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-by Bishop USSHER,
(d) 1656 AD.
Beginning of Time Genesis 1:1" In the beginning God... Note: Therefore the word prehistoric has no meaning since time began with God". This would be the same time that the dinosaurs roamed the earth alongside with Adam, and those that lived before the flood.
4175 Time of Creation. Note: The basis of the work of Bishop Ussher were correct with his date of 4004. Since his time certain dates of events have been modified ( dates that were unknown in his time ) since his day. 3488 Birth of Methuselah.( His name means: When he dies, it shall come forth ) the countdown for the flood had begun. 3119 Birth of Noah. 2639 God announces to Noah his plans to destroy the earth with the flood. 2519 Time of the Great Flood. 2418 Birth of Peleg ( name meaning division ) during this time the division of the tower of Babel took place. 2300-2200 Time of the building of the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Egypt. the name of Egypt comes from the same name as Mizriam which was the son of Ham, who migrated to that area. This 2205-1767 Hsia Dynasty first known dynasty according to Chinese legend. 2167 Birth of Abraham. 2066 Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. these cities have been located on the southern end of the Dead Sea. Their Destruction caused the high level of salt concentration which we have today. 2017 Death of Shem, who was the last recorded of those that lived before the flood. 2000 Earliest of Chinese writing known as ideograms. 1990-1786 Time of the 12th dynasty of Egypt. 1916 Birth Of Joseph. 1886-1879 Time of seven years of Plenty. this would be during the reign of Sesotris III. who ruled all of Egypt thru the help of Joseph. Genesis 45:8 1879-1872 Time of the seven years of Famine. during this time Jacob and his
sons came to Egypt. 1786-1570 13-17th dynasties of Egypt. (The Hyksos Domination) 1766 The Shang Dynasty -First documented Chinese dynasty. 1650 Minoan civilization found on the island of Crete. 1570-1320 Time of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. 1527 Birth of Moses. it was Hatshepsut who was the daughter of Pharaoh, who drew Moses out of the Nile. 1487 Exile of Moses in Egypt. 1450-1447 Reign of Amenhotep II, Pharaoh of the Exodus. after this Pharaoh the next three pharaohs considered the worship of one god compared to many gods. Many scholars believe this is because of the God of the Hebrews humbling the many gods of Egypt. After the death of Amenhotep II, Thutmosis IV ruled Egypt. His stela stands in between the paws of the great Sphinx. 1447 Time of the Exodus. 1446-1406 The Children of Israel in the wilderness. 1406-1399 Time of the Conquest of Canaan, by Joshua. During this time period Joshua prays for the son and moon to stand still. so that they can defeat their enemies. Proof of this miracle is found in many historical records of an extended day or night depending on their location on the earth. Thus, showing evidence consistent to the biblical record. 1361-1352 Time of the reign of King Tutankhamen. ( King Tut ) 1358-1000 Time of the judges of Israel. 1320-1200 Time of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt. 1279-1212 Time of the reign of Raameses II. Mistaken to be the Pharaoh of the Oppression by liberal scholars who did not believe in a literal translation of the Old Testament. 1224-1216 Reign of Pharaoh Merneptah who was the 13th son of Raameses II. during his reign a stone record detailing a campaign in which Israel is listed as a nation. this is the earliest known record of the name of Israel in Egyptian records. 1221-1201 Time of Israel being enslaved by king Jabin of Canaan. Eventually Israel would be delivered by God through Deborah Israel's only female judge. 1122-221 The Chinese Chou dynasty. 1086 Time of the judge Samson. even after his death many legends have been formed, such as the Greek legend Hercules. 1051-1011 Time of the rule of King Saul of Israel. 1011-971 Time of the rule of King David of Israel. 1000 Mayan civilization begins in South America. 971-931 Time of the rule King Solomon. 931 Time of the Division of Israel into two nations. 926 Raiding of the temple in Jerusalem by Shishak I, King of Egypt
858-824 Time of the reign of King Shalemaneser III. during his reign a black obelisk that bears the only known image of an Israelite king. 765 Nineveh hit by a plague. 763 Time of Solar eclipse which was recorded in Nineveh and Jerusalem on June 15. 759 Nineveh struck with another plague. 755-731 Time period in which Jonah preached at Nineveh which caused a major revival. Possibly the two plagues and solar eclipse prepared the people for Jonahs message of judgment. 702-701 The Besiegement of Jerusalem under King Hezekiah. During this time Jerusalem was delivered when an angel of the lord destroyed Sennacherib's army of 185,000 men, during one night. 612 Fall of Nineveh. 605-562 Reign of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon. Hanging gardens of Babylon ( Second wonder of the ancient world ). 600 Rome conquered by the Etruscans. 588 Siege of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar. 586 Israel's 70 year Babylonian Captivity begins. 560-480 Time of Buddha of India 559-530 Reign of Syrus. 556-539 Reign of Nabonidus. 551-479 Time of Confucius of China. 516 Completion of Zerubbabel's temple in Jerusalem. 510 Rome declared a republic. 479 Esther becomes queen of Persia. 475 Statue of Zeus. Third wonder of the ancient world. 470-399 Time of Socrates. 460-377 Time of Hippocrates. 447-438 The construction of the Parthenon. 430 Temple of Artemis. Fourth wonder of the ancient world. 427-347 Time of Plato. 399 Death of Socrates by poisoning. 384-322 Time of Aristotle. 356-323 Life of Alexander the Great. 353 Tomb of Maussollos. Fifth wonder of the ancient world. 336 Alexander becomes king of Macedonia. 290 Library of Alexandria established. 280 The Colossus of Rhodes. Known as the sixth wonder of the ancient world. 270 The lighthouse of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt. Known as the seventh wonder of the ancient world. 224 Great earthquake of Rhodes. 221-206 Time of the building of the great wall of china.
