History of the World

Largely according to The Plan Bible by Jeff Swanson, with supplementary material from Ussher, Josephus, and others, filling out our world's history from a Biblical worldview from Creation to Today.

Covenants

Adamic Covenant Made

3960 BC

Edenic Covenant Made

3960 BC

Noahic Covenant Made

2303 BC

Abrahamic Covenant Made

1913 BC

Mosaic Covenant Made

1507 BC

Exodus 19

Palestinian Covenant Made

1467 BC

Deuteronomy 29; Numbers 36

Davidic Covenant Made

1044 BC

2 Samuel 7

New Covenant Instituted

33 AD

1 Corinthians 11:25

Events

Creation

3960 BC

Bronze and Iron Tools Made

Approx. 3120 BC

Forging began with Tubal-Cain

Instruments Made

Approx. 3120 BC

Stringed and pipe instruments are invented by Jubal

Tenting and Farming Begin

Approx. 3120 BC

Jabal

Noah Builds Ark

2309 BC - 2304 BC

Book of Jasher

Flood

2304 BC - 2303 BC

War Between Nimrod and Japheth's People

2012 BC

Book of Jasher

Tower of Babel (Nations Begin)

2002 BC - 1968 BC

Abraham Tutored by Noah and Shem

2001 BC - 1962 BC

Book of Jasher

Nimrod Builds 4 Cities

1964 BC

Abram Leaves Harran for Canaan 1st Time

1957 BC - 1940 BC

Kedorlaomer Defeats Nimrod (Amraphel)

1947 BC

Abraham Goes to Canaan 2nd Time

1937 BC

Abraham was 75 at this time

Abram Goes to Zoan (Tanis), Egypt

1937 BC

Sodom and Gomorrah Stop Paying Taxes

1935 BC

This was in the 13th year of the reign of Kedorlaomer

Kedorlaomer Rallies His Allies and Defeats 6 Nations

1934 BC

Lot was carried away with the rest of the captives; those defeated were largely nations consisting of races of giants: Rephaites, Karnaim, Zuzites, Emites, Amalekites, and Amorites

War of Chittim and Tubal

1921 BC

Book of Jasher

Ishmael and Hagar Sent Away

1907 BC

Book of Jasher; Ishmael was trying to kill Isaac with an arrow while practicing with his bow but Sarah caught him - Hagar wanted her son to receive the inheritance

Isaac Tutored by Shem and Eber

1875 BC - 1872 BC

Book of Jasher

Abraham Offers Isaac as Sacrifice

1875 BC

Book of Jasher; when Sarah found out that Isaac was still alive, she was so overcome with joy that her heart gave out.

Jacob Tutored by Shem and Eber

1834 BC - 1802 BC

Book of Jasher; in 1802, Shem died and a great funeral procession was made in his honor with kings and relatives from all over coming to pay their respects

Jacob Hides in House of Eber

1789 BC - 1775 BC

Book of Jasher; he was fleeing from his brother after he had stolen the blessing from Esau with his mother's help and felt that Eber's place was the safest

Jacob Works 14 Years for Leah and Rachel

1775 BC - 1761 BC

Book of Jasher; after leaving the house of Eber, once he returned home, Esau's hatred was rekindled and his mother Rebecca sent him to Haran to get away and get a wife

Joseph Sold as Slave to Egypt

1744 BC

Joseph Made Governor Over Egypt

1731 BC - 1651 BC

Jacob and His Family Enter Egypt

1722 BC

Jacob lived in Egypt 17 years before dying at the age of 147

Moses Kills Egyptian and Flees

1547 BC

Moses Lives in Midian

1521 BC - 1507 BC

Marries Zipporah during this time and has 2 children: Gershom and Eliezer

Exodus from Egypt

1507 BC

All Firstborn in Egypt Die

1507 BC

This also marked the first Passover for Israel; it happened on Wednesday, March 24, 1507 BC

Tabernacle Built

1506 BC

Israel Leaves Horeb

1506 BC

They left on Tuesday, April 19, 1506 BC

1st Passover Out of Egypt

1506 BC

It happened on Monday, March 14, 1506 BC

First Census of Israel

1506 BC

There were 603,550 men, meaning there could have been nearly 2 million people total

Israel Wanders in Wilderness

1506 BC - 1468 BC

Israel Defeats Amorites

1468 BC

These were known to be men of larger stature (considered by some to be giants)

Crossing the Jordan River

1467 BC

Israel Conquers Canaan

1467 BC - 605 BC

Although most of the conquering was done within the first 22 years, Israel continued to fight the nations they had let live all throughout their history up until right before Babylon conquered them

