Prophets (nabi`im) All

All of the prophets (minor) that come to mind, or that I hear of by simply reading or listening to scripture. This includes OT prophets, and Prophets from the time of Judges. Hell, even Mariam, Aaron and Moses` sister, was a Prophetess; but then that would be an even larger timeline. Accuracy is important to me in dating, so Correct me on minute details please. Subject: Preceden Prophet Timeline


  1. a period of 100 years.

10th Century

1000 BC - 901 BC

1000 Phoenicia founded

1000 Phoenician alphabet developed

1000 Hebrew alephbet developed

1000 Aramaeans overrun much of Assyria

1000 Kingdoms of Media and Parsa (Persia) founded by migrating Aryans

1000 Lydians from Asia Minor settle in Italy

1000 Ionians settle on the west coast of Asia Minor

David, 2nd King of Israel
Queen of Sheba, Makeda

Solomon, 3rd King of Israel
Jerusalem, Capital of Israel

9th Century

900 BC - 801 BC

900 First Greek city-states
870 Elijah is a prophet in Israel till 850
850 Elisha is a prophet in Israel till 800
843 Jehu becomes king of Israel till 815 (new dynasty)

8th Century

800 BC - 701 BC

800 Etruscans arrive in Italy by way of the Sea

800 hieroglyphs developed

800 Phoenicians settle in Cyprus

800 Earliest Iron Age societies develop

780 Greek migrants settle on the Spanish coast, Sicily and southern Italy

774 Assyrian incursions of Phoenicia begin

753 Legendary date for the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus

750 Etruscan Kings rule Rome

750 Kushites occupy Egypt

750 iron working in Egypt

750 Scythians are driven westward toward the Black Sea

750 Athens and Sparta become a major power

750 Amos is a prophet in Israel till 745

750 Hosea is a prophet in Israel till 745

745 Tiglath-Pileser III reigns over Assyria

743 Sparta initiates War

742 Isaiah is a prophet in Judah till 700

740 Jonah is a prophet in Judah till 730

738 Assyria invades Phoenicia

734 Tyre falls to Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria

732 Damascus city-state falls to Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria

729 Tiglath-Pileser captures Babylon and reigns as king

722 Sargon II of Assyria captures Samaria, the capital of Israel

722 The northern kingdom of Israel comes to an end.

722 Sargon II of Assyria deports 28,000 Israelites who become the "Ten Lost Tribes"

722 Micah is a prophet in Judah till 701

721 Chaldaeans enter Babylonia and compete for the Babylonian throne

720 Egypt reunited under Nubian (Ethiopian) rule (25th Dynasty)

715 Hezekiah becomes king of Judah till 687

710 The Assyrians destroy the kingdom of Chaldea

705 Sennacherib becomes king of Assyria till 682

701 Sennacherib establishes his capital at Nineveh

701 Sennacherib begins his campaign on the west to Phoenicia

701 Sennacherib Devastates Northern Judah and Lachish

701 Assyrians invade and conquer most of Phoenicia

701 Sennacherib, king of Assyria besieges Jerusalem

701 The Assyrian army is smote by YaH All Mighty!

7th Century

700 BC - 601 BC

700 BC Achaemenes, first king of Parsa

689 Assyrians destroy Babylon and flood the whole area

685 Assyrians destroy Memphis and Thebes

682 Judah surrenders to Assyria

671 Assyrian rule in Egypt, Esarhaddon captures Memphis

669 Assurbanipal becomes king of Assyria

668 Assyrian Empire at its greatest extent

667 The Nubian Dynasty comes to an end

663 Egypt becomes independent, 26th dynasty is the last great period

663 Assurbanipal sacks Thebes in Egypt

652 Babylonians rebel against their Assyrian rulers

650 Coinage invented in Lydia

640 Macedonia founded by Perdiccas

628 Zephaniah is a prophet in Judah till 622

625 Etruscan influence reaches Rome and Rome expands

