Old Testament Timeline

Events

Creation ~4112BC (Gen 1-2)

4112 BC

Institution of Marriage (Gen 2:23-25)

4110 BC

Fall of Man (Gen 3:6)

4095 BC

Promise of the Redeemer (Gen 3:15)

4085 BC

Flood (2456 BC) Gen 6-8

2456 BC

Institution of Government (Gen 9:1-19)

2450 BC

Tower of Babel (2412 BC) Gen 11:1-9

2412 BC

Earth "Divided" (2357 BC)

2357 BC

Call of Abraham 2067 BC (Gen 12:1-3)

2067 BC

Jacob Flees Esau (Gen 28)

1920 BC

Joseph Sold into Slavery (Gen 37)

1898 BC

Jacob dies in Egypt (after 17 years) 1859 BC

1859 BC

Joseph Dies (1806 BC)

1806 BC

Moses Called (Burning Bush) Exodus 3:1-10

1486 BC

The Plagues, Passover, Exodus & Red Sea Crossing 1446 BC (Exodus 7-14)

1446 BC

Giving of the Law (Exodus 21:1-17)

1440 BC

Tabernacle Completed & Priests Established (Exodus 40:33; Lev 8:1-12)

1438 BC

Jordan Crossing, Entrance Into Canaan, Fall of Jericho 1406 BC (Joshua 3-6)

1406 BC

Ruth & Boaz Marry

1150 BC

Ark Captured by Philistines (1 Sam 4)

1060 BC

Israel's Monarchy Begins 1050 BC

1050 BC

Completion of Solomon's Temple (1 Kings 1:39) 964 BC

964 BC

Division of the Kingdom 931 BC

931 BC

Fall of Northern Kingdom 722 BC

722 BC

Fall of Southern Kingdom 586 BC

586 BC

First Temple Destroyed (2 Kings 25:8-9) 586 BC

586 BC

Temple Rebuilt 520 to 516 BC

520 BC - 516 BC

Restoration of the Land 515 BC

515 BC

Ester made Queen 482 BC

482 BC

Walls Completed 444 BC

444 BC

End of Old Testament 430 BC

430 BC

Periods & Themes

Universal History (~4112 to 2200 BC)

4112 bc - 2200 bc

Creation, Fall, Flood, Nations, Covenant (~4112 to 2067 BC)

4112 BC - 2067 BC

Period of the Partiarchs (2166 to 1806 BC)

2166 BC - 1806 BC

Slavery, Plagues, Passover, Freedom, Law (1876 to 1446 BC)

1876 BC - 1446 BC

Wilderness (1446 to 1406 BC)

1446 BC - 1406 BC

Doubt, Wandering (1446 to 1406 BC)

1446 BC - 1406 BC

Conquest 1406 to 1386 BC

1406 BC - 1386 BC

Promised Land

1406 BC - 1403 BC

Period of the Judges (1386 to 1050 BC)

1386 BC - 1050 BC

Everyone Did What Was Right in His Own Eyes

1386 BC - 1050 BC

Monarchy, United Kingdom (1050 to 930 BC)

1050 BC - 930 BC

Period of the Kings (1050 to 586 BC)

1050 BC - 586 BC

Divided Kingdom (930 to 722 BC)

930 BC - 722 BC

Israel Crushed by Assyrians, 10 Northern Tribes Exiled (722 to 720 BC)

722 BC - 720 BC

Babylonian Exile (586 to 515 BC) 70 Years

586 BC - 515 BC

Conquered & Then Occupied

586 BC - 0 BC

Judah Conquered by Baylonians, First Temple Destroyed (586 BC)

580 BC

Cyrus allows Zerubabel & 50,000 Jews to return (First Return) 530 to 515 BC

538 BC - 515 BC

Post Exile (515 to 430 BC)

