Exodus-Deuteronomy Timeline



Israel's time in Egypt

1876 BC - 1446 BC

430 years from Joseph entering Egypt to the Exodus
Exodus 12:40-41
480 yeas from the Exodus to the 4th year of Solomon's reign
1 Kings 6:1

Wandering in the wilderness

1446 BC - 1406 BC

40 years from leaving Egypt in the Exodus to crossing the Jordan
Numbers 14:34-35, Deuteronomy 2:14, 1 Kings 6:1


Exodus from Egypt

1446 BC

1st day of the 1st month
1st year of the 40 years of wandering in the desert
480 years before the 4th year of Solomon's reign
Exodus 12:2, 12:31-42, 1 Kings 6:1

Mt. Sinai

Journey to Mt. Sinai

1446 BC

1st day of the 1st month - 1st day of the 3rd month
Arrived two months after leaving Egypt
Exodus 19:1


Giving of the law at Mt. Sinai

1446 BC

3rd day of the third month
The people arrived on the first day and were told by God to make themselves ready to hear the law in 3 days (either 3 days after the first day making it day 4, or on the 3rd day).
Exodus 19:1, Exodus 19:10-11, Exodus 19:16


Building of the Tabernacle

1446 BC - 1445 BC

5th or 6th month in 1446 BC - 1st day of the 1st month in 1445 BC
The Israelities started building the tabernacle after Moses came down from Mt. Sinai (second set of tablets).
Moses went to the top of the mountain for 40 days and brought down the ten commandments. He broke the tablets and ground up the golden calf (maybe more than a day?) and went back up the mountain for 40 more days.
Exodus 24:18, Exodus 34:28, Exodus 40:17


Spies are sent to Canaan

1445 BC

In the 4th month to the 5th month
40 days total
The spies were sent to Canaan after the people left Mt. Sinai(2nd month) and were given quail for one month.
Numbers 10:10-16; 11:20; 11:31-32


Rebellion of Korah

1430 BC

Unknown date during Israel's time in the desert.
The rebellion of Korah occurred after Israel refused to enter the Promised Land and before they tried to walk through the land of Edom.
Numbers 16

Aaron's Staff

Aaron's staff buds

1430 BC

Unknown date during Israel's time wandering in the desert.
Aaron's staff budded the day after Korah, Dathan, and Abiram died.
Numbers 17


Miriam's Death

1407 BC

1st month of the 40th year that Israel wandered
Numbers 20:1


Aaron's Death

1407 BC

1st day of the 5th month of the 40th year that Israel wandered
Numbers 20:22-29 and Numbers 33:38


Bronze Serpent

1407 BC

Sometime after the 5th month in the 40th year
Aaron died in the 5th month, he was mourned for 30 days, and Israel left Mt. Hor before the Bronze Serpent incident.
Numbers 20:29 and Numbers 21:4-9


Battle with Sihon and Og

1407 BC

Occurred sometime before the 11th month
During the time that Israel camped in the land of Moab.
This was after the Bronze Serpent and before they crossed the Jordan.
Numbers 21:23-26, 21:31-35, 22:1(then traveled to plains of Moab before crossing the Jordan)


Camp on the Plains of Moab

1407 BC

They moved around in the plains of Moab. Here Moses got Israel ready to go across the Jordan.
Deuteronomy 1:1-5, Numbers 21:20, Deuteronomy 33:48-50

Moses' Death

Moses's Death

1407 BC

In the 11th month of the 40th year
During the time Israel camped in the plains of Moab
Directly after the giving of Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy 34:5-8, 1:3 (day that he gave Deuteronomy)

Timeframe of Books


1600 BC - 1445 BC

Time from the Pharaoh that did not know about Joseph to the building of the tabernacle.
Exodus 1:8, 40:17, 1 Kings 6:1


1445 BC - 1407 BC

Time in the wilderness
Numbers 1:1 and Deuteronomy 1:3


1445 BC

Given to Israel at Mt. Sinai over a short period of time (about one month)
Numbers 1:1 and Exodus 40:17


1407 BC - 1406 BC

1st day of the 11th month of the 40th year until 30 days after Moses died
While Israel was camped on the plains of Moab
Deuteronomy 1:3, 34:7-8