Undated:      Creation

Undated:      Noah builds the ark

2700 B.C. 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


2500 BC.      Egyptians discover papyrus and ink for writing and build the first libraries; iron objects manufactured in the ancient near East

2400 B C.     Egyptians import gold from Africa 

2331 BC.     Semitic chieftain, Sargon, conquers Summer to become first
“World conqueror”

2300 BC.     Horses domesticated in Egypt: chickens domesticated in Babylon: bows & arrows used in wars

2166  BC.          Abraham born

2165 B.C. to Undated Past        CREATION STAGE       GENESIS 1-11
Main Actors:  Adam, Abel, Enoch, Noah
Main Action: Creation, Flood, Fall, and Tower of Babel

2100 BC.     Glass made by the Mesopotamians, ziggurats (like the tower of Babel) built in Mesopotamia; earliest discovered drug, ethyl alcohol, used to alleviate pain

2091 BC.     Abraham enters Canaan

2066  BC.     Isaac born

2006 BC.     Jacob & Esau born

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

1929 BC.     Jacob flees to Haran           

1915 BC.     Joseph born

1900 BC.     Egyptians use irrigation systems, to control Nile floods; spoke wheel invented in the ancient Near East; horses used to pull vehicles

1898 BC.      Joseph sold into slavery

1885 BC.      Joseph rules Egypt

1805 BC.      Joseph dies

1800 B.C. Alphabetic Writing, 400 years before Moses, was found 1905 by Petrie at Serabit in Sinal

2165 to 1804 B.C.    PATRIARCHAL STAGE     GENSIS 12-50, and JOB.

Main Actors: Abraha, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and Elihu    
Main Action: Beginning of Hebrew Nation, Giving of Abrahamic Covernant,
Jews move into Egypt, and God allows Satan to test Job.

1750 BC.     Babylonian mathematicians already understand cube and square root; Hammurapi of Babylon provides first of all legal codes

1700  BC.     Egyptian papyrus document describes medical and surgical procedures

1526 BC.     Moses bor

1500 BC.     Sundials used in Egypt; Mexican Sun Pyramid built

1446 BC.     The Exodus from Egypt

1445 BC.     Ten Commandments given

1406 BC.     Hebrews enter Canaan

405 to 1804 B.C. EXODUS STAGE: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy                             

MAIN ACTORS: Moses, Aaron, Mirian, Eleazer, Korah, Balaam, and Rhinehas  
MAIN ACTION: Deliverance from Egypt, Building of the Tabernacle, Giving of the Law,
and The Failure at Kadesh-Barnea.

1400 BC.     First period of Chinese literature; intricate clock used in Egypt

1405 to 1382BC. CONQUEST STATGE:       JOSHUA

MAIN ACTORS:    Joshua, Caleb, Rahal, and Acham
MAIN ACTION: Invasion of the Land, Subjection of the Land, and Division of the Land

1380 BC.     Palace of Knossos on island of Crete destroyed by earthquake

1375 BC.     Judges begin to rule Israel

1358 BC.     Egyptian King Tutankhamen dies & buried inside an immense treasure-laden tomb

1250 BC.     Silk fabrics manufactured in China

1209 BC.     Deborah becomes Israel’s judge

1200 BC.     Labor strike in Thebes; first Chinese dictionary

1183 BC.     Destruction of Troy during Trojan War

1162 BC.     Gideon becomes Israel’s judge

1105 BC.     Samuel born

1075 BC.     Samson becomes Israel’s judge

1050 BC.     Saul becomes Israel’s first king

1382 to 1043 B.C. JUDGES STAGE         JUDGES, RUTH, AND I SAMUEL 1-7

MAIN ACTORS: Ehud, Barak, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, Ruth, Naomi, Boaz, Hennah, Eli, and Samuel
MAIN ACTION: The Ministry of 12 Military Reformers, The Marriage of a Moabite Girl
The Prayer of a Mother, and The Death of a Priest.

1010 BC.     David becomes Israel’s king

1000 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

970 BC.     Solomon becomes Israel’s king

959 BC.     Temple in Jerusalem completed

950 BC.     God vessels and jewelry popular in Northern Europe


930 BC.     Kingdom of Israel divides

900 BC.     Celts invade Britain; Assyrians invent inflatable skins for soldiers to cross rivers

875 BC.     Elijah prophesies in Israel

874 BC.     Ahab becomes Israel’s king

850 BC.     Evidence of highly developed metal and stone sculptures in Africa

848 BC.     Elisha prophesies in Israel

835 BC.      Joash becomes Judah’s king

814 BC.      Founding of Carthage, a Phoenician trading post

800 BC.      Development of caste system in India; Babylonian and Chinese  astronomers understand planetary movements; spoke wheels used in Europe; ice skating a popular sport in northern Europ

