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BIBLE TIMELINE

By Don Roth

Updated February 17, 2017

 

Bible Verses

Description                                BIBLICAL TIMELINE – GENESIS TO 70 AD     

B.C. Year

A.M. Year

Genesis 1:1-31

Creation.

4046

1

Genesis 1:17-18

God sets the sun, the moon, and the stars in their orbits at creation and they continue in those orbits to the present time. He set them in their correct orbits to reflect the fourth day of creation. This was the beginning of a known cycle of these three orbs of thirteen, nineteen year cycles that total 247 years. 

Only one of the thirteen cycles begins on the first day of the week which reflects the creation week in Genesis 1. Of course this is the cycle that must start the calendar that God uses throughout the bible.  As this timeline shows, it documents the biblical events by using this calendar. 

An example is the narrative of the Noachian flood where Noah gives an accounting of the flood year as having 385 days. This is the maximum length of a Hebrew calendar year and is the key to establishing the method of keeping track of time. Reference the article “Noah’s Flood and God’s Calendar.”

This timeline is the factual representation of the bible from creation to the present and is what establishes 4046 BC as the starting year of creation
   

Genesis 1:26

In this verse God the Father tells us why He created man.  There are two words which explain the result He wants mankind to achieve; “likeness” and “image.” The word likeness is Strong’s #1823 and refers to man’s outline or shape, which is a copy of God’s shape. The word image is Strong’s #6754, and the following explanation is from The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, “God’s image obviously does not consist in man’s body which was formed from earthly matter, but in his spiritual, intellectual and moral likeness to God from whom his animating breath came.”

Matt 5:48 “Therefore you shall be (become) perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”

 

 

 

Genesis 7:1 – 8:18

During the year of the Noachian Flood the Hebrew calendar had 13 months, or moon cycles resulting in a year length of 385 days. See article “Noah’s Flood and God’s Calendar.”

2386

1661

Genesis 7:11

Noah was 600 years old at the beginning of the flood.

2386

1661

Genesis 9:29

Noah died at 950 years.

2036

2011

Genesis 11:10

Shem was 100 years old 2 years after the flood.

2384

1663

Genesis 11:11

Shem lived another 500 years and died.

1884

2163

Genesis 11:32

Abraham’s father died at age 205. Abraham was 75 when he began his journey to the promised land.

1958

2089

 

Abraham’s birth. See page 26 of the article A Proof Study Dating Biblical Sabbaths and Holy Days for the timeline from Shem to Abraham. 

2033

2014

Exodus 12:40

Abraham left for the promised land 430 years before Israel left for the promised land. Israel left on the same day 430 years after Abraham, 2089 + 430 = 2519 year of exodus.  See article titled 430-400 Years.

1958

2089

Genesis 15:13

This was the start of the 400 years of trials.

1928

2119

Genesis 21:5

Abraham was 100 at birth of Isaac.

1933

2114

Genesis 21:8

Isaac was 5 when he was weaned.

1928

2119

Genesis 25:7

Abraham died at the age of 175.

1878

2189

Genesis 25:20

Isaac was 40 when he married Rebekah.

1893

2154

Genesis 25:26

Isaac was 60 when Esau and Jacob were born.

1873

2174

Genesis 26:34

Esau was 40 when he married two Hittite women.

1833

2214

Genesis 31:41

Jacob served Laben 20 years.

 

 

Genesis 35:28

Isaac died at 180 years.

1753

2294

Genesis 47:9

Jacob went before Pharaoh at age 130.

1743

2304

Genesis 41:46

Joseph was 30 at the start of 7 years of plenty.

1734

2295

Gen 45:6

Joseph’s birth breaks down as follows: The 7years of plenty plus 2years of famine = Joseph being 39 when Jacob came before Pharaoh at the age 130. 130-39 = Jacob being 91 at Joseph’s birth.

1782

2265

Gen 37:2

Joseph was 17 when sold into slavery.

1799

2282

Gen 50:22

Joseph died at 110.

1672

2375

Genesis 47:9

From the death of Joseph to the birth of Moses was 64 years. From the birth of Moses to the Exodus was 80 years. Total maximum number of years of slavery is 144 years.

 

 

Exodus 12:1-13, 12:21-28

These passages give the instructions for the Passover which was observed on the evening (start) of the 14th of Nisan. Reference the article, “Has the Passover Been Passed Over?”

1528

2519

Exodus 12:14-20

Instructions for the days of Unleavened Bread. The duration of seven days in which all leavening was put out of the dwelling of each Israelite. This happened during the 15th – 22nd of Nisan. Reference the article “Understanding Leaven.”

1528

2519

Exodus 12:29-42

The history of the first Passover, which contains the 430 years that refers to Abraham leaving for the Promised Land.

