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BIBLE AND WORLD EVENTS

 

Gen 5:3-5 

     Creation

Undated 

 

 

 Noah builds the ark

Undated

 

Gen 4:1, 17-22 

Cain

 

 

Gen 4:2, 8-10 

Abel 

 

 

Gen 5:6-7 

Seth 

3874 BC 

 

Hieroglyphic writing developed

After 3500 BC 

 

Gen 5:21-24 

 Enoch (Walks with God)

3382 BC

 

Gen 5:9-11 

 Enos

3769 BC 

 

Gen 5:12-14 

Tainan

3769 BC

 

Gen 5:15-17 

Kahaleel

3609 BC

 

Gen 5:18-20 

Jared

3544 BC

 

Gen 5:25-29 

Methuselah (Longest living person)

3317 BC

 

Gen 5:28-31

Lamech

3130 BC

Cuneiform writing invented

3100 BC

Gen 5:3-5

Adam Dies

3074 BC

Bablos: First city in Syria

3000 BC

Copper in use Anatolia

3000 BC

First Settlement at Troy

After 3000 BC

Gen 5:32, 9:18, 28, 29 

Noah

2948 BC

Gen 5:9-11 

Enos Dies

2864 BC

Narmer Unites Egypt

2850 BC

Genesis 4:21, 22

Early Use of Metals Genesis 4:21, 22 it is here stated that copper and iron instruments were invented while Adam was yet living. Until recently the earliest known use of iron was 1200 B.C but in 1933 Frankfort discovered in the ruins of Asmar, near Babylon, an iron blade made about 2700 B.C. thus pushing back the known use of iron much nearer to the beginning. Copper instruments have been found in the ruins of Pre-Flood cities

2700 BC

Cheops (Khufu) builds great Pyramid at Gizeth

2550 BC

     Egyptians discover papyrus and ink for writing and build the first libraries; iron objects manufactured in the ancient near East

2500 BC

Gen 5:28-31 

Shem

2448 BC

Gen 5:28-31 

Ham

2448 BC

Gen 5:28-31

Japheth

2448 BC

     Egyptians import gold from Africa

2400 BC

Sargon the Great

2360 BC

2305 BC

Gen 7

The Flood

2348 BC

Gen 11:12-13 

Arphaxad

2346 BC

Semitic chieftain, Sargon, conquers Summer to become first “World conqueror”

2331 BC

Gen 11:14-15 

Selah

2311 BC

Gen 10:22

Elam & Asshur

2300 BC

Gen 10:15-19

Sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Phut, Canaan

2300 BC

Gen 10:15-19

Nations of Ham: Gibeonites, Jebusites, Hittites, Perizzites

2300 BC

 

Egypt

2300 BC

Gen 10:2

Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, Tiras

2300 BC

Gen 11:18-19

China

2300 BC

Horses domesticated in Egypt: chickens domesticated in Babylon: bows & arrows used in wars

2300 BC

 

Naram-Sin

2280 BC

2244 BC

Gen 11:20-21 

Peleg

2247 BC

Gen 10:25 

Reu

2217 BC

Gen 10:10-12 

Tower or Babel

2200 BC

 

Nimrod (Tower of Babel)

2200 BC

 

Phonenicia

2200 BC

 

Japan

2200 BC

Gen 11:22-23 

Serug

2185 BC

Gen 11:24-26 

Nahor

2158 BC

Gen 11:26-32

Terah

2136 BC

 Glass made by the Mesopotamians, ziggurats (like the tower of Babel) built in Mesopotamia; earliest discovered drug, ethyl alcohol, used to alleviate pain   

2100 BC

Abraham enters Canaan

2091 BC

Isaac born

2066 BC

Jacob & Esau born

2006 BC

 

Intermediate Kingdoms

2004 BC

 

Indo-German Tribes

2000 BC

Native Americans immigrate to North America from northern Asia; stock breeding and irrigation used in China; Stonehenge, England, a center for religious worship is erected;
bellows used in India, allowing for higher furnace temptures

2000 BC

Gen 25:7-8 

Abraham

1996 BC

 Gen 17:17

Sarah

1986 BC

 

Lot

1980 BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hagar

1930 BC

Jacob flees to Haran

1929 BC

Joseph born

1915 BC

 

 

 

 Egyptians use irrigation systems, to control Nile floods; spoke wheel invented in the ancient Near East; horses used to pull vehicles

1900 BC

Moab & Ammon

1900 BC

Joseph sold into slavery

1898 BC

Isaac

1896 BC

Sodom & Gomorrah

1890 BC

 

 

 

