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                         The Biblical Timeline Of History
For a better understanding of the methodology in construction of the timeline, read Adam When, chapters 3 and 4. Also, read The Clue Phrase "called his name" and The Biblical Calendar of History


CREATION
(about 13,000 years ago) .............................................................................11013 BC

CREATION OF ADAM
......................................................................................................11013 BC

BIRTH OF SETH. Adam was 130 when Seth was born (Gen. 5:3) .............................10883 BC

BIRTH OF ENOS
. Seth was 105 when Enos was born (Gen. 5:6) ..............................10778 BC

END OF ENOS'S PERIOD 905 years after his birth (Gen. 5:11),
which is the year Kenan was born and which began his period ......................................9873 BC 

END OF KENAN'S PERIOD 910 years after his birth (Gen. 5:14).
This is the year Mahalaleel was born and the beginning of his period ...........................8963 BC

END OF MAHALALEEL'
S PERIOD 895 years after his birth (Gen.
5:17). This is the year Jared was born and the beginning of his period .........................8068 BC 

END OF JARED'S PERIOD 962 years after his birth (Gen. 5:20).
This is the year Enoch was born and the beginning of his period ...................................7106 BC

END OF ENOCH'S PERIOD 365 years after his birth (Gen. 5:23).
This is the year Methuselah was born and the beginning of his period ...........................6741 BC

END OF METHUSELAH'S PERIOD 969 years after his birth (Gen. 5:27).
This is the year Lamech was born and the beginning of his period ................................ 5772 BC 

BIRTH OF NOAH. Lamech was 182 when Noah was born (Gen. 5:28-29) ...................5590 BC 

THE FLOOD (about 7,000 years ago). Noah was 600 when the flood
came (Gen. 7:6) ......................................................................................................................4990 BC 

DEATH OF SHEM 502 years after the flood (Gen. 11:10-11). This is
the year Arpachshad was born and the beginning of his period .......................................4488 BC 

END OF ARPACHSHAD'S PERIOD 438 years after his birth (Gen. 11:12-13).
This is the year Shelah was born and the beginning of his period ...................................4050 BC 

END OF SHELAH'S PERIOD 433 years after his birth (Gen.11:14-15).
This is the year Eber was born and the beginning of his period .......................................3617 BC 

END OF EBER'S PERIOD 464 years after his birth (Gen.11:16-17).
This is the year Peleg was born and the beginning of his period ......................................3153 BC 

TOWER OF BABEL. During Peleg's patriarchal period, the division of the continents
occurred. The Tower of Babel must have been between these dates (Gen. 10:25)
....3153-2914 BC 

END OF PELEG'S PERIOD 239 years after his birth (Gen.11:18-19). This
is the year Reu was born and the beginning of his period .................................................2914 BC 

END OF REU'S PERIOD 239 years after his birth (Gen.11:20-21). This
is the year Serug was born and the beginning of his period .............................................2675 BC 

END OF SERUG'S PERIOD 230 years after his birth (Gen. 11:22-23).
This is the year Nahor was born and the beginning of his period .....................................2445 BC 

END OF NAHOR'S PERIOD 148 years after his birth (Gen.11:24-25).
This is the year Terah was born and the beginning of his period .....................................2297 BC 

BIRTH OF ABRAM TO TERAH. Terah was 130 years old at the birth of Abram ........2167 BC

ABRAM ENTERED CANAAN ...........................................................................................2092 BC 

CIRCUMCISION OF ABRAM when he was 99 years of age ..........................................2068 BC 

BIRTH OF ISAAC. Abraham was 100 years of age at the birth of Isaac (Gen. 21:5) ....2067 BC

BIRTH OF JACOB. Isaac was 60 years old at birth of Jacob (Gen. 25:26) ....................2007 BC

- Jacob arrives in Haran at the age of ............................60 
- Jacob works for seven years for Rachel and is
then married to Leah ........................................................67 
- Reuben is born to Leah the following year,
when Jacob is ...................................................................68 
- Simeon is born to Leah when Jacob is .......................69
- Levi is born to Leah when Jacob is .............................70 
- Jacob finishes his second seven-year contract
for Rachel when he is .......................................................74 
- Jacob works for wages for 20 yrs. In the 17th year
of this period, Joseph is born. Jacob is .........................91
-At the end of the 20-yr. period, Joseph is weaned
and Jacob wishes to leaven Haran. He is .....................94 
- Jacob works for six years longer for his flocks
and leaves Haran at age ...............................................100 

JACOB'S NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL when Jacob was 100 ..................................1907 BC

JACOB'S FAMILY ARRIVES IN EGYPT when Jacob is 130 (Gen. 47:9) ....................1877 BC 

Remember that the death year of one patriarch coincides with the birth year
of the next, so the result must look like this: 

Levi's time in Egypt (137 minus 60) .......................77 years
Kohath's period of patriarchal leadership ............133 years
Amram's period of patriarchal leadership ........... 137 years
Aaron's age at the time of the Exodus (Ex. 7:7) .....83 years
                                                                          Total 430 years 

EXODUS FROM EGYPT 430 years later (Exo. 12:40) .....................................................1447 BC 

ENTRANCE INTO CAANAN 40 years later ......................................................................1407 BC

Chronology of the Judges: 
                                                                                                                        