 

 

No. 1:1 ; 9:1-3

This was the 2nd Passover to be celebrated by Israel.

1529

2520

Deut. 31:2

Moses was 80 at the time of the exodus, broken down as follows: Moses was 120 when God took him (died). 120-40 years of wandering put Moses at 80 at exodus. Acts 7:30,36

1528

2519

Acts 7:23

Moses was 40 when he had to leave Egypt.

1568

2479

 

Moses birth.

1508

2439

No. 32:1-19

The land was planted on the east side of the Jordan. (See articles, “Wave Sheaf Offering” and “Solomon’s Temple Dedicated on the Jubilee”)

1489

2558

Deut. 34:8

Moses died in the 11th month. The year 2519 must be included in the count because they left Egypt at the start of the year (spring).

1489

2558

Deut. 31:23

 

Joshua began to lead Israel in the last month of 2558.

Numbers 27:22-23

1489

2558

Joshua 4:19

Joshua crossed the Jordan on the 10th day of the first month, Nisan. This is the same day they were to choose the lamb for the Passover.

1488

2559

Joshua 4:19

On the 10th day of the first month they chose and set aside the Passover lamb. It was also the day of the circumcision. All males under 20 years of age at the exodus were circumcised and were not subject to the death penalty during the 40 years of wandering.  (Num. 14:28-38) Only those born in the wilderness required circumcision. Joshua did not do this by himself. He was instructed to make knives (plural - not just one), and he had the help of those who were already circumcised.

1488

2559

Joshua 5:10

They kept the 3rd Passover on Friday, the 14th of Nisan. For a better understanding of what took place see article: “A Proof Study of Biblical Sabbaths and Holy Days” pages 34-38, (Section: “The Promised Land on Both Sides of the Jordan.”)   Also read the article, “Has the Passover been Passed Over?”

1488

2559

Judges 11:26

From the conquering of the land on the east side of the Jordan by Moses to the ruler-ship of Jephthah equaled 300 years.

1489 -1189

2558 -2858

Judges 12:7

Jephthah judged Israel 5 years.

1184

2863

Judges 12:9

Ibzan judged Israel 7 years.

1177

2870

Judges 12:11

Elon judged Israel 10 years.

1167

2880

Judges 12:14

Abdon judged Israel 8 years.

1159

2888

Judges 13:1

Philistines ruled Israel 20 years.

1139

2908

1 Samuel 4:18

Eli judged Israel 40 years.

1099

2948

1 Samuel 7:20

Philistines ruled a second time for 20 years.

1079

2968

Acts 13:20

Samuel judged Israel 40 years. See article: “Solomon’s Temple Dedicated on the Jubilee.”

1039

3008

Acts 13:21

Saul reigned 40 years.

999

3048

l Kings 2:11

David ruled Israel 40 years.

959

3088

l Kings 6:1 ;

ll Chron. 3:2

Solomon began to build the temple at the start of the 4th year of his reign. The work began on Sunday, the first day of the week, in the second month.

956

3091

l Kings 6:38

The temple was finished in the 8th month of the 11th year of Solomon’s reign.

949

3098

l Kings 8:2

The dedication began in the first day of the 7th month, with a 7 day feast.

948

3099

l Kings 8:65-66

This 7 day feast began on a Thursday and ended on Wednesday, the 7th day of the 7th month. The 10th day of the 7th month was the day of Atonement, a Sabbath day; the start of the Jubilee.

948

3099

Leviticus 25:9

Jubilee started on the 10th day of the 7th month, the Day of Atonement.

948

3099

l Kings 8:65-66

At the end of the eighth day he sent them home, indicating that the second feast ended on the day following the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles began on the 15th, a Thursday, and ended on Wednesday, the 21st. The last day was on the 22nd, or the 8th Day of the Feast.  II Chronicles 7:8-10. “At that time Solomon kept the feast seven days and all Israel with him, a very great congregation from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of Egypt. And on the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for they observed the dedication of the alter seven days, and the feast seven days. On the 23rd day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that the Lord had done for David, for Solomon, and for His people Israel.” See article “Solomon’s Temple Dedicated on the Jubilee” for further clarification.

948

3099

l Kings 11:41

Solomon ruled 40 years.

 

919

3128


 

Kings of Judah and Israel who reigned simultaneously

 

Bible Verses

Kings of Judah

BC  Year

AM Year

 

Scripture

Kings of Israel

BC Year

AM Year

I Kings 14: 21

 

Rehoboam

Reigned 17 years

918 starts

-16

902 ends

3129

 

3145

 

I Kings14: 20

Jeroboam

Reigned 22 years

918 starts

-21

897 ends

3129

 

3150

I Kings15:1-2

Abijam begins his reign in the 18th year of Jeroboam. Reigned 3 years

918

-17

901 starts

-2

899 ends

 

 

3146

 

3148

 

 

 

 

 

I Kings15: 9-10

Asa started in the 20th year of Jeroboam.  Reigned 41 years 

918

-19

899 starts

-40

859 ends

 

 

3148

 

3188

 

I Kings15:25

Nadab begins 2nd year of Asa.