515 BC - 430 BC

Ezra leads Second Return and Temple Reconstruction in Israel

450 BC

OT Book

Genesis 1:11 - 11:26

4000 BC

Job

2200 BC

Genesis 11:27 - 50:26

1846 BC

Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers

1420 BC

Deuteronomy, Joshua

1403 BC

Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

1350 BC

Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel 1-7

1150 BC

1 Samuel 8, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11

1100 BC

1 Kings 12 - 2 Kings 25, 1 & 2 Chronicles

850 BC

Jonah & Nahum written to Assyria before Exile

800 BC

Obadiah written to Edom before Exile

800 BC

Hosea & Amos written to Northern Kingdom (Israel) before Exile

725 BC

Joel, Isaiah, Micah, Habakkuk & Zephaniah written to Southern Kingdom (Judah) before Exile

590 BC

Jeremiah written before and during Exile

590 BC - 580 BC

Ezekial & Daniel written in Babylonian Exile

575 BC

Ezra & Esther

500 BC

Nehemiah

475 BC

Lamentations

450 BC

Zechariah. Haggai, Malachi written after return from Exile and rebulding of Jerusalem

450 BC

People

Adam & Eve Created (~4112 BC)

4112 BC

Adam lived 930 years

4102 BC - 3182 BC

Seth Born (3982 BC)

3982 BC

Seth lived 912 years

3982 BC - 3069 BC

Enosh Born (3877 BC)

3877 BC

Enosh lived 905 years

3877 BC - 2972 BC

Kenan (or Cainan) lived 910 years

3787 BC - 2875 BC

Kenan (or Cainan) Born (3787 BC)

3787 BC

Mahalalel Born (3717 BC)

3717 BC

Mahalalel lived 895 years

3717 BC - 2822 BC

Jared lived 962 years

3652 BC - 2690 BC

Jared Born (3652 BC)

3652 BC

Enoch Born (3490 BC)

3490 BC

Enoch lived 365 years and he was no more

3490 BC - 3287 BC

Methusalah Born (3425 BC)

3425 BC

Methuselah lived 969 years

3425 BC - 2456 BC

Lamech Born (3238 BC)

3238 BC

Lamech lived 777 years

3238 BC - 2461 BC

Noah Born (3056 BC)

3056 BC

Noah lived 950 years

3056 BC - 2106 BC

Shem, Ham & Japeth Born (2556 BC)

2558 BC

Shem lived 600 years

2556 BC - 1956 BC

Arpachshad lived 438 years

2456 BC - 2018 BC

Arpachshad Born (2456 BC)

2456 BC

Shela Born (2421 BC)

2421 BC

Shela lived 433 years

2421 BC - 1988 BC

Eber Born (2391 BC)

2391 BC

Eber lived 464 years

2391 BC - 1927 BC

Peleg lived 239 years

2357 BC - 2118 BC

Peleg Born (2357 BC)

2357 BC

Reu Born (2327 BC)

2327 BC

Reu lived 239 years

2326 BC - 2088 BC

Serug Born (2295 BC)

2295 BC

Serug lived 230 years

2295 BC - 2065 BC

Nahor Born (2265 BC)

2265 BC

Nahor lived 172 years

2265 BC - 2117 BC

Terah Born (2236 BC)

2236 BC

Terah lived 205 years

2236 BC - 2031 BC

Abram, Haran & Hahor born (2166 BC)

2166 BC

Abram lived 175 years

2166 BC - 1991 BC

Abram & Sarai marry (2116 BC)

2116 BC

Isaac Born (2066 BC)

2066 BC

Isaac lives 180 years

2066 BC - 1886 BC

Isaac & Rebekah marry (2026 BC)

2026 BC

Jacob & Esau Born (2006 BC)

2006 BC

Jacob lives 147 years

2006 BC - 1859 BC

Jacob begat Judah, Perez, Hezron, Ram, Amminadab, Nashon, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse the father of David

1960 BC - 1050 BC

Jacob marries Leah & Rachel (1929 BC)

1929 BC

Joseph Born (1915 BC)

1915 BC

Joseph lived 110 years

1915 BC - 1805 BC

Moses Born (1526 BC)

1526 BC

Judge Othniel (1381 to 1341 BC)

1381 BC - 1341 BC

Judge Ehud (1323 to 1243 BC)

1323 BC - 1243 BC

Judge Shamgar (1260)

1260 BC

Judges Deborah & Barak (1223 to 1183 BC)

1223 BC - 1183 BC

Judge Gideon (1176 to 1136 BC)

1176 BC - 1136 BC

Judge Abimelech (1136 to 1133 BC)

