Old Testament Time Line

Major OT Events

Flood

2700 B.C.

Dates unknown

Fall

2700 B.C.

date unknown

Babel

2700 B.C.

Date unkown

Creation

2700 B.C.

Abraham Moves To Canaan

2166 B.C.

Abraham Offers Isaac

2050 B.C.

Jacob Flees To Haran

1929 B.C.

Joseph Sold Into Egypt

1898 B.C.

Jacob And Family Settle In Egypt

1876 B.C.

The Exodus , Red Sea Is Crossed

1446 B.C.

Joshua Appointed Leader

1406 B.C.

Israelites Enter Canaan

1406 B.C.

Kingdom United

1060 B.C.

Kingdom Divides

930 B.C.

Fall Of The Northern Kingdom

722 B.C.

Restoration

610 B.C.

Fall of Jerusalem

586 B.C.

Exile

586 B.C.

First Group Returns to Zerubbabel

538 B.C.

Second Group Returns Under Ezra

458 B.C.

Between the Testaments

432 B.C. - 5 B.C.

Last Group Returns Under Nehemiah

432 B.C.

Major OT Characters

Abraham

2166 B.C. - 1991 B.C.

Ishmael is born

2080 B.C.

Isaac

2066 B.C. - 1886 B.C.

Jacob and Esau are born

2006 B.C.

Joseph

1915 B.C. - 1805 B.C.

Jacob Dies

1859 B.C.

Moses

1526 B.C. - 1406 B.C.

Joshua appointed Leader

1406 B.C.

Joshua dies

1375 B.C.

Othniel

1367 B.C. - 1327 B.C.

Ehud

1309 B.C. - 1229 B.C.

Deborah

1209 B.C. - 1169 B.C.

Gideon

1162 B.C. - 1122 B.C.

Samuel is Born

1105 B.C.

Samson

1075 B.C. - 1055 B.C.

Jephthah

1075 B.C. - 1055 B.C.

Saul

1050 B.C. - 1010 B.C.

David

1010 B.C. - 970 B.C.

Solomon

970 B.C. - 930 B.C.

Rehoboam

930 B.C. - 913 B.C.

Jeraboam 1

930 B.C. - 909 B.C.

Asa

910 B.C. - 869 B.C.

Baasha

908 B.C. - 886 B.C.

Omri

885 B.C. - 874 B.C.

Elijah

875 B.C. - 848 B.C.

Ahab

874 B.C. - 853 B.C.

Jehoshaphat

872 B.C. - 848 B.C.

Jehoram

853 B.C. - 841 B.C.

Joram

852 B.C. - 841 B.C.

Elisha

848 B.C. - 797 B.C.

Jehu

841 B.C. - 814 B.C.

Athaliah

841 B.C. - 835 B.C.

Joash

835 B.C. - 796 B.C.

Jonah

800 B.C. - 750 B.C.

Jeroboam 2

793 B.C. - 753 B.C.

Azariah (Uzziah)

792 B.C. - 740 B.C.

Amos

760 B.C. - 750 B.C.

Menahem

752 B.C. - 742 B.C.

Pekah

752 B.C. - 732 B.C.

Jotham

750 B.C. - 735 B.C.

Hosea

750 B.C. - 715 B.C.

Isaiah

740 B.C. - 681 B.C.

Micah

735 B.C. - 700 B.C.

Ahaz

735 B.C. - 715 B.C.

Hoshea

732 B.C. - 722 B.C.

Hezekiah

715 B.C. - 686 B.C.

Manasseh

697 B.C. - 642 B.C.

Nahum

645 B.C. - 620 B.C.

Josiah

640 B.C. - 609 B.C.

Jeremiah

626 B.C. - 585 B.C.

Jehoiakim

609 B.C. - 598 B.C.

Daniel

605 B.C. - 530 B.C.

Obadiah

605 B.C. - 585 B.C.

Dates are speculated

Zedekiah

597 B.C. - 586 B.C.

Ezekiel

593 B.C. - 571 B.C.

Zechariah

520 B.C. - 480 B.C.

Malachi

440 B.C. - 430 B.C.

Books of the Old Testament are Written

Job

1450 B.C.

Author: Uncertain, speculated Moses or Solomon
Date: Unspecified, (Fifteenth-second Century)

Leviticus

1445 B.C.

Author: Traditionally Moses

Genesis

1440 B.C.

Author: Traditionally Moses

Joshua

1400 B.C. - 1375 B.C.

Author: Unknown

Numbers

1400 B.C.

Author: Traditionally Moses

Deuteronomy

1400 B.C.

Author: Traditionally Moses

Exodus

1400 B.C.

Author: Traditionally Moses

Ruth

1050 B.C. - 500 B.C.

Author: Unknown, Jewish tradition ascribes to Samuel

Judges

1050 B.C. - 1000 B.C.

Author: Unknown

Psalms

1000 B.C. - 300 B.C.

Author: David, Asaph , Sons of Korah, and Others

Solomon

970 B.C. - 930 B.C.

Author: Attributed to Solomon
Date: does not specify a date but Solomon reigned from 970 B.C.- 930 B.C.

Proverbs

950 B.C.

Author: Solomon, with Portions by Agur and King Lemuel
Dates: Approximated

Ecclesiastes

931 B.C.

Author: Traditionally Solomon , but may be the work of a teacher who calls himself Qoheleth
Date; traditionally 931 B.C., speculated to be later

First Samuel

931 B.C. - 722 B.C.

Author: Uncertain

Second Samuel

931 B.C. - 722 B.C.

Author: Possibly Abiathar the Priest

Joel

835 B.C. - 805 B.C.

Author: Joel
Date: Approximated

Jonah

760 B.C.

Author: Jonah or Narrator
Date: also speculated after 612 B.C.

Amos

760 B.C. - 750 B.C.

Author: Amos

Hosea

750 B.C.

Author: Hosea
Date: Approximated

Micah

740 B.C. - 696 B.C.

Author: Micah
Date: Approximated

Isaiah

700 B.C. - 690 B.C.

Author: Isaiah

Zephaniah

630 B.C.

Author: Zephaniah
Date: Approximated

Jeremiah

626 B.C. - 586 B.C.

Author: Jeremiah

Nahum

612 B.C.

Author: Nahum
Date: Approximated

Habakkuk

600 B.C.

Author: Habakkuk
Date: Approximated

Ezekiel

593 B.C. - 573 B.C.

Author: Ezekiel

Lamentations

587 B.C.

Author: Speculated Jeremiah

Obadiah

586 B.C.

Author: Obadiah
Date: approximated

First Kings

560 B.C. - 538 B.C.

Author: Unknown, Attributed to Jeremiah

Second Kings

560 B.C. - 538 B.C

Author: Unknown, Attributed to Jeremiah
Date: Uncertain

Ezra

538 B.C. - 457 B.C.

Author: Most likely Ezra

Zechariah

520 B.C. - 475 B.C.

Author: Zechariah

Daniel

520 B.C.

Author: Daniel
Date: Late 6th Century

Haggai

520 B.C.

Author: Haggai

Esther

465 B.C.

Author: Unknown
Date: Approximated

Malachi

450 B.C.

Author: Malachi
Date: Approximated

Second Chronicles

425 B.C. - 400 B.C.

Author: Attributed to Ezra
Date: Uncertain

First Chronicles

425 B.C. - 400 B.C.

Author: Attributed to Ezra
Date: Uncertain

Nehemiah

423 B.C.

Author: Nehemiah
Date: Approximated

Other Secular Events that are Parallel with Old Testament Events