Former Prophets

Archaeological Periods

Late Bronze Age

1550 BC - 1200 BC

Iron Age I

1199 BC - 1000 BC

Iron Age II

999 BC - 586 BC

Babylonian/Exilic Period

585 BC - 539 BC

Biblical Periods

480 years between Exodus and temple construction

Approx. 1450 BC - 966 BC

The Judges (Extended)

Approx. 1445 BC - 1050 BC

The Judges (Early)

Approx. 1375 BC - 1050 BC

12 Generations between Exodus and Temple

Approx. 1260 BC - 966 BC

The Judges (Late)

1210 BC - 1050 BC

The Judges (Early)

Caleb

1484 BC - 1384 BC

Joshua

1468 BC - 1359 BC

Eleazar

1463 BC - 1353 BC

Aminadab

1453 BC - 1363 BC

1 Chr 2:10; Ruth 4:19

Exodus (Early)

Approx. 1446 BC

Othniel

1425 BC - 1316 BC

Israel invades Canaan

1406 BC - 1400 BC

Israel Enters Canaan

1406 BC

Joshua calls sun and moon to stand still

1405 BC

The Division of the Land

1400 BC

Joshua gains his inheritance

1399 BC

Joshua 19:49-51

Naasson

1383 BC - 1273 BC

Ruth 4:20-22; 1 Chr 2:10-12

Salmon

1333 BC - 1233 BC

Ruth 4:18-21; 1 Chr 2:11

Ehud

1318 BC - 1217 BC

Ehud slays King Eglon

1297 BC

Boaz

1273 BC - 1193 BC

Gideon

1252 BC - 1152 BC

Ruth and Naomi arrives at Bethlehem

1230 BC

Obed

1203 BC - 1123 BC

Eli

1197 BC - 1099 BC

Shechem destroyed

1171 BC

Samuel called by God

1143 BC

Samuel judges Israel

1143 BC - 1055 BC

Ark captured by the Philistines

1142 BC

1 Samuel 4:11

Jesse

1140 BC - 1020 BC

Samuel

1129 BC - 1017 BC

Samson

1119 BC - 1079 BC

Philistines oppress Israel

1115 BC - 1075 BC

The Judges (Late)

Exodus (Late)

Approx. 1260 BC

Israel Enters Canaan

1220 BC

The United Kingdom

Saul

1082 BC - 1010 BC

Ishbosheth

1050 BC - 1008 BC

Jonathan and his armorbearer attacks a Philistine garisson

1042 BC

David

1040 BC - 970 BC

Samuel annoints David

1029 BC

Rejection of Saul

1029 BC

David entertains Saul

1026 BC

David and Goliath

1025 BC

Saul begins to hate David

1024 BC

David escapes to Samuel

1021 BC

David with Ahimelech the priest;

1020 BC

David flees to Gath and pretends to be insane

1019 BC

David in the cave at Adullam

1018 BC

Saul seeks David; Philistines invades

1017 BC

David flees to wilderness of Ziph

1017 BC

David flees to En Gedi; David spares Saul's life

1016 BC

Mephibosheth

1015 BC - 969 BC

David flees to wilderness of Paran

1015 BC

David marries Abigail

1015 BC

David allies with Achish (Gath)

1014 BC

David again spares Saul's life

1014 BC

Saul consults witch of Endor

1010 BC

Ishbosheth rules Israel

1010 BC - 1008 BC

David rules Judah

1010 BC - 970 BC

David rules Israel

1003 BC - 970 BC

David extends his territory

1003 BC - 997 BC

Absalom in exile

987 BC - 984 BC

Absalom's treason; David flees Jerusalem

978 BC

Solomon rules

970 BC - 931 BC

Construction of the Temple

966 BC - 959 BC

The Divided Kingdom

United Kingdom (People)

Jonathan

1062 BC - 1010 BC

Amnon

1010 BC - 987 BC

Bathsheba

1009 BC - 937 BC

Absalom

1009 BC - 978 BC

Solomon

989 BC - 931 BC

Rehoboam

972 BC - 913 BC

United Kingdom (Events)

Abner makes Ishbosheth king over Israel

1010 BC

David captures Jerusalem

1003 BC

David invites Mephibosheth

997 BC

David makes plans for the Temple

997 BC

David's adultery with Bethsheba

992 BC

David rebuked by Nathan; David's child from adultery dies

991 BC

Amnon rapes Tamar

989 BC

Absalom murders Amnon

987 BC

Absalom reconciled to David

982 BC

David takes census of Israel and Judah

974 BC

Adonijah rebels against Solomon

971 BC

God appears to Solomon

967 BC

Pharaoh conquers Gezer; Gezer becomes dowry for his daughter

967 BC

Solomon marries Pharaoh's daughter

967 BC

God appears to Solomon a second time

959 BC