Reigned 2 years

899

-1

898 starts

-1

897 ends

 

 

3149

 

3150

 

 

 

 

 

I Kings15:33

Basha starts in th 3rd year of Asa.

Reigned  24 years

899

-2

897 starts

-23

874 ends

 

 

3150

 

3173

 

 

 

 

 

I Kings 16:8

 

Ela son of Basha  started in the26th year of Asa.

 

 

Reigned 2 years

 

 

899

-25

874 starts           

  -1

873 ends

 

 

3173

 

3174

 

 

 

 

 

I Kings16:15

Zimri starts 27th of Asa. Reigned  7 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Kings16:23

Omri begins in 31st year of Asa.

Reigned  12 years

 

899

-30

869 starts

-11

858 ends

 

 

3178

 

3189

I Kings22: 41-42

Jehoshaphat started in the 4th year of Ahab.

Reigned 25 years 

858

-3

855 starts

-24

831 ends

 

 

 

3192

 

3216

 

I Kings 16:28

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Kings16:29

 

 

Ahab’s reign began after the death of Omri.  Ahab was co-ruler with Omri for 4 years. He did not come to power until the death of his father in 858.  From that point he reigned 22 years.

 

Ahab starts as King of Israel. 

Reigned 22 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

858 starts

-21

837 ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3189

 

3210

         

I Kings22:51

Ahasiah started in the 17th year of Jehoshaphat.

Reigned 2 years

855

-16

839 starts

-1

838 ends

 

 

3208

 

3209

         

II Kings3:1

Joram/Johoram  son of Ahab

Starts in 18th year of Jehoshaphat. Reigned  12 years

855

-17

838 starts

-11

827 ends

 

 

3208

 

3220

II Kings8:16-17

Jehoram son of Jehosaphat started his reign in the 5th year of Jehoram of Israel.

Reigned 8 years 

838

-4

834 starts

-7

827 ends

 

 

3113

 

3220

         

II Kings8:25-26

Ahaziah, son of Jehoram started in the 12th year of Jehoram of Israel.

Reigned  1 year

838

-11

827 starts

-1

826 ends

 

 

3220

 

3221

         

II Kings11:3

Athaliah (Jehoram’s mother)

Reigned 6 years

 

826 starts

-5

821 ends

3221

 

3226

         

II Kings11:4

 

II Kings 12:1

Joash/Jehoash started in the 7th year of Athalia.

Reigned  40 years

820 starts

-39

781 ends

3227

 

3266

 

II Kings12:1

 

Jehu reigns 7 years when Joash/Johoash King of Judah starts.

Reigned  28 years

820

+6

826 starts

-27

799 ends

 

 

3221

 

3248

         

II Kings13:1

Jehoahaz started in the 23rd year of Joash.

 

 Reigned  17 years

820

-22

798 starts

-16

782 ends

 

 

3249

 

3265

II Kings14:1-2

Amaziah, son of Joash, started in the 2nd year of Jehohash King of Israel.

Reigned  29 years

784

-1

783 starts

-28

755 ends

 

 

3264

 

3292

 

II Kings13:10

Jehohash/Joash started in the 37th year of Joash  King of Judah.

Reigned 16 years

820

-36

784 starts

-15

769 ends

 

 

3263

 

3278

         

II Kings14:23

Jeroboam II started reign in the 15th year of Amaziah.

Reigned  41 years 

783

-14

769 starts

-40

729 ends

 

 

3278

 

3318

II Kings15:2

Azariah/ Uzziah starts in the 27th year of Jeroboam II.

 

Reigned  52 years

 

At the death of his father he was just 4 years old, accounting for the 12 year gap from 755 to 743. He was 16 years old when he began to reign.

769

-26

743 starts

-51

692 ends

 

 

3304

 

3355

         
         

II Kings15:8

Zechariah son of Jeroboam II  in the 38th year of Azariah/Uzziah King of Judah.

Reigned  6 months

743

-37

706 starts

-.5

705 ends

 

 

3341

 

3342

          II Kings15:13

Shallum, 39th year of Azariah/Uzziah, King of Israel.

