Post-Exilic/Inter-Testamental

Significant Events

First Return

538 BC

Temple Being Rebuilt

520 BC - 516 BC

Second Return

458 BC

Third Return

444 BC

End of Old Testament Era

430 BC

Alexander the Great Conquers Palestine

332 BC

LXX (Septuagint)

280 BC

Desecration of Antiochus Epiphanes IV

167 BC

Maccabean Revolt

167 BC - 164 BC

Pompey Conquers Jerusalem

63 BC

Herodian Dynasty

37 BC - 100 AD

Significant Characters

Zerubbabel

538 BC - 515 BC

Esther

483 BC - 471 BC

Ezra

458 BC - 432 BC

Nehemiah

444 BC - 425 BC

Alexander the Great

336 BC - 323 BC

Antiochus Epiphanes IV

175 BC - 164 BC

Judas Maccabaeus

167 BC - 160 BC

Herod the Great

37 BC - 4 BC

Foreign Powers

Persian

538 BC - 331 BC

Greek

331 BC - 167 BC

Maccabean

167 BC - 63 BC

Roman

63 BC - 330 AD