Jerell's Old Testament Timeline

Timeline created by Jerell Wenger
In History
  • 1,052 BCE

    Saul Becomes King

    Saul Becomes King
    Israel wanted a king, and God chose Saul by the casting the lots. Saul hid in the baggage but was found. So Saul was annointed by Samuel the prohpet.
  • 1,042 BCE

    Jonathan attacks the Philistines with His Amrour-bearer

    Jonathan attacks the Philistines with His Amrour-bearer
    Jonathan and his armour-bearer attacked the philistine garrison and killed 20 men by themselves. Then the philistines began killing themselves and Israel attacked and won a victory. Saul made vow saying anyone who eats will die and Jonathan ate but was spared.
  • 1,040 BCE

    David Born

    David Born
    David was the son of Jesse. He was born in Bethlehem. He was a shepard boy for his father as a child. He was described as ruddy.
  • 1,029 BCE

    Saul Rejected as King and David Anointed

    Saul Rejected as King and David Anointed
    Saul was impatient and when Samual did not come right to offer the offering before battle, He did not himself. Samuel was very angery and told him the kingdom was departed from him. Saul also disobeyed by not killing all of the Amalekites and thier animals. Samuel was told by God to go to Jesse and anoint one of his sons as king. All the older sons passed by and finally Samuel asked if Jesse had any other sons. David came and was anointed
  • 1,025 BCE

    David kills Goliath

    David kills Goliath
    The Israelites were at war with the philistines and David's brother were fighting in Saul's army. David was sent by his father to bring them food. He heard Goliath challenge the Israelies and volunteered to fight. He slung a stone and killed Goliath, he then cut off his head. Israel won the battle.
  • 1,024 BCE

    Jonathan and David Become Best Friends

    Jonathan and David Become Best Friends
    Jonathan and David become great friends. When David has to flee from the palace Jonathan brings him news of Saul. Jonathan says David will be king over him.
  • 1,018 BCE

    David Gathers 400 Men in the Cave at Adullam

    David Gathers 400 Men in the Cave at Adullam
    After being forced the flee from Saul, David hid in the cave at Adullam. There 400 outcast men gathered to him like an army. These men made up his band. David also wrote a psalm there.
  • 1,016 BCE

    David Spares Saul's Life

    David Spares Saul's Life
    Saul was searching for David in the wilderness to kill him. Saul went into a cave to relieve himself and it happened to be the same cave where David and his men were all hiding. David cut off a Saul's part of Saul's clothing, then after Saul left David showed it to him. Saul said David was a better man than himself and left off searching for him for a while.
  • 1,015 BCE

    David Marries Abigail

    David Marries Abigail
    David and his men protect Nabal's flocks. Nabal refuses to pay them for this service. David plans to kill Nabal, but Abigial interfers and gives David and his men the pay and extra. Nabal dies of a heart attack and David marries Abigail.
  • 1,010 BCE

    Saul Consults a Witch and then Dies in Battle

    Saul Consults a Witch and then Dies in Battle
    Saul was desparate becuase God would not answer him anymore, and the philistines were attacking them agian. So he went to a witch and ordered her to raise up Samaul from the dead. The spirit she raised up told Saul he would die in battle with the philistines and he did.
  • 1,003 BCE

    David conquers Jerusalem

    David conquers Jerusalem
    David took this important and very fortified city. The Jebusites inhabited it since Joshua failed to drive them out. They said it was so strong, if they were lame and blind David could not enter it. David said the first man up the water shaft, the weakness of the city, would be his commander. Joab was the first up. Then David made this his capital city
  • -997 BCE

    David Finds Mephibosheth and is Kind to Him

    David Finds Mephibosheth and is Kind to Him
    David was sorry for the loss of his best friend Jonathan in the battle with the phiistines. So David asked if there was any of Jonathan's kin still alive. Only Mephibosheth was found and he was lame. David gave him all the land belonging to the house of Saul. David also let him eat from the king's table and gave him many servants.
  • -992 BCE

    David and Bathsheba

    David and Bathsheba
    David saw Bathsheba when she was bathing commited adultery with and her. Then he had killed her husband in battle so he could marry her. He was rebuked by Nathan the prophet for this and a terrible plague came to Israel.
  • -970 BCE

