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The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a canonical collection of texts considered sacred in Judaism or Christianity.The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, contains twenty-four books divided into three parts; the five books of the Torah ("teaching" or "law"), the Nevi'im ("prophets"), and the Ketuvim ("writings").

Development of the Old Testament Canon

1000-50 BC:
    The Old Testament (hereafter "OT") books are written.
C. 200 BC:
    Rabbis translate the OT from Hebrew to Greek, a translation called the "Septuagint" (abbreviation: "LXX"). The LXX ultimately includes 46 books.
AD 30-100:
    Christians use the LXX as their scriptures. This upsets the Jews.
C. AD 100:
    So Jewish rabbis meet at the Council of Jamniah and decide to include in their canon only 39 books, since only these can be found in Hebrew.
C. AD 400:
    Jerome translates the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (called the "Vulgate"). He knows that the Jews have only 39 books, and he wants to limit the OT to these; the 7 he would leave out (Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach [or "Ecclesiasticus"], and Baruch--he calls "apocrypha," that is, "hidden books." But Pope Damasus wants all 46 traditionally-used books included in the OT, so the Vulgate has 46.
AD 1536:
    Luther translates the Bible from Hebrew and Greek to German. He assumes that, since Jews wrote the Old Testament, theirs is the correct canon; he puts the extra 7 books in an appendix that he calls the "Apocrypha."
AD 1546:
    The Catholic Council of Trent reaffirms the canonicity of all 46 books.
    Development of the New Testament Canon
C. AD 51-125:
    The New Testament books are written, but during this same period other early Christian writings are produced--for example, the Didache (c. AD 70), 1 Clement (c. 96), the Epistle of Barnabas (c. 100), and the 7 letters of Ignatius of Antioch (c. 110).
C. AD 140:
    Marcion, a businessman in Rome, teaches that there were two Gods: Yahweh, the cruel God of the OT, and Abba, the kind father of the NT. So Marcion eliminates the Old Testament as scriptures and, since he is anti-Semitic, keeps from the NT only 10 letters of Paul and 2/3 of Luke's gospel (he deletes references to Jesus' Jewishness). Marcion's "New Testament"--the first to be compiled--forces the mainstream Church to decide on a core canon: the four gospels and letters of Paul.
C. AD 200:
    But the periphery of the canon is not yet determined. According to one list, compiled at Rome c. AD 200 (the Muratorian Canon), the NT consists of the 4 gospels; Acts; 13 letters of Paul (Hebrews is not included); 3 of the 7 General Epistles (1-2 John and Jude); and also the Apocalypse of Peter.
AD 367:
    The earliest extant list of the books of the NT, in exactly the number and order in which we presently have them, is written by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, in his Easter letter of 367.
AD 904:
    Pope Damasus, in a letter to a French bishop, lists the New Testament books in their present number and order.
AD 1442:
    At the Council of Florence, the entire Church recognizes the 27 books, though does not declare them unalterable.
AD 1536:
    In his translation of the Bible from Greek into German, Luther removes 4 NT books (Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelations) from their normal order and places them at the end, stating that they are less than canonical.
AD 1546:
    At the Council of Trent, the Catholic Church reaffirms once and for all the full list of 27 books as traditionally accepted.
 
Old Testament
 
The Old Testament Books written by the prophets such as Moses, David, Isaiah, etc.

    Pentateuch - 5 books:
        Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
    Historical Books - 12 books:
        Joshua, Judges, Ruth, First Samuel, Second Samuel, First Kings, Second Kings, First Chronicles, Second Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.
    Poetical - 5 books:
        Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
    Prophetical - 17 books:
        Major Prophets - Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel;
        Minor Prophets - Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

The New Testament Books written by those who knew Jesus or were under the guidance of those who did

    Historical Books -  5 books:
        Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts
    Pauline Epistles - 13 books:
        Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians. 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
    Non-Pauline Epistles - 9 books:
        Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation
            Note:  Some authors attribute Hebrews to Paul.  (1). The Bible was written over a period of about 1600 years. From about 1490 BC to about 100 AD.

(2). The Bible consists of 66 separate books: 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.

