The Bible Chronology

This website is an ongoing project to show different biblical timelines in relation to each other, to gain a better understanding of the narrative.

All information is based on the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures & other literature by the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society. Any errors shown on this website are of my own origination rather than that of the source material.

A variety of timelines are shown by default, these can be turned on & off using the checkboxes at the top of the page. Each timeline represents a study project that has been undertaken on a specific subject.

All dates shown are as accurate as the Bible record will allow. However in order to get a feel of the narrative flow, some dates have been inferred. For instance the killing of Abel by Cain has been inferred as 3900 B.C.E. All inferred dates are marked as ‘≈’ & the source material to support the inferral has been cited.

One final note, the ‘Daily Reading’ will allow the whole bible to be read in one year. The reading is organised chronologically where possible, although in some cases, one day’s reading may overlap with another. This is to allow the narrative to flow properly, to aid understanding. The time period for the reading of the day is shown on the timeline.

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Heavenly Kingdom

Duration: 1914 CE to 1914 CE

Heavens cleansed, God’s Kingdom begins its heavenly rule

References: bh p215

Jesus Executed

Duration: 33 CE to 33 CE

The execution of Jesus Christ
1881 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Jesus’ Baptism

Duration: 29 CE to 29 CE

Baptism of Jesus as The Messiah
3 1/2 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Jerusalem’s walls rebuilt

Duration: 455 BCE to 455 BCE

The rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls
483 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

The Exiles Return

Duration: 537 BCE to 537 BCE

The return of the Jews from exile in Babylon
82 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Desolation of Judea

Duration: 607 BCE to 607 BCE

The desolation of Judea at the hands of the Babylonians
70 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Israel Divides

Duration: 997 BCE to 997 BCE

The division of the 12 tribe nation of Israel into the Southern two tribe Kingdom of Judah & the Northern ten tribe Kingdom of Samaria
390 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Temple Construction

Duration: 1034 BCE to 1034 BCE

The start of the Temple construction
37 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

The Exodus

Duration: 1513 BCE to 1513 BCE

The Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
479 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Abrahamic Covenant

Duration: 1943 BCE to 1943 BCE

The validating of the Abrahamic Covenant
430 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

The Flood

Duration: 2370 BCE to 2370 BCE

The start of The Flood
427 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Creation of Adam

Duration: 4026 BCE to 4026 BCE

The Creation of Adam
1656 years to next Pivotal Date

References: it-1 p459

Revelation

Duration: ≈ 96 CE to ≈ 96 CE

Writer: Apostle John
Place Written: Patmos
Writing Completed: ~ 96 CE

References: it-2 pp. 798-801

Jude

Duration: ≈ 65 CE to ≈ 65 CE

Writer: Jude (Jesus’ brother)
Place Written: Palestine (?)
Writing Completed: ~ 65 CE

References: it-2 pp. 132-133

3 John

Duration: ≈ 98 CE to ≈ 98 CE

Writer: Apostle John
Place Written: Ephesus, or near
Writing Completed: ~ 98 CE

References: it-2 pp. 94-97

2 John

Duration: ≈ 98 CE to ≈ 98 CE

Writer: Apostle John
Place Written: Ephesus, or near
Writing Completed: ~ 98 CE

References: it-2 pp. 94-97

1 John

Duration: ≈ 98 CE to ≈ 98 CE

Writer: Apostle John
Place Written: Ephesus, or near
Writing Completed: ~ 98 CE

References: it-2 pp. 94-97

2 Peter

Duration: ≈ 64 CE to ≈ 64 CE

Writer: Peter
Place Written: Babylon
Writing Completed: ~ 64 CE

References: it-2 pp. 621-623

1 Peter

Duration: ≈ 62 CE to ≈ 64 CE

Writer: Peter
Place Written: Babylon
Writing Completed: ~ 62-64 CE

References: it-2 pp. 621-623

James

Duration: ≈ 62 CE to ≈ 62 CE

Writer: James (Jesus’ brother)
Place Written: Jerusalem
Writing Completed: ~ 62 CE

References: it-1 pp. 1252-1254

Hebrews

Duration: ≈ 61 CE to ≈ 61 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 61 CE