Joseph rules Egypt

1885 BC

Shem dies

1848 BC

Jacob & Esau

1836 BC

Joseph dies

1805 BC

Alphabetic Writing, 400 years before Moses, was found 1905 by Petrie at Serabit in Sinal

1800 BC

Rebecca

1754 BC

Leah & Rachel

1754 BC

 

Twelve sons of Jacob

1750 BC

 

Joseph sold into slavery (Egypt)

1750 BC

 

Ishmael: Ishmaelites

1750 BC

Babylonian mathematicians already understand cube and square root; Hammurapi of Babylon provides first of all legal codes

1750 BC

Gen 11:15-18

Eber

1723 BC

 

Ephram

1700 BC

 

Manasseh

1700 BC

 

Rise of Assyrian Power

1700 BC

Egyptian papyrus document describes medical and surgical procedures

1700 BC

 

Revised Standard Version of the King James Version

1611 BC

 

Persia

1600 BC

Pharoah's death--Israel enslaved

1530 BC

 

Moses is Born

1526 BC

 

Moab and Ammon: Moabites and Ammonites

1500BC

 

Greece

1500 BC

Sundials used in Egypt; Mexican Sun Pyramid built

1500 BC

Greatest Egyptian Power

1500s BC

China: The beginning of Lyric Poetry

1500 BC

Exodus 16:1-5, 22-30, 35 ; 19-20

Exodus from Egypt

1491 BC

Ten Commandments given to Moses

1445 BC

 

Two suggested dates for EXODUS. 1446 indicated by 1st Kings 6:1 and suggested by Judges 11:26. The Second date 1280 BC relyingupon archaeolgyical evidence indicating that the Egyptian cities of Pithom and Raamses (Ex 1:11) were rebuilt in the thirteen century BC

1446/1280 BC

Exodus 25:16

Ark of the Covenant erected

1445 BC

Hebrews enter Canaan

1406 BC

First period of Chinese literature; intricate clock used in Egypt

1400 BC

Joshua 1:14, 3:1-14

Joshua

1400s BC

1st Chronicles 1:43-54

Kings of Edom

1400 BC

Palace of Knossos on island of Crete destroyed by earthquake

1380 BC

Judges begin to rule Israel

1375 BC

Egyptian King Tutankhamen dies & buried inside an immense treasure-laden tomb

1358 BC

Time of the Judges

1254 BC

ELI Judge

1252 BC

Silk fabrics manufactured in China

1250 BC

Deborah becomes Israel’s judge

1209 BC

Labor strike in Thebes; first Chinese dictionary

1200 BC

Philistines

1200 BC

Rome

1200 BC

Destruction of Troy during Trojan War

1183 BC

Gideon becomes Israel's judge

1162 BC

Samson Judge

1154 BC

 

Trojan War

1154 BC

 

Samuel is born

1105 BC

Sampson is a judge for Israel

1090 BC

Samson becomes Israel's judge

1075 BC

David & Goliah

1063 BC

Saul of Benjamin Chosen King

1050 BC

 

Solomon Born

1015 BC

 

Solomon Builds the Temple

1011 BC

 

David anointed King

1010 BC

The Kingdom of Judah (Judah, Benjamin, Levi)

1004 BC

 City of Peking built; Greek mythology fully developed; California Indians build wood-reed houses; Chinese mathematics utilizes root multiplication, geometry, proportions, and theory of motion; glazing of bricks and tiles begin in Near East

1000 BC

The Kingdom of Israel and Solomon becomes King of Israel

970 BC

Temple in Jerusalem completed

959 BC

Gold vessels and jewelry popuar in Northern Europe

950 BC

Kingdom of Israel is divided

930 BC

Foreign rulers in Egypt

905 BC

Wars with Israel

904 BC

Elijah & Elisha

900 BC

Asa defeats Ethiopians

900 BC

 

Celts invade Britain: Assyrians invented inflatable skins for soldiers to cross rivers

900 BC

 

Elijah prophesies in Israel

875 BC

 

Ahab becomes Israel's king

874 BC

 

Evidence of highly developed metal and stone sculptures in Africa

850 BC

 

Elisha prophesies in Israel

848 BC

 

Joash becomes Judah's king

835 BC

 

Fonding of Carthage, a Phoenician trading post

814 BC

 

Development of caste system in India: Babyionian and Chinese astronomers understand planetary movements: spoke wheels used in Europe: Ice skating a popular sport in Northern Europe

800 BC

 

Jonah becomes a prophet

793 BC

 

CONTEMPORTARY KING OF ISRAEL

 

 

 

Jeroboam II == A long prosperours Idolatrous reign

790 BC

749 BC

 

Zechariah == He assassinated Shallum

748 BC

 

 

Menahem == Extremely brutel king

748 BC

738 BC

 

