Israelites/Scriptures

Main

Patriarchs

1850 bc - 1250 bc

Genesis
Abraham - Joseph
migrations

Exodus, Wandering, Settlement

1250 bc - 1130 bc

Exodus, Deuteronomy, Numbers, Joshua

Judges

1130 bc - 1020 bc

Judges
Resisting centralized authority

Monarchy

1020 bc - 587 bc

1-2 Samuel
1-2 Kings
1-2 Chronicles
Saul, David, Solomon, Rehoboam
In R's time, kingdoms split
Northern kingdom crushed by Assyrians in 724.
Prophets
- in the north: Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Hosea
- in the south/Judah: Isaiah

Exile and Return

587 bc - 332 bc

2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah
Babylonian Captivity (almost 50 years)
A small remnant left behind
When exiles return, divisions between them and the remnant that had stayed (Samaritans)
Ezra, Nehemiah, work to rebuild Temple
Israel a small and fragile nation clustered around Jerusalem

Greek Conquest

332 bc - 39 bc

1-2 Maccabees, Daniel
Alexander the Great conquers Israel

Roman Period

39 bc - 100

Herod the Great - Roman vassal
Heavy taxation on Israelites

other

Saul

1020 bc - 1000 bc

David

1000 bc - 960 bc

Solomon

960 bc - 930 bc

Assyrian conquest of northern kingdom

724 bc

Babylonian Captivity

587 bc - 538 bc

Alexandrian conquest

332 bc

Ptolemaic dynasty (egypt) rule

332 bc - 199 bc

Generally benign rule

Seleucid (Syria) rule - harsh

199 bc - 160 bc

Maccabean revolt - against Seleucids

160 bc

Jewish Hasmonean family reign

160 bc - 60 bc

Just as corrupt as the foreign rule.
Reactionary groups like the Pharisees begin
Ends with Roman conquest

Jewish revolution against Rome

66 ad

Rome destroys temple

70 ad