References: it-1 pp. 1077-1080

Philemon

Duration: ≈ 60 CE to ≈ 61 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 60-61 CE

References: it-2 p. 627

Titus

Duration: ≈ 61 CE to ≈ 64 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Macedonia (?)
Writing Completed: ~ 61-64 CE

References: it-2 pp. 1111-1112

2 Timothy

Duration: ≈ 65 CE to ≈ 65 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 65 CE

References: it-2 pp. 1106-1108

1 Timothy

Duration: ≈ 61 CE to ≈ 64 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Macedonia
Writing Completed: ~ 61-64 CE

References: it-2 pp. 1106-1108

2 Thessalonians

Duration: ≈ 51 CE to ≈ 51 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Corinth
Writing Completed: ~ 51 CE

References: it-2 pp. 1090-1092

1 Thessalonians

Duration: ≈ 50 CE to ≈ 50 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Corinth
Writing Completed: ~ 50 CE

References: it-2 pp. 1090-1092

Colossians

Duration: ≈ 60 CE to ≈ 61 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 60-61 CE

References: it-1 pp. 490-491

Philippians

Duration: ≈ 60 CE to ≈ 61 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 60-61 CE

References: it-2 pp. 630-631

Ephesians

Duration: ≈ 60 CE to ≈ 61 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 60-61 CE

References: it-1 pp. 732-734

Galatians

Duration: ≈ 50 CE to ≈ 52 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Corinth or Syrian Antioch
Writing Completed: ~ 50-52 CE

References: it-1 pp. 880-882

2 Corinthians

Duration: ≈ 55 CE to ≈ 55 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Macedonia
Writing Completed: ~ 55 CE

References: it-1 pp. 509-512

1 Corinthians

Duration: ≈ 55 CE to ≈ 55 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Ephesus
Writing Completed: ~ 55 CE

References: it-1 pp. 509-512

Romans

Duration: ≈ 56 CE to ≈ 56 CE

Writer: Paul
Place Written: Corinth
Writing Completed: ~ 56 CE

References: it-2 pp. 819-821

Acts

Duration: 33 CE to ≈ 61 CE

Writer: Luke
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 61 CE

References: it-1 pp. 42-44

John

Duration: 29 CE to 33 CE

Writer: Apostle John
Place Written: Ephesus, or near
Writing Completed: ~ 98 CE

References: it-2 pp. 91-94

Luke

Duration: 3 BCE to 33 CE

Writer: Luke
Place Written: Caesarea
Writing Completed: ~ 56-58 CE

References: it-2 pp. 282-284

Mark

Duration: 29 CE to 33 CE

Writer: Mark
Place Written: Rome
Writing Completed: ~ 60-65 CE

References: it-2 pp. 337-339

Matthew

Duration: 2 BCE to 33 CE

Writer: Matthew
Place Written: Palestine
Writing Completed: ~ 41 CE

References: it-2 pp. 352-354

Malachi

Duration: ≈ 443 BCE to ≈ 443 BCE

Writer: Malachi
Place Written: Jerusalem rebuilt
Writing Completed: ~ 443 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 298-299

Zechariah

Duration: 520 BCE to 518 BCE

Writer: Zechariah
Place Written: Jerusalem rebuilt
Writing Completed: 518 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 1225-1226

Haggai

Duration: 520 BCE to 520 BCE

Writer: Haggai
Place Written: Jerusalem rebuilt
Writing Completed: 520 BCE
Writing covers 112 days in 520 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 1018-1019

Zephaniah

Duration: ≈ 648 BCE to ≈ 648 BCE

Writer: Zephaniah
Place Written: Judah
Writing Completed: ~ 648 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 1229-1231

Habakkuk

Duration: ≈ 628 BCE to ≈ 628 BCE

Writer: Habakkuk
Place Written: Judah
Writing Completed: ~ 628 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 1012-1014

Nahum

Duration: ≈ 632 BCE to ≈ 632 BCE

Writer: Nahum
Place Written: Judah
Writing Completed: ~ 632 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 462-463

Micah

Duration: ≈ 777 BCE to 717 BCE

Writer: Micah
Place Written: Judah
Writing Completed: ~ 717 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 391-392