(3). These 66 separate books were written by about 40 different writers: Kings, such as David and Solomon. Statesmen: such as Daniel and Nehemiah. Priests: such as Ezra. Men taught in the wisdom of Egypt: such as Moses. Men taught in the Jewish Law: such as Paul. Herdsmen: such as Amos. Tax collectors: such as Matthew. Unlearned and ignorant fishermen: such as Peter, James and John. A physician: such as Luke. And mighty overseers: such as Isaiah, Ezekiel and Zechariah.

(4). Parts of the Bible were written in the desert of the Sinai.

(5), Parts of the Bible were written in Arabia.

(6). Parts of the Bible were written in the hills and towns of Palestine.

(7). Parts of the Bible were written in the courts of the Temple.

(8). Parts of the Bible were written in the schools of the prophets at Bethel and Jericho.

(9). Parts of the Bible were written in the palace of Shushan in Persia.

(10). Parts of the Bible were written on the banks of the Chebar River in Babylonia.

(11). Parts of the Bible were written in the dungeons of Rome.

(12). Parts of the Bible were written on the lonely island of Patmos in the Aegean Sea.

Yet one of the most amazing and miraculous things about all this, is that after 1600 years and 40 different writers, they all talked about the same thing, with no contradictions and no errors (in the original languages of the Hebrew and Greek).


Old Testament

The Bible comes from two main sources - Old and New Testaments - written in different languages. The Old Testament was written primarily in Hebrew, with some books written in Aramaic. The following are brief snap shots of the beginning and ending of the Old Testament and the reasons for the first two translations of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Aramaic and Greek

    1875 B.C. Abraham was called by God to the land of Canaan.
    1450 B.C. The exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt.

Autographs

There are no known autographs of any books of the Old Testament. Below is a list of the languages in which the Old Testament books were written.

    1450-1400 B.C. The traditional date for Moses' writing of Genesis-Deuteronomy written in Hebrew.
    586 B.C. Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. The Jews were taken into captivity to Babylon. They remained in Babylon under the Medo-Persian Empire and there began to speak Aramaic.
    555-545 B.C. The Book of Daniel Chapters. 2:4 to 7:28 were written in Aramaic.
    425 B.C. Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, was written in Hebrew.
    400 B.C. Ezra Chapters. 4:8 to 6:18; and 7:12-26 were written in Aramaic.

Manuscripts

The following is a list of the oldest Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament that are still in existence.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls: date from 200 B.C. - 70 A.D. and contain the entire book of Isaiah and portions of every other Old Testament book but Esther.
    Geniza Fragments: portions the Old Testament in Hebrew and Aramaic, discovered in 1947 in an old synagogue in Cairo, Egypt, which date from about 400 A.D.
    Ben Asher Manuscripts: five or six generations of this family made copies of the Old Testament using the Masoretic Hebrew text, from 700-950 A.D. The following are examples of the Hebrew Masoretic text-type.
        Aleppo Codex: contains the complete Old Testament and is dated around 950 A.D. Unfortunately over one quarter of this Codex was destroyed in anti-Jewish riots in 1947.
        Codex Leningradensis: The complete Old Testament in Hebrew copied by the last member of the Ben Asher family in A.D. 1008.

Translations

The Old Testament was translated very early into Aramaic and Greek.

    400 B.C. The Old Testament began to be translated into Aramaic. This translation is called the Aramaic Targums. This translation helped the Jewish people, who began to speak Aramaic from the time of their captivity in Babylon, to understand the Old Testament in the language that they commonly spoke. In the first century Palestine of Jesus' day, Aramaic was still the commonly spoken language. For example maranatha: "Our Lord has come," 1 Corinthians 16:22 is an example of an Aramaic word that is used in the New Testament.
    250 B.C. The Old Testament was translated into Greek. This translation is known as the Septuagint. It is sometimes designated "LXX" (which is Roman numeral for "70") because it was believed that 70 to 72 translators worked to translate the Hebrew Old Testament in Greek. The Septuagint was often used by New Testament writers when they quoted from the Old Testament. The LXX was translation of the Old Testament that was used by the early Church.

    1. The following is a list of the oldest Greek LXX translations of the Old Testament that are still in existence.
        Chester Beatty Papyri: Contains nine Old Testament Books in the Greek Septuagint and dates between 100-400 A.D.
        Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus each contain almost the entire Old Testament of the Greek Septuagint and they both date around 350 A.D.