793 BC.     Jonah becomes a prophet

776 BC.     First known date of Olympic games

753 BC.     Traditional date for founding of City of Rome

753 BC.     Hosea becomes a prophet

753 April 21 B. C. Rome Founded

750 BC.     Earliest music notation written in ancient Greece; Celts introduce plow to Britain

743 BC.      Israel invaded by Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria

740 BC.     Isaiah becomes a prophet

722 BC.     Israel (northern kingdom) falls

715 BC.     Hzekiah becomes Judah’s King

701 BC.     Jerusalem besieged by Sennacherib of Assyria

700 BC.     False teeth invented in Italy

660 BC.     Japan established as a nation

650 BC.     Soldering of Iron invented

648 BC.     Horse racing first held at 33rd Olympic Games

640 BC.     Josiah becomes a prophet

627 BC.     Jeremiah becomes a prophet

612 BC.     Assyrian capital of Nineveh destroyed

605 BC.     Daniel taken captive to Babylon

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

586 BC.     Judah (southern kingdom) falls to Babylon

563 BC.     Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, born in India

562 BC.     King Nebuchadnezzer of Babylon dies

560 BC.     Aesop writes his fables

551 BC.     Confucius, famous Chinese Scholar, born

550 BC.     King Cyrus the Great conquers the Medes and founds the Persian empire;
lock & key water level, and carpenter’s square invented.

540 BC.     Horseback postal service in Persian empire

539 BC.     Babylon overthrown by Cyrus of Persia

538BC.     First Jewish exiles return to Jerusalem

534 Bc.     Tragedy emerges as a form of Greek drama

525 BC.      Polo a sport among Persians

520 BC.     Public libraries open in Athens, Greece

516 BC.     New temple completed in Jerusalem

509 BC.     Rome becomes a republic

500 BC.     Glass first imported into China from near East; Indian surgeon Susrata performs
cataract operation; origin of Halloween; A Celtic festival

490 BC.     First time Greek men choose short haircuts

479 BC.     Esther becomes queen of Persia

469 BC.     Socrates, philosopher of the ancient world, born

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

458 BC.     Ezra returns to Jerusalem

457 BC.     Golden Age in Athens, Greece begins

448 BC.     The Parthenon built on top of Athens’ Acropolis

445 BC.     Nehemiah builds Jerusalem wall

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

430 BC.     Maiachi becomes a prophet

430 BC.     Romans agrees to concept of a dictator in times of military emergency

399 BC.     Socrates condemned to death by Athenian jury

390 BC.     Aramaic begins to replace Hebrew as Jewish language

384 BC.     Aristotle born

370 BC.     Plato writes his most famous book, The Republic

338 B. C. Rome controlled centeral Italy

331 BC.     Alexander the Great defeats the Persian empire

312 BC.     Romans build first paved road, the“Appian Way”, from Rome to Capua

255 BC.     Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek and called the “Septuagint”

241 BC.     Romans conquer Sicily and add their first non-Italian territory to the Roman empire

215 BC.     Great Wall of China built

169 BC.     Temple of Jerusalem plundered by Antiochus IV

165 BC.     Judas Maccabeus begins a revolt against Antilchus IV

264 - 241 B. C. First Punic War between Rome and Carthage

218 - 202 B. C. Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage

149-146 B. C. Third Punic War between Rome and Carthage

139 BC.     Jews and astrologers banished from Rome

102 BC.     First Chinese ships reach east coast of India; ball bearings used in Danish cart wheels

100 BC.     Julius Caesar, first emperor of Rome, born

63 B. C. Pompey famous Roman General Conquered Palestine

58 - 51 B. C. Gallic Wars

55 BC.     Romans conquer England and make it part of Roman empire until A.D. 442

54-68 Nero ruled

51 BC.     Cleopatra becomes last independent Egyptian ruler of the ancient world

46 BC.     Julius Caesar became dictator for life, then was assassinated two years later.


44 B. C. Caesar assassinated in Rome

37 BC.     Herod the Great made king of Judea by the Romans

31 B. C. Egypt made into a Roman proince

31 B.C. - 14 A.D. Octauius ruled Rome
Note: Jesus was born during this time

30 BC.     Cleopatra and her lover, Marc Antony, died by suicide

23 BC.     Sumo wrestling in Japan

20 BC.     Herod the Great begins remodeling temple in Jerusalem

14 - 37 A.D. Tiberius Caesar ruled.
Ministries of both John the Baptist and Jesus took place at this time.