    Solomon becomes King

    Solomon becomes King
    David is old and Adonijah tries to make hiself king, so David quickly makes Solomon king. Joab dies because he followed Adonijah. Solomon establishes a strong kingdom.
  • -967 BCE

    Solomon Prays for Wisdom

    Solomon Prays for Wisdom
    Solomon is sleeping and God comes to him in a dream and tells him that he can have anything he asks. Solomon is very humble and asks for wisdom to rule the people. God says he will give him wisdom and wealth also because of what he asked.
  • -959 BCE

    Solomon builds the Temple

    Solomon builds the Temple
    David wanted to biuld a house for God, but God said he could not. So David annointed Solomon to biuld to the temple and gave him plans for it. Solomon biult the temple with cut stones and cedar and overlaid it with gold. It was very expensive. Hiram, King of Tyre sent workers and cedar. Solomon made the people of Israelite work. It took 7 years to biuld the temple. Then Solomon biult a palace for himself. It took him 13 years to biuld that. Hiram, a skilled worker did all the bronze work.
  • -946 BCE

    Solomon Completes His Palace

    Solomon Completes His Palace
    Solomon was extremely wealthy. So after he built the temple, he constructed a very, very expensive palace for himself. It took him 13 years to complete.
  • -945 BCE

    Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon

    Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon
    The Queen of Sheba heard of all of Solomon's wealth and wisdom. So she came to see if it was true and found that it was more so than she had heard. She was amazed and returned to her own country with gifts from Solomon.
  • -930 BCE

    Jeroboam warned

    Jeroboam warned
    A prophet came to Jeroboam when he was worshipping a idol and siad a new king would come destroy the idols and kill the priests. Then Jeroboam siad to kill the man and his hand shriveled up. The man healed him though and left. On the way home the prophet died because he turned aside and ate food, which was disobeying God.
  • -926 BCE

    Rehoboam Raided by Shishack

    Rehoboam Raided by Shishack
    Shishack the king of Egpyt came and took all the riches that Solomon had made in the temple and palace. This was becuase Rehoboam was a sinful king.
  • -915 BCE

    Jeroboam's Child Dies

    Jeroboam's Child Dies
    Jeroboam's child was sick and he sent his wife to a prophet to ask what would happen to him. The prophet was blind but knew who it was who came to him. The prophet said the child would die and it did, becuase of Jeroboam's sins.
  • -887 BCE

    Elah is Killed Soon After Becoming King

    Elah is Killed Soon After Becoming King
    Elah was the son of Baasha. He reigned only a year or two. He reigned over Israel in the north. He was killed by his servant Zimri, who stole the crown.
  • -886 BCE

    Zimri Reigns in Israel

    Zimri Reigns in Israel
    Zimri killed Elah and stole the crown. He then killed all of Baasha's house. He only ruled 7 days before Omri attacked him and he kiled himself.
  • -886 BCE

    Omri Becomes King

    Omri Becomes King
    Omri ruled over Israel. At first Israel split, but his half conquered the other half. He riegned 12 years. He biult Samiria and was buried there. He did evil in the sight of the Lord.
  • -874 BCE

    Ahab becomes king

    Ahab becomes king
    Ahab is Omri's son. Ahab reigns for 22 years over Israel. He did evil in the sight of the Lord. His wife was Jeroboam. He served Baal
  • -872 BCE

    Jehoshaphat Becomes King

    Jehoshaphat Becomes King
    Jehoshaphat was king over Judah in the north. He was a good king. He tried to God and walked in the ways of David. God made him wealthy. He tried to get the people of Judah to turn back to God. He reigned for 25 years in Judah.
  • -869 BCE

    Jehoshaphat sends out Levites to teach the people the Law

    Jehoshaphat sends out Levites to teach the people the Law
    Jehoshaphat followed God. He wanted Judah to follow God as well. So he sent priests and Levites out to teach the people waht God wanted them to do. He also made judges over the people to judge in God's ways. God blessed him at this time.
  • -855 BCE

