Appendix F from The Upside-Down Kingdom:

Timeline of the Bible

Timeline

People/Kings/Events

Associated books/chapters of the Bible

~8000-4000 B.C.

Adam

Genesis 1-5

Jubilees

I Chronicles 1-2; 4-8

3013 B.C.

Enoch

Enoch

5/17/2344 B.C.

The Noahic Flood

Genesis 7

2242 B.C.

The Tower of Babel

Genesis 10

1991-1816 B.C.

Abraham

Genesis 11-25

1991-1630 B.C.

Patriarchs & Joseph

Genesis 11-50

1526 B.C.

Moses born

Exodus 1-2

1486 B.C.

Moses flees to Midian

Exodus 2

4/10/1446 B.C.

The Exodus

Exodus 3-13

1446-1444 B.C

The initial journey till the spies sent out

Exodus 13-19

6/17/1446 B.C.

The Law is given and explained

Exodus 20-40

Leviticus

Numbers 1-12

1444 B.C.

Spies sent out

Numbers 13

1444-1405 B.C.

Wandering in the wilderness

Numbers 14-36

Deuteronomy

Job

4/3/1405 B.C.

Joshua crosses the Jordan with Israel

Joshua 1-5

1405-1399 B.C.

Reconquest of Israel

Joshua 6-24

1399-1050 B.C.

The age of the Judges

Judges

Ruth

1050 B.C.

Samuel crowns Saul king

I Samuel 1-10

1030 B.C.

David kills Goliath

I Samuel 17

Psalms

1030-1010 B.C.

Saul fights David till his death

I Samuel 18-31

1010 B.C.

David is crowned king amidst civil war

II Samuel 1-5

I Chronicles 10-29

970 B.C.

David dies, Solomon is crowned king

II Samuel 6-24

I Chronicles 3

I Kings 1-2

970-930 B.C.

Solomon's reign

I Kings 3-11

II Chronicles 1-9

Proverbs

Song of Solomon

Ecclesiastes

Wisdom of Solomon

930 B.C.

Solomon dies, Israel & Judah split

I Kings 12

II Chronicles 10-12

930-914 B.C.

Rehoboam (J)

I Kings 13-14

930-909 B.C.

Jeroboam (I)

911-874 B.C.

Abijam (J) / Asa (J) / Nadab (I) / Baasha (I) / Elah (I) / Zimri (I) / Tibni & Omri (I)

I Kings 15-16

II Chronicles 13-15

885-850 B.C.

Ahab (I) /Jehoshaphat (J) / Ahaziah (I) / Asa (J)--Elijah and Elisha were prophets

I Kings 17-22

II Chronicles 16-18

II Kings 1-2

850-800 B.C.

Joram (I, J) / Jehoshaphat (J) / Jehoram (J) / Ahaziah (J) / Jehu (I) / Athaliah (queen, J) / Joash (J) / Jehoahaz (I)--Elisha was prophet

II Kings 2-13

II Chronicles 19-24

Elisha

799-751 B.C.

Jehoash (I) / Amaziah (J) / Jeroboam II (I) / Azariah (Uzziah) (J)

II Kings 14-15

II Chronicles 25-26

Jonah (~775 B.C.)

Amos (~755 B.C.)

750-700 B.C.

Zechariah (I) / Shallum (I) / Menahem (I) / Pekahiah (I) / Pekah (I) / Jotham (J) / Ahaz (J) / Hoshea (I) /Hezekiah/Manasseh

II Kings 15-17

II Chronicles 27-28

Hosea

Micah

Isaiah

701 B.C.

Israel captured by Assyria--virtually wiped out. Stragglers join with Judah or are scattered among the nations…

II Kings 17

699-640 B.C.

Hezekiah (J) / Manasseh (J)

II Kings 18-21

II Chronicles 29-33

Nahum

Judith?

Prayer of Manasseh

640-620 B.C.

Amon (J) / Josiah (J)

II Kings 21-23

II Chronicles 33-35

Jeremiah

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Ezekiel

Joel

619-586 B.C.

Jehoahaz (J) / Eliakim (Jehoiakim--subject to Egypt) (J) / Jehoiachin (subject to Nebuchadnezzar)

II Kings 23-24

II Chronicles 36

Baruch

Obadiah

Lamentations

Tobit

586 B.C.

Mattaniah (Zedekiah--subject to Nebuchadnezzar) Judah taken captive by Babylon--Jerusalem destroyed

II Kings 24-25

600-525 B.C.

Neubchadnezzar (Babylon) / Evil-Mardoch (Babylon) / Nergal-sharezer (Babylon) / Labashi-Marduk (Babylon) / Nabonidus (Babylon) / Belshazzar (Babylon) / Astyages (Darius?) (Mede) / Cyrus The Great (Persia)

Daniel

II Chronicles 36

Ezra 1-4

521-486 B.C.

Darius The Great (Persia)

Haggai

Zechariah

Ezra 5-6

486-470 B.C.

Xerxes The Great (Persia)

Esther

470-423 B.C.

Artaxerxes I (Persia)

Nehemiah (4/14/450 B.C.)

I Chronicles 9

Ezra 7-10

Malachi

336-332 B.C.

Alexander the Great (Greece) defeats Persian Empire.

175-165 B.C.

Antiochus IV (Syriac-Greek); defeated by Maccabees

I & II Maccabees

Sirach

III & IV Esdras written (Ethiopian canon numbering)

63 B.C.

Pompey, a Roman General, captured Israel.

3 B.C. - 30 A.D.

Jesus

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

~30 A.D. ~ 90 A.D.

Apostles; Temple destroyed in A.D. 70

Acts

All the rest of the New Testament books

 

KEY

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Protestant canon

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Roman Catholic canon

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Eastern Orthodox canon

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Ethiopian Orthodox canon