1 A.D.          Saddles first used in Europe

4 AD.      Herod the Great dies

5 AD?     Paul is born,   Judea becomes a Roman province; Jesus visits temple as a boy

5/6 AD.     Jesus Christ born

7  AD.     Zealots in Judea rebel against Rome

14 AD.     Tiberius succeeds Caesar Augustus as Roman emperor

26 AD.     John the Baptist begins his ministry; Pontius Pilate appointed governor

26/27 AD.     Jesus begins his ministry


Jesus begins Galilean Ministry
From Cana Heals Nobleman's Son at Capernaum
Visits Nazareth, and is rejected
Makes Capernaum his Headquarters
Calls Simon, Andrew, James and John
Heals Demoniac, Peter's Mother-in-law, Many others
Journeys about, Heals a Leper, and Paralytic
Calls Matthew
Questions about fasting and Sabbath


Visits Jerusalem
Heals on Sabbath,
Arouses Opposition of Rulers
Asserts His Deity,
Returns to Galilee


Journeys, Multitudes,
Miracles, Fame
The Twelve Chosen
Sermon on the Mount
Journeys about, Speaks Many Parable
Stills the Tempest, Heals the Gerasene Demoniacs
Raises Jairus' daughter from the Dead
Is Accused of being in League with Beelzebub
Raises the widow of Nain's son from the dead
Receives Messengers from John the Baptist


Heals Centurion's servant, forgives sinful woman


The Twelve sent forth


The twelve return,
John the Baptist beheaded
The 5,000 Fed, Jesus walks on the water
Discourses on the bread of life
Refuses popular demand to be king
Heals many, discourses on defilement
Upbraids Cities "Come unto Me"


Syrophoenician Woman


Deaf Mute Cured, 4000 Fed
At Magdala, "Sigh of Johah". Blind man healed


Visits Jerusalem, Discourses, Woman Taken in Adultery
Blind man healed, opon conflict with rulers



Peter's Confession
the Transfiguration, the Epileptic Boy
Passion Foretold three times


Tax Money, "Who is the Greatest?"
"Children", "Unknown Wonder Worker", "Forgivenetss"


30 AD.     Jesus crucified; Jesus ascends into heaven;
Pentecost; early church beginnings

35 AD.     Paul’s conversion on Damascus road

40 AD.     Herod Agrippa appointed king of Judea

43 AD.     London founded; first definite reference to diamonds

46 AD.     Paul begins first missionary journey

50 AD.     Romans begin using soap

54 AD.     Emperor Claudius poisoned by older of his wife; Nero becomes emperor

57 AD.     Paul writes Romans; Paul imprisoned in Caesarea

59 AD.     Paul’s voyage to Rome

60 AD.     Paul writes “prison letters”

62 AD.     Paul released from prison

64 AD.     Emperor Nero

64 AD.     Fire burns much of Rome, Nero blames Christians for setting it.

66 AD.     Painting on Canvas

67 ?  AD.     Paul martyred

68 AD.     Romans destroy a Jewish religious commune at Qumran, Before they were captured, they hid their library of Bible manuscripts in a cave by the Dead Sea (discovered in 1948)


70 AD.     Romans destroy Jerusalem

73 AD.     960 Jews commit mass suicide at Masada while under Roman attack

74 AD.     China opens silk trade with the west

75 AD.     Rome begins construction of famous Colosseum

79 AD.     Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts, killing 30,000 people and burying cities of Pompeii and Herculaneu

81-96 AD.     Emperor Nero

95 AD.     Apostle John writes Revelation

98-117 AD.     Emperor Trojan

117-138 AD.     Emperor Hadrian

138-161 AD.     Emperor Antoninus Pius

161-180 AD.     Emperor Marcus Aurelius

177 AD.     Irenaeus became Bishop

193-211 AD.     Emperor Septimus Severus

249-251 AD.     Emperor Decius

253-260 AD.    Emperor Valerian

272-337 AD.     Emperor Constantine the Great

284-305? AD.     Emperor Diocletian

303-313 AD.     Emperor Diocietion

312-590 AD.     Age of the Christian Roman Empire

321 AD.     Constantine the Great declared Sunday as day of rest.

325 AD.     Council of Nicea called by Constantine the Great

332-363 AD.     Emperor Julian

590-1517 AD.     The Christian Middle Ages

1224-1274 AD.     Thomas Aquinas- Formulated Christian doctrine using the rational method.
"Summa Theologica" which he wrote is still widely read

1320-1384 AD.     John Wyclif- English reformer, denounced the worldiness of the popes
and emphasized the spiritual freedom of the righteous man.

1369-1415 AD.     John Hus- Czech reformer, viewed Christ as the head of the Church, not Pope.

1483-1546 AD.     Martin Luther-Father of Reformatio

1517-1648 AD.    Age of REASON AND REVIVAL

1789-1914 AD.    Age of PROGRESS

1914-1996 AD.     Age of IDEOLOGIES


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


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