196 The writing of the Rosetta Stone. 168 Beginning of the Maccabean revolt. 166 The origin of Hanukkah. 73-71 Spartacus revolt. 69-30 Reign of Cleopatra VII. 49-44 Reign of Julius Caesar. 44 Assassination of Julius Caesar. 43 Death of Antipater, died as a result of being poisoned by a rival. Antipater was the father of Herod the Great. 37-4 Reign of Herod the Great, king of Judah
7 Birth of Christ. This is due to an error in the Ancient calendar. This was also confirmed by the date of the roman census based on documents found in the roman archives. 4 Massacre of infant boys 2 and under by Herod in Bethlehem and surrounding villages. Later that year, Herod the Great dies. 26-36 Time of reign of Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judea. 33 Jesus is crucified in Jerusalem, then on the 3rd day rises from the dead, and is seen by over 500 eyewitnesses. 34 Stephen is stoned outside of Jerusalem, Saul of tarsus witnessed it. 35-107 The Time of Ignatius. 45 James the son of Zebedee is killed by Herod Agrippa in Jerusalem. 45-95 New Testament written. 48-62 Ministry of Paul. 54 Phillip is stoned in Heirapolis, Phrygia. 54-68 The Reign of Emperor Nero. This was the first of ten major persecutions periods for the early church. 63 James the lesser, stoned and clubbed to death in Jerusalem. 64 Barnabus is burned at Salamanca on Cypress. That same year Mark dies by being dragged to be burning in Alexandria, Egypt. 66 Time of the Magdalen Papyrus, oldest new testament manuscript containing part of Matt. 26. 69-70 Romans Destroy Jerusalem under the command of General Titus. 69-155 The time of Polycarp, who was a disciple of the apostle John and also a friend of Ignatius. Polycarp had access to the original manuscripts of the New Testament. 79 The city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. 81-96 The time of Emperor Domitian. who banished the apostle John to the isle of Patmos. This was the second major wave of persecutions against the early church.
