Bible Test Timeline

Events

Hezekiah leads a coalition

705 BCE - 681 BCE

King Josiah

627 BCE

The Babylonians drive Assyrians out of Babylon

627 BCE - 626 BCE

Neo-Babyloninan Period

626 BCE - 539 BCE

Assyrian capital of Nineveh falls

612 BCE

Persians conquer Babylonians

609 BCE

Nebuchadnezzar is the King of Babylon

605 BCE - 562 BCE

Lashish Letter 4

Approx. 586 BCE

Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem

586 BCE

Persian Period

539 BC - 332 BC

Cyrus II (“the Great”) marches his army peaceably into  Babylon and Exiles Offered to Return to Land

539 BCE

Exiles begin return (Edict of Cyrus)

538 BCE

Narrative setting for Prophets Haggai and Zechariah in HB

Zerubbabel - leader of returning of first exiles

538 BCE

Jerusalem temple is rebuilt

520 BCE - 515 BCE

Second Temple Period

515 BC - 70 AD

Second Group of Exiles Return

458 BCE

Ezra goes to Jerusalem

458 BCE

Nehemiah refortifies Jerusalem

445 BCE

conquest of Palestine

333 BCE

Alexander

333 BCE - 323 BCE

Fall of Persian Jerusalem to Greeks (Alexander the Great)

332 BCE

Hellenistic Period

332 BC - 167 BC

Antiochus IV (“Epiphanes”)

175 BCE - 164 BCE

Hasmoneans

167 BC - 63 BC

Roman Period

63 BC - 70 AD

Herod the Great

37 BCE - 4 BCE

Temple refurbished by Herod the Great

20 BC

Birth of Jesus

Approx. 6 BCE

Direct Roman rule of Judea from 6-66 CE

6 CE - 66 Ce

Crucifixion

Approx. 30 CE

Letters of Paul

50 CE - 60 CE

Gospels and Acts

60 CE - 90 CE

Great Jewish Revolt against Rome

66 CE - 70 CE

Temple destroyed by Romans

70 AD

1-3 John and Revel

90 CE