 AD: François Desset Decipherment of Linear Elamite Writing
1946 AD: Discovery of Dead Sea Scrolls
1824 AD: Jean-François Champollion translated Rosetta Stone.
1215 AD, June 15: Magna Carta Libertatum signed by King John of England.
1205 AD: Stephen Langton developed chapter and verse system for Bible.
476 AD, September 4: Fall of Rome.
325 AD: Council of Nicea.

New Testament (5 BC – 100 AD)
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts
100 AD: Death of John the Apostle and Flavius Josephus.
96 AD, September 18: Death of Emperor Domitian.
94 AD: John the Apostle exiled to Patmos. Revelation written..
c. 93 AD: Antiquities of the Jews published by Josephus.
John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John written in Ephesus by John the Apostle.
81 AD, September 13: Death of Emperor Titus.
79 AD, August 24: Mt Vesuvius eruption.
79 AD, June 23: Death of Vespasian.
70 AD: Siege of Jerusalem.
70 AD, Av 9: Second Temple destroyed.
68 AD, June 9: Death of Nero.
54 AD, October 13: Death of Claudius.
48 AD: Council of Jerusalem.
44 AD: End of Reign of Herod Agrippa
41 AD: Start of Reign of Herod Agrippa
37 AD, March 16: Death of Tiberius Caesar.
32 AD, Sivan 6: Day of Pentecost / Feast of Weeks.
32 AD, Nisan 17: Resurrection of Jesus.
32 AD, Nisan 14: Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
32 AD, Nisan 10: Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
29 AD: John the Baptist Began Ministry.
14 AD, August 19: Death of Augustus Caesar.
12 AD, Passover: Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem
1 BC, December 29: Partial Lunar Eclipse.
1 BC, January 28: Death of Herod the Great.
1 BC, January 10: Total Lunar Eclipse.
2 BC, Tishri 1: Birth of Jesus / Feast of Trumpets.
2 BC, Nisan 14: Birth of John the Baptist / Passover.
4 BC, March 13: Partial Lunar Eclipse / Purim.
5 BC, September 15: Total Lunar Eclipse.
5 BC, March 23: Total Lunar Eclipse.

Exile – Birth of Jesus (587 BC – 5 BC)
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
37 BC: Siege of Jerusalem.
44 BC, March 15: Julius Caesar assassinated.
45 BC, January 1: Julian calendar took effect.
160 BC: End of Maccabean Revolt.
167 BC: Start of Maccabean Revolt.
196 BC: Rosetta Stone.
323 BC, June 11: Death of Alexander the Great.
445 BC, Nisan 1 / March 14: Artaxerxes I authorization to rebuild Jerusalem’s city walls.
445 BC, Nisan 17: Inspection of Jerusalem’s walls (Nehemiah 2).
460 BC: Battle of Papremis.
465 BC: Artaxerxes I became king of Achaemenid Empire..
473 BC, Adar 14: First Feast of Purim celebrated (Esther 9).
480 BC: Battle of Thermopylae.
486 BC: Xerxes I became king of Achaemenid Empire..
489 BC: Leonidas I became king of Sparta..
539 BC: End of Neo-Babylonian Empire, Release from Captivity by Cyrus II.
574 BC, Tishri 1: Ezekiel’s Vision (Ezekiel 40:1).

