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BIBLICAL CHRONOLOGY
(All dates are to be considered as approximate.)

B.C.


2,167 Birth of Abraham.
2,091 Calling of Abraham.
2,066 Isaac is born.
2,006 Jacob is born.
1,991 Death of Abraham.
1,915 Birth of Joseph.
1,886 Death of Isaac.
1,876 Jacob moves to Egypt.
1,859 Death of Jacob.
1,805 Death of Joseph.
1,800 Israel is in Egypt.
1,526 Birth of Moses.
1,486 Flight of Moses into the wilderness.
1,446 Moses is called by God.
------ The Exodus.
------ (Could be 200 years earlier!)
1,406 Entering the Promised Land.
------ Death of Moses.
1,400 The Promised Land conquered by Joshua.
1,380 The judges begin to rule.
1,367 Othniel rules as judge.
1,304 Ehud rules as judge.
1,224 Deborah rules as judge.
1,177 Gideon rules as judge.
1,120 Birth of Samuel.
1,043 The people reject God as their King. [1 Sam. 8:7]
------ Saul is appointed as king.
1,011 Death of Saul.
------ David becomes the king of Judah.
1,004 The kingdom is united.
971 Death of David.
---- Solomon is appointed as king.
931 Death of Solomon.
---- Jeroboam is appointed as king of Israel.
---- Rehoboam is appointed as king of Judah.
913 Abijam is appointed as king of Judah.
911 Asa is appointed as king of Judah.
910 Nadab is appointed as king of Israel.
909 Baasha is appointed as king of Israel.
887 Obadiah begins to prophesy in Judah.
886 Elah is appointed as king of Israel.
885 Zimri is appointed as king of Israel.
---- Tibni and Omri become rival kings in Israel.
880 Omri is appointed Israel's undisputed king.
874 Ahab is appointed as king of Israel.
873 Jehoshaphat becomes coregent in Judah.
870 Death of Asa.
---- Jehoshaphat reigns alone in Judah.
862 Jonah is sent to Nineveh.
853 Ahaziah is appointed king of Israel.
---- Jehoram becomes coregent in Judah.
852 J(eh)oram is appointed king in Israel.
848 Death of Jehoshaphat.
---- Jehoram reigns alone in Judah.
841 J(et)oram is killed by Jehu.
---- Jehu becomes the king of Israel.
---- Ahaziah is appointed king in Judah.
---- Athaliah takes the throne of Judah by force.
835 J(eh)oash is appointed king of Judah.
814 Jehoahaz is appointed king of Israel.
800 Joel begins to prophesy in Judah.
798 J(eh)oash is appointed king of Judah.
796 Amaziah is appointed king of Judah.
793 Jeroboam II becomes coregent in Israel.
792 The father of Azariah is captured.
---- Azariah is appointed king in Judah.
787 Amos begins to prophesy in Israel.
785 Hosea begins to prophesy in Israel.
782 Death of Jehoash.
---- Jeroboam reigns alone in Israel.
767 Death of Amaziah.
---- Azariah reigns alone in Judah.
755 Isaiah begins to prophesy in Judah.
753 Zechariah is appointed king of Israel.
752 Shallum is appointed king of Israel.
---- Then Menachem is appointed king of Isreal.
750 Jothan becomes coregent in Judah.
---- Micah beings to prophesy in Judah.
742 Pekahiah is appointed king of Israel.
740 Pekah is appointed king of Israel.
---- Death of Azariah.
---- Josham reigns alone in Judah.
735 Ahaz becomes coregent in Judah.
732 Hoshea is appointed king of Israel.
---- Death of Josham.
---- Ahaz reigns alone in Judah.
723 Israel is captured by the Assyrians.
716 Hezekiah is appointed king of Judah.
713 Nahum begins to prophesy in Judah.
696 Manasseh becomes coregent in Judah.
686 Death of Hezekiah.
---- Manasseh reigns alone in Judah.
642 Amon is appointed king of Judah.
640 Josiah is appointed king of Judah.
630 Zephaniah begins to prophesy in Judah.
626 Jeremiah begins to prophesy in Judah.
---- Habakkuk begins to prophesy in Judah.
609 Jehoahaz is appointed king of Judah.
---- Zehoiakim is appointed king of Judah.
607 The beginning of the events in the Book of Daniel.
597 Jehoiachim is appointed king of Judah.
---- Zedekiah is appointed king of Judah.
592 Ezekiel begins to prophesy in Judah.
586 The Babylonians take Judah into exile.
---- Jeremiah prophesy about the New Covenant. [Jer. 31:31]
---- Ezekiel prophesy of the new heart and spirit. [Ezek. 11:19-20, 18:31, 36:26]
---- Ezekiel prophesy of the indwelling Holy Spirit. [Ezek. 36:27]
539 Persia overthrow Babylonia.
536 Beginning of the construction of the second Temple.
520 Zechariah begins to prophesy.
---- Haggai begins to prophesy.
520 Construction of the Temple is resumed.
516 Completion of the Second Temple.
480 Esther is appointed queen of Persia.
458 The return of Ezra to Judah.
444 The return of Nehemiah to Judah.
397 Malachi begins to prophesy.
333 Alexander the Great rules over Palestine.
323 Ptolemies begins to rule.
198 Seleucids begins to rule.
166 Hasmoneans begins to rule.
63 Palestine is conquered by Rome.
37 Herod the Great is appointed as king.
8 Annunciation to the Virgin Mary.
7 Birth of John the Baptist.
- Birth of Jesus.
6 Presentation of Jesus to the Temple.
- Flight to Egypt.
4 Death of Herod the Great.

A.D.


6 Mary, Joseph and Jesus visit the Temple.
27 Jesus begins His ministry in Galilee.
29 The beginning of the Judean ministry.
-- The beginning of the Perean ministry.
30 Death of Christ.
-- The Resurrection of Christ.
-- The Ascension.
-- Pentecost Day.
33 Martyrdom of St. Stephen.
-- Conversion of Paul.
36 St. Paul visits Jerusalem.
40 St. Peter begins his ministry to the Gentiles.
44 Martyrdom of St. James.
47 St. Paul begins his first journey.
50 St. Paul begins his second journey.
53 St. Paul begins his third journey.
57 Arrest and imprisonment of St. Paul.
59 St. Paul is sent to Rome.
70 Jerusalem is destroyed by the Romans.
95 St. John is sent to Patmos.
-- The end of the New Testament period.



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