Tanner's Bible Timeline

  • 1067 BCE

    Jonathan is Born

    Jonathan is Born
    Jonathan is Saul's oldest son and was in line for the throne. He was a very brave warrior for his father.
  • Period: 1067 BCE to 1010 BCE

    Jonathan's Lifetime

    Jonathan was next in line for the throne but he understood that God's plan was to have David be King of Israel. He befriended David and helped him become king.
  • 1052 BCE

    Saul Becomes King

    Saul Becomes King
    Saul was anointed by Samuel after the people of Israel made it clear that they wanted a king. Saul was the first King of Israel.
  • 1038 BCE

    David is born

    David is born
    David was Jesse's youngest son and wasn't known as a warrior or a good king. He took care of the sheep and his older brothers were the ones who went to battle.
  • 1026 BCE

    David is Anointed King by Samuel

    David is Anointed King by Samuel
    Saul was still the king of Israel when David was anointed by Samuel but Samuel and God had already rejected Saul as King. Samuel did this because it was God's will even though it would have been considered treason.
  • 1025 BCE

    Saul Begins to Pursue David

    Saul Begins to Pursue David
    After David defeated Goliath, Saul started to become jealous of him and pursue him. David ran from Saul for many years.
  • 1025 BCE

    David Fights Goliath

    David Fights Goliath
    Saul's army is extremely scared of the Philistines giant but David fights him and wounds him with a single stone. Then he goes and uses Goliath's sword to kill Goliath.
  • Period: 1025 BCE to 1010 BCE

    Saul Pursues David

    Saul wanted to kill David for many years because he knew God's plan was to make David king. He was very jealous because David was popular among Israel and it was God's plan to make him king
  • 1024 BCE

    Jonathan Meets David

    Jonathan Meets David
    Jonathan and David were very close friends. When Jonathan first met David he immediately understood that it was God's will that David would become king instead of himself. Jonathan did everything he could do to help David become King and stay safe from Saul.
  • 1010 BCE

    Saul Dies

    Saul Dies
    After seeing the witch at Endor Saul goes into battle against the Philistines and commits suicide. His body is eventually taken by the Philistines but taken back by a city from Benjamin. Saul reigned forty years.
  • 1010 BCE

    Jonathan Dies

    Jonathan Dies
    Jonathan dies in the same battle that Saul dies in. When they're fighting the Philistines they are defeated and killed.
  • Period: 1010 BCE to 1008 BCE

    Ish-bosheth Rules

    After Saul and Jonathan die Ish-bosheth becomes King in the North and David becomes King in the South. Eventually, they clash and David wins and becomes king.
  • 1008 BCE

    David Becomes King of Israel

    David Becomes King of Israel
    Soon after Saul died David became the official King of Israel after defeating Ish-bosheth, who was Saul's oldest son. David was finally recognized as king even though he had been anointed many years before.
  • 1007 BCE

    David Brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem

    David Brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem
    David had the Ark of the Covenant brought to Jerusalem on a cart like the heathens would transport it. Uzzah was killed after he touched the Ark of the Covenant to steady it. Eventually, they do it the right way and the Ark is safely transported to Jerusalem.
  • 980 BCE

    David has Uriah Killed

    David has Uriah Killed
    David killed Uriah and then took Bathsheba as his wife to try to cover up his sin. Eventually, their first son dies, Israel finds out, and David's wives are taken from him. God gave him this punishment after Nathan rebuked him.
  • 978 BCE

    Absalom Rebels Against David

    Absalom Rebels Against David
    Absalom, who was David's son, got some of David's warriors to follow him so that he could rebel against David and become King. Absalom fails to do so and is hung in a tree by his hair.
  • 970 BCE

    David Dies

    David Dies
    David died from old age after helping defeat many nations who rose up against Israel. David was buried in Jerusalem. David reigned forty years.
  • 969 BCE

    Solomon is Anointed King

    Solomon is Anointed King
    After David died Solomon was anointed king even though Adonijah was older. Solomon eventually had Adonijah killed.
  • 968 BCE

    God Give Solomon Wisdom

    God Give Solomon Wisdom
    One night God came to Solomon in a dream. God told Solomon that he could have anything he wanted. Solomon asked for wisdom and God was happy that he didn't ask for material wealth, God gave him wisdom and also material wealth.
  • 965 BCE

