Old Testament Timeline

Books

Genesis

Approx. 4000 BC - 1806 BC

Exodus

1800 BC - 1445 BC

Numbers

1445 BC - 1407 BC

Leviticus

1445 BC

Deuteronomy

1407 BC - 1406 BC

Joshua

1407 BC - 1375 BC

Judges

1375 BC - 1075 BC

1 Samuel

1100 BC - 1010 BC

Ruth ?

1060 BC - 1040 BC

2 Samuel

1010 BC - 970 BC

1 Chronicles

1003 BC - 970 BC

1 Kings

970 BC - 853 BC

2 Chronicles

967 BC - 609 BC

2 Kings

852 BC - 586 BC

Daniel

605 BC - 539 BC

First Return from Exile

538 BC

Esther

483 BC - 472 BC

Second Return from Exile

458 BC

Books of Ezra and Nehemiah are Composed ?

400 BC - 300 BC

Events

Creation and the Fall ?

4000 BC

Noah

3078 BC - 2147 BC

The Flood

2400 BC

Tower of Babel

2250 BC

Destruction of Sodom

2067 BC

Isaac

2066 BC - 1796 BC

Abraham offers Isaac

2054 BC

Jacob

2006 BC - 1859 BC

Joseph

1750 BC - 1640 BC

Moses

1525 BC - 1406 BC

Exodus

1446 BC

40 years wandering

1446 BC - 1406 BC

Joshua succeeds Moses

1407 BC

Enter the Promised Land

1406 BC

Joshua

1355 BC - 1245 BC

Boaz, Naomi, and Ruth

1140 BC

Samuel

1102 BC - 1014 BC

Saul

1082 BC - 1010 BC

Sauls reign

1043 BC - 1010 BC

David defeats Goliath

1025 BC

Temple built

1016 BC

Davids Reign

1003 BC - 970 BC

Solomons reign

971 BC - 931 BC

Kingdom divided

931 BC

Fall of Israel

722 BC

Fall of Judah (beginning of exile)

605 BC

Return from Exile

538 BC

Rebuilding the temple begins

536 BC

Esther saves the Jews

483 BC - 473 BC

Second return from exile

458 BC

Characters

David

1040 BC - 970 BC

Solomon

999 BC - 931 BC

Ezra

537 BC - 456 BC