The New Testament
Autographs

45- 95 A.D. The New Testament was written in Greek. The Pauline Epistles, the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Luke, and the book of Acts are all dated from 45-63 A.D. The Gospel of John and the Revelation may have been written as late as 95 A.D.
Manuscripts

There are over 5,600 early Greek Manuscripts of the New Testament that are still in existence. The oldest manuscripts were written on papyrus and the later manuscripts were written on leather called parchment.

    125 A.D. The New Testament manuscript which dates most closely to the original autograph was copied around 125 A.D, within 35 years of the original. It is designated "p 52" and contains a small portion of John 18. (The "p" stands for papyrus.)
    200 A.D. Bodmer p 66 a papyrus manuscript which contains a large part of the Gospel of John.
    200 A.D. Chester Beatty Biblical papyrus p 46 contains the Pauline Epistles and Hebrews.
    225 A.D. Bodmer Papyrus p 75 contains the Gospels of Luke and John.
    250-300 A.D. Chester Beatty Biblical papyrus p 45 contains portions of the four Gospels and Acts.
    350 A.D. Codex Sinaiticus contains the entire New Testament and almost the entire Old Testament in Greek. It was discovered by a German scholar Tisendorf in 1856 at an Orthodox monastery at Mt. Sinai.
    350 A.D. Codex Vaticanus: {B} is an almost complete New Testament. It was cataloged as being in the Vatican Library since 1475.

Translations

Early translations of the New Testament can give important insight into the underlying Greek manuscripts from which they were translated.

    180 A.D. Early translations of the New Testament from Greek into Latin, Syriac, and Coptic versions began about 180 A.D.
    195 A.D. The name of the first translation of the Old and New Testaments into Latin was termed Old Latin, both Testaments having been translated from the Greek. Parts of the Old Latin were found in quotes by the church father Tertullian, who lived around 160-220 A.D. in north Africa and wrote treatises on theology.
    300 A.D. The Old Syriac was a translation of the New Testament from the Greek into Syriac.
    300 A.D. The Coptic Versions: Coptic was spoken in four dialects in Egypt. The Bible was translated into each of these four dialects.
    380 A.D. The Latin Vulgate was translated by St. Jerome. He translated into Latin the Old Testament from the Hebrew and the New Testament from Greek. The Latin Vulgate became the Bible of the Western Church until the Protestant Reformation in the 1500's. It continues to be the authoritative translation of the Roman Catholic Church to this day. The Protestant Reformation saw an increase in translations of the Bible into the common languages of the people.
    Other early translations of the Bible were in Armenian, Georgian, and Ethiopic, Slavic, and Gothic.
    1380 A.D. The first English translation of the Bible was by John Wycliffe. He translated the Bible into English from the Latin Vulgate. This was a translation from a translation and not a translation from the original Hebrew and Greek. Wycliffe was forced to translate from the Latin Vulgate because he did not know Hebrew or Greek.

The Advent of Printing

Printing greatly aided the transmission of the biblical texts.

    1456 A.D. Gutenberg produced the first printed Bible in Latin. Printing revolutionized the way books were made. From now on books could be published in great numbers and at a lower cost.
    1514 A.D. The Greek New Testament was printed for the first time by Erasmus. He based his Greek New Testament from only five Greek manuscripts, the oldest of which dated only as far back as the twelfth century. With minor revisions, Erasmus' Greek New Testament came to be known as the Textus Receptus or the "received texts."
    1522 A. D. Polyglot Bible was published. The Old Testament was in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin and the New Testament in Latin and Greek. Erasmus used the Polyglot to revise later editions of his New Testament. Tyndale made use of the Polyglot in his translation on the Old Testament into English which he did not complete because he was martyred in 1534.
    1611 A.D. The King James Version into English from the original Hebrew and Greek. The King James translators of the New Testament used the Textus Receptus as the basis for their translations.
    1968 A.D. The United Bible Societies 4th Edition of the Greek New Testament. This Greek New Testament made use of the oldest Greek manuscripts which date from 175 A.D. This was the Greek New Testament text from which the NASV and the NIV were translated.
    1971 A.D. The New American Standard Version (NASV) was published. It makes use of the wealth of much older Hebrew and Greek manuscripts now available that weren't available at the time of the translation of the KJV. Its wording and sentence structure closely follow the Greek in more of a word for word style.
    1983 A.D. The New International Version (NIV) was published. It also made use of the oldest manuscript evidence. It is more of a "thought-for-thought" translation and reads more easily than the NASV.
        As an example of the contrast between word-for-word and thought-for-thought translations, notice below the translation of the Greek word "hagios-holy"
        NASV Hebrews 9:25. "...the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood not his own."
        NIV Hebrews 9:25. "...the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own."
        The NIV supplies "understood" information about the Day of Atonement, namely that the high priest's duties took place in the compartment of the temple known specifically as the Most Holy Place. Note that the NASV simply says "holy place" reflecting the more literal translation of "hagios."

