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#1 Librarian



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Posted 13 June 2007 - 06:29 AM

Bible Timelines

Because the books of the Bible are arranged in sections according to the style of literature (law, history, wisdom, etc.), it can sometimes be confusing to fit the Bible events into chronological (time) order. The following table gives the books in rough chronological order. The other charts in this section show some important Bible events along timelines.

Early history (before 1500 B.C.)

Genesis, Job

Israel from Egypt to the promised land (1500 1400 B.C.)

Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua

The time of the Judges to King David (1400 1000 B.C.)

Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, Psalms

King Solomon and the divided kingdom (1000 605 B.C.)

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon,
2 Kings, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah,
Nahum, Zephaniah

The captivity in Babylon (605 540 B.C.)

Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Obadiah, Daniel, Ezekiel

The return to Jerusalem (540 430 B.C.)

Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah, Esther, Nehemiah, Malachi

The life of Jesus (6 B.C. A.D. 30)

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

The early church (A.D. 30 95)

Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians,
Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy,
Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1,2&3 John,
Jude, Revelation

#2 Zenas



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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:22 PM

Thanks Librarian.

Note to Beginner readers and students. The best way to study timelines and who lived when is to do the study yourself instead of looking up charts. Obviously charts are useful as guides especially when there are disputes over dates, but an enjoyable and necessary exercise is to draw up charts yourself. Write down who the prophets and priests were for each king, and which for which region. What bad and good things were done, the judgments declared, conflicts, and other details. The more you become involved the easier it will be to remember the facts, the less you will need to ask others and the better prepared you will be when preaching and assisting others.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world...
Philippians 2v14-15

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