Reigned  1 month

705 3342
          II Kings15: 17 Menahem starts in the 39th year of Azariah/Uzziah King of Judah. Reigned  10 years

743

-38

705 starts

-9

696 ends

 

 

3342

 

3351

          II Kings15:23 Pekahiah  50th year of Azariah/Uzziah King of Judah, Reigned  2 years 

743

-49

694 starts

-1

693 ends

 

 

3353

 

3354

II Kings15: 32-33

 

Jotham started in the 2nd year of Pekah.  Reigned 16 years

 

692

-1

691starts

-15

676 ends

 

 

3356

 

3371

 

II Kings15:27

Pekah in the 52nd year of Azariah/Uzziah King of Judah. Reigned  20 ye

743

-51

692 starts

-19

673 ends

 

 

3355

 

3374

II Kings16:2

Ahaz, son of Jotham, started in the 17th year of Pekah.  Reigned 16 years.

692

-16

676 starts

-15

661 ends

 

 

3371

 

3386

         
         

II Kings 17:1

II Kings 17:5-7

Hoshea, The Last King of Israel, 12th year of Ahaz. Reigned  9 years

676

-11

665 starts

-8

657 ends

 

 

3382

 

3390

II Kings 18:21

Hezekiah started in the 3rd year of Hoshea, King of Israel.  Reigned 29 years. 

665

-3

662 starts

-28

634 ends

 

 

3385

 

3413

         

II Kings 21:1

Manasseh reigned 55 years.

633 starts

-54

579 ends

3414

 

3468

         

II Kings 21:19

Amon reigned 2 years.  578-577

578 starts

-1

577 ends

3469

 

3470

         

ll Kings 22:1

Josiah begins his reign in the first Hebrew month.

576 starts

3471

         



Bible Verses

Description

B.C. Year

A.M. Year

ll Kings 22:1

Josiah begins his reign in the first Hebrew month.

576

3471

ll Kings 22:3

Josiah starts his 18th year with the restoration of the temple and his eradication of pagan worship.

559

3458

ll Kings 23

Josiah ends his 18th year with the greatest Passover Israel ever celebrated.

558

3459

ll Kings 23:28-30

Josiah killed in battle by Necho, Pharaoh of Egypt.

545

3502

ll Kings 23:1

Jehoahaz reigned 3 months. Reign ended in the 7th Hebrew month.

545

3502

ll Kings 23:34

Jehoiachim’s reign starts near the end of the year.

545

3502

ll Kings 24:1

Nebuchadnezzar’s reign of Babylon begins.

542

3505

ll Chronicles 36:5; Jeremiah 22:18-19

Jehoiachim’s reign ends in the 7th month.

534

3513

ll Kings 24:12

This is the 8th year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign.

534

3513

ll Kings 24:8

Jehoiachin reigned 3 months, his reign ended in the first Hebrew month.

533

3514

ll Kings 25:27

Jehoiachin’s captivity of 37 years begins. This was the 9th year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign.

533

3514

ll Chronicles 36:10-11

Zedekiah starts his reign in the first month.

533

3514

Ezekiel 1:1-2

Ezekiel starts his prophesy during the 5th year of Jehoiachin’s captivity.

529

3518

ll Kings 25:2

This year marks the end of Zedekiah’s reign.

523

3524

Jeremiah 52:12-13

This is the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign. It is also the year of the destruction of Solomon’s Temple. See article: “The Destruction of Solomon’s Temple.”

523

3524

ll Kings 25:7

This year marks the end of Jehoiachin’s captivity.

496

3551

ll Kings 25:29

The end of Nebuchadnezzar’s 46 year reign/death.

496

3551

Nehemiah 2:5-8

Declaration to rebuild Jerusalem.

454

3593

Nehemiah 6:15

Restoration of Jerusalem began in the 5th month of the 3rd day, a Sunday.

453

3594

Daniel 9:2

This completes the 70 years of desolation of Jerusalem.

453

3594

Luke 2:7-8

The birth of Christ in the fall of the year.

5

4042

Encyclopedia Information

The death of Herod the great.

4

4043

 

 

THIS MARKS THE END OF THE B.C.YEARS FOR THE BIBLE TIMELINE.

 

 

Bible Verses

Description

A.D. Year

A.M. Year

Daniel 9:25

7 + 62 = 69, 69 x 7 = 483 years from the declaration to rebuild Jerusalem to the death of the Messiah. 454 BC years + 29 AD years brings us to the start of 30 AD. Christ was crucified in the first month, the 14th day, Passover. This occurred on a Wednesday, fulfilling Christ’s prophesy of Mathew 12:38-40, which required Christ to be buried for three days and three nights. Read pages 3-5 of the “Prophetic Days of Daniel 12:11-13” for a complete explanation.

30

4076

Mishnah Tract Arkain 11B, Page 65

Destruction of the second temple; in the 5th month, the 10th day that followed the Sabbath of the 9th.

70

4116

 

 

 

 

*** Further dates will be added as time permits.