Caleb Takes Hebron

1462 BC

He was 85 when he conquered this city which was filled with the Anakites (these were giants; so much so that the Israelite spies reported that they looked like grasshoppers in their sight)

Dividing Land of Israel

1445 BC

Land of Canaan is Divided Between 12 Tribes of Israel

1445 BC

Aram Oppresses Israel

1423 BC - 1415 BC

Judges Begin Leading Israel

1415 BC

Moab Oppresses Israel

1393 BC - 1375 BC

Canaanites Oppress Israel

1315 BC - 1295 BC

Ninus establishes Assyrian Kingdom

1267 BC

Ninus was another name for Nimrod, and he ruled from Ninevah which was built by his uncle Asher

Midianites Oppress Israel

1262 BC - 1255 BC

Abimelek Oppresses Israel

1215 BC - 1212 BC

Abimelek was the son of Gideon

Ammonites Oppress Israel

1185 BC - 1167 BC

Ammonites Oppress Israel

1185 BC - 1167 BC

Troy Destroyed by Greeks

1184 BC

Ussher

Philistines Oppress Israel

1156 BC - 1116 BC

Philistines Capture Ark of the Covenant

1117 BC

Ussher

First King of Israel Appointed (Saul)

1110 BC

Saul's Reign

1110 BC - 1070 BC

King David's Reign

1070 BC - 1030 BC

Solomon's Reign

1030 BC - 990 BC

Solomon's Temple Built

1027 BC - 1020 BC

Solomon's Palace Built

1020 BC - 1007 BC

Shishak, King of Egypt, Attacks Israel

985 BC

Periodic Wars Between King Asa and King Baasha

960 BC - 934 BC

Asa was king of Judah and Baasha was king of Israel

Ben-Hadad II Attacks Samaria

901 BC

Ussher; he was king of Syria (Aram) and upon losing, King Ahab spared his life

Roman Dating Begins

748 BC

Ussher

Nabonassar Calendar Begins

747 BC

Ussher

Assyrian World Power

747 BC - 626 BC

Ussher

9 Years of Civil Unrest in Israel

736 BC - 728 BC

Shalmaneser V forces Hoshea into Tribute

728 BC

Ussher; Hoshea was king of Israel

Hezekiah Reinstates Temple Sacrifices

725 BC

Hezekiah was 25 years old

Samaria Held Under Siege by Assyria

721 BC - 719 BC

Assyria eventually captured Samaria

Philistines Destroyed by Assyria

713 BC

Ussher

Sennacherib Attacks Egypt

712 BC

Ussher; Thebes was destroyed

Sennacherib Attacks Judah

711 BC

Ussher

Sennacherib Defeats King Tirhakah (Ethiopia)

710 BC

Ussher

Esarhaddon Conquers Babylon

680 BC - 668 BC

Ussher

Assyria Populates Israeli Cities

677 BC

This marked the beginning of the Samaritans

Assyrian Power Declines

634 BC - 605 BC

Ussher

Nineveh Destroyed

626 BC

Ussher; Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, joined with Astyages of Media and destroyed Nineveh together

Babylon World Power

626 BC - 538 BC

Ussher

Josiah Repairs Temple

621 BC

He was 26 years old

1st Deportation of Judah

605 BC - 603 BC

Citizens of Judah are taken to Babylon, including Daniel and his 3 friends who were of royal status

Babylon Besieges Israel

605 BC

Nebuchadnezzar Takes Much of Egypt

605 BC

Ussher

Nebuchadnezzar has Dream of Statue

603 BC

2nd Deportation

598 BC

Ussher; 3,023 Jews willingly go to Babylon

3rd Deportation

597 BC

3rd group of Jews deported to Babylon; Mordecai (Esther's cousin/adoptive father) was brought to Babylon along with Jehoiachin king of Judah

Zedekiah Brought to Babylon

593 BC

Ussher; his sons were killed in front of him and then his eyes were gouged out before he was brought to Babylon

Pharaoh Hophra (Apries) Attacks Nebuchadnezzar

590 BC

4th Deportation

588 BC

4th group of Jews brought to Babylon

Babylon Besieges Jerusalem

588 BC - 586 BC

Gedaliah Governor of Judah

586 BC

Nebuchadnezzar made Gedaliah governor to govern those that came back to Judah

Remnant Flees to Egypt

586 BC

They took Jeremiah with them, despite his warnings

Scattered Jews Return to Judah

586 BC

1st Temple Destroyed

586 BC

The walls and palaces (including Solomon's Palace) were all broken down; all the treasures and articles were brought to Babylon

