Old Testament Timeline

The table below lists Biblical events of the Old Testament Timeline in their chronological order. The events listed are those which are most useful in building the chronology and the dates are approximate.

Event Year of Event Verses
Creation 3950 BC Genesis 5:3
Birth of Seth 3820 BC Genesis 5:6
Birth of Enos 3715 BC Genesis 5:9
Birth of Cainan 3625 BC Genesis 5:12
Birth of Mahalaleel 3555 BC Genesis 5:15
Birth of Jared 3490 BC Genesis 5:18
Birth of Enoch 3328 BC Genesis 5:21
Birth of Mathuselah 3263 BC Genesis 5:25
Birth of Lamech 3076 BC Genesis 5:28
Birth of Noah 2894 BC Genesis 7:6
Beginning of the flood 2294 BC Genesis 7:11, 8:13-14
Noah leaves the ark 2293 BC Genesis 11:10
Birth of Arphaxed 2291 BC Genesis 11:12
Birth of Salah 2256 BC Genesis 11:14
Birth of Eber 2226 BC Genesis 11:16
Birth of Peleg 2192 BC Genesis 11:18
Birth of Reu 2162 BC Genesis 11:20
Birth of Serug 2130 BC Genesis 11:22
Birth of Nahor 2100 BC Genesis 11:24
Birth of Terah 2071 BC Genesis 11:26
Birth of Abraham 2001 BC Genesis 12:4
Abraham leaves Haran 1926 BC Genesis 16:16
Birth of Ishmael 1915 BC Genesis 21:5
Birth of Isaac 1901 BC Genesis 25:26
Birth of Jacob 1841 BC Genesis 47:9
Birth of Joseph 1750 BC Genesis 41:46, 53, 45:6
Jacob enters Egypt 1711 BC Genesis 47:28
Death of Jacob 1694 BC Genesis 49:33
Death of Joseph 1640 BC Genesis 50:22, 26
Birth of Moses 1576 BC Exodus 7:7
Exodus from Egypt 1496 BC Exodus 16:35
Crossing of Jordan 1456 BC Joshua 14:7, 24:29
Dividing of the Land 1451 BC Joshua 14:7-10
Judges begin leading Israel 1426 BC Joshua 24:29
Saul (first king) begins reign 1100 BC Acts 13:21
David begins reign 1060 BC 2 Samuel 5:4
Solomon begins reign 1020 BC 1 Kings 6:1
Solomon begins to build temple 1016 BC 1 Kings 11:42
Rehoboam begins reign 980 BC 1 Kings 14:21
Abijah begins reign 963 BC 1 Kings 15:2
Asa begins reign 960 BC 1 Kings 15:9-10
Jehoshaphat begins reign 919 BC 1 Kings 22:42
Jehoram begins reign 894 BC 2 Kings 8:17
Ahaziah begins reign 886 BC 2 Kings 8:26
Athaliah begins her reign 885 BC 2 Kings 11:3
Joash begins reign 879 BC 2 Kings 12:1
Amaziah begins reign 839 BC 2 Kings 14:2
Azariah begins reign 810 BC 2 Kings 15:2
Jotham begins reign 758 BC 2 Kings 15:33
Ahaz begins reign 742 BC 2 Kings 16:2
Hezekiah begins reign 726 BC 2 Kings 18:2
Manasseh begins reign 697 BC 2 Kings 21:1
Amon begins reign 642 BC 2 Kings 21:19
Josiah begins reign 640 BC 2 Kings 22:1
Jehoahaz begins reign (3 months) 609 BC 2 Kings 23:31
Jehoakim begins reign 609 BC 2 Kings 23:36
Babylon besieges Israel 606 BC Daniel 1:1
Destruction of the first temple 588 BC Jeremiah 52:12-13, 25:1, Daniel 2:1
Cyrus decrees rebuilding temple 536 BC 2 Chronicles 36:21, 23
Artaxerxes decrees rebuilding Jerusalem 445 BC Nehemiah 2:1

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