The Integrity of the Manuscript Evidence

As with any ancient book transmitted through a number of handwritten manuscripts, the question naturally arises as to how confident can we be that we have anything resembling the autograph. Let us now look at what evidences we have for the integrity of the New Testament manuscripts. Let us look at the number of manuscripts and how close they date to the autographs of the Bible as compared with other ancient writings of similar age.

    Tacitus, the Roman historian, wrote his Annals of Imperial Rome in about A.D. 116. Only one manuscript of his work remains. It was copied about 850 A.D.
    Josephus, a Jewish historian, wrote The Jewish War shortly after 70 A.D. There are nine manuscripts in Greek which date from 1000-1200 A.D. and one Latin translation from around 400 A.D.
    Homer's Iliad was written around 800 B.C. It was as important to ancient Greeks as the Bible was to the Hebrews. There are over 650 manuscripts remaining but they date from 200 to 300 A.D. which is over a thousand years after the Iliad was written.
    The Old Testament autographs were written 1450 - 400 B. C.
        The Dead Sea Scrolls date between 200 B.C. to 70 A. D and date within 300 years from when the last book of the Old Testament was written.
        Two almost complete Greek LXX translations of the Old Testament date about 350 A. D.
        The oldest complete Hebrew Old Testament dates about 950 A. D.
        Genesis-Deuteronomy were written over 1200 years before the Dead Sea Scrolls.

        Codex Vaticanus is an almost complete Greek translation of the Old Testament dating around 350 A.D. The Aleppo Codex is the oldest complete Old Testament manuscript in Hebrew and was copied around 950 A.D. The Dead Sea Scrolls date from within 200-300 years from the last book of the Old Testament. However since the five books of Moses were written about 1450- 1400 B.C. the Dead Sea Scrolls still come almost 1200 years after the first books of the Old Testament were written.
    The New Testament autographs were written between 45-95 A. D.
        There are 5,664 Greek manuscripts some dating as early as 125 A. D. and an complete New Testament that dates from 350 A. D.
        8,000 to 10,000 Latin Vulgate manuscripts.
        8,000 manuscripts in Ethiopic, Coptic, Slavic, Syriac, and Armenian.
        In addition, the complete New Testament could be reproduced from the quotes that were made from it by the early church fathers in their letters and sermons.

Authorship and dating of the New Testament books

Skeptics and liberal Christian scholars both seek to date the New Testament books as late first century or early second century writings. They contend that these books were not written by eyewitnesses but rather by second or third hand sources. This allowed for the development of what they view as myths concerning Jesus. For example, they would deny that Jesus actually foretold the destruction of Jerusalem. Rather they would contend that later Christian writers "put these words into his mouth."