Jonah

Duration: ≈ 844 BCE to ≈ 844 BCE

Writer: Jonah
Writing Completed: ~ 844 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 99-101

Obadiah

Duration: ≈ 607 BCE to ≈ 607 BCE

Writer: Obadiah
Writing Completed: ~ 607 BCE

References: it-2 p. 519

Amos

Duration: ≈ 804 BCE to ≈ 804 BCE

Writer: Amos
Place Written: Judah
Writing Completed: ~ 804 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 100-101

Joel

Duration: ≈ 820 BCE to ≈ 820 BCE

Writer: Joel
Place Written: Judah
Writing Completed: ~ 820 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 85-86

Hosea

Duration: ≈ 804 BCE to ≈ 745 BCE

Writer: Hosea
Place Written: Samaria (District)
Writing Completed: ~ 745 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 1146-1148

Daniel

Duration: 618 BCE to ≈ 536 BCE

Writer: Daniel
Place Written: Babylon
Writing Completed: ~ 536 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 577-579

Ezekiel

Duration: 613 BCE to ≈ 591 BCE

Writer: Ezekiel
Place Written: Babylon
Writing Completed: ~ 591 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 793-795

Lamentations

Duration: ≈ 607 BCE to ≈ 607 BCE

Writer: Jeremiah
Place Written: Near Jerusalem
Writing Completed: 607 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 192-194

Jeremiah

Duration: 647 BCE to 580 BCE

Writer: Jeremiah
Place Written: Judah, Egypt
Writing Completed: 580 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 32-34

Isaiah

Duration: ≈ 778 BCE to ≈ 732 BCE

Writer: Isaiah
Place Written: Jerusalem
Writing Completed: ~ 732 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 1220-1224

Song of Solomon

Duration: ≈ 1020 BCE to ≈ 1020 BCE

Writer: Solomon
Place Written: Jerusalem
Writing Completed: ~ 1020 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 994-996

Ecclesiastes

Duration: ≈ 1000 BCE to ≈ 1000 BCE

Writer: Solomon
Place Written: Jerusalem
Writing Completed: ~ 1000 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 674-675

Proverbs

Duration: ≈ 717 BCE to ≈ 717 BCE

Writer: Solomon, Agur, Lemuel
Place Written: Jerusalem
Writing Completed: ~ 717 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 703-707

Psalms

Duration: ≈ 1047 BCE to ≈ 460 BCE

Writer: David & others
Writing Completed: ~ 460 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 708-712

Job

Duration: ≈ 1657 BCE to ≈ 1473 BCE

Writer: Moses
Place Written: Wilderness
Writing Completed: ~ 1473 BCE
Over 140 years between 1657 BCE and 1473 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 81-84

Esther

Duration: 493 BCE to ≈ 475 BCE

Writer: Mordecai
Place Written: Shushan, Elam
Writing Completed: ~ 475 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 761-762

Nehemiah

Duration: 456 BCE to ≈ 443 BCE

Writer: Nehemiah
Place Written: Jerusalem
Writing Completed: ~ 443 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 487-489

Ezra

Duration: 537 BCE to ≈ 467 BCE

Writer: Ezra
Place Written: Jerusalem
Writing Completed: ~ 460 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 798-800

2 Chronicles

Duration: ≈ 1037 BCE to 537 BCE

Writer: Ezra
Place Written: Jerusalem (?)
Writing Completed: ~ 460 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 444-447

1 Chronicles

Duration: ≈ 1077 BCE to 1037 BCE

Writer: Ezra
Place Written: Jerusalem (?)
Writing Completed: ~ 460 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 444-447

2 Kings

Duration: ≈ 920 BCE to 580 BCE

Writer: Jeremiah
Place Written: Judah & Egypt
Writing Completed: 580 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 170-174

1 Kings

Duration: ≈ 1040 BCE to 911 BCE

Writer: Jeremiah
Place Written: Judah
Writing Completed: 580 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 170-174

2 Samuel

Duration: 1077 BCE to ≈ 1040 BCE

Writer: Gad, Nathan
Place Written: Israel
Writing Completed: ~ 1040 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 852-855

1 Samuel

Duration: ≈ 1180 BCE to 1078 BCE

Writer: Samuel, Gad, Nathan
Place Written: Israel
Writing Completed: ~ 1078 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 852-855