    Solomon Builds the Temple

    Solomon Builds the Temple
    Before David died he got everything ready for the temple to be built. Solomon then began to build the temple at the beginning of his reign. He spent lots of money on it and had lots of resources for it.
  • 932 BCE

    Solomon Dies

    Solomon Dies
    After Solomon got lots and lots of possessions he eventually rebelled against God and followed false gods. His many wives led him astray and he stopped following and believing in God. At the end of his life he wrote Ecclesiastes and eventually died from old age. Solomon reigned forty years.
  • 931 BCE

    Rehoboam Becomes King over Judah

    Rehoboam Becomes King over Judah
    Rehoboam wanted to raise the taxes so Israel forced him to leave but Judah and Benjamin invited him in and he became king there. He was King of Judah in the South.
  • 931 BCE

    Jeroboam becomes King of Israel

    Jeroboam becomes King of Israel
    Jeroboam became King of Israel in the North after Rehoboam was forced to flee. One of the first things he did was rebel against God and make two golden calves to worship instead of the one true God.
  • 913 BCE

    Rehoboam Dies

    Rehoboam Dies
    Rehoboam reigned for seventeen years in Judah. At one point he rebelled against God and the king of Egypt took many of his possessions. He then humbled himself and the Lord was with him again.
  • 913 BCE

    Abijah Defeats Israel

    Abijah Defeats Israel
    Abijah was the second king of Judah and the bible says that he did a lot of the same things his father did. God still blessed him because of what David did to follow God. He defeated Jeroboam.
  • 911 BCE

    Abijah Dies

    Abijah Dies
    Abijah reigned three years and he fought with Israel the entire time. He must have been a pretty good example even though he didn't entirely follow God because his son followed God. Abijah reigned over Judah
  • 911 BCE

    Asa Begins His Reign

    Asa Begins His Reign
    Asa followed God completely he got rid of many idols and after being consulted by a prophet he stopped all of the nation from worshiping idols.
  • 910 BCE

    Jeroboam dies

    Jeroboam dies
    Jeroboam reigned for twenty-one years in the North reigning over Israel. Jeroboam rebelled against God and because of that all of the his sons dies so that his reign and family line would be gone. Jeroboam reigned over Israel.
  • 888 BCE

    Jehoram is Born

    Jehoram is Born
    Jehoram was Jehoshaphat's oldest son. Jehoram's siblings were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariah, Michael, and Shephatiah.
  • 887 BCE

    Baasha Reings

    Baasha Reings
    Baasha reigned over Israel. He disobeyed God and god promised him that his family line would end. It came true and Baasha's son was murdered.
  • 886 BCE

    Elah Reigns

    Elah Reigns
    Elah reigned for two years before his commander Zimri murdered him when he was drunk. When he had began reigning God had said to his father that his house would be destroyed. God carried this out through Zimri. Elah reigned over Israel.
  • 885 BCE

    Zimri Reigns and Dies

    Zimri Reigns and Dies
    Zimri also disobeyed God and soon after he started reigning the commander of the army, Omri, plotted to kill Zimri. He succeeded and became king of Israel. Zimri only reigned seven days. Zimri reigned over Israel.
  • 874 BCE

    Omri Reigns and Dies

    Omri Reigns and Dies
    Omri reigned twelve years after crushing a rebellion that split Israel. Omri again led the people of Israel to sin. He died and his son, Ahab, ruled in his place. Omri reigned over Israel.
  • 874 BCE

    Ahab Begins His Rule

    Ahab Begins His Rule
    When Ahab began ruling he was an evil man that had many idols. Ahab's wife Jezebel was even more evil than Ahab and was constantly trying to kill Elijah.
  • 873 BCE

    Jehoshaphat Begins His Reign

    Jehoshaphat Begins His Reign
    Jehoshaphat began his reign following God with all his heart. He destroyed many idols and never once worshiped idols.
  • 870 BCE

    Asa Dies

    Asa Dies
    Asa died from a foot disease when he had reigned thirty-nine years. When he got old and had the disease he didn't look to God for healing but asked physicians for help. Asa reigned over Judah
  • 856 BCE

