The Bible Timeline: Major Bible Events With Dates


Below is a list of major events in the Bible timeline, with the date for each.

Note: All dates are approximate. Also, the dates for early human history (prior to Abraham) reflect the viewpoint of young earth creationism.

4000 BC (?)— Creation of the world

2344 BC (?)— Noah and the ark

2166 BC — The call of Abram

2141 BC — The birth of Isaac

1526 BC — The birth of Moses

1446 BC — Israel’s exodus from Egypt

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1406 BC — Israel’s entrance to the Promised Land

1383 BC — The death of Joshua

1052 BC — The coronation of King Saul

1011–971 BC — The reign of King David

959 BC — Solomon’s temple completed

931 BC — The dividing of the kingdom

875–797 BC — The ministries of Elijah and Elisha in Israel

739–686 BC — The ministry of Isaiah in Judah

722 BC — The fall of the northern kingdom to Assyria

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586 BC — The fall of the southern kingdom to Babylon

538–445 BC — The Jews’ return to Jerusalem after exile

515 BC — The second temple finished

5 BC — The birth of Jesus Christ

AD 26–30 — Christ’s ministry, ending in His death and resurrection

AD 34 — The conversion of Saul of Tarsus

AD 44–47 — Paul’s first missionary journey

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AD 49 — The Jerusalem Council

AD 60 — The imprisonment of Paul in Rome

AD 95 — John’s vision on Patmos and the writing of Revelation

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