626 Chaldaean king Nabopolassar takes Babylon throne from Assyria

626 Jeremiah is a prophet in Judah till 586

616 Tarquin kings rule Rome

615 Cyaxares of Media allies with Nabopolassar of Babylon against Assyria

612 Babylon, Medes, and Scythians destroy Assyria; Nineveh falls

612 Nahum is a prophet in Judah

609 Assyrian Empire comes to an end

609 Babylonian empire reaches to the borders of Egypt

608 Pharaoh Necho defeats and kills Josiah at the battle of Megiddo

605 Nebuchadnezzar II becomes king of Babylon

605 Nebuchadnezzar II defeats Pharaoh Necho at Carchemish in Syria

605 Habakkuk is a prophet in Judah

605 Nebuchadnezzar II captures Jerusalem and takes many Hebrews into exile

605 The prophet Daniel is taken to Babylon

605 Judah is now under Babylonian rule

600 Iron working spreads across Europe and warfare is revolutionized

6th Century

600 BC - 501 BC

600 The Etruscans establish cities stretching from northern to central Italy.

600 At an unknown time the Persian people migrate from central Asia) to s. Iran

600 Greeks establish city-states along the s. coast of Italy and the island of Sicily.

600 Etruscan kings rule over Rome

593 Ezekiel is a prophet of Judah till 573

587 Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia sacks Jerusalem

587 Judah becomes a province of Babylonia

586 Exile of the Jews to Babylon

586 Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia conquers Phoenicia

586 Obadiah is a prophet in Judah

559 Cyrus the Great of Parsa rebels against the Medes and founds the Persian Empire

550 Persia conquers the Medes

547 Persians conquers Lydia, the battle of Sardis, and move through Asia Minor

539 Cyrus the Great of Persia conquers Babylonia

539 Cyrus the Great allows the Jews to return to Judah (a Persian province)

539 Cyrus the Great absorbs Phoenicia into the Persian Empire

534 Tarquinius Superbus (the proud), becomes the last king of Rome

530 Cyrus conquers all of Asia Minor

530 Cyrus dies in battle

530 Cambyses (son of Cyrus) becomes ruler of Persia

525 Egypt conquered by the Persians

525 Persian empire extends from India to Asia Minor

522 Darius I puts down a rebellion in Persia and becomes king

521 Darius I divides the Empire into 20 provinces (satrapies)

520 The temple in Jerusalem building projects resumed

520 Haggai is a prophet in Judah till 515

520 Zechariah is a prophet in Judah till 515

519 Birth of Xerxes, future king of Persia

509 Tarquinius Superbus, the last Etruscan king, is cast out of Rome

509 Birth of the Roman Republic, Etruscan rule ends

509 Many wars with Rome and other inhabitants of Italy (the Etruscans and the Greeks).

5th Century

500 BC - 401 BC

500 Joel is a prophet in Judah

500 Malachi is a prophet in Judah

495 Alexander I rules over Macedonia

493 Rome and Latin League make a treaty for protection against Etruscans

492 Persians set to defeat Athens but crippled by a storm

490 Darius I defeated by the Greeks at Marathon

490 Persian Wars

486 Xerxes demands tribute from Greece but is refused

480 Xerxes invades Greece with 180,000 men, wins at Thermopylae

480 Persians suffer defeats by the Greeks

480 Warring States period begins in China

479 More Persian defeats by the Greeks at Salamis, Plataea and Mycale

474 Carthaginians defeat the Etruscans in a naval battle at Cumae

465 Xerxes is murdered and artaxerxes comes to power

452 Wars over succession following the death of Alexander I in Macedonia

450 Rome begins to found colonies in Italy

424 Xerxes II is assassinated

424 Darius II rules Persia

405 Egypt overthrows Persian rule

404 Athens surrenders to Sparta to end the Peloponnesian War

404 Sparta becomes the most powerful city-state