    Ahab Fights Ben-hadad

    Ahab Fights Ben-hadad
    After consulting the elders of Israel Ahab goes to war against Ben-hadad. Ahab listens to Elijah and fights Ben-hadad twice and wins both times but the second time he doesn't kill Ben-hadad when he had the chance.
  • 855 BCE

    Jezebel Helps Ahab Kill Naboth

    Jezebel Helps Ahab Kill Naboth
    Ahab wants a vineyard but the owner says no so Ahab goes home and sulks like a little kid. Jezebel comes in and takes the situation as an excuse to have Naboth wrongly accused and killed.
  • 853 BCE

    Ahab Reigns and Dies

    Ahab Reigns and Dies
    Ahab reigned twenty-two years in Israel. Ahab also disobeyed God and worshiped idols. Ahab was worse than any other king before him.
  • 853 BCE

    Ahab Dies In Battle

    Ahab Dies In Battle
    Ahab went to war for three years in a row against Syria because he didn't kill Ben-hadad. Ahab finally goes to battle with the King of Judah to finish of Syria but one of the Syrian archers flings an arrow into the air and it kills Ahab. Ahab's blood is liked up by the dogs just as Elijah prophesied.
  • 853 BCE

    Jehoshaphat Makes an Alliance with Ahab

    Jehoshaphat Makes an Alliance with Ahab
    Jehoshaphat made an alliance with Ahab and went to battle with him. Even though Micaiah the prophet prophesies against them. Jehoshaphat is reprimanded by a seer in Judah for this action.
  • 853 BCE

    Jehoram Starts His Reign

    Jehoram Starts His Reign
    Jehoram ruled in Judah and disobeyed God. When he started ruling he killed all of his brother's and his father's men.
  • 851 BCE

    Jehoram Receives Elijah's Letter

    Jehoram Receives Elijah's Letter
    Jehoram disobeyed God in many ways but God didn't destroy Judah because of David. Finally God sent a message to Elijah to send to Jehoram telling him that he would die from a pestilence along with his family.
  • 850 BCE

    God Defends Jehoshaphat in Battle

    God Defends Jehoshaphat in Battle
    Jehoshaphat goes into battle against a much greater nation and God wins the battle for him. God makes the other army fight with each other and Judah gets a huge amount of plunder from the army's camp.
  • 850 BCE

    Elisha Succeeds Elijah

    Elisha Succeeds Elijah
    Elijah and Elisha travel together to Bethel, Jericho, and then to the Jordan. Each time Elijah tells Elisha to stay there but Elisha keeps following him. Elijah is taken up in a whirlwind to heaven and Elisha is given a double portion of Elijah.
  • 848 BCE

    Jehoshaphat Dies

    Jehoshaphat Dies
    Right before Jehoshaphat dies he unwisely makes another alliance with the king of Israel and builds ships with him. God is unhappy and the consequence is that all their hard work and money put into the ships is wasted when they are destroyed. Jehoshaphat then dies.
  • 847 BCE

    Elisha Feeds 100 Men

    Elisha Feeds 100 Men
    Elisha decided that it was time to feed the young prophets he was teaching so he asked for food. A man named Baal-shalishah brought twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain. Elisha asked him to start handing it out but he said that there definitely wasn't enough. Elisha told him again so he started to hand it out. Everybody got food and there was extra leftover.
  • 847 BCE

    Elisha Promises the Shunammite a Son

    Elisha Promises the Shunammite a Son
    When Elisha would go around throughout the cities a Shunammite woman would always invite him in. Eventually she even had a room set aside for him. Then Elisha decided to reward her. He knew that she had never had a child so he promised her that in a year she would be holding a child in her arms.
  • 841 BCE

    Jehoram Dies From Pestilence

    Jehoram Dies From Pestilence
    Eventually Elijah's letter came true and Jehoram got the pestilence. Before he got the pestilence all of his family died from it except for his youngest son. Jehoram dies from the pestilence but was not honored as other kings were. He wasn't buried with the other kings.
  • 841 BCE

    Ahaziah Rules Over Judah

    Ahaziah Rules Over Judah
    Ahaziah ruled over Judah for one year and didn't follow God. He made a friendship with Jobam (king of Israel) because he was Jobam's cousin. They were killed within five minutes of each other when Jehu rebelled against all of Ahab's house.
  • Period: 841 BCE to 814 BCE

