Old Testament

Events

Early Bronze Age

3000 BC - 2100 BC

Middle Bronze Age

2200 BC - 1570 BC

Egyptian Middle Kingdom

2050 BC - 1640 BC

This is the time period that Joseph came into
rule over Egypt next to the Pharaoh. Upper and
Lower Egypt reunited and Thebes came into
Providence.
https://www.cemml.colostate.edu/cultural/09476/egypt02-04enl.html

Abram (Abraham)

1813 BC - 1600 BC

Late Bronze Age

1570 BC - 1200 BC

Exodus

1446 BC

The book of Exodus took place in 1446 BC. Although archaeology shows no mass destruction until the 1200s and there is no written recorded other than the Bible describing 2 million salves leaving Egypt, the Bible shows more evidence of this date. In Kings and Judges it describes Kings, people, and circumstances that were closer to 1446 rather than 1260.

The times and dates in the Bible are taken very seriously and literally. I believe that if everything is to be taken seriously in the Bible, such as turning the Nile into blood and flooding the entire earth, then we must take everything including dates seriously.

Arnold, Bill T., and Bryan Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1999. Print.

Robinson, Thomas L. The Bible Timeline. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1992. Print.

Judges

1375 BCE - 1075 BCE

Iron Age 1

1200 BC - 1000 BC

The book of Ruth

1140 BC

Saul's reign over Israel

1025 BC - 1010 BC

First king of Isreal

David's reign over Israel

1010 BC - 970 BC

The second king of Israel.

Iron Age 2

1000 BC - 550 BC

Solomon's reign over Israel

970 BC - 931 BC

Third king of Israel.

Divided Kingdom (Israel)

931 BC - 581 BC

Uzziah's reign over Judah

783 BC - 742 BC

King of Judah

Amos's ministry

767 BC - 753 BC

Fall of Israel

722 B.C.

Hezekiah's reign

715 BC - 686 BC

13th King of Judah.

Nahum

663 BC - 612 BC

Josiah's reign

640 BC - 610 BC

Was king of Judah after his father was assassinated.

Jeremiah's ministry

628 BC - 586 BC

Babylonian Empire

606 BC - 536 BC

Nebuchadnezzar

605 BC - 562 BC

Daniel's Ministry

605 BC - 536 BC

Ezekiel's ministry

593 BC - 571 BC

Fall of Judah

586 BC

Iron Age 3

550 BC

Babylonian Exile

539 BC

The book of Ezra

537 BC - 456 BC

Edict of Cyrus

537 BC

Persian Empire

536 BC - 336 BC

The book of Nehemiah

445 BC - 432 BC