10820 promised land

Chronology Chart of Important OT Dates

  • 2166 BCE

    Birth of Abraham

    (Merrill, 41) Origins: Gen. 11:10-26
  • 2091 BCE

    Abraham's Departure from Haran and entrance into Canaan/Departure to Egypt

    (Merrill, 47) Gen. 12:4
  • 2081 BCE

    Abraham's Marriage to Hagar

    (Merrill, 47)
  • 2081 BCE

    Birth of Ishmael

    (Merrill, 47)
  • 2067 BCE

    Reaffirmation of the Covenant

    (Merrill, 47)
  • 2067 BCE

    Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

    (Merrill, 47)
  • 2066 BCE

    Birth of Isaac

    (Merrill, 47) Gen. 21:2
  • 2029 BCE

    Death of Sarah at Hebron

    (Merrill, 47) Gen. 23:1-2
  • 1991 BCE

    Death of Abraham

    (Merrill, 47)
  • 1446 BCE

    Start of Exodus from Egypt

    (Merrill, 84)
  • 1406 BCE

    Beginning of the Conquest

    (Merrill, 166)
  • 1120 BCE

    Birth of Samuel

    Born after the beginning of Philistine oppression in 1124 BC, brought about their end in 1084 BC; 35 years before first monarchical King (Saul) 1 Sam. 7:13-14 (Merrill, 197)
  • Period: 1051 BCE to 1011 BCE

    Reign of King Saul (Bad)

    (Merrill, 212)
  • Period: 1011 BCE to 971 BCE

    Reign of King David

    1011 over Judah, 1004 over all Israel to 971 (Merrill, 261)
  • Period: 971 BCE to 931 BCE

    Reign of King Solomon (Bad)

    (Merrill, 330)
  • 966 BCE

    Building of Solomon's Temple

    1 Kings 6:1, April/May 966 BC (Merrill, 310)
  • 931 BCE

    Start of the Divided Monarchy: United Kingdom Split into Israel and Judah

    (Merrill, 210) Coincided with death of Solomon, 1 Kin. 11:42
  • Period: 931 BCE to 910 BCE

    Reign of King Jeroboam of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 931 BCE to 913 BCE

    Reign of King Rehoboam of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 913 BCE to 911 BCE

    Reign of Abijah of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 911 BCE to 870 BCE

    Reign of Asa of Judah (Good)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 910 BCE to 909 BCE

    Reign of King Nadab of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 909 BCE to 886 BCE

    Reign of King Baasha of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 886 BCE to 885 BCE

    Reign of King Elah of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 885 BCE to 885 BCE

    Reign of King Zimri of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 885 BCE to 881 BCE

    Reign of King Tibni of Israel (Bad)

    (Keiser, 457)
  • Period: 885 BCE to 874 BCE

    Reign of King Omri of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 874 BCE to 853 BCE

    Reign of King Ahab of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 873 BCE to 848 BCE

    Reign of King Jehoshaphat of Judah (Good)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 860 BCE to 852 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Elijah

    Trek to Horeb in 857 BC Ahab had many confrontations with Elijah; 1 Kgs. 17-19, 21; 2 Kgs. 1:1-2:14 (Kreider, 477)
  • Period: 853 BCE to 852 BCE

    Reign of King Ahaziah of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 852 BCE to 841 BCE

    Reign of King Joram of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 852 BCE to 841 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Joel

    (Merrill, 398)
  • Period: 850 BCE to 795 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Elisha

    (Kreider, 482) During reign of Joram/Jehoram; 2 Kgs. 5; 2 Kgs. 6:10
  • Period: 848 BCE to 841 BCE

    Reign of King Jehoram of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • 845 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Obadiah

    (Keiser, 487)
  • Period: 841 BCE to 814 BCE

    Reign of King Jehu of Israel (Bad)

    Jehu's Accession Associated with the Assyrian Eclipse of June 15, 763 BC (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 841 BCE to 841 BCE

    Reign of King Ahaziah of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 841 BCE to 835 BCE

    Reign of Queen Athaliah of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 835 BCE to 796 BCE

    Reign of King Joash of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 814 BCE to 798 BCE

    Reign of King Jehoahaz of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 798 BCE to 782 BCE

    Reign of King Jehoash of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 796 BCE to 767 BCE

    Reign of King Amaziah of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 793 BCE to 753 BCE

    Reign of King Jereboam II of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 792 BCE to 740 BCE

    Reign of King Uzziah of Judah (Good)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 780 BCE to 765 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Jonah

    (Keiser, 509)
  • 763 BCE

    Assyrian Eclipse

    June 15, 763 BC
  • Period: 753 BCE to 753 BCE

    Reign of King Zechariah of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 752 BCE to 752 BCE