Israel              Heathen
Time Notice                                                                                                Chronology     Oppression
Judges 3:8 Israel served Cushanrishathaim                                                                           8
Judges 3:11 Land had rest                                                                              40
Judges 3:14 Israel served Eglon, King of Moab                                                                   18
Judges 3:30 Land had rest                                                                              80 
Judges 4:3 Israel oppressed by Jabin, King of Canaan                                                      20
Judges 5:31 Land had rest                                                                              40 
Judges 6:1 Israel in hand of Midian                                                                                         7
Judges 8:28 Land had rest                                                                              40
Judges 9:22 Abimelech ruled Israel                                                                 3
Judges 10:2 Tola judged Israel                                                                       23 
Judges 10:3 Jair judged Israel                                                                        22
Judges 10:8 Philistines oppressed Israel                                                                             18
Judges 12:7 Jephthah judged Israel                                                                6
Judges 12:9 Ibzan judged israel                                                                       7
Judges 12:11 Elon judged Isreal                                                                    10
Judges 12:14 Abdon judged Israel                                                                  8
Judges 13:1 Israel in hand of Philistines                                                                               40
Judges 15:20 Samson judged Israel                                                              20
1 Sam 4:18 Eli judged Israel                                                                           40
1 Sam 6:1 Ark in Philistines' hands (7 mo = ~1 yr)                                       1
1 Sam 7:2 From return of Ark to beginning of King Saul's reign                 20 
                                                                                                                     -----------------------------------
                                                                                                Total Years       360                  111
Note: The 111 years of oppression occurred during the total 360 years of the Judges.

SAUL BECOMES KING OF ISRAEL 360 years later
(See Chronology of the Judges above) ..........................................................................1047 BC 

DAVID BECOMES KING OF ISRAEL 40 years later ......................................................1007 BC 

SOLOMON BECOMES KING OF ISRAEL 4 years before David's death .....................971 BC 

FOUNDATION OF TEMPLE LAID in fourth year of Solomon's reign, which is
480 years from the exodus from Egypt (1Kings 6:1) ............................................................967 BC 

DIVISION OF KINGDOM OF ISRAEL upon Solomon's death ..........................................931 BC

Chronology of the Kings of a Divided Kingdom:

                        Judah (2 tribes)                                                                   Israel (10 tribes)
  King         Reign BC I(# of years)     character             King          Reign BC I(# of years)   character 

1. Rehoboam       931-914 (16)          Bad                   1. Jeroboam I          931-910 (22)        Bad 
2. Abijah                914-911 (3)            Bad
3. Asa                    911-870 (41)          Good                 2. Nadab               910-909 (2)            Bad 
                                                                                           3. Baasha             909-886 (24)          Bad
                                                                                           4. Elah                   886-885 (2)            Bad
                                                                                           5. Zimri                  885 (7 days)           Bad
                                                                                           6. Tibni                  885-880* (5)           Bad    
                                                                                           7. Omri                  885-874* (12)         Bad
4. Jehoshaphat    871-846* (25)         Good                  8. Ahab                 874-853* (22)         Bad 
5. Jehoram           854-842* (8)            Bad                    9. Ahaziah            854-853* (2)           Bad
6. Ahaziah             842-841 (1)             Bad                  10. Joram               853-841 (12)          Bad
7. Athaliah             841-835 (6)             Bad                 11. Jehu                   841-813 (28)          Bad
8. Joash                 835-795 (40)          Good                12. Jehoahaz         813-796* (17)        Bad 
9. Amaziah            796-767* (29)         Good                13. Jehoash           798-782* (16)        Bad
10. Azariah (Uzziah) 789-737* (52)     Good                14. Jeroboam II     792-751* (41)        Bad  
                                                                                          15. Zechariah         751-750 (6 mo)     Bad
                                                                                          16. Shallum            750 (1 mo)             Bad 
                                                                                          17. Menahem         750-740 (10)         Bad
                                                                                          18. Pekahiah          740-738 (2)           Bad 
11. Jotham              738-718* (20)       Good                19. Pekah               738-718 (20)         Bad
12. Ahaz                  730-714* (16)        Bad                 20. Hoshea            718-709 (9)            Bad 
13. Hezekiah           715-686 (29)        Good          (Israel conquered by Assyria in 709 BC)
14. Manasseh         697-642                 Bad 
15. Amon                 642-640 (2)           Bad
16. Josiah***           640-609 (31)         Good 
17. Jehoahaz          609 (3 mo.)            Bad          (Remnants of these 10 tribes joined with the
                                                                                    nation of Judah, which is then called Israel) 
18. Jehoiakim         609-598* (11)        Bad
19. Jehoiachin        608-597*                Bad 
(also named:  Coniah or Jeconiah)
20. Zedekiah           597-587                 Bad        (Judah conquered by Babylonians in 587 BC)
(also named Mattaniah)


Israel (10 tribes) destroyed
....................................................................................................709 BC

Israel (Judah augmented by remnants from 10 tribes) subdued by Egypt
..............609 BC

Israel taken in to Babylonian captivity and temple destroyed
.....................................587 BC

Babylon conquered by Cyrus, king of Medes and Persians
(under Cyrus
first contingent of Jews returned to Jerusalem) .......................................................................539 BC

Temple partially rebuilt and rededicated ............................................................................515 BC

Ezra returned to Jerusalem to reestablish the law
..........................................................458 BC

Wall rebuilt by Nehemiah ........................................................................................................445 BC

PERIOD OF SILENCE 

Christ was born ...........................................................................................................................7 BC

Christ was baptized ..................................................................................................................29 AD

Christ died on the cross ..........................................................................................................33 AD

Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans .........................................................................70 AD
 
Israel becomes a nation once again
.......................................................................May 14, 1948

End of Church Age
(Judgment begins with the house of God;
                                      Great Tribulation begins) ..........................................................May 21, 1988

Latter Rain Begins (a great multitude outside of the churches
                                     begin to be saved) ..........................................................September 7, 1994

Spiritual Judgment Day Begins (end of the Great Tribulation) .............................May 21, 2011


* To see how the last 3 end-time dates were first discovered, read How Was May 21, 2011 first Discovered. Then for proofs of these dates, read Proofs For May 21, 2011.

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