5th Deportation

586 BC

All survivors of value were brought to Babylon; the land of Judah became desolate, with only the poorest people remaining

Nebuchadnezzar Pillages Ammon, Moab, and Edom

585 BC - 572 BC

6th Deportation

582 BC

6th group of Jews go to Babylon (Jeremiah 52)

Tyre Surrenders to Nebuchadnezzar

572 BC

Ussher

Nebuchadnezzar Goes Insane

570 BC - 563 BC

Ussher

Nebuchadnezzar Builds Hanging Gardens for Wife

570 BC

Ussher

Jehoiachin Released from Prison

560 BC

Medes and Persians Unite

559 BC

Ussher

Darius Conquers Babylon

538 BC

Ussher; became the first ruler of the Medo-Persian Empire at the age of 62

Medes and Persians World Power

538 BC - 333 BC

Ussher; after draining the lake, the Medo-Persian soldiers walked right in and conquered Babylon while Belshazzar was partying

Lake Around Babylon Drained

538 BC

Jeremiah 51

Cyrus Decrees Rebuilding Temple

536 BC

Altar of Temple Rebuilt

535 BC

Ezra 3

Temple Foundation Laid

534 BC

Xerxes Conquers Ethiopia

524 BC

Temple Work Postponed

522 BC - 520 BC

Ussher; Ezra 4

Darius Reissues Building of Temple

520 BC

Ussher; Nehemiah 6:15-19

Temple Construction Completed

515 BC

Ussher; Ezra 6

Greeks Defeat Persia at Salamis

480 BC

Ussher

Haman Killed and Israel Saved

478 BC

Esther and Mordecai worked together to expose Haman's plot to destroy the Jews

Ezra Leads Jews Back to Jerusalem

466 BC

Ezra 7

Artaxerxes I Decrees Rebuilding Jerusalem

452 BC

Nehemiah 2:1

Ezra Reads Law to Israel

452 BC

Nehemiah 7; Israel confesses their sins

Wall of Jerusalem Completed

452 BC

Nehemiah 6

Nehemiah Made Governor of Judah

452 BC - 440 BC

Nehemiah 5

Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

Ussher

Jerusalem Finished Being Rebuilt

403 BC

Daniel 9:25

Artaxerxes III Subdues Israel

350 BC

Ussher; he was the first Persian to totally subdue them

Alexander the Great Conquers Known World

336 BC - 326 BC

Tyre and Gaza fell in 332 BC, with people of Tyre, Philistines, and Jews all being sold to Arabia

Greece World Power

330 BC - 63 BC

Ussher

Grecian Empire Divided Between 4 Generals

323 BC

Ussher; this was done upon Alexander's death in Babylon

Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) captures Jerusalem

170 BC

Ussher; Daniel 11

Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) Commits Abomination of Desolation

168 BC

Ussher; he sacrificed a pig on the Temple altar (Daniel 8)

Maccabean Revolt

165 BC

Ussher; led to restoring and cleansing of the Temple

Babylon Destroyed

130 BC

Ussher

Rome World Power

49 BC - 410 AD

Ussher

Herod Expands Temple

39 BC - 17 BC

Herod loved architecture

Octavius Declared Caesar Augustus by Senate

27 BC - 14 AD

Ussher; became the first official emperor of Rome

Birth of Jesus Christ

3 BC

The Messiah was born in Bethlehem!

Jesus' Ministry

29 AD - 33 AD

Jesus' Resurrection and Ascension

33 AD

After being in the grave 3 days, Christ rose from the dead and 40 days after that, He ascended to heaven!

Jesus' Crucifixion

33 AD

Luke 23:32-49

Stephen Stoned

33 AD

Ussher; first Christian martyr

Paul Called by Jesus

35 AD

Ussher; he was a Pharisee at the time and was blinded on the way to Damascus to persecute the Christians - Christ called him to serve Him

Paul's 1st Missionary Journey

44 AD - 45 AD

Ussher

Council of Jerusalem

52 AD

Ussher

Paul's 2nd Missionary Journey

53 AD - 56 AD

Ussher

Paul's 3rd Missionary Journey

56 AD - 60 AD

Ussher

Paul's 4th Missionary Journey

60 AD

Ussher

Paul's 1st Imprisonment in Rome

63 AD - 65 AD

Ussher

Nero Watches Rome Burn

64 AD - 65 AD

Ussher

Paul Imprisoned in Rome Again

66 AD - 67 AD

Ussher

Temple Destroyed

70 AD

The 2nd Temple and city of Jerusalem were destroyed by General Titus, the same Titus who became Emperor