Ruth

Duration: ≈ 1090 BCE to ≈ 1090 BCE

Writer: Samuel
Place Written: Israel
Writing Completed: ~ 1090 BCE
Writing covers 11 years of Judges’ rule

References: it-2 pp. 829-830

Judges

Duration: ≈ 1450 BCE to ≈ 1120 BCE

Writer: Samuel
Place Written: Israel
Writing Completed: ~ 1100 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 134-136

Joshua

Duration: 1473 BCE to ≈ 1450 BCE

Writer: Joshua
Place Written: Canaan
Writing Completed: ~ 1450 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 115-117

Deuteronomy

Duration: 1473 BCE to 1473 BCE

Writer: Moses
Place Written: Plains of Moab
Writing Completed: 1473 BCE
Writing covers 2 months in 1473 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 619-621

Numbers

Duration: 1512 BCE to 1473 BCE

Writer: Moses
Place Written: Wilderness and Plains of Moab
Writing Completed: 1473 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 513-515

Leviticus

Duration: 1512 BCE to 1512 BCE

Writer: Moses
Place Written: Wilderness
Writing Completed: 1512 BCE
Writing covers 1 month in 1512 BCE

References: it-2 pp. 242-244

Exodus

Duration: 1657 BCE to 1512 BCE

Writer: Moses
Place Written: Wilderness
Writing Completed: 1512 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 784-785