92-94 The apostle John writes the book of Revelation while exiled on the island of Patmos. 98-117 Time of Emperor Trajan-According to the Pliny the second, who saw of Christians being put to death. this was the third major wave of persecution against the early church. During this time Ignatius was martyred. 100 John, the last of the original 12 disciples to dies in Ephesus. after being released from his exile in Patmos, John spent his closing days, in the collecting and forming of those writings we call the New Testament. 120 The birth of the Waldensian church. 120-202 Time of Irenaeus, who was a pupil of Polycarp, fought against heresies of his day. 138-161 Time of Antoninus Puis, This was the fourth major wave of persecution against the early church. During this time Polycarp of Smyrna was martyred. 150-215 Time of Clement of Alexandria. 160-220 Time of Quintus Tertullian. 161-180 Time of Marcus Aurelius. 185-254 Time of Origen - was appointed as head of the catechetical school of Alexandria, Egypt. through his teachings he was known as a Gnostic who took platonic philosophy and blended it with the Bible. Origen was the first to teach the theory of purgatory, Hell was non-existent and all non-baptized infants could not go to heaven. It was Origen who mightily influenced Jerome, The editor of the Latin Vulgate. 193-211 Time of Emperor Septimius Severus. This is the fifth major wave of persecution against the early church. 200-258 Time of Cyprian- first recorded church father after the apostles to quote the Trinitarian verse I John 5:7 For there or three that bear record in heaven. The Father, The Word And The Holy Ghost and these three are one. 208 Quintus Tertullian in his defense against heretics reminded them of the original autographs of the New Testament that were still in in existence. 220-270 Time of the Sabellianism which taught Jesus, the Father and the Holy Ghost were identical. This teaching did not last long and was quickly destroyed. 235-238 Time of Emperor Maximimus Thrax - this was the sixth major wave of persecution against the early church. during this time everything was done to exterminate all Christians. Many as Fifty were killed and buried
together, because of the multitudes that were slaughtered. 249-251 Time of Emperor Decius - this was the seventh major wave of persecution against the early church. 250 During this time certificates of sacrifice were demanded of all Christians. punishment included exile with confiscation of goods, Torture and imprisonment were used to induce repentance. Death was seldom inflicted, persecution was worldwide and many church leaders perished. many of the errors that crept into the church during this time arose from placing human reasoning above the authority of scripture. 250-336 Time of Arius of Alexandria who taught the doctrine of Arianism which taught that Jesus was not God in the flesh. 253-260 Time Of Emperor Valerian-This was the eighth major wave of persecution against the early church. 260-340 Time of Eusebius of Caesarea, who was the first historian of the Christian church. 287-305 Reign of Emperor Diocletian-during his reign came great persecution upon the church. Diocletian said about the persecution "If these bibles are not destroyed, they might become buried seed that would spring forth to influence others" 312-331 Constantine becomes emperor of Rome. He gave complete freedom to the Christians by the Edict of Milan. During his reign, he instructs infant baptism. He also ordered and financed a rival Greek Bible that had been exploited by the forces of Heresy and apostasy that came from Alexandria, Egypt. It is believed that Codex Siniaticus and Vaticanus were two of the 50 Bibles that were ordered. 312-1453 Time of the Byzantine period. 313 Edict of Toleration (Milan) Constantine granted freedom to all religions in the empire. 325 Council of Nicea-The first of many church councils was convened to deal with a heresy called Arianism. This doctrine, originated by Arius of Alexandria, Egypt. that taught that that Jesus Christ was not divine but a created being. 330 Prayers for the dead and the sign of the cross were instituted. 347-407 Time of Chrysostom of Antioch. Served as archbishop of Constantinople. Known for his preaching of sin in high places as well as low. Was banished by Empress Eudoxia. Was nick-named Golden Mouth. This church father was relied on more than any other by the translators of the King James version. 350 - 450 Time of active use of Codex B (Vaticanus) 354-430
Time of Augustine. Was the bishop of Hippo, Africa, for 35 years. Was considered the greatest of the church fathers in the West. He helped form Christian theology and started the first monastery in North Africa. 363 Council of Laodicea. This council upheld the 39 books of the Old Testament as the word of God. The book of Jonah was almost considered a fable. 373-463 Life of Patrick. 381 Council of Constantinople. This council endorsed the Nicene Creed and added the Holy Spirit as deity forming the trinity. 395 Rome is divided into two parts, Eastern and Western. 397 Council of Carthage. This council considered the 27 books of the New Testament as the final completion of the Holy Scriptures. Among the books that rejected were: the Gospel of Thomas and Phillip, the Epistle of Barnabas, and the Acts of John. Note: These books as well as others originated from Alexandria. 410 Barbarians attack Rome, first time an invader had entered Rome in 800 years. Many people blame Christians for the attack. Augustine responded to their charges in his theological masterpiece "The City of God". 425 The date of Codex Alexandrinus. 431 Council of Ephesus. Endorsed the worship of Mary and the use of the title "Mother of God". The council condemned the following: No such thing as original sin, man can save himself, Christ is our example-not our savior. 445 Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III. Officially recognized Pope Leo I as ruler over the church. Also referred to as Leo the Great. It was Leo who urged that those who disagree with the Roman church on matters of Christian beliefs should be put to death. Leo was officially recognized as the first pope. 451 Council of Chalcedon. This council declared that Christ is both man and God. 476-1453 Dark Ages 527 St. Catherine's Monastery is established by Constantine's mother. 570-632 Life of Mohammed. Reign of Pope Gregory the Great. Popes today even use the title of 590-604 "Pontifex Maximus", a title once used by Roman emperors. 600 Latin used exclusively in worship. 610 Mohammed declares himself a prophet of Allah, which gave birth to the Islam religion. Mohammed rejected Jesus as the Son of God and reduces him to one of the prophets of Allah.