1136 BC - 1133 BC

Judges Tola & Jair (1133 to 1110 BC)

1133 BC - 1110 BC

Priest Eli (1110 to 1070 BC)

1110 BC - 1070 BC

Judge Jepthah (1102 to 1096 BC)

1102 BC - 1096 BC

Judges Ibsan, Elon & Abdon (1096 to 1071 BC)

1096 BC - 1071 BC

Judge Samson (1090 to 1070 BC)

1090 BC - 1070 BC

Prophet Samuel (1071 to 1050 BC)

1071 BC - 1050 BC

King Saul (1050 to 1010 BC)

1050 BC - 1010 BC

King David (1010 to 970 BC)

1010 BC - 970 BC

King Solomon (970 to 930 BC)

970 BC - 930 BC

King Rehoboam (Judah) 931 to 913 BC

931 BC - 913 BC

King Jeraboam (Israel) 931 to 910 BC

931 BC - 910 BC

King Abijah (Judah) 913 to 911 BC

913 BC - 911 BC

Good King Asa (Judah) 911 to 890 BC

911 BC - 890 BC

King Nadab (Israel) 910 to 909 BC

910 BC - 909 BC

King Boasha (Israel) 909 to 886 BC

909 BC - 886 BC

King Elah (Israel) 886 to 885 BC

886 BC - 885 BC

King Omri (Israel) 885 to 874 BC

885 BC - 874 BC

King Zimri (Israel) 885 BC

885 BC

King Ahab (Israel) 874 to 853 BC

874 BC - 853 BC

Good King Jehoshaphat (Judah) 873 to 848 BC

873 BC - 848 BC

King Ahaziah (Israel) 853 to 852 BC

853 BC - 852 BC

King Jehoram (Israel) 852 to 841 BC

852 BC - 841 BC

King Jehoram (Judah) 848 to 841 BC

848 BC - 841 BC

King Athaliah (Judah) 841 to 835 BC

841 BC - 835 BC

King Ahaziah (Judah) 841 BC

841 BC

King Jehu (Israel) 841 to 814 BC

841 BC - 814 BC

King Joash (Judah) 835 to 796 BC

835 BC - 796 BC

King Jeboahaz (Israel) 814 to 798 BC

814 BC - 798 BC

King Jehoash (Israel) 798 to 782 BC

798 BC - 782 BC

King Amaziah (Judah) 796 to 767 BC

796 BC - 767 BC

Good King Uzziah (Judah) 790 to 739 BC

790 BC - 739 BC

King Jeraboam II (Israel) 782 to 753 BC

782 BC - 753 BC

King Zechariah (Israel) 753 to 752 BC

753 BC - 752 BC

King Shallom (Israel) 752 BC

752 BC

King Menahem (Israel) 752 to 742 BC

752 BC - 742 BC

Good King Jotham (Judah) 751 to 736 BC

751 BC - 736 BC

King Ahaz (Judah) 743 to 728 BC

743 BC - 728 BC

King Pekahiah (Israel) 742 to 741 BC

742 BC - 741 BC

King Pekah (Israel) 741 to 732 BC

741 BC - 732 BC

King Hoshea (Israel) 732 to 722 BC

732 BC - 722 BC

Good King Hezekiah (Judah) 728 to 695 BC

728 BC - 695 BC

King Manasseh (Judah) 695 to 642 BC

695 BC - 642 BC

King Amon (Judah) 642 to 640 BC

642 BC - 640 BC

Good King Josiah (Judah) 640 to 609 BC

640 BC - 609 BC

King Jehoahaz (Judah) 609 BC

609 BC

King Jehoakim (Judah) 609 to 597 BC

607 BC - 597 BC

King Jehoachin (Judah) 597 BC

597 BC

King Zedekiah (Judah) 597 to 586 BC

596 BC - 586 BC

Covenants

Adamic (Genesis 1:28-30)

4000 BC

Noahic (Genesis 9:11)

2456 BC

Abrahamic (Genesis 12:1-3)

2067 BC

Mosaic (Exodus 19:5-6)

1435 BC

Davidic (2 Samuel 7:12-17)

995 BC

New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34)

575 BC