Old Testament Timeline

Events

The Fall

4000 BC

Creation

4000 BC

The Flood

3000 BC

Tower of Babel

2400 BC

Calling of Abraham

2100 bc

Migration to Egypt

1876 BC

Moses' Birth

1526 BC

Exodus

1446 BC

Israel's Wilderness Wanderings

1445 BC - 1406 BC

Sinai Covenant

1445 BC

Conquest of Canaan

1406 BC - 1399 BC

Period of Judges

1375 BC - 1050 BC

Saul

1053 BC - 1010 BC

Bad

David's annointing

1024 BC

David

1011 BC - 971 BC

Good

Davidic Covenant

980 BC

Solomon

0970 bc - 0930 bc

Neutral

Building of the Temple

966 BC - 959 BC

Jereboam

931 BC - 910 BC

Bad

Reheboam

931 BC - 913 BC

Judah - Good

Split of the Kingdom

930 BC

Abijah

913 BC - 911 BC

Judah - Good

Asa

911 BC - 870 BC

Judah - Good

Nadab

910 BC - 909 BC

Israel - Bad

Baasha

909 BC - 886 BC

Israel - Bad

Elah

886 BC - 885 BC

Israel - Neutral

Zimri

885 BC

Israel - Neutral

Omri

885 BC - 874 BC

Israel - Bad

Elijah

875 BC - 848 BC

To Israel

Ahab

874 BC - 853 BC

Israel - Bad

Jehoshaphat

870 BC - 848 BC

Judah - Good

Joel

853 BC - 796 BC

To Judah (pre-exilic)

Ahazia

853 BC - 852 BC

Israel - Bad

Joram

852 BC - 841 BC

Israel - Bad

Elisha

848 BC - 797 BC

To Israel

Jehoram

848 BC - 841 BC

Judah - Bad

Queen Athaliah

841 BC - 835 BC

Judah - Bad

Jehu

841 BC - 814 BC

Israel - Good to bad

Ahaziah

841 bc

Judah - Bad

Joash

835 BC - 796 BC

Judah - Good to bad

Jehoahaz

814 bc - 798 bc

Israel - Bad

Jehoash

798 BC - 782 BC

Israel - Bad

Amaziah

796 BC - 767 BC

Judah - Good

Jonah

793 BC - 753 BC

To Israel and Ninevah

Jeroboam II

782 BC - 753 BC

Israel - Bad

Amos

770 BC - 760 BC

To Israel

Hosea

770 BC - 727 BC

To Israel

Uzziah

767 BC - 740 BC

Judah - Good

Zechariah

753 BC - 752 BC

Israel - Bad

Shallum

752 BC

Israel - Neutral

Menahem

752 BC - 742 BC

Israel - Bad

Pekahiah

742 BC - 740 BC

Israel - Bad

Jotham

740 BC - 731 BC

Judah - Good

Pekah

740 BC - 732 BC

Israel - Bad

Isaiah

740 bc - 686 bc

To Judah (pre-exilic)

Micah

735 BC - 700 BC

To Judah (Pre-exilic)

Hoshea

732 BC - 722 BC

Israel - Bad

Ahaz

731 BC - 715 BC

Judah - Bad

Fall of Samaria

722 BC

Hezekiah

715 BC - 686 BC

Judah - Good

Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem

701 BC

Manasseh

686 BC - 642 BC

Judah - Bad

Amon

642 BC - 640 BC

Judah - Bad

Zephaniah

640 BC - 609 BC

To Judah (pre-exilic)

Josiah

640 BC - 609 BC

Judah - Good

Nahum

630 BC

To Nineveh

Jeremiah

627 bc - 580 bc

To Judah (pre-exilic)

Jehoiakim

609 BC - 598 BC

Judah - Bad

Habakkuk

609 BC - 598 BC

To Judah (pre-exilic)

Jehoahaz

609 bc

Judah - Neutral

Judah's exile to Babylon

607 BC - 537 BC

Daniel

605 BC - 536 BC

To Judah and Babylon (exilic)

First Deportation (Daniel)

605 BC

Jehoiachin

598 BC - 597 BC

Judah - Bad

Ezekial

597 BC - 571 BC

To Judah (exilic)

Second Deportation (Jehoiachin, Ezekial)

597 BC

Zedekiah

597 BC - 586 BC

Judah - Bad

Fall of Jerusalem

586 BC

Fall of Babylon

539 BC

Cyrus' Decree, 1st Return

538 BC

Temple Foundation Laid

536 bc

Zechariah

520 BC - 516 BC

To Judah (post-exilic)

Haggai

520 BC - 516 BC

To Judah (post-exilic)

Temple Finished

516 BC

Malachi

460 BC - 430 BC

To Judah (post-exilic)

Ezra's return

458 bc

Jerusalem walls completed under Nehemiah

444 BC

Fall of Persia. Greeks conquer Israel

331 BC

Maccabean Revolt

167 BC - 142 BC

Antiochus IV Desecrates Temple

164 BC

Septuagint (LXX)

132 BC

Romans conquer Jerusalem

63 BC

Herodian Dynasty Begins

47 BC