644 Romanism becomes the official religion in England. 709 Kissing of the popes feet was instituted, a custom that originated with the pagans who kissed the emperors feet. 742-814 Life of Charlemagne. 787 Second council of Nicea. This council declared that images could be set up and given honor but not worship, since worship belongs to God alone. Image breaking was condemned. 844-899 Time of Alfred the Great. The first great king of England. He helped in many ways to make England a nation- state. 904-911 Time of Pope Sergius III who had a mistress and lived in a palace which he turned into a den of robbers. His reign was known as the "Rule of the Harlot". 955-964 Time of Pope John XII. He used his palace as a place of prostitution. He was killed in the act of adultery by a jealous husband. Britannica says, "he conduct was scandalous and his politics unsuccessful." 1009 Fabrication of holy water instituted. 1016 Canute the Dane became king of England. He ruled England, Denmark and Norway. 1032-1045 Time of Pope Benedict the IX. Became pope at the age of 12 thru money and politics. He surpassed John XII in evil deeds and his crimes included the robbing of graves. He sold the office of Pope for 1,000 pounds of silver. When he was paid, he refused to surrender it. 1066 William the conqueror becomes King of England. 1070 Marriage of priests forbidden. 1090 Rosary beads invented. 1095 Pope Urban II started the Crusades and even presented crusading as a way of insuring one's salvation. 1096-1099 Time of the first Crusade. By July 15, 1099, the Crusaders take Jerusalem. 1147-1149 Time of the second Crusade. The French and German armies were destroyed before they reached the Holy Land. 1150-1220 Time of Peter Waldo. 1154-1189 Reign of Henry II, King of England. 1167 Here we find the earliest recording of the Albigenses, that live in Albi, France, who protested against the Roman church. Their protests were silenced by fierce persecution sponsored by Pope Innocence III in 1208. 1189-1192
Time of the third Crusade. The English king, Richard the Lionhearted, joined his French and German counterparts to lead what is remembered as the Crusade of Kings. Very little was accomplished and many people became disillusioned with the whole idea of crusades. 1189-1199 Reign of Richard I, the Lionhearted king of England. Richard was known for his love of crusades to the Holy Land. Some of the infamous legends of Robin Hood are set during this time period. 1190 Sale of indulgences instituted. This was the remission of temporal punishment due for sins after penance had removed guilt. 1199-1216 Reign of King John of England. 1202-1204 Time of the fourth Crusade. This crusade never reached the Holy Land, but instead attacked and robbed the city of Constantinople. 1212 Time of the Children's Crusade. Several thousand French and German children marched toward the Mediterranean Sea expecting God to open the sea as he did for Moses. Many never made it beyond the Swiss Alps. Those who managed to make it to the sea were tricked by sailors and became slaves. By 1291, the crusades were over. 1215 Signing of the Magna Carta. Early morning on the 15th of June, a group of English noblemen and clergy met King John on the meadow of Runnymede near London. They forced him to sign the Magna Carta which became one of the most important documents in the history of the world. 1215 Sacrifice of mass officially recognized. 1218 Time of the fifth Crusade. 1228 Time of the sixth Crusade. 1229 Council of Toulouse. This council forbade laymen to own bibles. 1231 Roman church begins the Inquisition. Since the teaching of the church were considered absolutely true and necessary for salvation any deviation from them was regarded as dangerous, possibly even fatal to the individuals eternal salvation. This institution sought out heresy rather than waiting for it to emerge. By 1908 this institution was responsible for the murder of 68 million Jews and Christians. 1248 Time of the seventh Crusade. 1270 Time of the eighth Crusade. 1294-1303 Time of Pope Boniface III who proclaimed "therefore we declare, state, define and pronounce that for every creature to be subject to the Roman pope is altogether necessary for salvation." 1330-1384 Time of John Wycliffe. Known as the Morning Star of the Reformation. He wrote the first translation of the Bible into English. 1334-1351 Black Death in Europe. 1337-1453 Time of the Hundred Years War.