401 Sparta goes to war with Persia

401 Cyrus the Younger - rebels in Persia, but is defeated by Artaxerxes II at Cunoxa

4th Century

400 BC - 301 BC

396 Veii, Etruscan city, falls to Rome and the Celts; Etruscan civilization is falling

396 Rome begins conquest of Italy

395 Athens, Argos, Corinth & Thebes form a league and against Sparta

394 Sparta defeats the League

391 Romans under a dictator (Camillus) defeat the Etruscans

359 Philip of Macedon is elected king of Macedonia

356 Birth of Alexander the Great

350 Revolt of the Jews against Artaxerxes III in Persia

348 Rome signs treaty with Carthage

343 Artaxerxes III of Persia recaptures Egypt and founds the 31st dynasty

338 Tribes and cities of Latin League revolt against Rome

338 Romans are victorious at Trifanum, and the League is dissolved

338 Philip of Macedon unites all Greece under his rule

336 Artaxerxes III is assassinated; succeeded by Darius lIl on Persian throne

336 Philip of Macedon assassinated

336 He is succeeded by his son, Alexander III, known as "the Great"

334 Alexander the Great begins campaign against Persia

334 Alexander defeats Darius III in Anatolia.

334 Lydia becomes a tributary of Macedon

333 Alexander the Great defeats Darius III again at battle of Issus.

333 Persia is conquered by Alexander the Great

333 Phrygia falls under Macedonian rule

333 Israel comes under the rule of Alexander the Great

332 Alexander takes the city of Tyre after siege

332 End of Phoenician empire

332 remants of the Persian Empire fall to Alexander the Great

332 Tyre falls to Alexander the Great

332 Alexander the Great is welcomed in Egypt, begins his new city Alexandria

331 Alexander renews Persian campaign and defeats Darius III at Arbela

331 Persian capital of Persepolis burned by Alexander the Great

331 Persians defeated at Gaugamela

330 Darius III is assassinated, leaving Alexander in control of Persia

327 Alexander begins invasion of India

324 Alexander the Great dies (age 33) in Babylon (no named successor)

323 Lydia absorbed into the Seleucid kingdom

323 Ptolemy Soter becomes pharoah of Egypt after Alexander's death

321 Alexander's generals fight over the conquered lands

321 Hellenistic period begins

320 Egypt takes Libya as a province

310 The Etruscans and Samnites attack Rome, but are defeated at Lake Vadimo

307 Two of Alexander's generals rule Greece, (Antigonus I and Demetrius I)

305 Seleucus I becomes king, founding Seleucid dynasty (rules Syria)

301 Phrygia becomes a part of the Seleucid empire

301 Ptolemy I rules Palestine and Egypt

300 Seleucus controls Iran, Mesopotamia, n. Syria and most of Asia Minor

3rd Century

300 BC - 201 BC

285 Reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (Egypt)

279 Gauls invade Macedonia

278 Three Hellenistic kingdoms developed

278 Ptolemies in Egypt, Seleucids in Babylonia & Syria, and Antigonids in Macedonia

276 Antigonus Gonatus drives the Gauls from Macedonia

265 Rome dominates the entire Italian peninsula

265 Rome begins pursuing a larger empire. Many more wars develop.

264 First recorded public gladiator fight in Rome

264 First Punic War between Rome and Carthage

262 Antigonus Gonatus, king of Macedonia, conquers some of the Greek states

254 Rome takes Panormus in Sicily from Carthage

250 Judea is part of Ptolemaic empire based in Egypt

250 Hebrew scriptures are translated into Greek (Septuagint)

246 Birth of Hannibal the great war general and enemy of Rome

246 Ptolemy III rules rules in Egypt

241 End of First Punic War

241 Carthage gives up Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia and pays Rome an indemnity ( protection or security against damage or loss.)