    Ahab steals Naboth's Vineyard

    Ahab steals Naboth's Vineyard
    Ahab wanted Naboth's vineyard and offered to buy it, but Naboth refused to sell. Jezbeel then had Naboth killed and Ahab took the vineyard. Ahab then meet Elijah in the vineyard and he siad Ahab would be punished. Ahab then repented.
  • -853 BCE

    Ahab defeats Benhadad the King of Syria

    Ahab defeats Benhadad the King of Syria
    Ahab has a way smaller army, but wins becuase the Syrians are drunk. Then the Syrians come agian to battle in the valley rather than the hills, becuase they think the God of Israel only governed the hills. Ahab wins agian and captures the king, but spares him. God says he should have killed the king and is angry with Ahab.
  • -853 BCE

    Miciah Prophesies Agianst Ahab

    Miciah Prophesies Agianst Ahab
    Ahab wants to fight the Syrains. He gets Jehoshaphat to help him. he asks his false prophets what to do and they give him good news. Then he asks Miciah, God's true prophet and he gives him bad news. So he puts Miciah in prison.
  • -853 BCE

    Jehoshaphat joins Ahab in the battle vs Syrians

    Jehoshaphat joins Ahab in the battle vs Syrians
    Jehoshaphat agreed to join Ahab to fight the Syrains. They listened to the false prophets and did not listen to God. Ahab was killed, Jehoshaphat escaped, but they lost the battle. God was not happy with Jehoshaphat.
  • -852 BCE

    Ahab is Killed in the Battle with the Syrains

    Ahab is Killed in the Battle with the Syrains
    Just as God told him through the prophet Miciah, Ahab was killed in the battle. Ahab disguised himself as a common soldier, but a random man shot a bow and killed him.
  • -850 BCE

    God fights for Jehoshaphat

    God fights for Jehoshaphat
    Jehoshaphat prayed to God. God siad him would fight for him. Jehoshaphat put singers in the front of his army. When they arrived at the battle sight, the enemy had all killed themselves.
  • -850 BCE

    Elisha suceeds Elijah

    Elisha suceeds Elijah
    Elijah tells Elisha to leave him, but Elisha refused. Elijah then partes the Jordan and crosses, Elisha comes too. Elisha then askes for a double portion of Elijah's spirit to be upon him. Elijah agrees. Elijah then goes up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha parts the Jordan and Elijah's spirit is upon him.
  • -849 BCE

    Jehoram becomes King

    Jehoram becomes King
    Jehoram was thirty two years old when he became King. He was king over Judah in the south. He was Jehoshaphat's firstborn son. He killed all his brothers. He then reigned for 8 years.He married the daughter of Ahab. He did not follow God. He was bad King and enticed Judah into whoredom. God sent disease on Jehoram because of his evil.
  • -849 BCE

    Elisha and the Widow's oil

    Elisha and the Widow's oil
    A widow who had been the wife of one of the sons of the prophets, came to Elisha and said she had a debt and no money. She would have to sell her sons as slaves. All she had was a pot of oil. Elisha told her to pour out the oil in other jars and sell it. She did and the oil flowed until she filled all the jars she had.
  • -848 BCE

    Elisha pufies a pot of stew.

    Elisha pufies a pot of stew.
    There was a famine and they made stew for the sons of the prophets. Someone put poisonous plants in the pot of stew by accident. The people started to get sick as they were eating it and realized what had happened. Elisha threw flour in the pot and the stew was healthy agian.
  • -752 BCE

    Zechariah's Reign in Israel

    Zechariah's Reign in Israel
    He is a bad king. He is the last of Jehu's dynasty. He reigns only six months. He is killed by Shallum
  • -752 BCE

    Shallum Reign in Israel

    Shallum Reign in Israel
    Shallum killed Zechariach. He was a bad king and only reigned one month. He was killed by Menaham.
  • -702 BCE

    The Sun goes back for Hezekiah

    The Sun goes back for Hezekiah
    Isaiah the prophet told Hezekiah he was going to die. Hezekiah pleaded with God and God told him through Isaiah that he would live another 15 years. Hezekiah asked for a sign and Isaiah asked him if he wanted the sundial to go back or front 10 degrees. He chose back and it did. He lived another 15 years
  • -660 BCE

