Timeline of People and Events in the Old Testament

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Directory
of Old
Testament
References

Person in the Bible

Biblical or World Event

Year B.C.

Adam

 

3975

Seth

 

3845

Enos

 

3740

 

The Wheel Invented (in Sumer)

3700

Cainan

 

3650

Mahalaleel

 

3580

Jared

 

3515

Enoch

 

3353

Methuselah

 

3288

 

Writing Developed (in Sumer)

3200

Lamech

 

3101

 

Death of Adam

3045

 

Population of the World is 100 million

3000

Noah

 

2919

 

Great Pyramid at Gizeh Built

2570

Shem

Ham & Japheth

2417

 

Great Flood

2319

Arphaxad

 

2317

Sala

 

2282

Heber

From whom we get the name "Hebrew"

2263

Peleg

The Earth Landmass Divided into Continents & Islands.

2252

Reu

Nimrod - Tower of Babel - Languages Introduced

2218

Serug

 

2144

Nahor

 

2155

Terah

Death of Noah

2126

Abraham

 

1967

 

Abraham Enters Caanan

 
 

Ishmael Born

1881

Isaac

 

1867

Jacob

 

1836

Judah

Joseph, Prime Minister of Egypt

1782

Pharez

 

1743

Hezron

Code of Hammurabi

1700

Ram

Moses

1527

Amminadab

Exodus

1446

Naashon

Balaam's Prophecy "A Star Out of Jacob"

1423

Salmon

Israel enters Caanan

1406

 

King Tut Reigns

1361

Boaz

 

1355

 

Ehud's Victory

1315

Obed

 

1251

 

Deborah & Barak's Victory

1215

 

Gideon's Victory

1169

Jesse

 

1155

 

Sampson & Delilah

1074

 

Samuel's Victory

1063

David

 

1055

 

Saul's Succession

1043

Solomon

 

1015

 

Solomon's Temple Completed

975

 

Solomon's Temple Dedicated

971

Rehoboam

Kingdom of Israel Divided

945

Abijah

 

913

Asa

 

910

Jehosaphat

 

870

 

Elijah Taken up in Chariot

868

Jehoram

 

848

Ahaziah

Jehu Slays Kings, North & South

841

Joash

Joel, Hosea, Amos

820

Amaziah

Homer Writes the Iliad And the Odyssey

800

 

Olympic Games Begin

776

Uzziah (Azariah)

Jonah & the Whale

767

 

Rome Founded

753

Jotham

 

740

 

Isaiah Prophesies "A Virgin Shall Conceive"

734

Ahaz

 

732

 

Bei-Jing Settled

725

Hezekiah

Fall of Northern Kingdom into Assyria

722

Manasseh

 

716

Amon

Isaiah Foretells of Cyrus The Great

712

Josiah

 

687

Manasseh

 

639

Eliakim/Jehoiakim

1st Capture of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar

605

Zedekiah

2nd Capture of Jerusalem - Ezekiel prophecies

597

Zedekiah

3rd Capture of Jerusalem and Solomon's Temple Destroyed

587

Jechoniah

 

586

 

Jeremiah, Obadiah, Daniel, Job

585

 

Ezekiel Gets Plans for Jesus' Millennial Temple April 15

572

Salathiel

Nahum, Ezra

561

 

Buddha Born

557

 

Birth of Confucius

551

Zerubbabel

Cyrus King of Medes & Persian

539

 

Zerubbabel Authorized to Rebuild the Temple

537

 

Zechariah, Haggai

520

 

70 Years of Captivity Ends Temple Rebuilt March 3

516

 

Beginning of the Roman Empire

509

Abiud

 

490

 

Esther  Made Queen

479

Eliakim

Feast of Purim Established

473

Azor

Rebuilt Temple Dedicated by Ezra, The High Priest, at October Feast of Tabernacles

458

 

Ezra reads and explains the Law to Judah

458

 

Nehemiah's Rebuilding of the Wall

458

 

Approximate time of Malachi (Ends Old Testament)

424

 

Socrates

399

 

Plato

387

Zadoc

Alexander the Great Born

335

 

Alexander Captures Jerusalem

332

 

Death of Alexander the Great

323

 

Paris Founded

300

Achim

 

272

 

Hannibal Crosses teh Mountains

218

 

Great Wall of China Started

214

Eliud

 

172

 

Maccabaeus Cleanses & Rededicates Temple Dec.25 Feast of Lights begins

164

Eleazar

 

153

 

Julius Ceasar Born

102

Matthan

 

72

Heli

   

Jacob

Temple Destroyed by Pompeii - Wailing Wall Survives

63

Joseph, the husband of Mary

46

 

Present Day Julian Calendar Developed by Thoth an Egyptian, Adopted by Julius Caesar

45

 

Emperor Octavian Given the Title "Reverend"

27

 

Herod Begins to Rebuild Temple

20

 

Main Temple Building Finished

9

JESUS CHRIST IS BORN

5

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