    Jehu Rules Over Israel

    Jehu killed many people to finish off Ahab and Ahaziah's reigns. Jehu killed Jobam, Ahaziah, Ahab's seventy sons, and the prophets of bail. He ruled over Israel for 28 years. He was evil in God's sight even though he killed all the baal worshipers.
  • Period: 841 BCE to 835 BCE

    Athaliah Rules Over Judah

    After Ahaziah was killed by Jehu Athaliah killed all of the king's descendants except for Joash who escaped. Athaliah was extremely evil and almost wiped out the king's lineage which would have wiped out Jesus' ancestors. She was put to death when Joash was made king when he was old enough to rule Judah.
  • 835 BCE

    Joash Begins to Rule in Judah

    Joash Begins to Rule in Judah
    Joash or Jehoash started out as a good king after being saved from evil queen Athaliah that had ruled in Israel. Joash started ruling over Israel when he was only seven years old.
  • Period: 814 BCE to 798 BCE

    Jehoahaz Rules Over Israel

    Jehoahaz was an evil king that God sent the Syrians to destroy. Eventually, he cried out to God and God saved him but even after that he still worshiped idols.
  • Period: 798 BCE to 782 BCE

    Joash King of Israel Rules

    Joash also disobeyed God and was destroyed by neighboring countries. Joash also cried out to God through Elisha and God listened to him. He defeated the Syrians three times in a row along with defeating Judah.
  • 796 BCE

    Joash Dies

    Joash Dies
    After Jehoiada (Joash's advisor) died Joash rebelled against God and started worshiping idols. Eventually after being attacked by a nearby nation Joash was killed by men that were mad that he had killed Jehoiada's son, Zachariah.
  • Period: 796 BCE to 767 BCE

    Amaziah Rules in Judah

    Amaziah followed God but didn't get rid of any of the idols. He killed the men who had killed his father but listened to the Bible and did not kill their children. Eventually he followed idols and rebelled against God. Because he rebelled God sent Israel to defeat Judah.
  • Period: 796 BCE to 767 BCE

    Azariah Rules Over Judah

    Azariah followed God's commandments but did not destroy the high places so people in Israel continued to worship gods. God was not happy that he was doing this so he gave Azariah leprosy until he died. His rule overlaps with his son because Uzziah started ruling when Azariah got leprosy.
  • Period: 793 BCE to 753 BCE

    Jeroboam II Rules Over Israel

    Jeroboam disobeyed God but God still had mercy on Israel and made Jeroboam II a great warrior that restored the borders of Israel.
  • Period: 790 BCE to 739 BCE

    Uzziah Rules Over Judah

    Uzziah followed God but also didn't destroy the high places. Israel continued to worship there and Uzziah didn't do anything about it. But God blessed him and he used new technology to defeat other countries with a small amount of soldiers. Uzziah also got leprosy like his father at the end of his reign.
  • Period: 753 BCE to 753 BCE

    Zechariah Rules Over Israel

    Zechariah was an evil king that ruled over Israel. He disobeyed God and was eventually assassinated by Shallum. He only ruled over Israel for six months.
  • Period: 753 BCE to 753 BCE

    Shallum Rules Over Israel

    Shallum assassinated Zechariah and then continued to sin against God throughout his one month reign. He was assassinated by Menahem.
  • Period: 752 BCE to 742 BCE

    Menahem Rules Over Israel

    Menahem assassinated Shallum and then began to rule over Israel. He paid tribute to neighboring countries so that they wouldn't attack him. Menahem disobeyed God and rebelled against him.
  • Period: 750 BCE to 731 BCE

    Jotham Rules Over Judah

    Just like his father Jotham obeyed God but didn't destroy the high places. God didn't like this and he sent neighboring countries against Judah.
  • Period: 742 BCE to 740 BCE

    Pekahiah Rules Over Israel

    Pekahiah disobeyed God and didn't follow him during his reign. He reigned two years in Israel.
  • Period: 740 BCE to 732 BCE