Genesis

Duration: In The Beginning... BCE to 1657 BCE

Writer: Moses
Place Written: Wilderness
Writing Completed: 1513 BCE

References: it-1 pp. 919-923

Jacob

Duration: 1858 BCE to 1711 BCE

Age: 147

References: Genesis 47:28 it-1 p1242 it-2 p252

Isaac

Duration: 1918 BCE to 1738 BCE

Age: 180
Fathered Jacob at: 60

References: Genesis 35:28 it-1 p1216 it-2 p252

Abraham

Duration: 2018 BCE to 1843 BCE

Age: 175
Fathered Isaac at: 100

References: Genesis 18:1-15; Genesis 25:7 it-1 p31 it-2 p252

Terah

Duration: 2148 BCE to 1943 BCE

Age: 205
Fathered Abraham at: 130

References: Genesis 11:2632; Genesis 12:4 it-2 p252 it-2 p1087

Nahor

Duration: 2177 BCE to 2029 BCE

Age: 148
Fathered Terah at: 29

References: Genesis 11:24-25 it-2 p252 it-2 p462

Serug

Duration: 2207 BCE to 1977 BCE

Age: 230
Fathered Nahor at: 30

References: Genesis 11:22-23 it-2 p252 it-2 p898

Reu

Duration: 2239 BCE to 2000 BCE

Age: 239
Fathered Serug at: 32

References: Genesis 11:20-21 it-2 p252 it-2 p795

Peleg

Duration: 2269 BCE to 2030 BCE

Age: 239
Fathered Reu at: 30

References: Genesis 11:18-19 it-2 p252 it-2 p595

Eber

Duration: 2303 BCE to 1839 BCE

Age: 464
Fathered Peleg at: 34

References: Genesis 11:16-17 it-1 p673 it-2 p252

Shelah

Duration: 2333 BCE to 1900 BCE

Age: 433
Fathered Eber at: 30

References: Genesis 11:14-15 it-2 p252 it-2 p918

Arpachshad

Duration: 2368 BCE to 1930 BCE

Age: 438
Fathered Shelah at: 35

References: Genesis 11:12-13 it-1 p179 it-2 p252

Shem

Duration: 2468 BCE to 1868 BCE

Age: 600
Fathered Arpachshad at: 100

References: Genesis 11:10-11 it-2 p252 it-2 p919

Noah

Duration: 2970 BCE to 2020 BCE

Age: 950
Fathered Shem at: 502

References: Genesis 9:29 it-2 p252 it-2 p506

Lamech

Duration: 3152 BCE to 2375 BCE

Age: 777
Fathered Noah at: 182

References: Genesis 5:31 it-2 p192 it-2 p252

Methuselah

Duration: 3339 BCE to 2370 BCE

Age: 969
Fathered Lamech at: 187

References: Genesis 5:27 it-2 p252 it-2 p389

Enoch

Duration: 3404 BCE to 3039 BCE

Age: 365
Fathered Methuselah at: 65

References: Genesis 5:23 it-1 p729 it-2 p252

Jared

Duration: 3556 BCE to 2604 BCE

Age: 962
Fathered Enoch at: 162

References: Genesis 5:20 it-1 p1256 it-2 p252

Mahalalel

Duration: 3631 BCE to 2736 BCE

Age: 895
Fathered Jared at: 65

References: Genesis 5:17 it-2 p252 it-2 p295

Kenan

Duration: 3701 BCE to 2791 BCE

Age: 910
Fathered Mahalalel at: 70

References: Genesis 5:14 it-2 p145 it-2 p252

Enosh

Duration: 3791 BCE to 2886 BCE

Age: 905
Fathered Kenan at: 90

References: Genesis 5:11 it-1 p729 it-2 p252

Seth

Duration: 3896 BCE to 2984 BCE

Age: 912
Fathered Enosh at: 105

References: Genesis 5:8 it-2 p252 it-2 p899

Adam

Duration: 4026 BCE to 3096 BCE

Age: 930
Fathered Seth at: 130

References: Genesis 5:5 it-1 p44 it-2 p252

ch23 – Pharaoh’s Dreams

Duration: 1739 BCE to 1729 BCE

Pharaoh has some dreams & brings Joseph out of prison to translate. Joseph warns of a famine in 7 years. Joseph is put in charge of preparing for the famine & meets his brothers when they come to get food.

References: my23 Genesis 41:1-42:8 it2 p106

ch22 – Joseph Is Put Into Prison

Duration: 1750 BCE to 1739 BCE

Joseph is put in prison because he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. He translated the dreams of Pharaoh’s baker & cupbearer.

References: my22 Genesis 39:1-40:23 it2 p106

ch21 – Joseph’s Brothers Hate Him

Duration: 1750 BCE to 1750 BCE

Joseph’s brothers are jealous of him because he is their father’s favourite & he has dreams in which they bow down to him. They sell him into slavery.

References: my21 Genesis 37:1-35 it2 p106

Ch20 – Dinah Gets Into Trouble

Duration: ≈ 1757 BCE to ≈ 1757 BCE

Jacob’s daughter Dinah visited Canaanite girls who worshipped false gods & she was attacked by Shechem.

References: my20 Genesis 34:1-31 it1 p1245

Ch19 – Jacob Has a Big Family

Duration: 1767 BCE to ≈ 1728 BCE

Jacob has 12 sons, the oldest was Reuben &’the youngest was called Benjamin. Jacob’s beloved wife Rachel dies in childbirth.

References: my19 Genesis 30:1-26 it1 p1242

Ch18 – Jacob Goes To Haran

Duration: 1781 BCE to 1767 BCE

Jacob goes to Haran to find a wife. He is tricked into marrying Leah after working 7 years. Then he agrees to work a further 7 years to marry Rachel.

References: my18 Genesis 29:1-30 it2 p726-727

Ch17 – Twins Who Were Different

Duration: 1858 BCE to 1781 BCE

Jacob & Esau were twin sons of Isaac & Rebekah. Jacob was a shepherd & Esau was a hunter.

References: my17 Genesis 25:5-11 it2 p726-727

Ch16 – Isaac Gets a Good Wife

Duration: ≈ 1878 BCE to 1878 BCE

Abraham sends his servant to find Isaac a wife from Ur. Rebekah agrees to the marriage.

References: my16 Genesis 24:1-67 it2 p862-864

Ch15 – Lot’s Wife Looked Back

Duration: ≈ 1940 BCE to 1919 BCE

Abraham & Lot part company, Lot goes to Sodom. Jehovah brings destruction on the city but rescues Lot & his family.

References: my15 Genesis 13:5-13 Genesis 19:1-29

Ch14 – God Tests Abraham’s Faith

Duration: 1919 BCE to ≈ 1893 BCE

Jehovah promises Abraham a son & then tests Abraham by asking him to sacrifice the son, Isaac

References: my14 Genesis 21:1-22:18 ws16/02 p3-8

Ch13 – Abraham-A Friend of God

Duration: 2020 BCE to 1919 BCE

Jehovah tells Abraham to leave the city of Ur. When he arrives in Canaan, Jehovah promises that his offspring will become a mighty nation.