    Manasseh's Repetence

    Manasseh's Repetence
    Manasseh did much evil and was a major idol worshipper. So God had him captued by the Assyrians. He then prayed and cried out to God and repented. God forgave him and deliver him from the Assyrians. After this Manasseh knew the Lord was God. He put away all the idols he made and worshipped God.
  • -609 BCE

    Jehoahaz's Reign in Judah

    Jehoahaz's Reign in Judah
    Jehoahaz was Josiah's son. He was 23 when he began to reign and reigned only 3 months. He had to pay tribute to Egypt. Then he was taken captive to Eypt.
  • -597 BCE

    Jehoichin's Reign over Judah

    Jehoichin's Reign over Judah
    Jehoichin was 18 when he became king. He reigned for 3 months and 10 days. He did evil and was a bad king. Nebuchadnezzar took him away to Babylon
  • Period:
    1,062 BCE
    to
    1,010 BCE

    Jonathan's Life and Death

    Jonathan was Saul's son. He would have been the heir to the throne, if not for David. He became David's best friend. He was very loyal to David but not so to his father. He died in the same battle with the philistines as his father Saul.
  • Period:
    1,003 BCE
    to
    -970 BCE

    David Reigns as King

    David was asked by the tribes to become the king after defeating Ish-bosheth. Many, many warriors and his valiant men all attended his massive coronition. During his reign he made few faults, but was a good king. David wrote a lot of psalms now and at the end of his reign, he made plans for the temple.
  • Period:
    -931 BCE
    to
    -910 BCE

    Jeroboam of Israel's reign

    Jeroboam was king over ten tribes over Israel in the north. He was a bad king and made altars for idol worship. He riegned at the same time as Rehoboam. He reigned for 22 years.
  • Period:
    -930 BCE
    to
    -913 BCE

    Rehoboam of Judah's Reign

    Rehoboam was Solomon's son and he became the king over Judah, which was in the south. Judah was the tribes of Judah Benjimin and some of the Levites as well. He reigned 17 years.
  • Period:
    -907 BCE
    to
    -848 BCE

    Jehoshaphat's Life (reigned 25 years in Judah)

    Jehoshaphat was born to Asa and Azubah. His name means God has judged. He succeeded Asa as the king of Judah. He died at the end of his 25 year reign and turned the kingdom over to his son, Jehoram.
  • Period:
    -842 BCE
    to
    -835 BCE

    Athaliah is Queen of Judah

    Athaliah is an evil queen. She reigns over Judah in the south. She kills all of the line of David except Joash. Joash is rescued and Jesus comes through him. She reigns 7 years. Then Joash is crowned king as a boy and she is executed.
  • Period:
    -841 BCE
    to
    -814 BCE

    Jehu of Israel's reign

    Jehu was the king of Israel in the north. He killed almost all ahab's family. He killed all the worshippers of baal and stopped baal worship. He killed Ahaziah and Joram and Jezbeel. He drove chariots recklessly. He reigned for 28 years
  • Period:
    -840 BCE
    to
    -841 BCE

    Ahaziah of Judah's reign

    Ahaziah came to throne when he was 22. He reinged in Judah in the south. He reigned less than one year. He was the son of Athaliah. He joined his uncle Joram, king over Israel and was killed by Jehu there.
  • Period:
    -835 BCE
    to
    -796 BCE

    Joash of Judah's Reign

    Joash was king of Judah. He became king at age 7. Jehoida was his advisor. He was good king and repaired the temple. He then killed Jehoida's son after Jehoida died. Then Syrians beat him and he was killed by his own servants.
  • Period:
    -815 BCE
    to
    -798 BCE

    Jehaohaz of Israel's reign

    He was a evil king in Israel. He reigned for 17 yrs. God was mad with Israel and let the Syrains destroy thier army and rampage Israel and take thier land.
  • Period:
    -798 BCE
    to
    -782 BCE

    Jehoash of Israel's reign

    He ruled for 16 yrs. over Israel. He was the son of Jehoahaz. He did evil, however he smote Syria three times becuase of Elisha's last phophecy.
  • Period:
    -796 BCE
    to
    -767 BCE

    Amaziah of Judah's reign

    Amaziah was Joash's son. He reigned 29 yrs. He did what was right, but not with his whole heart. He won a victory vs the Edomintes with God's help. Then he foolishly fought with Israel and lost. He was killed in Lachish.
  • Period:
    -794 BCE
    to
    -753 BCE

    Jeroboam 2 of Israel's Reign

    He ruled 41 yrs. in Israel. He was Jehoash's son. He did evil. However God restored Israel through him.
  • Period:
    -792 BCE
    to
    -739 BCE

    Uzziah/Azariah Reigns in Judah.