    Many of the New Testament books claim to be written by eyewitnesses.
        The Gospel of John claims to be written by the disciple of the Lord. Recent archeological research has confirmed both the existence of the Pool of Bethesda and that it had five porticoes as described in John 5:2. This correct reference to an incidental detail lends credibility to the claim that the Gospel of John was written by John who as an eyewitness knew Jerusalem before it was destroyed in 70 A. D.
        Paul signed his epistles with his own hand. He was writing to churches who knew him. These churches were able to authenticate that these epistles had come from his hands (Galatians 6:11). Clement an associate of Paul's wrote to the Corinthian Church in 97 A. D. urging them to heed the epistle that Paul had sent them.
    The following facts strongly suggest that both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts were written prior to 65 A.D. This lends credibility to the author's (Luke) claim to be an eyewitness to Paul's missionary journeys. This would date Mark prior to 65 A.D. and the Pauline epistles between 49-63 A.D.
        Acts records the beginning history of the church with persecutions and martyrdoms being mentioned repeatedly. Three men; Peter, Paul, and James the brother of Jesus all play leading roles throughout the book. They were all martyred by 67 A.D., but their martyrdoms are not recorded in Acts.
        The church in Jerusalem played a central role in the Book of Acts, but the destruction of the city in 70 A.D. was not mentioned. The Jewish historian Josephus cited the siege and destruction of Jerusalem as befalling the Jews because of their unjust killing of James the brother of Jesus.
        The Book of Acts ends with Paul in Rome under house arrest in 62 A.D. In 64 A.D., Nero blamed and persecuted the Christians for the fire that burned down the city of Rome. Paul himself was martyred by 65 A.D. in Rome. Again, neither the terrible persecution of the Christians in Rome nor Paul's martyrdom are mentioned.

        Conclusion: These books, Luke-Acts, were written while Luke was an eyewitness to many of the events, and had opportunity to research portions that he was not an eyewitness to.

The church fathers bear witness to even earlier New Testament manuscripts

The earliest manuscripts we have of major portions of the New Testament are p 45, p 46, p66, and p 75, and they date from 175-250 A. D. The early church fathers (97-180 A.D.) bear witness to even earlier New Testament manuscripts by quoting from all but one of the New Testament books. They are also in the position to authenticate those books, written by the apostles or their close associates, from later books such as the gospel of Thomas that claimed to have been written by the apostles, but were not.

    Clement (30-100 A.D.) wrote an epistle to the Corinthian Church around 97 A.D. He reminded them to heed the epistle that Paul had written to them years before. Recall that Clement had labored with Paul (Philippians 4:3). He quoted from the following New Testament books: Luke, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, Titus, 1 and 2 Peter, Hebrews, and James.
    The apostolic fathers Ignatius (30-107 A.D.), Polycarp (65-155 A.D.), and Papias (70-155 A.D.) cite verses from every New Testament book except 2 and 3 John. They thereby authenticated nearly the entire New Testament. Both Ignatius and Polycarp were disciples of the apostle John.
    Justin Martyr, (110-165 A.D.), cited verses from the following 13 books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, 2 Thessalonians, Hebrews, 1 and 2 Peter, and Revelation.
    Irenaeus, (120-202 A.D.), wrote a five volume work Against Heresies in which,
        He quoted from every book of the New Testament but 3 John.
        He quoted from the New Testament books over 1,200 times.

How was the New Testament canon determined?

The Early church had three criteria for determining what books were to be included or excluded from the Canon of the New Testament.

    First, the books must have apostolic authority-- that is, they must have been written either by the apostles themselves, who were eyewitnesses to what they wrote about, or by associates of the apostles.
    Second, there was the criterion of conformity to what was called the "rule of faith." In other words, was the document congruent with the basic Christian tradition that the church recognized as normative.
    Third, there was the criterion of whether a document had enjoyed continuous acceptance and usage by the church at large.
    The gospel of Thomas is not included in the Canon of the New Testament for the following reasons.
        The gospel of Thomas fails the test of Apostolic authority. None of the early church fathers from Clement to Irenaeus ever quoted from the gospel of Thomas. This indicates that they either did not know of it or that they rejected it as spurious. In either case, the early church fathers fail to support the gospel of Thomas' claim to have been written by the apostle. It was believed to by written around 140 A.D. There is no evidence to support its purported claim to be written by the Apostle Thomas himself.
        The gospel of Thomas fails to conform to the rule of faith. It purports to contain 114 "secret sayings" of Jesus. Some of these are very similar to the sayings of Jesus recorded in the Four Gospels. For example the gospel of Thomas quotes Jesus as saying, "A city built on a high hill cannot be hidden." This reads the same as Matthew's Gospel except that high is added. But Thomas claims that Jesus said, "Split wood; I am there. Lift up a stone, and you will find me there." That concept is pantheistic. Thomas ends with the following saying that denies women salvation unless they are some how changed into being a man. "Let Mary go away from us, because women are not worthy of life." Jesus is quoted as saying, "Lo, I shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit, resembling you males. For every woman who makes herself male will enter into the kingdom of heaven."
        The gospel of Thomas fails the test of continuous usage and acceptance. The lack of manuscript evidence plus the failure of the early church fathers to quote from it or recognize it shows that it was not used or accepted in the early Church. Only two manuscripts are known of this "gospel." Until 1945 only a single fifth-century copy translation in Coptic had been found. Then in 1945 a Greek manuscript of the Gospel of Thomas was found at Nag Hammadi in Egypt. This compares very poorly to the thousands of manuscripts that authenticate the Four Gospels.