    Pekah Reigns Over Israel

    Pekah rebelled against God, so God sent the Assyrians against him. During his rule the Assyrians attcked Israel and got lots of land.
  • Period: 735 BCE to 715 BCE

    Ahaz Rules Over Judah

    Ahaz was very evil and didn't obey God. He even sacrificed his children to gods from other countries. God sent countries against them but Ahaz made an alliance with Syria. Then Ahaz worshiped the king of Syria like he was a god.
  • Period: 732 BCE to 722 BCE

    Hoshea Reigns Over Israel

    Hoshea also disobeyed God and caused God to turn his hand against Israel. At first he paid the king of Syria tribute but when he stopped the Assyrians attacked Israel and completely destroyed them.
  • 729 BCE

    Hezekiah Turns From Idols

    Hezekiah Turns From Idols
    Hezekiah ruled over Judah and followed God with all his heart. He opened the temple and cleansed it from idols and he tore down the high places. He had a huge Passover and followed God continually.
  • 701 BCE

    God Defeats Assyria

    God Defeats Assyria
    Hezekiah cried out to God when Jerusalem was surrounded and God listened to him.The Angel of the Lord killed 185,000 Syrians and saved Hezekiah and Judah from them.
  • 695 BCE

    Mannaseh Begins His Reign

    Mannaseh Begins His Reign
    Mannaseh began his reign by completely rebelling against God. He completely forgot about what God had done for Hezekiah, his father. He did many bad practices and was even worse than the neighboring countries. The Bible says that he was as bad as Ahab king of Israel was and while Ahab reigns God says that he was the worst king to reign in Israel at that time.
  • 645 BCE

    Mannaseh Repents

    Mannaseh Repents
    The Lord spoke to Manasseh and he realized his sin. He then started to follow God and humbled himself. He also led Israel to follow God and repent. He took away all the foreign gods and everyone only worshiped God. Manasseh cried out to God when they were taken away to Babylon so God decided to let them return. Then Manasseh realized that God had saved him and that he was the one true God.
  • 642 BCE

    Amon Begins His Reign

    Amon Begins His Reign
    Amon reigned in Judah after Manasseh and he rebelled against God. He turned back to do what his father had done before he had repents and Amon disobeyed God.
  • 640 BCE

    Amon Dies

    Amon Dies
    Amon was killed by two of his servants. He reigned two years in Judah. His servants were not happy that he was rebelling against God so they killed him and had Josiah rule.
  • Period: 640 BCE to 609 BCE

    Josiah Reigns Over Judah

    Josiah reigned over Judah for 31 years. He rebuilt the temple and followed God's commandments. Josiah got rid of all of the high places and false gods all over. He also opened the house of the Lord for worship again. Josiah's servants found the Book of the Law while they were working and Josiah had it read to him. After Josiah heard it he tore his clothes because of his ancestors sin. Josiah also kept the Passover and had everybody in Judah take part in it. Eventually he died in battle.
  • Period: 609 BCE to 609 BCE

    Jehoahaz Reigns Over Judah

    Jehoahaz reigned three months in Judah before he was captured by Neco, king of Egypt. Neco made Eliakim, Josiah's son, king in Jeoahaz's place. Neco changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. Neco also required one hundred talents of silver and one talents of gold for tribute. Jehoahaz disobeyed God and rebelled against him.
  • Period: 609 BCE to 597 BCE

    Jehoiakim Rules Over Judah

    Jehoiakim reigned eleven years in Judah and disobeyed God's commandments. Jehoakim attempted to break free from Egypt and stop giving him tribute but God sent many countries against Judah.
  • Period: 597 BCE to 597 BCE

    Jehoiachin Rules Over Judah

    Jehoiachin reigned three months and ten days in Judah. He rebelled against God and didn't follow him. King Nebuchadnezzar came and took many riches from Judah along with Jehoiachin. Jehoiachin's brother started to reign in Judah
  • Period: 597 BCE to 586 BCE

    Zedekiah Reigns In Judah

    Zedekiah reigned eleven years in Judah. He disobeyed God and Judah fell during his rule. He was the last king of Judah. He rebelled against the king of Babylon so the king of Babylon took them into exile. Eventually Jehoiakin was released from prison and dined with the kings. Zedekiah was killed when he was fleeing from the king of Babylon