Old Testament Chronology
Adapted for pBiblx2 by rpritts
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Bible Chronology of the Old Testament
The following chronological list is adapted from The Chronological Bible. Its purpose is to help you develop an overall understanding of the order of the major people and events of the Bible. The dates are disputed here and there; but overall, they can give you a reference in time and order.
From the Creation to the Flood
|The Pre-existent Christ||kjv@John:1|
|Satan cast out of heaven||kjv@Isaiah:14:12-17|
|Six days of creation||kjv@Genesis:1:3-26|
|Garden of Eden||kjv@Genesis:2:8-17|
|Fall of Adam and Eve||kjv@Genenis:3:1-7|
|Expulsion from Eden||kjv@Genesis:3:21-24|
|Cain kills Abel|| kjv@Genesis:4 |
|Noah is born||kjv@Genesis:5:28-29|
The Flood to the Patriarchs
|Abram (Abraham) is born||kjv@Genesis:11:27 |
|Abram becomes Abraham||kjv@Genesis:17 |
|Birth of Isaac, then Jacob,then Joseph||kjv@Genesis:21-30|
The Patriarchs to the Exodus 1606 - 1462 B.C.
|Joseph sold into slavery to Egypt||kjv@Genesis:27-28 |
|Famine and move of Hebrews to Egypt||kjv@Genesis:41 |
|The Hebrew population grows||kjv@Genesis:47:27|
|Their bondage and oppression||kjv@Exodus:8 |
|Moses is born||kjv@Exodus:6:20|
The Exodus to Entering Canaan 1462 - 1422 B.C.
|The 10 plagues against Egypt|| kjv@Exodus:7-11 |
|The Hebrews are freed then pursued|| kjv@Exodus:12 |
|Crossing the Red Sea||kjv@Exodus:13-15 |
|Receiving the 10 Commandments||kjv@Exodus:20 |
|Israel wanders in the desert for 40 years||kjv@Numbers:14|
Canaan to the Reign of King Saul 1422 - 1065 B. C.
|Canaan||1200 - 750 B. C.|
|Israel becomes a world power, Samson is born||kjv@Judges:13 |
|Saul becomes first King||kjv@1Samuel:9|
The Reign of King David 1025 - 985 B. C.
|David and Goliath||kjv@1Samuel:17 |
|David becomes King||kjv@2Samuel:5 |
|David with Bathsheba||kjv@2Samuel:11 |
|Absalom's rebellion||kjv@2Samuel:15-18 |
|David prepares temple materials||kjv@1Chronicles:22|
The Reign of King Solomon 985 - 945 B. C.
|Solomon becomes King||kjv@1Kings:1 |
|Solomon asks God for wisdom||kjv@1Kings:3 |
|The building of the Temple||kjv@1Kings:6 |
The Divided Kingdom (Israel and Judah) From Solomon to the Fall of Israel 945 - 586 B. C.
|The nation of Israel divided into two: Israel|
to the north and Judah to the south. This period
was full of kings, who ruled each realm. Many of
the kings were evil. Other gods were worshiped
occasionally. During this time Elijah has his
ministry. Hosea preached. Jonah dealt with
Nineveh. Rome was founded. The temple was
The Fall of Israel to the Fall of Judah 721 - 586 B. C.
|Both Israel and Judah fall to foreign powers. |
Micah prophesies. Isaiah is martyred. Jeremiah
is born. Daniel is born. Zephaniah
prophesies. Ezekiel is born. Jeremiah preaches.
Israel is taken into Captivity 586 - 516 B.C.
|Ezekiel prophesies as Jerusalem falls||kjv@Ezekiel:33 |
|Nebuchadnezzar's image||kjv@Daniel:3 |
|Daniel's vision of the four beasts||kjv@Daniel:7 |
|Daniel's vision of the 70 weeks||kjv@Daniel:9 |
|Fall of Babylon to Persians||kjv@Isaiah:13 kjv@Jeremiah:25|
The Restoration from Captivity 516 -400 B. C.
|Dedication of the Temple|| kjv@Ezra:6 |
|Deliverance of the Jews|| kjv@Esther:8 |
|Ezra prepares to return to Jerusalem|| kjv@Ezra:7 |
|Building of the wall of Jerusalem||kjv@Nehemiah:2 |
Time Between the Testaments 400 B. C. - 5. A.D.
|Greece is the world power from 331 - 168 B. C.|
|Rome is the world power from 168 B. C. - 476|
|God does not speak for about 400 years|
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A brief chronology of Old Testament events.