Divided Kingdom (931 BC – 587 BC)
1 Kings, 2 Kings
587 BC, Av 9: Siege and capture of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II.
589 BC: End of reign of Psamtik II.
595 BC: End of reign of Necho II (2nd Pharaoh 26th Dynasty). Start of reign of Psamtik II (3rd Pharaoh 26th Dynasty).
597 BC, Adar 2 / March 16: Capture of Jeconiah. Zedekiah appointed king by Nebuchadnezzar II.
598 BC, December 9: Jeconiah became king of Judah.
605 BC: Battle of Carchemish. Start of reign of Nebuchadnezzar II.
609 BC: End of Neo-Assyrian Empire / Necho II made Eliakim / Jehoiakim king of Judah.
610 BC: Start of reign of Necho II (Dynasty 26).
626 BC: Start of Neo-Babylonian Empire.
650 BC: Book of Nahum written.
722 BC: Sargon II became king of Assyria / Northern Kingdom fell (2 Kings 17).
727 BC, December 30: Shalmaneser V became king of Assyria.
730 BC: Death of Shoshenq V. / Osorkon IV (11th Pharaoh 22nd Dynasty) became pharaoh of Egypt.
732 BC: Jehoahaz II became king of Judah..
739 BC: Death of Uzziah.
745 BC, April 15: Tiglath-Pileser III became king of Assyria.
750 BC: Large earthquake mentioned in Amos 1.
753 BC: Death of King Jeroboam II of Israel.
755 BC: Death of Assyrian King Ashur-dan III.
759 BC: Death of Takelot III.
760 (+/- 7) BC: Earthquake of Amos 1:1.
763 BC, June 15: Bur-Sagale solar eclipse Year 9 of king Ashur-dan III.
767 BC: Death of King Amaziah of Judah / Year 1 of Shoshenq V.
773 BC: Year 1 of Assyrian King Ashur-dan III.
774 BC: Year 1 of Takelot III.
792 BC: Capture of King Amaziah / Year 1 of Reign of King Azariah of Judah.
793 BC: Year 1 of King Jeroboam II of Israel.
796 BC: Year 1 of King Amaziah of Judah.
824 BC: Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III.
840 BC: Mesha Stele.
841 BC: Year 1 of King Jehu (2 Kings 9-12) / Year 18 of Shalmaneser III.
c. 842 BC: Tel Dan Stele.
852 BC: Kurkh Monoliths.
853 BC: Battle of Qarqar.
859 BC: Year 1 of Shalmaneser III.
911 BC: Start of Neo-Assyrian Empire.
926 BC: Siege of Jerusalem by Shoshenq I (1st Pharaoh 22nd Dynasty) / Year 5 of Rehoboam.
931 BC: Year 1 of Rehoboam / Jeroboam I (1 Kings 11-14).

United Kingdom (1052 BC – 931 BC)
1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings
931 BC: Death of Solomon.
943 BC: Year 1 of Shoshenq I.
967 BC, April / May: Construction began on Solomon’s Temple.
970 BC: Death of David / Year 1 of King Solomon.
1010 BC: Death of Saul / Year 1 of King David.
1040 BC: Birth of David.
1052 BC: Year 1 of King Saul.

Moses – Beginning of Reign of Saul (1526 BC – 1052 BC)
Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, Ruth
1078 BC: Death of Samson (Judges 16).
1118 BC: Birth of Samson (Judges 13).
1177 BC: Late Bronze Age collapse.
1178 BC, April 16: Solar eclipse associated with the Trojan War.
1192 BC, January 21: Annular solar eclipse.
1208 BC: Merneptah Stele / Year 5 of Merneptah (4th Pharaoh 19th Dynasty) / Deborah v. Sisera at Kishon River.
1237 BC: Battle of Nihriya – Hittites v Assyrians.
1274 BC, May: Battle of Kadesh – Egypt v Hittites.
1284 BC: King Eglon of Moab killed (Judges 3:12-30). Naomi’s two sons killed (Ruth 1:6).
1332 BC: Year 1 of Tutankhamun (12th Pharaoh 18th Dynasty).
1342 BC: Othniel defeated King Cushan-rishathaim (Judges 3:7-11).
1353: Year 1 of Amenhotep IV / Akhenaten (10th Pharaoh 18th Dynasty).
1376 BC: Gilukhipa, daughter of King Shuttarna II of Mitanni, married Amenhotep III (Year 10) (9th Pharaoh 18th Dynasty).
1378 BC: Death of Joshua.
1406 BC, Summer: Destruction of Ai.
1406 BC, Nisan 28: Destruction of Jericho.
1406 BC, Nisan 14: Observance of Passover by Joshua at Gilgal.
1446 BC, Nisan 17: Crossing the Red Sea.
1446 BC, Nisan 14: 10th Plague of Egypt / Year 7 of Amenhotep II (7th Pharaoh 18th Dynasty).
1475 BC: Mittani Annexed Assyria.
1486 BC: Moses Fled Egypt To Midian.
1488 BC: Birth of Joshua.
1526 BC: Birth of Moses.
1529 BC: Birth of Aaron.

