Old Testament History Timeline

Old Testament Stages

Patriarchal Stage

2165 B.C. - 1804 B.C.

Exodus Stage

1804 B.C. - 1405 B.C.

Conquest Stage

1405 B.C. - 1382 B.C.

Judges Stage

1382 B.C. - 1043 B.C.

United Kingdom Stage

1043 B.C. - 931 B.C.

Chaotic Kingdom Stage

931 B.C. - 586 B.C.

Captivity Stage

605 B.C. - 537 B.C.

Return Stage

537 B.C. - 400 B.C.

Kingdom

United Kingdom

1043 B.C.

Divided Kingdom

931 B.C.

Assyria Captured Israel

721 B.C.

(or 722 B.C.) Assyrian Kings: Shalmaneser V; Sargon II.

Babylon Captured Judah

605 B.C

Foreign Powers

Amenhotep II

1448 B.C. - 1423 B.C.

Pharaoh of Egypt

Assyrian Empire

745 B.C. - 605 B.C.

Assyria rose to power with Tiglath-pileser III

Fall of Nineveh

612 B.C.

Babylonian Empire

605 B.C. - 539 B.C.

Battle of Carchemish

605 B.C.

Assyria and Egypt defeated by Babylon.

Cyrus

539 B.C. - 530 B.C.

Persian King

Cambyses

530 B.C. - 521 B.C.

Persian King

Darius I

521 B.C. - 486 B.C.

Persian King

Xerxes

486 B.C. - 465 B.C.

Persian King (a.k.a. Ahasuerus)

Artaxerxes

465 B.C. - 423 B.C.

Persian King

Major Israelite Events

Exodus from Egypt

1445 B.C.

Minority Report and Desert Wanderings

1444 B.C. - 1404 B.C.

Joshua and Israelites Enter the Promise Land

1404 B.C.

Solomon's Temple Built

950 B.C.

Book of the Law Recovered

622 B.C.

Priest Hilkiah found the Book of the Law during King Josiah's reign.

1st Attack on Jerusalem

605 B.C.

1st Babylonian Exile.

2nd Attack on Jerusalem

597 B.C.

2nd Babylonian Exile.

Jerusalem Destroyed

586 B.C.

3rd Attack by Babylon and Exile.

1st Return

537 B.C.

Zerubbabel

Second Temple Built

516 B.C.

Under the guidance of Zerubabbel.

2nd Return

458 B.C.

Under Ezra

3rd Return

445 B.C.

Nehemiah

Covenants

Noahic Covenant

2346 B.C.

Abrahamic Covenant

2090 B.C.

Mosaic Covenant

1445 B.C.

Palestinian Covenant

1405 B.C.

Davidic Covenant

1000 B.C.

New Covenant

586 B.C.

Patriarchs

Life of Abraham

2165 B.C. - 1990 B.C.

Life of Isaac

2065 B.C. - 1885 B.C.

Life of Jacob

2005 B.C. - 1885 B.C.

Life of Joseph

1914 B.C. - 1804 B.C.

Prophets

Life of Moses

1525 B.C. - 1405 B.C.

Life of Samuel

1100 B.C. - 1015 B.C.

Elijah

870 B.C. - 852 B.C.

Span of his ministry.

Elisha

852 B.C. - 797 B.C.

Visited by King Jehoash on his deathbed.

Obadiah

845 B.C.

Message to Edom
Rulers: Joram, Jehoram

Joel

830 B.C.

Message to Judah
Rulers: Joash

Jonah

780 B.C.

Message to Nineveh
Rulers: Jeroboam II

Amos

760 B.C.

Message to Israel
Rulers: Jeroboam II

Hosea

750 B.C.

Message to Israel
Rulers: Jeroabam II - Hoshea

Isaiah

740 B.C.

Message to Judah
Rulers: Uzziah - Hezekiah

Micah

735 B.C.

Message to Judah
Rulers: Jotham - Hezekiah

Nahum

650 B.C.

Message to Nineveh (Assyria)
Rulers: Manasseh

Haggai

650 B.C.

Message to Jews of 1st Return
Governor Zerubbabel

Zephaniah

635 B.C.

Message to Judah
Rulers: Josiah

Jeremiah

626 B.C.

Message to Judah
Rulers: Josiah - Zedekiah

Habakkuk

609 B.C.

Message to Judah
Rulers: Jehoiakim

Daniel

605 B.C.

Message to Exiles and Gentiles in Babylon
Ruler: Nebuchadnezzar

Ezekiel

593 B.C.

Message to Remnant in Judah and Babylon
Ruler: Nebuchadnezzar

Zechariah

520 B.C.

Message to Jews of 1st Return
Governor Zerubbabel

Malachi

430 B.C.

Message to Jews in Land of Israel
Governor Nehemiah

Kings

King Saul

1043 B.C. - 1011 B.C.

Bad King

King David

1011 B.C. - 971 B.C.

Good King

King Solomon

971 B.C. - 931 B.C.

Good/Bad King

Southern Kings

Rehoboam

931 B.C. - 913 B.C.

Bad

Abijam

913 B.C. - 911 B.C.

Bad

Asa

911 B.C. - 870 B.C.

Good

Jehoshaphat

870 B.C. - 848 B.C.

Good

Jehoram

848 B.C. - 841 B.C.

Bad

Athaliah

841 B.C. - 835 B.C.

Bad

Ahaziah

841 B.C.

Bad

Joash

835 B.C. - 796 B.C.

Good

Amaziah

796 B.C. - 767 B.C.

Bad

Uzziah

767 B.C. - 740 B.C.

Good

Jotham

740 B.C. - 732 B.C.

Good

Ahaz

732 B.C. - 715 B.C.

Bad

Hezekiah

715 B.C. - 687 B.C.

Good

Manesseh

687 B.C. - 642 B.C.

Bad

Amon

642 B.C. - 640 B.C.

Good

Josiah

640 B.C. - 609 B.C.

Good

Jehoahaz

609 B.C.

Bad

Jehoiakim

609 B.C. - 598 B.C.

Bad

Zedekiah

597 B.C. - 587 B.C.

Bad

Northern Kings

Jeroboam

931 B.C. - 910 B.C.

Bad

Nabad

910 B.C. - 909 B.C.

Bad

Baasha

909 B.C. - 885 B.C.

Bad

Elah

885 B.C.

Bad

Omri

885 B.C. - 874 B.C.

Bad

Zimri

885 B.C.

Bad

Tibni

885 B.C.

Ahab

874 B.C. - 853 B.C.

Bad

Ahaziah

853 B.C. - 852 B.C.

Bad

Jehoram

852 B.C. - 841 B.C.

Bad

Jehu

841 B.C. - 814 B.C.

Bad

Jehoahaz

814 B.C. - 798 B.C.

Bad

Jehoash

798 B.C. - 782 B.C.

Bad

Jeroboam II

782 B.C. - 753 B.C.

Bad

Zechariah

753 B.C.

Bad

Shallum

752 B.C.

Bad

Menahem

752 B.C. - 742 B.C.

Bad

Pekahiah

742 B.C. - 740 B.C.

Bad

Pekah

740 B.C. - 732 B.C.

Bad

Hoshea

732 B.C. - 722 B.C.

Bad