Council of Jamnia

90 AD

Ussher; Old Testament canon established

Hebrew Bible Canon Standardized

200 AD

Edict of Milan

313 AD

End of Christian Persecution on a political level throughout the Roman Empire

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

Settled issue of Christ’s Divinity and humanity
Nicene Creed made
Topics: Arianism

Council of Laodicia

363 AD

Included Apocrypha as part of Bible canon

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Topics: Arianism, Apollinarism, Sabellianism, Holy Spirit

Council of Hippo

393 AD

Council of Carthage

397 AD

Jerome translates the Bible into Latin

405 AD

The Vulgate

Rome Sacked by Visigoths

410 AD

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

Topics: Nestorianism, Theotokos, Pelagianism

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

Topics: Definition of the Godhead and manhood of Christ, and many disputes involving particular bishops and sees

People

Adam

3960 BC - 3030 BC

Seth

3830 BC - 2918 BC

Enosh

3725 BC - 2820 BC

Kenan

3635 BC - 2725 BC

Mahalalel

3565 BC - 2670 BC

Jared

3500 BC - 2538 BC

Enoch

3338 BC - 2973 BC

Methuselah

3273 BC - 2304 BC

Lamech

3086 BC - 2309 BC

Noah

2904 BC - 1954 BC

Japheth Born

2406 BC

Book of Jasher

Shem

2402 BC - 1802 BC

Arphaxad

2301 BC - 1864 BC

Shelah

2267 BC - 1834 BC

Eber

2237 BC - 1773 BC

Peleg

2203 BC - 1964 BC

Reu

2173 BC - 1934 BC

Serug

2141 BC - 1911 BC

Nahor

2111 BC - 1963 BC

Terah

2082 BC - 1877 BC

Abimelech

2065 BC - 1872 BC

Book of Jasher; was the king of the Philistines and a good friend of Abraham after the whole incident with Sarah

Nimrod

2052 BC - 1837 BC

Nahor

2044 BC - 1872 BC

Book of Jasher; twin of Haran, son of Terah - 32 years older than Abram

Haran

2044 BC - 1962 BC

Brother of Abram and Nahor, son of Terah - died in furnace fire of Casdim under orders of Nimrod: Abram was not hurt

Lot

2013 BC - 1873 BC

Book of Jasher

Abram (Abraham)

2012 BC - 1837 BC

Sarai (Sarah)

2002 BC - 1875 BC

Ishmael

1926 BC - 1789 BC

Book of Jasher

Isaac

1912 BC - 1732 BC

Rebecca

1882 BC - 1749 BC

Book of Jasher

Jacob (Israel)

1852 BC - 1705 BC

Esau, his twin brother, was 15 when he killed Nimrod

Esau

1852 BC - 1705 BC

Book of Jasher; died trying to take back the inheritance he had sold to his brother Jacob - Joseph and his men fought them off in order to bury their father in the cave of Machpelah

Rachel

1797 BC - 1752 BC

Book of Jasher

Leah

1797 BC - 1746 BC

Book of Jasher; Leah and Rachel were twins

Reuben

1768 BC - 1643 BC

Book of Jasher; Leah

Simeon

1767 BC - 1647 BC

Book of Jasher; Leah

Levi

1766 BC - 1629 BC

Book of Jasher; Leah

Judah

1765 BC - 1636 BC

Book of Jasher; Leah

Naphtali

1765 BC - 1633 BC

Book of Jasher; Bilhah

Gad

1764 BC - 1639 BC

Book of Jasher; Zilpah

Zebulun

1764 BC - 1650 BC

Book of Jasher; Leah

Issachar

1763 BC - 1641 BC

Book of Jasher; Leah

Asher

1763 BC - 1640 BC

Book of Jasher; Zilpah

Dan

1762 BC - 1642 BC

Book of Jasher; Bilhah

Joseph

1761 BC - 1651 BC

Rachel; when he died, he was embalmed and placed in a coffin; all of Egypt mourned over him for 70 days; he was later carried on with the Israelites to Canaan to be buried in the cave of Machpelah with his family

Benjamin

1752 BC - Approx. 1722 BC

Book of Jasher; Rachel; got his first wife at the age of 10 (Mechalia), had 5 children and then got a 2nd wife at the age of 18 (Aribath) and had another 5 sons; may have been sickly, which would explain why he was married off so young by his father and why he isn't mentioned again after entering Egypt

