Mesopotamia - Invention of WritingMesopotamia, in present-day Iraq, was the site of the invention of the first form of writing. Cuneiform was made up of wedge-shaped marks in clay tablets.
Ur of the Chaldeans - God makes a covenant with Abram (Gen 12)God makes a covenant--an unconditional promise--to Abram, promising to bless Abram in various ways.
Mt Sinai - God renews His covenantAbram questions God's promise. God renews his covenant.
Canaan - Birth of IshmaelIshmael, the son of Abram and Hagar, is born.
Sodom and Gomorrah - Destruction of Sodom and GomorrahSodom and Gomorrah are completely destroyed by God in retribution for their corruption and sinfulness. https://biblehub.com/timeline/
Moriah - Abraham almost sacrificing IsaacGod shows his glory through Abraham's total obedience and God's complete control of the situation. For Abraham to trust God completely, God must be really great. This is evidence of God's greatness and how he deserves to be glorified. By obeying God unquestioningly, Abraham glorified God and perpetrated God's glory on earth. Also, God shows how awesome he is by showing his foreknowledge and control. He commands Abraham to kill his son but then stops him. This shows immense power in God's glory.
Joseph Typology Part 1Genesis 50:20 "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."
This is symbolic of Jesus's life, whose death was intended for evil but ultimately led to great good. Joseph acknowledges that he was betrayed by his brothers, which was an act of evil. However, because of this, he was able to be exalted and save the lives of many (good). He himself reflects on this, showing his love for his brothers just as Jesus loved humanity.
Middle East - Invention of the Hebrew LanguageKnown as Semitic scripts, currently known as Aleph Bet. Pictographic and written from right to left.
No punctuation/capitalization, different grammar rules.
No verses in the Bible Source: Mr. Poole
Egypt - Amenemhat IV begins his reign.Amenemhat IV reigned for nine years (1816-1807) during the lifetime of Abraham.
Canaan - Joseph is sold into slaveryJoseph was overpowered and sold into slavery by his brothers, who at first wanted to kill him. https://amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/q27_joseph_how_long_in_prison/
Egypt - Joseph becomes second in command in EgyptJoseph is recommended as an interpreter for Pharaoh. He interprets the Pharaoh's dream and warns of a seven-year famine in the future. Pharaoh is pleased and places him as his right-hand man. https://amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/q27_joseph_how_long_in_prison/
Middle East - Writing of GenesisCredited to Moses.
Ch. 1-11 are impossible to "date" but Abram/Abraham was born around 2166 BCE.
Genre & Literary Style: 2 historical narratives and a few passages of poetry. Some genealogy. Themes & Structure: creation, death, flood, covenant, providence.
Ch. 1-11, creation, fall, flood, Babel
Ch. 12-50: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph Source: Mr. Poole
Egypt - Battle of PelusiumEgypt is invaded and conquered by the Persian Empire in the Battle of Pelusium.
Nola, Italy - Death of Caesar AugustusThe Emperor of Rome, Augustus dies in the city of Nola in Italy. Tiberius succeeds him
Joseph Typology Part 2Acts 2:23-24 "wicked men, put him to death on a cross" "raised him from the dead"
This is a summary of Jesus's death and resurrection, showing how God used evil acts to ultimately bring about good. Just like Joseph, who was betrayed and enslaved but, through God, became Pharaoh's second in command (brought back to "life" in a figurative sense) and the savior of many starving people, Jesus was betrayed by Judas and killed but was resurrected and used by God to save all that believe in him.
Golgotha, Jerusalem - Crucifixion of JesusApproximate date of Jesus' death
Asia Minor - Paul's First Missionary JourneyPaul begins his first missionary journey in Syrian Antioch, traveling with Barnabas. This is the shortest in time and distance of his journeys. They traveled around the underside of Asia Minor.
Asia Minor, Greece, Israel - Paul's Second Missionary JourneyPaul begins his second missionary journey in Syrian Antioch, traveling with Silas. They revisit the cities of Paul's previous missionary journey and travel around Asia Minor and Greece, then to Israel and back to Antioch.
Syrian Antioch - Paul's Third Missionary JourneyBeginning in Syrian Antioch, Paul and Silas travel and revisit the cities of their previous two journeys. Paul is arrested in Jerusalem and appeals to Caesar.
Mexico and Central America - Beginning of the Aztec Language (Nahuatl)The beginning of the Aztec spoken language Nahuatl and Aztec oral tradition.
Hong Kong - Rhonda Tse's BirthdayIt was not fun. Source: my birth certificate
Hong Kong - Rhonda Tse becomes a student at ICSThe year Rhonda enrolls at ICS, in P1.
United States of America - God's covenant with Abraham being fulfilled todayIn Gen 12:2, God promises Abraham that he will make him "into a great nation"; in Gen 17:8, God promises Abraham the whole of Canaan. This is being fulfilled today with the recognition of Golan heights as under Israel's sovereignty. Slowly but surely, God is returning the land he promised them to Abraham's descendants. God is using the U.S. in fulfilling his covenant by recognizing Israel as a state as well as recognizing their ownership of Canaan.
Hong Kong - Personal ReflectionGen 13:10-13. I identify with Lot and had a decision to choose between short term gain that wasn't good for me and another seemingly less desirable but more healthy choice. Like Lot, who "saw that the whole plain...was well watered" and chose the pretty land filled with sin, I chose the short-sighted choice of a giant tasty-looking oyster. However, just as Lot faced danger as a consequence of his unknowing choice, I was impacted by my decision when as a result I became violently ill.
Period:2,128 BCEto-406 BCE
Middle East and Northeast Africa - Events of the Old TestamentEvents of the Old Testament, beginning with the birth of Abraham and ending 400 years before the beginning of New Testament events. Source: http://thirdmill.org/answers/answer.asp/file/40005
Period:1,836 BCEto1,689 BCE
Middle East - Jacob's LifespanJacob had a long and interesting life. He traveled and lived in many different places. He was very flawed bu through God good came from his life.
Period:1,754 BCEto1,743 BCE
Egypt - Joseph works for PotipharJoseph is sold as a slave to Potiphar. Potiphar entrusts him with managing his entire household. However, Potiphar's wife attempts to sexually assault him. Joseph resists and Potiphar's wife, humiliated, accuses him of rape.
Period:1,743 BCEto1,741 BCE
Egypt - Joseph is back in PrisonPotiphar believes his wife and puts Joseph in prison. He becomes a prison manager but continues to be imprisoned. During his time in prison, he interprets a baker's and cupbearer's dreams. https://amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/q27_joseph_how_long_in_prison/
Roman Empire - Events of the New TestamentEvents of the New Testament, beginning with the birth of Jesus and ending with the writing of Revelation.