References: my13 it1 p.28-32 Genesis 17:1-8

Ch12 – Men Build a Big Tower

Duration: ≈ 2318 BCE to ≈ 2030 BCE

Nimrod makes the people build a large tower to keep everyone in one place. Jehovah confuses the languages. Years are very approximate.

References: my-12 it2 p.503 it2 p.595

Ch11 – The First Rainbow

Duration: ≈ 2368 BCE to ≈ 2368 BCE

When Noah & his family came out of the ark, they made a sacrifice to Jehovah. Jehovah used a rainbow as proof of his promise to never bring another deluge.

References: my-11 Genesis 8:18-22 Genesis 9:9-17

Ch10 – The Great Flood

Duration: 2370 BCE to ≈ 2368 BCE

Jehovah made it rain for 40 days & nights. The ark floated for over a year until the water subsided. Noah, his family & the animals left the ark.

References: my-10 Genesis 7:10-24, 8:1-17 1 Peter 3:19-20

Ch9 – Noah Builds an Ark

Duration: ≈ 2448 BCE to 2370 BCE

God tells Noah to build an ark so Noah & his family can survive the flood. Noah preached about the flood to try & save the people but they just laughed.

References: my-9 Genesis 6:9-22 Genesis 7:1-9

Ch8 – Giants in the Earth

Duration: ≈ 2490 BCE to 2370 BCE

Angels came down to Earth & had children called Nephilim, who terrorised the Earth.

References: my-8 Genesis 6:1-8 Jude 6

Ch7 – A Brave Man

Duration: 3404 BCE to 3039 BCE

Enoch prophesied & proclaimed Jehovah’s judgements. Jehovah protected him from persecution.

References: my-7 Genesis 5:21-24,27 it-1 p729

Ch6 – A Good Son & A Bad One

Duration: ≈ 3900 BCE to ≈ 3900 BCE

Cain kills Abel & runs away

References: my-6 Genesis 4:2-26 w67 6/15 p384

Ch5 – A Hard Life Begins

Duration: ≈ 4000 BCE to ≈ 3900 BCE

Adam & Eve start a hard life outside the Garden of Eden

References: my-5 Genesis 3:16-23; Genesis 4:1-2 it-1 p890

Ch4 – Why They Lost Their Home

Duration: ≈ 4000 BCE to ≈ 4000 BCE

Adam & Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden

References: my-4 Genesis 3:23-24 it-1 p15

Ch3 – The First Man & Woman

Duration: 4026 BCE to ≈ 4000 BCE

God makes Adam & Eve

References: my-3 Genesis 1:26-31 it-1 p459

Ch2 – A Beautiful Garden

Duration: ≈ 4210 BCE to ≈ 4027 BCE

God makes the plants, the animals & the Garden of Eden

References: my-2 Genesis 1:11-25 it-1 p526

Ch1 – God Begins to Make Things

Duration: In The Beginning... BCE to ≈ 4210 BCE

God makes Michael, the angels, the universe & the Earth

References: my-1 Genesis 1:1-10 it-1 p526

Solomon

Duration: 1037 BCE to 997 BCE

Ruled: 12 tribe nation of Israel
Ruled for: 40 years

References: 1 Kings 11:42 it-1 p464 it-2 p986

David

Duration: 1077 BCE to 1037 BCE

Ruled: 12 tribe nation of Israel
Ruled for: 40 years

References: 2 Samuel 5:4 it-1 p464 it-1 p585

Saul

Duration: 1117 BCE to 1077 BCE

Ruled: 12 tribe nation of Israel
Ruled for: 40 years

References: Acts 13:21 it-1 p464 it-2 p870

Zedekiah

Duration: 617 BCE to 607 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 11 years

References: 2 Kings 24:18 it-1 p464 it-2 p1226

Jehoiachin

Duration: 618 BCE to 618 BCE

Also known as Jeconiah or Coniah
Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 3 months 10 days

References: 2 Kings 24:8 it-1 p464 it-1 p1267

Jehoiakim

Duration: 628 BCE to 618 BCE

Originally called Eliakim
Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 11 years