Abraham – Birth of Moses (2166 BC – 1526 BC)
Genesis 12-50
1550 BC: Start of New Kingdom of Egypt.
1595 BC: Babylon destroyed by Hittite King Mursilis.
1646 BC: Year 1 of Ammisaduqa.
– Approximate time of Job (Job 1).
– Approximate time of Thera volcanic eruption.
1792 BC: Year 1 of Hammurabi.
1802 BC: End of 12th Dynasty of Egypt.
1805 BC: Joseph Died at Age 110.
1814 BC: Death of Nimaatre Amenemhat III.
1839 BC: Death of Khakaure Senusret III.
1859 BC: Jacob / Israel Died at Age 147.
1860 BC: Year 1 of Nimaatre Amenemhat III (6th Pharaoh 12th Dynasty) as Co-regent.
1876 BC: Jacob Enters Egypt at Age 130.
1878 BC: Death of Khakheperre Senusret II / Year 1 of Khakaure Senusret III (5th Pharaoh 12th Dynasty).
1885 BC: Joseph Promoted to Vizier of Egypt.
1894 BC: Start of 1st Dynasty of Babylon.
1895 BC: Death of Nubkaure Amenemhat II (3rd Pharaoh 12th Dynasty).
1897 BC: Year 1 of Khakheperre Senusret II (4th Pharaoh 12th Dynasty) as Co-Regent.
1898 BC: Joseph Obtains Multi-Colored Coat From Jacob and Sold into Slavery.
1915 BC: Joseph Born.
1991 BC: Start of 12th Dynasty of Egypt / Death of Abraham.
2004 BC: Ur destroyed / Ur III Dynasty Ended.
2006 BC: Jacob and Esau Born When Isaac Was 60.
2029 BC: Death of Sarah.
2034 BC: Shu-Sin constructed Amorite Wall.
2066 BC, Nisan 14 / March 22: Birth of Isaac.
2067 BC, Nisan 14 / April 2: Passover, Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed (Genesis 18:10-16).
2080 BC: Birth of Ishmael.
c. 2088 BC: Battle of the Nine Kings (Genesis 14).
2091 BC: Death of Terah.
2112 BC: Start of Ur III Dynasty.
2154 BC: End of Akkadian Empire.
2156 BC: Sarah Born.
2166 BC: Abram Born in Ur Kasdim.

Creation – Birth of Abraham (Year 0 – 2166 BC)
Genesis 1-11
2167 BC: Death of Nahor
2170 BC: Major migrations into southern Mesopotamia.
2175 BC: Death of Serug
2181 BC: End of 6th Dynasty of Egypt.
2226 BC: Birth of Haran.
2240 BC: Ebla / Tell Mardikh Destroyed.
2296 BC: Birth of Terah.
2298 BC: Death of Reu
2334 BC: Start of Akkadian Empire.
2375 BC: Birth of Nahor
2397 BC: Death of Eber
2428 BC: Death of Peleg
2498 BC: Death of Shelah
2505 BC: Birth of Serug
2637 BC: Birth of Reu
2701 BC: Death of Kainan
2731 BC: Death of Arpachshad
2767 BC: Birth of Peleg
Great Migrations.
Late Uruk Period: Enmerkar = Nimrod.
– Tower of Babel = Eridu, Etemenanki, Göbekli Tepe, or Kish.
2796 BC: Death of Shem
2901 BC: Birth of Eber
2948 BC: Death of Noah
3031 BC: Birth of Shelah
3114 BC, August 11: Start of Mayan Calendar.
3161 BC: Birth of Kainan
3296 BC: Birth of Arpachshad
Start of Bronze Age.
Table of Nations.
Noah’s Ark in the Land of Aratta.
– Flood = 3298 BC. Death of Methuselah.
From Matriarchy to Patriarchy: Year 3000 BC.
Gopher Wood.
3303 BC: Death of Lamech.
3396 BC: Birth of Shem.
3864 BC: Death of Mahalalel.
3632 BC: Death of Jared.
3898 BC: Birth of Noah.
4019 BC: Death of Kenan.
4067 BC: Death of Enoch.
4080 BC: Birth of Lamech.
4214 BC: Death of Enosh.
4267 BC: Birth of Methuselah.
4412 BC: Death of Seth.
4432 BC: Birth of Enoch.
4594 BC: Birth of Jared.
4759 BC: Birth of Mahalalel.
4624 BC: Death of Adam.
4929 BC: Birth of Kenan.
5119 BC: Birth of Enosh.
5324 BC: Birth of Seth.
5554 BC: Birth of Adam.

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