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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Roman Empire - Events of the New TestamentEvents of the New Testament, beginning with the birth of Jesus and ending with the writing of Revelation.