Jewish History

Jewish Time Periods

Biblical

3760 bce - 312 bce

Tannaim

312 bce - 200

Amoraim

200 - 600

The Gaonim

589 ad - 1030 ad

The Rishonim

1000 ad - 1500 ad

Early Achronim

1400 - 1650

Later Achronim

1650 - Present

Jewish Personalities

Abraham

1812 bce - 1637 bce

Isaac

1712 bce - 1532 bce

Jacob

1652 bce - 1505 bce

Joseph

1561 bce - 1451 bce

Bustenai

590 - 670

Achai Gaon

700 - 800

Rough dates

Amram Gaon

800 - 900

Rough dates

Saadia Goan

892 - 942

Hai Gaon

939 - 1038

Rashi

1040 - 1105

Yehudah Ha'Levi

1075 - 1141

Ibn Ezra

1089 - 1164

Rabeinu Tam

1100 - 1171

Rambam

1137 - 1204

Ramban

1194 - 1270

Rashbam

1235 - 1310

Ran

1320 - 1380

Terumat Ha'Deshem

1390 - 1460

Sforno

1475 - 1550

Rabbi Joseph Karo

1488 - 1575

Author: Shulchan Aruch, Beis Yoseph

Maharal

1520 - 1609

Rema

1520 - 1572

Arizal

1533 - 1572

Shabtai Zvi

1625 - 1676

Baruch Spinoza

1632 - 1677

Baal Shem Tov

1698 - 1760

Ramchal

1707 - 1746

Vilna Gaom

1720 - 1797

Moses Mendolssohn

1729 - 1786

The Kotzker Rebbe

1787 - 1859

Rav Shimshon Rafael Hirsch

1808 - 1888

Rabbi Yisroel Salanter

1810 - 1883

Ben Ish Chai

1832 - 1909

The Chofetz Chaim

1838 - 1933

Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

1892 - 1953

Jewish Events

Jehoyachin and 10,000 Leaders Exiled

433 BCE

Destruction of First Temple and Exile

422 BCE

Anshei Kneset Hagedola

410 BCE - 312 BCE

Belshazar's Feast

371 BCE

Cyrus Allows Jews to Return

370 BCE

Ahashverosh Becomes King

368 BCE

Ahashverosh's Banquet

366 BCE

Purim Victory!

355 BCE

Darius II Becomes King

354 BCE

Second Temple

352 BCE - 70 AD

Darius Allows Rebuilding of Second Teple

352 BCE

Antiochus's Rule

140 BCE - 138 BCE

Macabbee Revolt Begins

138 BCE

Hasmonean Reign

135 BCE - 63 BCE

Herod's Reign

37 BCE - 4 BCE

Herod Renovates the Temple

18 BCE

Jewish Great Revolt

66 AD

Second Temple Destroyed

70 AD

Bar Kochva Revolt

132 AD

Mishna Compiled

188 AD

Compliation of the Gemara

300 AD - 500 AD

Great Calendar Dispute

930

Crusades - Inquisition

1096 ad - 1391 ad

The First Crusade (1096 AD) - The Inquisition (1391 AD)

Disputation at Barcelona

July 20 1263 - July 24 1263

Earliest Yiddish Writing

1272

Exile from England

1290 - 1660

The End of Spanish Jewry

1391 - 1492

Inquisition begins in 1391 Expulsion takes place in 1492

First Lubavitch Rebbe

1745

Chasidus Begins

1760

First Ban on Chassidus

1772

Polish Partition

1772 - 1795

Volozhin Yeshiva

1803 - 1892

Napolean's "Sanhedrin"

1807

Reform Judaism Begins

1810

Cantonist Decree

1825

The Mussar Movement

1838

Conservative Begins

1887

Contextual World History

Vandals sack Roman Empire

455

Fall of Roman Empire

476

King Arthur

500 - 550

Mohamed

570 - 632

Islam Starts

622 - 632

Charlemagne

742 - 814

Beowulf Written?

800 - 1000

Gengis Khan

1162 - 1227

Hundred Years War

1337 - 1453

Black Death

1347 - 1351

Printing Press

1439

Columbus

1451 - 1506

Leonardo Da Vinci

1452 - 1519

Copernicus

1473 - 1543

Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Galileo

1564 - 1642

Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

Pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock

1620

Newton

1643 - 1727

Spanish Armada

1688

Voltaire

1694 - 1778

George Washington

1732 - 1799

Mozart

1756 - 1791

Napoleon

1769 - 1821

America Revolution

1776

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

Civil War

1861 - 1865