Miriam

1598 BC - 1468 BC

She was the sister of Moses

Aaron

1591 BC - 1468 BC

He was 4 years old when Pharaoh came to kill all those 2 years old and under

Moses

1587 BC - 1467 BC

Joshua

1549 BC - 1439 BC

Herodotus born

484 BC

Ussher; father of history (Gentile historian)

Plato

428 BC - 348 BC

Ussher

Aristotle

384 BC - 322 BC

Wikipedia; being the tutor of Alexander the Great at the request of king Philip was instrumental in giving him the resources to do the extensive study and writings that he did

Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great)

356 BC - 323 BC

Wikipedia; he was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16

Herod

73 BC - 3 BC

Josephus; since the Magi visited Jesus while he was still in Bethlehem and we know from Luke 2 that Jesus was presented to the Lord during Mary's purification rituals about a month after his birth, it appears that Mary and Joseph fled with Jesus within his first 6 months of life since they didn't have time to return to their hometown before the angel told them to flee to Egypt, meaning Herod died in the year Jesus was born!

Jesus

4 BC - 33 AD

This was His earthly life, followed by His resurrection and ascension 50 days after His death in His glorified body!

John the Baptist

3 BC - 32 AD

Died by beheading at the hands of Herod

Josephus

37 AD - 100 AD

Wikipedia/Ussher; in 69 AD, after being taken captive by Rome, he defected to Rome and became an advisor of the Emperor and friend of Titus, taking on the Emperor's family name Flavius; he wrote his historical books from 75-99 AD

Prophets

Enoch

3273 BC - 2973 BC

Noah

2424 BC - 2304 BC

Moses

1507 BC - 1467 BC

Samuel

Approx. 1116 BC - 1098 BC

According to Josephus in his 5th book in the Antiquities of the Jews, he lived 18 years after Eli's death, thus dying in 1098 BC

Nathan

1034 BC - Approx. 1030 BC

Asaph

1020 BC

Azariah

970 BC - 929 BC

Elijah

932 BC - 910 BC

Elisha

910 BC - Approx. 850 BC

Amos

808 BC - Approx. 800 BC

Joel

Approx. 808 BC

Hosea

Approx. 808 BC

Isaiah

808 BC - 704 BC

Jonah

Approx. 808 BC

Micah

Approx. 759 BC

Nahum

Approx. 741 BC

Zephaniah

629 BC

Jeremiah

627 BC - 586 BC

Habakkuk

Approx. 609 BC

Daniel

603 BC - 533 BC

Born in 627 BC

Ezekiel

592 BC - 570 BC

Born in 622 BC

Obadiah

Approx. 587 BC

Haggai

Approx. 520 BC

Zechariah

520 BC

Malachi

Approx. 416 BC

John the Baptist

26 AD - 32 AD

Was the voice in the desert preparing the way of the Lord

John the Apostle

95 AD - 100 AD

The Book of Revelation is almost exclusively prophetic writing

Judges

Those that ruled as Judges over Israel from the Time of Othniel to Samuel (1415-1110 BC)

Othniel

1415 BC - 1375 BC

Ehud

1375 BC - 1295 BC

Shamgar

1295 BC

Deborah & Barak

1295 BC - 1255 BC

Gideon

1255 BC - 1215 BC

Tola

1212 BC - 1189 BC

Jair

1189 BC - 1167 BC

Jephthah

1167 BC - 1161 BC

Ibzan

1161 BC - 1154 BC

Eli

1157 BC - 1117 BC

Ussher

Elon

1154 BC - 1144 BC

Abdon

1144 BC - 1136 BC

Sampson

1136 BC - 1116 BC

Died when he was 52 years old

Samuel

1116 BC - 1110 BC

He lived until somewhere around 1075 BC, but we don't know how old he was when he died; we only know that he died sometime during the reign of Saul, thus before 1070 BC

Kingdom of Judah (Southern Kingdom)

also included the Tribe of Benjamin

Rehoboam

990 BC - 973 BC

Abijah

972 BC - 969 BC

Asa

970 BC - 929 BC

Co-ruled with Abijah for first 2 years

Jehoshaphat

928 BC - 903 BC

Jehoram

905 BC - 897 BC

Co-ruled with Jehoshaphat for 3 years

Ahaziah

899 BC - 897 BC

Co-ruled with Jehoram for 2 years

Athaliah

897 BC - 891 BC

One and only female ruler of Judah

Joash

891 BC - 851 BC

Amaziah

852 BC - 823 BC

Co-ruled with Joash for 1 year

Azariah (Uzziah)

