This timeline is created to show when the book of Judges was written & why: Shortly after Samuel had secretly anointed David king of Israel. (After Saul had been made king, but before David was officially made king - as "propaganda" by Samuel to make the Israelites shift their minds from a king like Saul (from the tribe of Benjamin) to a king like David (from the tribe of Judah). The genealogy of the book of Ruth also backs this theory.


1406 BC
1390 BC
1375 BC - 1175 BC
1105 BC
1050 BC
1025 BC
1011 BC
1010 BC
930 BC