World History, the Bible, and My Short Lifespan

World History

Ziggurats Built

2112 BC - 2095 BC

Ur Falls

2004 BC

Hammurapi rule of Babylon

1792 BC - 1750 BC

Hyksos rule of Egypt

1670 BC - 1570 BC

Hittites sack Babylon

1595 BC

18th Dynasty Begins in Egypt

1570 BC

Shang Dynasty in China

1450 BC - 1027 BC

Assyria comes to be a major power

900 BC

Samaria founded

879 BC

Samaria forced to pay tribute to Assyria

841 BC

Assyria takes Samaria, people exiled to Babylon

722 BC

Neo-Babylonian Empire

650 BC - 539 BC

Nineveh (capital of Assyria) falls to the Babylonians and Medes

612 BC

Babylon falls to Persia

539 BC

Roman Republic established

509 BC

Alexander conquers, builds cities; Dies, Greek empire divided

332 BC - 323 BC

Egyptian Ptolemies rule Palestine

323 BC - 198 BC

Hasmonean Dynasty in Israel

167 BC - 63 BC

Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) desecrates the Temple

167 BC

Mattathias dies; Judas Maccabeus leads revolt against Seleucid rulers

166 BC

The Herods rule Judea and surrounding areas as Roman Vassals

55 bc - 38 AD

Caesarian Rule of Rome: murder of Julius (44 BC) to rule of Commodus (192 AD)

44 BC - 192 AD

Biblical History

Patriarchal Narratives

2166 BC - 1859 BC

Earlier dates suggested can go as far back as 2350 BC

Joseph

1914 BC - 1805 BC

Aaron

1529 BC - 1405 BC

Moses

1526 BC - 1406 BC

Passover, Exodus, and the Commandments given to Israel

1446 BC

Wandering in the desert

1446 BC - 1406 BC

Joshua leads the Israelites into Canaan

1405 BC

Period of the Judges

1350 BC - 1050 BC

Samuel's Ministry

1060 BC - 1020 BC

Kings Saul, David, and Solomon

1051 BC - 931 BC

Temple of Solomon Completed

960 BC

Division of the Kingdom of Israel

931 BC

Ministry of Elijah and Elisha

870 BC - 800 BC

Minor Prophets

781 BC - 450 BC

Isaiah's Ministry (Proto, Deutero, and Trito)

760 BC - 515 BC

Northern Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) falls to Assyria

722 BC

Jeremiah's Ministry

650 BC - 582 BC

Daniel

620 BC - 540 BC

Ezekiel's Ministry

620 BC - 570 BC

First Exile of Judah to Babylon

605 BC

Judah falls to Babylon; Solomon's Temple and Jerusalem Destroyed

586 BC

Return of Israel from Captivity; Rebuilding and Completion of the Temple

538 BC - 516 BC

The Boy Jesus at the Temple

12 BC

Birth of Jesus

0 BC

Jesus Baptised and Tested

30 AD

Acts of the Apostles

33 AD - 60 AD

Trial and Crucifixion

33 AD

Resurrection and Ascension to Heaven

33 AD

Luke writes Luke-Acts between this time

60 AD - 80 AD

My Life

Birth

1997 AD

Realisation of Christ as Saviour; baptism by water

2007 AD

Parent's divorce and first period of 'exile'

2010 AD - 2013 AD

Personal reformation and re-involvement in Church

2014 AD - 2015 AD

Second period of 'exile'

2015 AD - 2016 AD

Suicide of a friend

2016 AD

Decision to give my life to God; PBC

2016 AD - Present

Re-orientation and deepening of faith; acceptance and baptism of the Holy Spirit

2017 AD