Post-Exilic/Inter-Testamental

Events

Temple Being Rebuilt

538 BC - 515 BC

First Return

538 BC

Second Return

458 BC

Third Return

445 BC

End of Old Testament 430 BC

430 BC

Alexander the Great Conquers Palestine

323 BC

LXX (Septuagint)

280 BC

Desecration of Antiochus Epiphanes IV

167 BC

Maccabean Revolt

167 BC - 142 BC

Pompey Conquers Jerusalem

63 BC

Herodian Dynasty

37 BC - 100 AD

Foreign Powers

Persian

539 BC - 352 BC

Greek

331 BC - 146 BC

Maccabean

142 BC - 63 AD

Roman Rule Begins

63 BC

Significant Characters

Zerubbabel

538 BC - Approx. 500 BC

Esther

478 BC - 472 BC

Ezra

457 BC - 444 BC

Nehemiah

445 BC - 424 BC

Alexander the Great

336 BC - 323 BC

Antiochus Epiphanes IV

175 BC - 164 BC

Judas Maccabaeus

167 BC - 150 BC

Herod the Great

37 BC - 4 AD