 

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path"

 
Before Time In the Beginning was the Word John 1
Before 4000 BC The Creation Genesis 1
Before 4000 BC The Garden of Eden Genesis 2
Before 4000 BC The Fall of Man Genesis 3
Before 3000 BC Cain kills Abel Genesis 4
Before 3000 BC From Adam to Noah Genesis 5
Before 3000 BC Wickedness Provokes God's wrath Genesis 6
Before 3000 BC The Great Flood Genesis 7
Before 3000 BC The Flood Subsides Genesis 8
Before 3000 BC Covenant of the Rainbow Genesis 9
Before 3000 BC Shem, Ham and Japheth Genesis 10
Before 2100 BC Job's Suffering and Faith Job 1 - 42
Before 2100 BC The Tower of Babel Genesis 11
2091 BC God Sends Abram to Egypt Genesis 12
2090 BC The Famine in Canaan Genesis 12:10
2085 BC Abram and Lot Part Ways Genesis 13
2085 BC Abram Promised Many Descendants Genesis 13:14
2084 BC Abram Rescues Lot Genesis 14
2081 BC God's Covenant with Abram Genesis 15
2081 BC Sarai and Hagar Genesis 16
2080 BC Ishmael Born Genesis 16:15
2067 BC The Covenant of Circumcision Genesis 17
2067 BC God Promises the Birth of Isaac Genesis 18
2067 BC The Destruction of Sodom Genesis 19
2067 BC Abraham, Sarah and Abimelech Genesis 20
2066 BC Isaac Born Genesis 21
2064 BC Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away Genesis 21:8
2057 BC The Treaty at Beersheba Genesis 21:22
2054 BC The Offering of Isaac Genesis 22
2030 BC Death and Burial of Sarah Genesis 23
2026 BC Isaac Marries Rebekah Genesis 24
2025 BC Birth of Jacob and Esau Genesis 25
1991 BC Death of Abraham Genesis 25:5
1978 BC Esau sells his birthright Genesis 25:29
1977 BC Isaac and Abimelech Genesis 26
1929 BC Jacob Gets Isaac's Blessing Genesis 27
1928 BC Jacob Flees to Laban Genesis 28
1928 BC Jacob's vision of a ladder Genesis 28:10
1928 BC Jacob Serves Laban Genesis 29
1921 BC Jacob Marries Rachel Genesis 29:28
1921 BC Jacob and His Sons Genesis 30
1916 BC Rachel Bears Joseph Genesis 30:22
1908 BC Jacob Leaves for Canaan Genesis 31
1906 BC Jacob Wrestles with God Genesis 32
1906 BC Jacob Meets Esau Genesis 33
1906 BC Jacob Settles in Shechem Genesis 33:18
1906 BC Shechem Defiles Dinah Genesis 34
1906 BC Jacob Returns to Bethel Genesis 35
1906 BC Jacob Named Israel Genesis 35:10
1906 BC Descendants of Esau Genesis 36
1903 BC Rachel Dies Genesis 35:18
1898 BC Joseph's Dreams and Betrayal Genesis 37
1898 BC Joseph Sold into Slavery Genesis 37:25
1898 BC Tamar deceives Judah Genesis 38
1898 BC Joseph Prospers Under Potiphar Genesis 39
1889 BC Potiphar's Wife Accuses Joseph Genesis 39:7
1889 BC Joseph Imprisoned Genesis 39:20
1887 BC The Cupbearer and the Baker's Dreams Genesis 40
1886 BC Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams Genesis 41
1886 BC Joseph Put in Charge Genesis 41:33
1886 BC Seven Years of Plenty Begin Genesis 41:47
1875 BC Famine Begins Genesis 41:53
1875 BC Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt Genesis 42
1875 BC Simeon Detained by Joseph Genesis 42:24
1875 BC The Return with Benjamin Genesis 43
1875 BC Benjamin and the Silver Cup Genesis 44
