Religion Timeline

Biblical

Pre-History

5200 BCE - 1800 BCE

Start date is Creation, and 1800 BCE is an approximate end time. Flood and Babel occur in this time period

Ancestor Stories

1800 BCE - 1500 BCE

Both dates are approximate

Exodus from Egypt

1450 BCE - 1250 BCE

This is a time range.

Period of the Judges

1250 BCE - 1000 BCE

Both dates are approximate

Israel in the Promise Land

1250 BCE

Approximate date

United Monarchy

1000 BCE - 922 BCE

Both are approximate dates

Jahwist Storytellers

960 BCE - 930 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range. Were in the Southern Kingdom

Divided Monarchy

922 BCE - 722 BCE

Both are approximate dates

Elohist Storytellers

900 BCE - 850 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range. Northern Kingdom

Deuteronomist Writers

900 BCE - 622 BCE

900 is approximate, evidence of work still in 622.

Hosea and Isaiah Written

800 BCE - 700 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range

Amos Written

750 BCE

This is an approximate date

Syrio-Ephramite War

734 BCE - 732 BCE

Assyria Conquers Israel

721 BCE

Judah Stands Alone

721 BCE - 586 BCE

2 Rebellions Against Assyria

721 BCE - 701 BCE

This is a time range

Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Ruth Written

700 BCE - 600 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range. Deuteronomic History

Babylon vs. Egypt

605 BCE

Exodus Written

600 BCE - 500 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range

Jeremiah Written

600 BCE - 550 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range

Genesis Written

600 BCE - 300 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range

Judah Revolts Against Babylon

597 BCE

Judah Revolts (again)

587 BCE

Temple destroyed in Jerusalem

Babylon Conquers Judah

586 BCE - 539 BCE

This is the period of the Exile

Priestly Writers

550 BCE - 450 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range. Did the final editing of Bible

Return from Exile

538 BCE

Under Persian Rule

538 BCE - 322 BCE

Cyrus Rules Persia

538 BCE - 520 BCE

Lets some Jews return from exile

Darius Succeeds Cyrus

520 BCE

Lets more Jews go

Ezra Written

500 BCE - 450 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range

Psalms Compiled

450 BCE - 400 BCE

These are approximate dates. Time range

Nehemiah Made Governor of Judah

445 BCE - 430 BCE

-Socioeconomic injustice

Alexander the Great (Hellenistic Rule)

322 BCE - 165 BCE

Proverbs Compiled

200 BCE

This is an approximate date. Many were written in the 10th century BCE

Maccabean War

167 BCE - 165 BCE

Temporary victory

Jewish Kingdom

165 BCE - 63 BCE

Independent Judah

165 BCE - 63 BCE

Roman Rule

63 BCE - 135 CE

Crucifixion of Jesus

33 CE

James Written

45 CE - 50 CE

This is a time range

Galatians Written

50 CE

This is an approximate date

Romans Written

56 CE - 58 CE

This is a time range

Acts Written

60 CE - 70 CE

These are approximate dates. Time range

Ephesians Written

60 CE - 63 CE

This is a time range

Philemon Written

60 CE

This is an approximate date

Romans Destroy Temple in Jerusalem

70 CE

Gospels Written

70 CE - 90 CE

This is a time range

Revelations Written

96 CE

Other Events in History

First Known Farming Settlements (Malta)

5200 bce

Approximate dates. Time range

Egyptian Calendar Created

3500 bce

Approximate date

Bronze Age Begins

3300 bce

Approximate date

Newgrange in Ireland

3300 bce

Approximate date

Sumerian Alphabet/Writing (Cuneiform)

3000 bce

Approximate date

Iliad and Odyssy Written

890 bce

Approximate date

First Recorded Olympic Games

776 bce

Confucius Born

551 bce

Buddha Dies

483 bce

Socrates Born

469 bce

Plato Born

427 bce

Aristotle Born

384 bce

3 Kingdoms Period in Korea

18 bce

Vesuvius Erupts

79 ce

Roman Empire Reaches Limit of Expansion

106 ce