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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Timeline of Important Biblical Events

Timeline of Important Biblical Events

3000-2500 BC Noah and The Flood time period

2091 BC God’s call on Abram

2066 BC Isaac born

2006 BC Jacob and Esau born

1885 BC Joseph in Egypt

1876 BC Israel settles in Egypt

1526 BC Moses born

1446 BC Ten Plagues in Egypt and Exodus from Egypt

1445 BC Ten Commandments given to Moses and the Children of Israel

1445-1406 BC Laws of Moses

1004 BC David becomes King of Israel

971 BC Solomon becomes King of Israel

967-960 BC Temple built in Jerusalem

931 BC The Kingdom of Israel divides into 2 countries called Judah and Israel

870-425 BC Prophets

723-721 BC Israel falls to Assyria

597 BC Great Deportation (the Diaspora)

588 BC Jerusalem under siege

586 BC Babylonia captures Jerusalem

538 BC Jews return to Jerusalem

516 BC New temple rebuilt and completed

444 BC Nehemiah rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem

330 BC Persian rule ends in Israel. Alexander the Great defeats King Darius III. By 332 BC Israel was in Greek control.

190 BC Antiochus IV Epiphanes desecrates The Temple in Jerusalem and plunders it. He orders complete Hellenization and forbade the Jews to practice their religion. He was the first pagan monarch to persecute the Jews solely for their faith.

163-143 BC Maccabean Revolt

135 BC Jews gain their independence and are ruled by Hasmonean Dynasty.

63 BC General Pompey invades Palestine. Due to the instability in the area because of 2 claimants of the High Priesthood, Rome gained control.

37 BC Herod the Great was made King of Judea (or King of the Jews)

Latter part of 5 BC Christ is born

March 13-14, 4 BC Herod the Great dies

4-2 BC Wise Men worship Jesus

27 (just 6 mos before Christ begins his public ministry)

AD John the Baptist began his ministry in the wilderness to herald the coming of the Messiah

30 AD Christ is Crucified

32-37 AD Stephen is martyred. The first of the Apostles to be martyred. About 2,000 Christians (including Nicanor, one of the 7 deacons) were martyred during this time after Stephen’s murder.

34-35 AD Saul is converted and his name changes to Paul

34-38 AD The first Gentiles become Christians

44 AD James the Great (brother of John, sons of Zebedee, one of the Twelve Disciples/Apostles) is beheaded by Herod Agrippa. His accuser repented of his betrayal and fell at James’ feet to beg his forgiveness then he professed himself a Christian and volunteered to die with James. They were both beheaded at the same time.

45-47 or 48-49 AD Paul’s first missionary journey. Barnabas, Paul and John Mark (who later left them and Paul saw it as a desertion and Barnabas didn’t).

49-50 AD Jerusalem Conference

50 AD Letter to Galatians

50-52 AD Paul’s second missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas separate due to their disagreement over John Mark. Paul & Silas go one way and Timothy and Luke join them. Barnabas and John Mark go another way.

51 AD Letter to Thessalonians

54 AD Philip (one of the Twelve Disciples/Apostles) labored in Upper Asia and was scourged, thrown into prison and crucified.

54-57 AD Paul’s third missionary journey

55-57 AD Letters to the Corinthians

58 AD Letter to Romans

58-61 AD Physician Luke, companion of Paul, wrote the Gospel of Luke and Acts.

Before 50 or 50-60 AD James’ letter (James the Less, the half brother of Jesus and Jude’s brother)

58 AD Paul’s arrest at Jerusalem

60 AD Paul’s voyage to Rome and Matthew (one of the Twelve Disciples/Apostles) had labored in Parthia and Ethiopia where he was killed with a halberd.

60-70 AD John Mark, companion of Paul and then Peter, wrote Peter’s reminisces in the Gospel of Mark.

Late 60-early 61 AD Paul’s shipwreck on Island of Malta and his stay there until voyage could begin again.

61-63 AD Paul under house arrest in Rome. Letter to Colossians, Philemon, Philippians, Ephesians.

63 AD Peter came to Rome shortly after Paul was released. He labored in Rome until his death.

50-64 AD Peter wrote his 2 letters

63-64 AD Paul’s last travels. First letter to Timothy and a letter to Titus were written.

64-47 AD Paul’s second imprisonment. Paul wrote the second letter to Timothy.
Late 66 or early 67 AD Paul is martyred by Nero by being beheaded. The men who were sent to announce his sentence of death asked for him to pray for them so that they may be believers.

60-80 AD Jude (half brother of Jesus and James The Less) wrote his letter.
65-70 AD Hebrews was written. It is unsure who the author is.

Before 70 AD Matthew (aka Levi and one of the Twelve Disciples/Apostles) wrote his Gospel of Matthew

72 AD Jude (the half brother of Jesus and brother of James The Less) was crucified in Edessa in 72.

73 AD Barnabas died

74 AD Simon (one of the Twelve Disciples/Apostles) preached in Africa and Britain where he was crucified in 74.

90-95 AD The three letters of John were written

95 or 96 AD John wrote Revelations

98-100 AD John, last of the Apostles, died.

This information was collected from my MacArthur Study Bible, Bible Dictionary, Fox’s Book of Martyrs, and the NIV Narrated Bible in Chronological Order.

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