    He was a good king. It was a very prosperous time in Judah. He beat all his enemies. He made war machines and biult towers. His army was famous. He then became proud and offer incense himself in the temple. So God made him a leper.
  • Period:
    -752 BCE
    to
    -742 BCE

    Menaham's Reign over Israel

    He was a bad king. He reigned 10 years. He killed Shallum. He taxed the people to gave the king of Assyria money.
  • Period:
    -748 BCE
    to
    -732 BCE

    Jotham's Reign over Judah

    Jotham was the son Uzziah. He was a good king. He biult the upper gate and cities in Judah. He beat the ammonites and made them pay tribute. He didn't take down the high places. He reigned for 16 years
  • Period:
    -742 BCE
    to
    -740 BCE

    Pekahiah's Reign over Israel

    He was bad and king and reigned for two years. He was killed by his son Pekah,
  • Period:
    -740 BCE
    to
    -732 BCE

    Pekah's Reign over Israel

    He killed Pekahiah and stole the throne. He was a bad king. He reigned for 8 years. He was beaten and carried away by Assyria.
  • Period:
    -731 BCE
    to
    -715 BCE

    Ahaz's Reign in Judah

    He was a bad king. He burned his son as a offering to idols. He reigned for 16 years. He biult altar to idols in Jerusalem. He messed up the temple.
  • Period:
    -731 BCE
    to
    -722 BCE

    Hoshea's Reign in Israel.

    He was a bad king, but not as bad as others before him. He reigned for 9 years.He killed Pekah to become king. He was taken captive by Assyria after paying them tribute for awhile.
  • Period:
    -715 BCE
    to
    -686 BCE

    Hezekiah's Reign over Judah

    Hezekiah was a good king. He followed God and trust him greatly. He reigned for 29 years. He biult a tunnel to bring water in Jerusalem when they were sieged. He was sieged by the Assyrians and trusted God and God killed 185,000 Assyrians and delivered them. He cleansed the temple dedicated the preists. He torn down his father's altars. He removed the high places.
  • Period:
    -697 BCE
    to
    -642 BCE

    Mannaseh's Reign over Judah

    Mannaseh was 12 years old when he began to reign. He reigned for 55 years in Jerusalem. He rebiult the high places. He worshipped idols, such as baal and asheroth. He burned his sons and made idol altars in the temple. He was involved with witchcraft.
  • Period:
    -642 BCE
    to
    -640 BCE

    Amon's Reign in Judah

    Amon was the son of Mannaseh. He was 22 years old when he began to reign and he reign for 2 years. He did evil and worshipped idols. His servants killed him. His son Josiah reigned in his place
  • Period:
    -641 BCE
    to
    -609 BCE

    Josiah's Reign in Judah

    He began to reign where he was only 8 years old. He reigned for 31 years. He was a good king and did what was right in God's eyes. When he was twenty he began destroying all the idols. The Book of the Law was found a read to him. He was distressed because they had not been following the law. Then God siad he would wait to after Josiah dies to bring punishment. Josiah also kept a passover. He died in battle with Egypt
  • Period:
    -609 BCE
    to
    -598 BCE

    Jehoiakim's Reign over Judah

    Jehoiakim was the brother of the king of Egypt. He was appionted by the king of Egypt to rule Judah. He reigned for 11 years. He was a bad king and did evil. Nebuchadnezzer carried him away to Babylon.
  • Period:
    -597 BCE
    to
    -586 BCE

    Zedekiah's Reign over Judah

    Zedekiah was appointed king by Nebuchadnezzar. He reigned for 11 years. He was a bad king and did not listen to Jeremiah the prophet.He also rebelled agianst Nebuchadnezzar. So God let Nebuchadnezzer take all of Judah captive.