References: 2 Kings 23:36 it-1 p464 it-1 p1268

Jehoahaz

Duration: 628 BCE to 628 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 3 months

References: 2 Kings 23:31 it-1 p464 it-1 p1265

Josiah

Duration: 659 BCE to 628 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 31 years

References: 2 Kings 22:1 it-1 p464 it-2 p117

Amon

Duration: 661 BCE to 659 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 2 years

References: 2 Kings 21:19-26 it-1 p96 it-1 p464

Manasseh

Duration: 716 BCE to 661 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 55 years

References: 2 Kings 21:1 it-1 p464 it-2 p305

Hezekiah

Duration: 745 BCE to 717 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 29 years

References: 2 Kings 18:1 it-1 p464 it-1 p1102

Ahaz

Duration: 762 BCE to 746 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 16 years

References: 2 Kings 16:2 it-1 p61 it-1 p464

Jotham

Duration: 777 BCE to 762 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 16 years

References: 2 Kings 15:32-33 it-1 p464 it-2 p118

Uzziah

Duration: 829 BCE to 778 BCE

Also known as Azariah
Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 52 years

References: 2 Kings 15:1-2 it-1 p464 it-2 p1146

Amaziah

Duration: 858 BCE to 829 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 29 years

References: 2 Kings 14:1-2 it-1 p88 it-1 p464

Jehoash

Duration: 898 BCE to 858 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 40 years

References: 2 Kings 12:1 it-1 p464 it-1 p1265

Queen Athaliah

Duration: 905 BCE to 898 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 6 years

References: 2 Chronicles 22:11-12 it-1 p209 it-1 p464

Ahaziah

Duration: 906 BCE to 905 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 1 year

References: 2 Kings 8:25-27 it-1 p62 it-1 p464

Jehoram

Duration: 913 BCE to 906 BCE

Co-ruled with Jehoshaphat for 2 years
Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 8 years

References: 2 Kings 1:17; 2 Kings 8:17 it-1 p464 it-1 p1270

Jehoshaphat

Duration: 936 BCE to 911 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 25 years

References: 1 Kings 22:42 it-1 p464 it-1 p1271

Asa

Duration: 977 BCE to 937 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 41 years

References: 1 Kings 15:8-10 it-1 p183 it-1 p464

Abijah

Duration: 980 BCE to 978 BCE

Also known as Abijam
Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 3 years

References: 1 Kings 14:31 it-1 p23 it-1 p464

Rehoboam

Duration: 997 BCE to 980 BCE

Ruled: 2 tribe nation of Judah
Ruled for: 17 years

References: 1 Kings 14:21 it-1 p464 it-2 p767

Hoshea

Duration: 758 BCE to 740 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: Started to reign as King in 758 BCE in some sense but was not fully confirmed as King until 748 BCE, hence his reign officially lasted for 9 years.

References: 2 Kings 17:1-2 it-1 p464 it-1 p1148-1149

Pekah

Duration: 778 BCE to 758 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 20 years

References: 2 Kings 15:25,27 it-1 p464 it-2 p594-595

Pekahiah

Duration: 780 BCE to 779 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 2 years

References: 2 Kings 15:22-26 it-1 p464 it-2 p595

Menahem

Duration: 790 BCE to 780 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 10 years

References: 2 Kings 15:13-17 it-1 p464 it-2 p371

Shallum

Duration: 791 BCE to 791 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 6 months

References: 2 Kings 15:10-15 it-1 p464 it-2 p906

Zechariah

Duration: 803 BCE to 791 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: Started to reign as King in 803 BCE in some sense but was not fully confirmed as King until 792 BCE, hence his reign officially lasted for 6 months.