    Reign of King Shallum of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 752 BCE to 742 BCE

    Reign of King Menahem of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 752 BCE to 732 BCE

    Reign of King Pekah of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • 750 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Amos

    (Keiser, 508)
  • Period: 750 BCE to 731 BCE

    Reign of King Jotham of Judah (Good)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 745 BCE to 735 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Hosea

    (Keiser, 508)
  • Period: 742 BCE to 740 BCE

    Reign of King Pekahiah of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 740 BCE to 686 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Isaiah

    (Keiser, 510)
  • Period: 735 BCE to 715 BCE

    Reign of King Ahaz (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 732 BCE to 722 BCE

    Reign of King Hoshea of Israel (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 729 BCE to 686 BCE

    Reign of King Hezekiah of Judah (Good)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 727 BCE to 722 BCE

    Reign of Shalmaneser V of Assyria

    (Keiser, 515)
  • 725 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Micah

    (509, Keiser)
  • 722 BCE

    Fall of the Northern Kingdom of Israel by Assyria

    Kings Sargon II and Shalmaneser V of Assyria involved 2 Kgs. 17:5; 18:9-10 (Keiser, 522)
  • Period: 722 BCE to 705 BCE

    Reign of Sargon II of Assyria

    (Keiser, 516)
  • Period: 722 BCE to 612 BCE

    Assyria is the World Power in the Ancient Near East

    Invasion of Northern Kingdom to destruction of Nineveh
  • Period: 696 BCE to 642 BCE

    Reign of King Manasseh of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 663 BCE to 612 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Nahum

    (Merrill, 402)
  • Period: 642 BCE to 640 BCE

    Reign of King Amon of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 640 BCE to 609 BCE

    Reign of King Josiah of Judah (Good)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 627 BCE to 562 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Jeremiah

    (Keiser, 559)
  • 622 BCE

    Book of the Law Recovered During Temple Repairs

    (Merrill, 456) 2 Kgs. 22:8-13
  • Period: 615 BCE to 598 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Habakkuk

    (Keiser, 559)
  • 612 BCE

    Fall of Nineveh

    Assyria is Considerably Weakened by Babylon (Merrill, 467)
  • Period: 609 BCE to 609 BCE

    Reign of King Jehoahaz of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 608 BCE to 598 BCE

    Reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • 605 BCE

    First Attack on Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar

    Resulted in First Babylonian Exile - 605 BC (Keiser, 571)
  • 605 BCE

    Egypt is Defeated and Assyria Falls at the Battle of Carchemish

    Death of Nabopolassar in August 15, 605 BC (Merrill, 463)
  • Period: 605 BCE to 562 BCE

    Reign of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon

    Accession of King Nebuchadnezzar: September 7, 605 BC (Merrill, 482)
  • Period: 605 BCE to 539 BCE

    Bablyon is the World Power in the Ancient Near East

    Fall of Assyria and defeat of Egypt to Persian invasion
  • Period: 605 BCE to 536 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Daniel

    (Merrill, 494)
  • Period: 598 BCE to 597 BCE

    Reign of King Jehoiachin of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • 597 BCE

    Second Attack on Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar

    Resulted in Second Babylonian Exile - 597 BC (Merrill, 464) (Keiser, 571)
  • Period: 597 BCE to 586 BCE

    Reign of King Zedekiah of Judah (Bad)

    (Merrill, 336)
  • Period: 593 BCE to 571 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Ezekiel

    (Merrill, 495)
  • 588 BCE

    Third Attack on Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar

    Resulted in Destruction of the Temple - 586 BC
    Resulted in Third Babylonian Exile - 586 BC (Merrill, 465) (Keiser, 571)
  • 539 BCE

    The Fall of Babylon at the Hand of Persia

    October 29, 539 BC, Cyrus enters in peace (Merrill, 489)
  • Period: 539 BCE to 333 BCE

    Persia is the World Power in the Ancient Near East

    Defeat of Babylon to entrance of Alexander the Great (Merrill, 510)
  • 537 BCE

    First Return from Babylonian Exile

    Cyrus's decree in 583 BC Predicted in Jer. 25:12; 29:10 (Merrill, 482)
  • 520 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Haggai

    (Keiser, 600)
  • 520 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Zechariah

    (Keiser, 600)
  • 516 BCE

    Completion of the Rebuilding of the Second Temple (Zerubabbel's Temple)

    (Keiser, 570)
  • 458 BCE

    Second Return from Babylonian Exile

    Ezra's Return Ezra 7:9; 8:31 (Keiser, 606)
  • 445 BCE

    Third Return from Babylonian Exile

    Nehemiah's Return Neh. 2 (Keiser, 608)
  • Period: 433 BCE to 425 BCE

    Ministry of the Prophet Malachi

    (Keiser, 611)