810 BC - 756 BC

Co-ruled with his son Jotham for his last 2 years

Jotham

758 BC - 736 BC

Co-ruled with his father, Azariah, for first 2 years

Ahaz

740 BC - 724 BC

Co-ruled with Jotham for 4 years

Hezekiah

725 BC - 696 BC

Began ruling at the age of 25 and co-ruled with Ahaz for 2 years

Manasseh

696 BC - 641 BC

Amon

641 BC - 639 BC

Josiah

639 BC - 608 BC

Began ruling at the age of 8 years old

Jehoahaz (Shallum)

608 BC

Ruled for 3 months

Jehoakim

608 BC - 536 BC

Made king by Necho, king of Egypt; Nebuchadnezzar let him rule as a vassal to him from 605-536 BC

Zedekiah

597 BC - 586 BC

Last ruler of Judah; governors were set up after this point by Nebuchadnezzar for the remnant that was allowed to stay in Judah

Jehoiachin

597 BC

Ruled for 3 months

Kingdom of Israel (Northern Kingdom)

Jeroboam I

990 BC - 968 BC

Nadab

969 BC - 967 BC

co-ruled with Jeroboam for 2 years

Baasha

967 BC - 944 BC

Elah

944 BC - 943 BC

Zimri

943 BC

Reigned for 7 days

Omri

943 BC - 931 BC

Tibni

943 BC - 939 BC

Co-ruled with Omri until Omri took over

Ahab

932 BC - 910 BC

Co-ruled with Omri for 1 year

Ahaziah

911 BC - 903 BC

Co-ruled with his brother Joram for the last 7 years of his reign

Joram

910 BC - 898 BC

Co-ruled with his brother Ahaziah for 7 years

Jehu

898 BC - 870 BC

Jehoahaz

868 BC - 851 BC

Jehoash

854 BC - 838 BC

Co-ruled for 3 years with Jehoahaz

Jeroboam II

837 BC - 796 BC

Began ruling at the age of 28

Zechariah

772 BC

Reigned for 6 months

Menahem

771 BC - 761 BC

Shallum

771 BC

After assassinating Zechariah, he reigned for 1 month

Pekahiah

760 BC - 758 BC

Pekah

758 BC - 738 BC

This was the final king of Israel before Israel was scattered throughout the Assyrian Empire

Other World Rulers

Enoch Reigns Over Rodinia

3273 BC - 2973 BC

Book of Jasher

Nimrod Rules

2022 BC - 1837 BC

Book of Jasher; ruled over the whole world until Kedorlaomer defeated him in 1947, thus ruling over the whole world for 75 years

Abimelech Rules Palestine

Approx. 1947 BC - 1872 BC

Book of Jasher

Hadad Rules Edom

1723 BC - 1688 BC

Book of Jasher

Argon Rules Kingdom of Lydia

1223 BC

Ussher; Argon was the son of Nimrod

Semiramis Rules Asia

1215 BC - 1173 BC

Ussher

Tiglath-Pileser III Rules Assyrian Empire

747 BC - 728 BC

Ussher

Nabonassar Rules Over Babylon

747 BC - 733 BC

Ussher

Shalmaneser V Rules Assyria

728 BC - 717 BC

Ussher

So Rules Egypt

725 BC

So was from Ethiopia

Gyges Rules Lydia

718 BC

Ussher

Sennacherib (Sarbon II) Rules Assyrian Empire

717 BC - 710 BC

Ussher

Esarhaddon Rules Assyrian Empire

710 BC - 668 BC

Ussher

Egypt Ruled by 12-Man Aristocracy

685 BC - 670 BC

Ussher

Shamash-shum-ukin Rules Babylon

668 BC - 648 BC

Ussher; brother of Ashurbanipal

Psammetichus (Psamtik I) Rules Egypt

664 BC - 610 BC

Wikipedia

Necho Rules Egypt

610 BC - 595 BC

Wikipedia; he killed Josiah in 608 BC

Nebuchadnezzar Rules Babylonian Empire

605 BC - 560 BC

Awel-Marduk Rules Babylonian Empire

560 BC

Neriglaissar (Nergal-Sharezer) Rules Babylonian Empire

560 BC - 556 BC

Ussher

Cyrus Rules Persia

559 BC - 529 BC

Ussher

Laborosoarchodus (Labashi-Marduk) Rules Babylonian Empire

556 BC

Ussher

Nabonidus Rules Babylonian Empire

555 BC - 538 BC

Nabonidus (Awel-Marduk's son) reigned with his son, Belshazzar for much of his reign

