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Bible

Timeline

God creates the


heavens and the earth
The creation of the
human race
The fall of man
(Genesis 1 3)

(1-3 )

Mankind becomes
wicked
(Genesis 6)

(6 )

God tells Noah to


build an ark
A flood covers the
world
(Genesis 6 8)

(6-8 )

People build the


tower of Babel
The confusion of
languages
(Genesis 11)

(11 )

God calls Abraham


Abraham moves to
Canaan
Ishmael is born
Isaac is born
Jacob and Esau are born
(Genesis 12 25)




(12 - 25 )

Jacob has twelve sons


Joseph (Jacobs son) is
sold into slavery
Joseph saves his family
(Genesis 35 45)




(35 - 45 )

The Egyptians oppress


the Israelites
(Exodus 1)


(1 )

Moses is born
(Exodus 2)

(2 )

God calls Moses


The Israelites leave Egypt
(Exodus 3 - 12)



(3-12 )

Joshua takes command


The Israelites conquer the
Promised Land
(Joshua 1 8)

(1-8 )

Judges rule Israel:


Gideon
Samson
Samuel
(Judges 1- 15, 1 Samuel 7)

(7 1-15 )

Samuel anoints Saul


as king
(1 Samuel 10)


(10 )

David becomes king


Davids son Solomon
becomes king
)(2 Samuel 5, 1 Kings 2

) 5 (2

The kingdom is divided


(into Israel and Judah)
Israel and Judah turn
away from God
(1 Kings 12, 15)

(
)

(1215 )

The prophets:
Elijah
Elisha
Jonah
Isaiah
(1 Kings 8, 19; Isaiah; Jonah)

( 1819 )

Israel is
conquered by the
Assyrians
(2 Kings 18)

(18 )

Jeremiah warns
Judah
Daniel is taken
captive
Jerusalem and the
temple are destroyed
(Jeremiah 3, 2 Kings 25, Daniel 1)

(25 1 3 )

Daniel interprets the


kings dream
Daniel sees the future
(Daniel)

()

Medo-Persia becomes
the dominant world power
King Cyrus allows the
Jews to return
Artaxerxes allows
Nehemiah to rebuild the
walls of Jerusalem
(Daniel 5, Ezra 1, Nehemiah 2)


(2 1 5 )

Esther becomes
queen of Persia
(Esther 2)

(2 )

Rome becomes an
empire, expanding into
Africa, Europe and Asia
Rome Conquers
Jerusalem

Jesus is born in
Bethlehem
(Luke 2)

(2 )

Jesus begins His ministry


(Matthew 4)

(4 )

Jesus is crucified
God raises Jesus
from the dead
Jesus returns to
Heaven
(Matthew 26 28)


(26-28 )

The Early Church begins


(Acts 2 10)

(2-10 )

Paul becomes a
Christian
Paul begins his
missionary journeys
(Acts 9, 13-28)

(13-28 9 )

Paul writes the


Epistles
Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John write
the Gospels

John sees the


future
(Revelation)

()

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