Pekahiah == Assassinated by Pekah

738 BC

736 BC

 

Pekah == Captivity of Northen Israel 734 BC

748 BC

730 BC

 

Hoshea == Samaria Fell 721 B C End of the Northern Kingdom

730 BC

721 BC

 

CONTEMPORARY KING OF JUDAH

 

 

 

Uzziah == fifty two years reign as a good king

787 B C

735 B C

 

Jotham == Co-reign with Uzziah a good king

749 BC

734 B C

II Chronicles 28

Ahaz == Very Wicked King

741 B C

726 B C

II Chronicles 29

Hezekiah == A good king

726 B C

697 B C

II Chronicles 33

Manassell == very wicked king

697 B C

642 B C

 

First Olympiad

776 BC

 

Traditional date for the founding of the City of Rome 21 April 753 BC

753 BC

 

Hosea becomes a prophet

753 BC

 

Earliest music notation written in ancient Greece: Celts introduce plow to Britain

750 BC

 

Israel invaded by Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria

743 BC

Elijah becomes a proophet and begins his ministry

740 BC

2nd Kings 17:6

The Fall of Samaia

722 BC

 

Israel (Northern Kingdom) falls by their defeat by the Assyrians

722 BC 

 

Hzediah becomes Judah's King

715 BC

 

Jerusalem besieged by sennacherib of Assyria 

701 BC

 

Hoshea

700s BC

 

 

Wars with Arabs & Philistines

700 BC

 

II Kings 19:35

185,000 Smote by Angel

700 BC

 

II Kings 15:19

The First Carrying Away

Late 700s BC

 

 

Athens Thrives

700 BC

500 BC

Japen established as a nation 

660 BC 

 

Soldering of Iron Invented 

650 BC 

 

Horse racing first held at the 33rd Olympic Games 

648 BC 

Josiah becomes a prophet

640 BC

Jeremiah becomes a prophet

627 BC

Josiah began his reforms

627 BC

Jeremiah 4

Scythian Invasion

626 BC

II Kings 22 , 23

Josiah's Great reformation Book found

621 BC

Assyrian capital of Nineveh destroyed

612 BC

Pharaoh slains Josiah at Megiddo

608 BC

First Captivity Babylon subdured Judah

606 BC

 

Babylon crushed Egypt at the Battle of Carchemish

605 BC

Daniel taken captive to Babylon

605 BC

 

End of Assyrian Empire

602 BC

 

 

Temple of Artemis built in Ephesus-one of the seven wonders of the ancient world

600 BC

 

Destruction of Jerusalem

600 BC

 

 

Daniel taken captive to Babylon

600 BC

 

 

Ninevah destroyed

600s BC

 

 

New Chaldaic Kingdom

600 BC

 

 

Babylonian Captivity

598 BC

538 BC

First Babylonian attack of Jerusalem

597 BC

Captivity of Jehoiachin

597 BC

Visit to Babylon by Zedekiah

593 BC

Temporary end of David's kingdom when Jerusaem is burned

586 BC

 

Judah (Southern Kingdom) falls to Babylon

586 BC

 

Temple in Jerusalem destroyed by Babylonians

586 BC

 

Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, born in India

563 BC

 

King Nebuchadnezzer of Babylon dies

562 BC

 

Nebuchadnezzar

561 BC

 

 

Aesop writes his fables

560 BC

 

Confucius, famour Chinese Scholar, born

551 BC

 

 

King Crus the Great conquers the Medes and found the Persian Empire: Locks & Key water level, the Caprenter's square invented

550 BC

 

Horseback pstal service in Persian Empire

540 BC

Persian Period

539 BC

331 BC

 

Babylon overthrown by Cyrus of Persia

539 BC

2 Chr 36:22-23

First Jewish exiles return to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel

538 BC

 

Daniel's last vision

535 BC

 

Captives returned to Judea

535 BC

515 BC

 

Tragedy emerges as a form of Greek drama

534 BC

 

Polo becomes a sport among Persians

525 BC

 

Public libraries open in Athens, Greece

520 BC

 

Prophets Haggai and Zechariah encouraged the rebuilding of the Temple

520 BC

 

Buddha the Wise

520 BC

 

 

New Temple completed in Jerusalem

516 BC

 

ROME: Time of the Republic

509 BC

 

 

Glass first imported into China from near East: Indian surgeon Susrata Performs cataract operation: Origin of Halloween: A Celtic Festival

500 BC

 

First time Greek men choose short haircuts

490 BC

Esther

486 BC

 

Esther becomes Queen of Persia

479 BC

 

Socrates, Philosopher of the ancient world is born

469 BC

 

