Welcome to the Old Testament Timeline Homepage This page outlines the major events of the Old Testament in Chronological Order.

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The Events

"In the beginning..."
creation (Gen 1)

2000 BC
Abraham in Caanan (Gen 12-25)

1980 BC
Death of Abraham (Gen 25)

1975 BC
Joseph in Egypt (Gen 37-45)

1960 BC
Jacob's family moves to Egypt (Gen 46)

1925 BC
Joseph dies (Gen 50)

1900 BC
enslavement in Egypt begins (Ex. 1-12)

1525 BC
Moses Born (Ex. 2)

1445 BC
Exodus from Egypt (Ex 12-15)

1445-1405 BC
wandering in the wilderness (Deut 34)

1405 BC
Moses dies (Deut. 34)

1405-1398 BC
conquest of Canaan (Josh. 6-12)

1390 BC
Joshua dies (Josh. 24)

1374-1107 BC
Period of the Judges (Judg. 3-16)

1105 BC
Samuel born (1Sam. 1)

1043 BC
Saul anointed first king of Israel (1Sam. 10)

1025 BC
David anointed king (1Sam. 16)

1011-971 BC
David's rule over united Israel (2Sam 5 - 1King 2)

971-931 BC
Solomon's rule over Israel (1King 1-12)

931 BC
Kingdom splits (1 King 12)

722 BC
Northern Kingdom falls (2King 17)

586 BC
Southern kingdom falls (2 King 25)

586-538 BC
exile in Babylon (Ezra 1)

536 BC
First remnant return from exile (Ezra 1-6)

516 BC
temple in Jerusalem rebuilt (Ezra 6)

444 BC
wall around Jerusalem completed (Neh. 6)

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