1347 Time of the Black Death. 1369-1415 Life of John Hus. 1382 Wycliffe's translation of the scriptures was complete and was based on the Latin Vulgate. 1401 The Roman church punished by death anyone found preaching John Wycliffe's ideas. 1412-1431 Life of Joan of Arc. 1415 Time of the Council of Constance. This council ordered that John Wycliffe's books were to be burned and that his remains be dug up and burned. John Hus burned at the stake. 1428 The Order of the Council of Constance was carried out. 1438 Purgatory was proclaimed. 1450 Johann Gutenberg invents the printing press. The Bible was the first book printed. 1453 The city of Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks. 1466-1536 Time of Desiderius Erasmus. 1477-1535 Time of Thomas Moore. 1483-1546 Time of Martin Luther. 1484-1536 Time of William Tyndale. 1492 Christopher Columbus discovers America. 1496 Birth of Menno Simons, leader of the Mennonites. 1497-1560 Time of Philipp Melanchthon. 1500-1789 Time of persecution of the Huguenots (French protestants) in France. 1509 John Calvin is born. 1510 During a visit in Rome, Martin Luther was appalled by the corruption and perversion that he saw in the Papal Court. 1513 A Turkish admiral by the name of Piri Reis prepared on parchment a large illuminated map of the world which would be lost until 1929. 1514 John Knox was born. 1517 October 31, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg church. 1520 Chocolate was imported to Europe from the Aztecs. 1521 Martin Luther is called before an Imperial Diet at Worms, Germany, to recant his teachings. 1522 The third edition of Erasmus Greek text which becomes the foundation for the Textus Receptus. 1525 William Tyndale's New Testament is published. 1536 August 6, William Tyndale is burned at the stake.
1537 Matthews Bible was published and was called the Great Bible. 1545-1563 Time of the Council of Trent. While the protestant reformation began to spread throughout most of Europe, the Roman Catholic church realized that internal reform was necessary to counter the rise of protestantism. The council stated the following: * Martin Luther's justification by faith alone was incorrect. * The number of sacraments necessary for salvation was declared to be seven. * Apocryphal books plus unwritten tradition are on equal ground with the word of God. * Denounce the tenets of Protestantism as heresy. 1546 Scottish reformation begins under the ministry of John Knox. 1557 New Testament of the Geneva Bible was printed. 1560 Time of the Geneva Bible, which was translated by William Whittingham. who married Calvin's sister-in-law. It's popularity was do impart so it's size, it was small enough to hold, because the regular church bibles measured more than 15 X 9 inches. The Geneva Bible found favor among the followers of Calvin & Knox. It was also the bible of the Puritans. 1564-1642 The life of Galileo Galilea - Modern physics owes it's beginning to Galileo, who was the first astronomer to use a telescope. By discovering four satellites of the planet Jupiter, he gave visual evidence that supported the Copernican Theory which taught, that the earth and the other planets revolved around the sun. From the 2nd to the 16th centuries AD, scholars accepted the Ptolemaic theory of astronomy. Named for its Alexandrian author Ptolemy, the theory stated that the earth was the center of the universe, and that the other celestial objects including the sun revolved around the earth. 1568 The Bishop bible was published. 1572 John Knox Died. Also 70,000 French Protestants( Huguenots ) were murdered in Paris on Aug. 27th better known as St. Bartholomew day. 1587 Old testament of Vaticanus was printed. Also The Birth of Virginia Dare who was the First European Born in the New World. 1588 The Spanish Armada, which was sent to make England Catholic was destroyed by storms and the small but fast English fleet. 1600-1700 1603 Birth of Roger Williams. 1604-1611 Time of the translation of the King James Version Bible. 1629 The King James Version is refined from misspelled words and the Apocrypha was removed which was in the first Edition. the churches never considered them as inspired as the rest of the Bible. 1703-1791 Life of John Wesley. 1703-1758 Life of Jonathan Edwards.
1707-1788 Life of Charles Wesley. 1714-1775 Life of George Whitefield. 1718-1747 Life of David Brainerd-who became a missionary to the American Indians. 1768 Captain James Cook Discovers Australia. 1769 The King James Version of the Bible is revised due to the changes of the alphabet. It is this edition which we have now in the present. 1776 The American Declaration of Independence. 1785-1872 Life of Peter Cartwright - Methodist circuit-rider preacher 1787 The time of the writing of the US Constitution. 1799 Time of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt. See Rosetta Stone 1834-1892 Life of Charles Spurgeon - Known as the "Prince of Preachers". 1841 Professor Richard Owens of London coined the word "Dinosaur" to describe the large animal fossils that were being found all over the world. Dinosaur comes from two Greek words "Dino-Sauria" meaning "Terrible Lizard". 1844 Constantine Tischendorf visits the Monastery at Mt. Sinai. While there he discovers old manuscripts of the scriptures, which were dated 4th century that were on their way of being destroyed. 1845 Immaculate Conception of Mary becomes dogma. 1847-1906 1855 1859 1859 1860 1862 1863-1935 1870 1871-1885 1874-1917 1878-1969 1892 1925 1929 1962 1980 1984 2001
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