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Major Biblical Events - Ancient History Timeline

4004 BC - 70 AD

Important Biblical Events

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B.C.

4004 The Creation of the World (Genesis 1) 

2348 The Flood of Noah (Genesis 6-9) 

2234 The Tower of Babel (Genesis 8) 

1996 Abraham is Called by God (Genesis 12) 

1897 Sodom and Gomorrah are Destroyed (Genesis 18) 

1739 Jacob's Name is Changed to Israel (Genesis 32)

1728 Joseph in Egypt (Genesis 39) 

1630 The Hebrews are Slaves in Egypt (Exodus 1) 

1491 Moses and the 10 Plagues (Exodus 12-13) 

1490 The Passover and Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 14-15) 

1490 The Wandering in the Wilderness (Deuteronomy 2:7)

1490 The Ten Commandments (Exodus 19-20) 

1489 The Tabernacle (Exodus 35-40) 

1450 Israel Enters the Promised land (Joshua 1) 

1443 Joshua Conquers the Land of Canaan (Joshua 1-6) 

1443 The Land is Divided Among the 12 Tribes (Joshua 13-21) 

1405 The Period of the Judges (Judges 3) 

1116 Samuel the Prophet (1 Samuel 4:1) 

1095 Saul Becomes the First King of Israel (1 Samuel 10:1) 

1045 David conquers Jerusalem and makes it his capital (2 Samuel 5) 

1004 Solomon Completes the Temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 6-8)

 933 Israel Divides into Two Kingdoms - Israel and Judah (1 Kings 12)

 933 10 tribes follow Jeroboam - Israel (1 Kings 10) 

 933 2 tribes follow Rehoboam - Judah (1 Kings 10) 

 722 The Assyrian Captivity of Israel (2 Kings 17:18) 

 586 The Babylonian Captivity of Judah (2 Kings 25:9-12) 

 538 Cyrus Allows the Jews to Return (2 Chronicles 36:23) 

 516 The Second Temple is Built (Ezra 6:15) 

 404 The Old Testament Closes (Malachi 4:5) 

     4 Jesus is Born (Luke 2) 

A.D.

   30 Jesus is Crucified on Passover (Matthew 27:28) 

   30 The Church is Born on Pentecost (Acts 2) 

   68 Paul is Martyred in Rome (2 Timothy 4:6-7)

   70 Jerusalem is Destroyed by the Romans (Luke 19:41-44) 

Exact dates are uncertain and may vary (Dates are following Ussher's chronology)

Significant People


Adam - 4004 BC

Noah - 2348 BC

Abraham - 1996 BC

Jacob - 1739 BC

Moses - 1491 BC

David - 1040 BC

Solomon - 1000 BC

Israel Destroyed - 722 BC

Judah Destroyed - 586 BC

Old Testament Ends - 404 BC

 

New Testament Begins - 4 BC

Jesus is Born - 4 BC

Jesus Dies - 30 AD

 

 

Chronological Table of the Ancient World

Ancient History Timeline

Ps 33:8-9 "Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him, For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast"

 

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Head of Sargon II King of Assyria

Table of Contents
Important
Biblical Events
Introduction
BC
22nd Century BC
21st Century BC
20th Century BC
19th Century BC
18th Century BC
17th Century BC
16th Century BC
15th Century BC
14th Century BC
13th Century BC
12th Century BC
11th Century BC
10th Century BC
9th Century BC
8th Century BC
7th Century BC
6th Century BC
5th Century BC
4th Century BC
3rd Century BC
2nd Century BC
1st Century BC

AD
1st Century AD
2nd Century AD
3rd Century AD
4th Century AD
World Empires

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