Birth of Cemocritus, who introduced an atomic theory by arguing that all bodies are made of indivisible and unchangeable atoms

460 BC

Ezra & Nehemial prophets in Judah

460 BC

444 BC

Ezra returns to Jerusalem

458 BC

 

Greece begins the Golden Age in Athens

457 BC

 

The Parthenon is built on top of Athen's Acropolis

448 BC

 

Nehemiah builds Jerusalem wall

445 BC

 

Greek sculptor Phidias makes a 60 foot high statue of Zeus one of the seven wonders of the ancient world

438 BC

 

Maiachi becomes a prophet

430 BC

 

Romans agrees to concept of a dictator in times of military emergency

430 BC

 

Artaxerxes II

404 BC

359 BC

Zapotecs

400 BC

 

Socrates condemned to death by Athenian jury

399 BC

 

Aramaic begins to replace Hebrew as Jewish language

390 BC

 

Aristotle is born

384 BC

 

Plato writes his most famous book: The Republic

370 BC

Alexander the Great was born

356 BC

 

Rome controlled centeral Italy

338 BC

Alexander goes to Jerusalem

332 BC

Greek Period

331 BC

65 BC

 

Alexander the Great defeats the Persian empire

331 BC

 

Romans build the first paved road, the "Appian Way" from Rome to Capua

312 BC

Ptolemaic Dynasty

305 BC

Aryan Stock

300 BC

First Punic War between Rome and Carthage 

261 BC

241 BC

 

Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek and is called the "Septuagint"

255 BC

 

Romans conquer Sicily and add their first non-Italian territory to the Roman Empire

241 BC

Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage 

218 BC

202 BC

China: The Great Wall is built

215 BC

 

Rome defeats Hannibal

200 BC

 

Marcus Aurelius

180 BC

167 BC

Parthian Empire Mithridates I

171 BC

138 BC

Jews struggle for Liberty

167 BC

130 BC

 

Temple of Jerusalem is plundered by Antiochus IV

165 BC

 

Judas Maccabeus begins a revolt against Antilchus IV

165 BC

 

Third Punic War between Rome and Carthage

149 BC

146 BC

 

Jews and Astrologers banished from Rome

139 BC

 

EGYPT: Ptolemy VIII

116 BC

81 BC

 

First Chinese Ships reach east coast of India: Ball bearing used in Danish cart wheels

102 BC

Final Decline of the Olmecs

Late 100s BC

 

Julius Caesar: First emperor of Rome, born

100 BC

 

 

Mithridatic Wars

89 -84 & 83 - 81 & 75 - 65

Mark Antony

83 BC

 

Republic Sulla Dictator

82 BC

79 BC

 

Ptolemy XI

80 BC

51 BC

Parthian Empire Phrates III

70 BC

A D 57

Antiochus XIII

68 BC

67 BC

 

Nero ruled

68 BC

54 BC

Pompey famous Roman General conquered Palestine & Rome Governs Jerusalem

63 BC

 

 

Gallic wars

58 BC

51 BC

orodes

57 BC

A D 38

 

Romans conquer (Parthian Empire) and makes it part of Roman empire until A D 442

55 BC

38 BC

 

Cleopatra VI becomes last independent Egyptian ruler of the Ancient World

51 BC

30 BC

Cleopatra

50 BC

30 BC

Jews under Ptolemies

48 BC

 

Battle of Zela

47 BC

 

Caesar in Egypt

47 BC

 

 

Julius Caesar becomes dictator for life, then was assassinated two years later

46 BC

 

Death of Caesar by assassination in Rome

44 BC

Phrates IV

38 BC

32 BC

Herod the Great is made King of Judea by the Romans

37 BC

4 BC

 

Octauius ruled Rome

31 BC

AD 14

 

Battle of Actium

31 BC

Augustus

31 BC

 

 

Cleopatra and her lover, Mare Antony, died by suicide

30 BC

Egypt under Roman Control

30 BC

 

 

Augustus Fist Emperor

27 BC

AD 14

 

Sumo wrestling in Japan

23 BC

 

Herod the Great begins remodeling the temple in Jerusalem

20 BC

Luke 1:5-80

John the Baptist is born

5 BC

 

Matt 2:1

Christ is Born

5/4 BC

 

 

Age of Jesus and the Apostles

6 BC

AD 70

 

Herod Antipas

4 BC

AD 39

1..    LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE NEW LIVING TANSLATION  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, Wheaton, Illinois
2.    CHURCH HISTORY IN PLAIN LANGUAGE Bruce L. Shelley forward by Mark Noll
3.    WILLMINGTON'S GUIDE TO THE BIBLE by H.L. Willmington
4.   TENTATIVE CHRONOLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT

 

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