References: 2 Kings 14:29; 2 Kings 15:8 it-1 p464 it-2 p1223-1225

Jeroboam II

Duration: 844 BCE to 803 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 41 years

References: 2 Kings 14:23 it-1 p464 it-2 p37-38

Jehoash

Duration: 859 BCE to 844 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 16 years

References: 2 Kings 13:10 it-1 p464 it-1 p1265-1266

Jehoahaz

Duration: 876 BCE to 860 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 17 years

References: 2 Kings 13:1 it-1 p464 it-1 p1265

Jehu

Duration: 904 BCE to 877 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 28 years

References: 2 Kings 13:1 it-1 p464 it-2 p22-25

Jehoram

Duration: 917 BCE to 905 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 12 years

References: 2 Kings 3:1 it-1 p464 it-1 p1270-1271

Ahaziah

Duration: 919 BCE to 917 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 2 years

References: 1 Kings 22:51-52 it-1 p62-63 it-1 p464

Ahab

Duration: 940 BCE to 920 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 22 years

References: 1 Kings 16:28-29 it-1 p59-60 it-1 p464

Omri

Duration: 951 BCE to 940 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 12 years

References: 1 Kings 16:15-20 it-1 p464 it-2 p554

Zimri

Duration: 951 BCE to 951 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 7 days

References: 1 Kings 16:9-15 it-1 p464 it-2 p1235

Elah

Duration: 952 BCE to 951 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 2 years

References: 1 Kings 16:8 it-1 p464 it-1 p701

Baasha

Duration: 975 BCE to 952 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 24 years

References: 1 Kings 16:6-8 it-1 p234 it-1 p464

Nadab

Duration: 976 BCE to 975 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 2 years

References: 1 Kings 15:25-26 it-1 p464 it-2 p460

Jeroboam

Duration: 997 BCE to 976 BCE

Ruled: 10 tribe nation of Israel (or Samaria)
Ruled for: 22 years

References: 1 Kings 12:20; 1 Kings 14:20 it-1 p464 it-2 p37

Greece & Rome Influence The Jews

Duration: ≈ 480 BCE to ≈ 395 CE

References: gl p26-27 (map) gl p26-27 (map) gl p26-27 (text)

God’s People Return To Their Land

Duration: 537 BCE to ≈ 439 BCE

References: gl p24-25 (map) gl p24-25 (text)

Empires Attack The Promised Land

Duration: 740 BCE to 607 BCE

References: gl p22-23 (map) gl p22-23 (text)

The Promised Land

Duration: 997 BCE to 70 CE

References: gl p18-19 (map) gl p18-19 (map) gl p18-19 (text)

When Jehovah Raised Up Judges

Duration: ≈ 1450 BCE to ≈ 1120 BCE

References: gl p14-15 (map) gl p14-15 (text)

A Land Good & Spacious

Duration: 1467 BCE to ≈ ...The Lord's Day CE

References: gl p12-13 (cross section) gl p12-13 (topography) gl p12-13 (text)

Israel In Its Surroundings

Duration: 1473 BCE to 1467 BCE

References: gl p10-11 (map) gl p10-11 (text)

From Egypt To The Promised Land

Duration: 1513 BCE to 1473 BCE

References: gl p8-9 (map) gl p8-9 (text)

The Patriarchs In The Promised Land

Duration: 2018 BCE to 1711 BCE

References: gl p6-7 (map) gl p6-7 (text)

The World Of The Patriarchs

Duration: 2018 BCE to 1711 BCE

References: gl p6-7 (map) gl p6-7 (text)

The Lands Of The Bible

Duration: In The Beginning... BCE to ...The Lord's Day CE

References: gl p4-5 (map) gl p4-5 (text)

Anglo-America

Duration: ≈ 1914 CE to ≈ ...The Lord's Day CE

World empire affected Jehovah’s people over this time period

References: w12 6/15 p19

Rome

Duration: ≈ 197 BCE to ≈ 395 CE

World empire affected Jehovah’s people over this time period

References: it-2 p533

Greece

Duration: ≈ 480 BCE to ≈ 168 BCE

World empire affected Jehovah’s people over this time period

References: it-1 p1002-1003

Medo-Persia

Duration: 539 BCE to ≈ 443 BCE

World empire affected Jehovah’s people over this time period

References: it-2 p614

Babylon

Duration: 617 BCE to 539 BCE

World empire affected Jehovah’s people over this time period

References: it-1 p452

Assyria

Duration: ≈ 900 BCE to ≈ 632 BCE

World empire affected Jehovah’s people over this time period

References: it-1 p200-205

Egypt

Duration: 1728 BCE to 1513 BCE

World empire affected Jehovah’s people over this time period

References: it-1 p450