OT HISTORICAL BOOKS-TIMELINE

Events

God sends Abraham to Egypt

2091 BC

God's covenant with Abraham

2081 BC

Birth of Isaac

2066 BC

Jacob

2006 BC - 1859 BC

Death of Abraham

Approx. 1991 BC

Jacob named Israel

1906 BC

Birth of Moses

1525 BC

The exodus and summary of journey

1446 BC - 1407 BC

Death of Moses

1406 BC

King Saul

1052 BC - 1025 BC

David becomes king of Israel and Judah

1003 BC

Solomon becomes king

960 BC

Israel and Judah divides (Northern and Southern)

931 BC

Northern kingdom conquered by Assyrians

722 BC - 721 BC

Pharoah Necho II and Josiah King of Judah

609 BC - 594 BC

Southern kingdom conquered by Babylonians

Approx. 587 BC - Approx. 586 BC

Time of exile

550 BC - 450 BC

Cyrus's Decree

Approx. 539 BC

Persian king Cyrus 1 captures Babylon

539 BC

Second Commonwealth period

538 BC - 70 AD

Persian apex- reign of Darius 1

522 BC - 486 BC

Rebuilding of temple

520 BC - 516 BC

Zechariah preaching on temple building

520 BC

Haggai preaching on temple building

520 BC

Book of Esther

483 BC

Esther becomes queen

479 BC

Ezra to Jerusalem

458 BC

Nehemiah to Jerusalem

445 BC

Completion of the writting of Ezra-Nehemiah

420 BC

Alexander the Great defeats Persian Empire

330 BC

Maccabees

176 BC

Time of Origen (Ezra-Nehemiah considered separate books)

185 AD - 253 AD

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