Darius Rules Medo-Persian Empire

538 BC - 521 BC

Ussher; from 522-485 BC, his reign over 127 provinces were reduced to 20

Cyrus Co-Rules from Babylon

536 BC - 529 BC

Ussher

Cambyses II Rules Medo-Persian Empire

529 BC - 522 BC

Ussher

Xerxes I Rules Medo-Persian Empire

486 BC - 465 BC

Xerxes I was Darius's son

Esther Made Queen

483 BC

Wikipedia; occurred in 3rd year of Xerxes' (Ahasuerus) reign. According to the midrash Tanhuma, Darius gave his son Xerxes Belshazzar's wife Vashti, and this Vashti is the one who Esther (also known as Hadassah) replaced

Artaxerxes I Rules Persia

465 BC - 424 BC

Wikipedia, Ctesias

Xerxes II Rules Medo-Persia

425 BC - 424 BC

Ussher

Sogdianus Rules Medo-Persian Empire

424 BC - 423 BC

Ctesias

Ochus (Darius II) Rules Medo-Persian Empire

423 BC - 405 BC

Wikipedia

Artaxerxes II Rules Medo-Persian Empire

404 BC - 358 BC

Artaxerxes III (Ochus) Rules Medo-Persian Empire

358 BC - 338 BC

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Artaxerxes IV (Arses) Rules Medo-Persian Empire

338 BC - 336 BC

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Darius III Rules Medo-Persian Empire

336 BC - 330 BC

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Alexander Rules Grecian Empire

330 BC - 323 BC

Ussher; he began ruling in Greece in 336 BC

Ptolemy I (Soter) Greek King of the South

323 BC - 285 BC

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Seleucus I Proclaims Himself King of Babylon

305 BC - 280 BC

Ussher; he was the commander of Ptolemy I (Soter)

Ptolemy II (Philadephus) Greek King of the South

285 BC - 246 BC

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Ptolemy III (Euergetes) Greek King of the South

246 BC - 221 BC

Ussher; he conquered the north and most of Asia

Attalus Self-Proclaimed King of Pergamum

241 BC - 175 BC

Ussher; General Achaeus regained the western territory from Attalus

Antiochus III Greek King of the North

223 BC - 187 BC

Ussher; he was Seleucus II's youngest son

Ptolemy IV (Philopater) Greek King of the South

221 BC - 204 BC

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Ptolemy V (Epiphanes) Greek King of the South

204 BC - 180 BC

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Ptolemy VI (Philometer) Greek King of the South

180 BC - 146 BC

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Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) Greek King of the NOrth

175 BC - 164 BC

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Ptolemy VII (Physcon) Greek Ruler of the South

146 BC - 117 BC

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Ptolemy VIII and IX Greek Rulers of the South

117 BC - 107 BC

Ussher; Ptolemy VIII was Lathurus (Sotor II) and Ptolemy IX was his mother Cleopatra III

Alexander and Cleopatra III Greek Rulers of the South

107 BC - 89 BC

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Lathurus Greek King of the South

89 BC - 81 BC

Ussher; returned to rule after his brother Alexander murdered their mother and then fled to Egypt

Ptolemy X (Alexander II) Greek King of the South

81 BC - 65 BC

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Ptolemy XI (Auletes) Greek King of the South

65 BC - 55 BC

Ussher; Auletes was the son of Lathurus

Ptolemy XII (Theos Philopator) and Cleopatra VII Greek Rulers of the South

55 BC - 44 BC

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Julius Caesar Rules Roman Empire

49 BC - 44 BC

Ussher; he was a dictator

Octavius Rules Roman Empire

44 BC - 14 AD

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Herod the Great Reigns

37 BC - 3 BC

He was a client king of Rome, ruling over the district of Judea

Gaius Caligula Rules Rome

37 AD - 41 AD

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Claudius Rules Roman Empire

41 AD - 54 AD

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Emperor Nero Rules Roman Empire

54 AD - 68 AD

Ussher; full name is Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus; known by most as Nero

Porcius Festus Governor of Judea

60 AD - 62 AD

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Emperor Galba Rules Roman Empire

68 AD

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Emperor Otho Rules Roman Empire

69 AD

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Emperor Vitellius Rules Roman Empire

69 AD

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Emperor Vespasian Rules Roman Empire

69 AD - 79 AD

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Emperor Titus Rules Roman Empire

79 AD - 81 AD

Emperor Domitian Rules Roman Empire

81 AD - 96 AD

Constantine Rules Roman Empire

306 AD - 337 AD

First "Christian" Emperor

Pope Miltiades

311 AD - 314 AD

First recognized pope after Constantine issues the Edict of Milan in 313 AD

Pope Silvester

314 AD - 335 AD

Pope Marcus

336 AD

Pope Iulius (Julius)