241 Sicily becomes the first Roman province

239 Egyptians introduce the concept of the leap year

238 Carthaginians begin conquest of Spain

237 Birth of Scipio Africanus, the general who leads Rome in the Second Punic War

223 Antiochus III (the Great) succeeds his father and restores power to Seleucid empire

221 Ch'in dynasty in China begins with Shih Huang Ti, declares himself emperor, (a rather melanated fellow)

221 The founding of China

221 Philip V rules Macedonia

221 Ptolemy IV Philopater rules in Egypt

218 Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage

218 Hannibal crosses the Pyrannes then the Alps with elephants and invades Italy

217 Hannibal defeats Roman army at Lake Trasimene in Italy

216 Hannibal wins another great victory, at Cannae (worst defeats the Romar s suffer)

215 Hannibal is defeated by the Roman, Marcellus, at Nola in southern Italy

215 The Great Wall of China is built

214 Marcellus begins conquest of Sicily

212 Shi Huangdi has all historical documents burned and books are banned

211 First Macedonian War, in which the Macedonians and the Carthaginians fight Rome

210 Silk-based material is used for writing on, and Chinese script is standardized

209 Civil war in China results in the overthrow of the Ch'in dynasty

207 Former Han dynasty in China

206 Scipio defeats the Carthaginians in Spain

205 Rome and Macedonia sign a non-aggression pact

205 Reign of Ptolemy V Epiphanes in Egypt

203 Rosetta Stone carved (records Epiphanes ascension)

203 Hannibal is recalled to Carthage to repel a Roman invasion by Scipio

202 Hannibal is defeated by Scipio at Zama in n. Africa

202 Reign of the Han dynasty founded by Lui Pang

201 Second Punic War ends,

201 Carthage pays another indemnity and releases Spain and other colonies


2nd Century

200 BC - 101 BC

1st Century

100 BC - 01 BC

Minor Prophets - Nabi`im

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Gad, David's Seer

Approx. 1055 BC - Approx. 935 BC

1 Samuel - From 1055 BC to 975 BC - Story of Eli, Samuel the prophet, King Saul, David the shepherd boy. Attributed to Samuel, Nathan and Gad.

2 Samuel - From 975 BC to 935 BC - Reign of King David. Attributed to Nathan and Gad.

Zadok, David's High Priest

Approx. 1021 BC - Approx. 961 BC

Nathan, David's Prophet

Approx. 1015 BC - Approx. 961 BC

Jeduthun, David's Music Producer

Approx. 998 BC

a Levite of the family of Merari, and one of the three masters of music appointed by David


Approx. 975 BC - Approx. 953 BC


Approx. 961 BC - Approx. 910 BC


Approx. 931 BC - Approx. 910 BC


Approx. 911 BC - Approx. 870 BC


Approx. 911 BC - Approx. 870 BC

Jehu, the son of Hanan

Approx. 909 BC - Approx. 848 BC

Elijah Called Elias

Approx. 874 BC - Approx. 853 BC


Approx. 873 BC - Approx. 848 BC


Approx. 861 BC - Approx. 847 BC


Approx. 860 BC - Approx. 795 BC

Eliezer the son of Dodavah

Approx. 858 BC - Approx. 848 BC


Approx. 848 BC - Approx. 841 BC


Approx. 825 BC - Approx. 811 BC


Approx. 788 BC - Approx. 774 BC


Approx. 768 BC - Approx. 755 BC


Approx. 755 BC - Approx. 712 BC


Approx. 734 BC - Approx. 700 BC


Approx. 650 BC - Approx. 620 BC


Approx. 636 BC - Approx. 623 BC


Approx. 620 BC - Approx. 609 BC


Approx. 520 BC - Approx. 490 BC


Approx. 520 BC - Approx. 519 BC


Approx. 445 BC - Approx. 432 BC

A Hebrew leader.
Nehemiah goes to Jerusalem
Ezra had been there 13 years
Nehemiah is Governor for 12 years
Wall built - Malachi was a prophet during this time.

General Information

Ezra and Nehemiah are two books of the Old Testament of the Bible, originally one work in the Hebrew canon. Written between 450 and 250 BC and named for two political and religious reformers in the postexilic Jewish community, they relate aspects of Jewish history from 538 BC to about 420 BC. Because of the confused organization of the books, the chronology of the two reformers and their work is uncertain.

With some rearrangement of contents, the purposes of scribe Ezra's mission to Jerusalem from the Persian court in 458 BC may be seen to have been to introduce stricter observance of the Law and to dissolve marriages with foreigners; the purposes of Governor Nehemiah's two missions to Jerusalem in 445 BC and 432 BC may be seen to have been to fortify and resettle the city, reform temple organization, oppose mixed marriages, and secure loyalty to these reforms by a covenant.

The place of his death and burial is, however, unknown. "He resembled Ezra in his fiery zeal, in his active spirit of enterprise, and in the piety of his life: but he was of a bluffer and a fiercer mood; he had less patience with transgressors; he was a man of action rather than a man of thought, and more inclined to use force than persuasion.

Nehemiah was the last of the governors sent from the Persian court. Judea after this was annexed to the satrapy of Coele-Syria, and was governed by the high priest under the jurisdiction of the governor of Syria, and the internal government of the country became more and more a hierarchy.


Approx. 436 BC - Approx. 415 BC