337 AD - 352 AD

Pope Liberius

352 AD - 366 AD

Pope Damasus

366 AD - 384 AD

Pope Siricius

384 AD - 399 AD

Pope Anastasius I

399 AD - 401 AD

Pope Innocentius

401 AD - 417 AD

Pope Zosimus

417 AD - 418 AD

Pope Bonifatius

418 AD - 422 AD

Pope Coelestinus

422 AD - 432 AD

Pope Sixtus

432 AD - 440 AD

Pope Leo Magnus

440 AD - 461 AD

Apostles

Judas/Thaddaeus (son of James)

30 AD - 65 AD

Philip

30 AD - 80 AD

James (son of Alphaeus)

30 AD - 62 AD

Peter

30 AD - 67 AD

Matthew

30 AD - Approx. 50 AD

Bartholomew

30 AD - 68 AD

Andrew

30 AD - 60 AD

John

30 AD - 100 AD

Mark

30 AD - 68 AD

Thomas

30 AD - 72 AD

He eventually went to India, spreading the gospel, and eventually dying there

James (son of Zebedee)

30 AD - 44 AD

Simon the Zealot

30 AD - Approx. 107 AD

Not much is known about Simon the Zealot. He is only mentioned in 3 passages in the New Testament.

Judas Iscariot

30 AD - 33 AD

He is the one who betrayed Jesus and later hung himself in remorse

Paul

33 AD - 67 AD

He wrote much of the New Testament before dying in Rome

Matthias

33 AD - 80 AD

He was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot

Books of the Bible

When they were written

Exodus

1507 BC - 1467 BC

Leviticus

1507 BC - 1467 BC

Deuteronomy

1507 BC - 1467 BC

Genesis

1507 BC - 1467 BC

Numbers

1507 BC - 1467 BC

Joshua

Approx. 1439 BC

Judges

1415 BC - 1110 BC

Ruth

Approx. 1189 BC

1 & 2 Samuel

Approx. 1116 BC - 1075 BC

In the Hebrew Bible, they are 1 book

Song of Solomon

1030 BC - 990 BC

Proverbs

1030 BC - 696 BC

Mostly composed of sayings by Solomon, but later sections were compiled by King Lemuel of Amasa, Agur, and Hezekiah the King

Ecclesiastes

Approx. 975 BC

According to Ussher

Joel

Approx. 808 BC

Amos

808 BC - 800 BC

Jonah

Approx. 808 BC

Hosea

Approx. 808 BC

Isaiah

808 BC - 704 BC

Micah

Approx. 759 BC

Nahum

Approx. 741 BC

Zephaniah

Approx. 629 BC

Habakkuk

Approx. 609 BC

Daniel

603 BC - 533 BC

Ezekiel

592 BC - 570 BC

Obadiah

Approx. 587 BC

Lamentations

586 BC

Jeremiah

Approx. 586 BC

1 & 2 Kings

561 BC - 538 BC

Dates provided courtesy of Grace to You Ministries

Haggai

Approx. 520 BC

Zechariah

Approx. 520 BC

Ezra

457 BC - 444 BC

Courtesy of Grace to You Ministries

1 & 2 Chronicles

450 BC - 430 BC

They are originally written as 1 book

Esther

450 BC - 331 BC

Courtesy of Grace to You Ministries

Nehemiah

445 BC - 420 BC

According to gotquestions.org

Malachi

Approx. 416 BC

James

44 AD

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1 Corinthians

50 AD

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Mark

52 AD

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1 Thessalonians

54 AD

2 Thessalonians

54 AD

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2 Corinthians

60 AD

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Luke

60 AD - 62 AD

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Romans

60 AD

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Galatians

60 AD

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Matthew

60 AD - 62 AD

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Colossians

64 AD

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Ephesians

64 AD

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Philippians

64 AD

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Philemon

64 AD

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Hebrews

Approx. 64 AD

Ussher; we don't actually know who wrote this Epistle, but many presume it to be Paul

Titus

65 AD

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1 Timothy

65 AD

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Acts

65 AD

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Jude

66 AD

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2 Timothy

66 AD

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1 Peter

66 AD

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2 Peter

66 AD

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1 John

90 AD

3 John

90 AD

John

90 AD

2 John

90 AD

Revelation

95 AD

Technology

First Coins Minted in Lydia

675 BC

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Natural Phenomenon

Includes natural disasters, interesting natural events, etc.

Famine Throughout Mesopotamia

1724 BC - 1715 BC

Book of Jasher

Severe Famine Throughout Roman Empire

44 AD

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