1875 BC Joseph Reveals His Identity Genesis 45
1875 BC Joseph Sends for Jacob Genesis 45:9
1875 BC Jacob and Family to Egypt Genesis 46
1875 BC Jacob to Goshen Genesis 47
1859 BC Jacob's Illness Genesis 48
1859 BC Jacob's Blessing and Death Genesis 49
1859 BC The Burial of Jacob Genesis 50
1806 BC The Death of Joseph Genesis 50:26
1800 BC Jacob's Family Stays in Egypt Exodus 1
1700 BC Israelites Multiply in Egypt Exodus 1:6
1600 BC Israelites Oppressed by New King Exodus 1:8
1539 BC Pharaoh's Order to Kill Firstborn Exodus 1:22
1525 BC The Birth and Adoption of Moses Exodus 2
1486 BC Moses Flees into Midian Exodus 2:11
1446 BC Israelites Groan in Slavery Exodus 2:23
1446 BC Moses Sent to Deliver Israel Exodus 3 - 6
1446 BC The Ten Plagues on Egypt Exodus 7 - 12
1446 BC The Exodus Begins Exodus 13 - 18
1446 BC The Isreaelites At Mount Sinai Exodus 19
1446 BC Moses Receives the Commandments Exodus 20
1446 BC Moses Receives the Law Exodus 21 - 24
1446 BC Preparations for the Tabernacle Exodus 25 - 31
1446 BC The Golden Calf and Moses' Anger Exodus 32
1446 BC The Journey Resumes Exodus 33 - 39
1445 BC The Tabernacle is Erected and Filled Exodus 40
1445 BC Laws for Sacrifices and Offerings Leviticus 1 - 7
1445 BC Aaron and His Sons Consecrated Leviticus 8, 9
1445 BC The Sin of Nadab and Abihu Leviticus 10
1445 BC Laws of Purity Leviticus 11 - 19
1445 BC Punishments and Regulations Leviticus 20 - 22
1445 BC Feasts and Jubilee Leviticus 23
1445 BC Census, Tribes, Duties Numbers 1 - 6
1445 BC Tabernacle Dedication Numbers 7 - 10
1445 BC The People Complain Numbers 11, 12
1445 BC The Twelve Spies Numbers 13
1445 BC People Murmur at the Spies' Report Numbers 14, 15
1426 BC Korah's Rebellion Numbers 16
1426 BC Aaron's Staff Buds Numbers 17
1426 BC Priests, Red Heifer, Cleansing Numbers 18, 19
1407 BC Water from the Rock at Meribah Numbers 20
1407 BC Aaron's Death Numbers 20:22
1407 BC The Bronze Snake Numbers 21
1407 BC Balaam and the Angel Numbers 22 - 25
1407 BC The Second Census Numbers 26
1407 BC The Daughters of Zelophehad Numbers 27
1407 BC Joshua Chosen to Succeed Moses Numbers 27:18
1407 BC Special sacrifices and holy days Numbers 28, 29
1407 BC Vows of women Numbers 30
1407 BC Conquest of Midian Numbers 31
1407 BC Division of Transjordan Numbers 32
1407 BC Summary of Israel's Journey Numbers 33
1407 BC Apportionment of Canaan Numbers 34
1407 BC Borders and Cities of Refuge Numbers 35
1407 BC Zelophehad's Daughters Marry Numbers 36
1407 BC Psalm of Moses Psalm 90
1407 BC Moses' Summary of Israel's History Deuteronomy 1 - 4
1406 BC Recapitulation of the Law Deuteronomy 4:44 - 31
1406 BC The Song of Moses Deuteronomy 32
1406 BC Moses Blesses the Twelve Tribes Deuteronomy 32:48
1406 BC Blessings of Moses Deuteronomy 33
1406 BC The Death of Moses Deuteronomy 34
1406 BC God Commissions Joshua Joshua 1
1406 BC Rahab Welcomes the Spies Joshua 2
1406 BC The Israelites Cross the Jordan Joshua 3 - 5
1406 BC Conquer of Jericho and Ai Joshua 6 - 8
1405 BC Kings Join against Israel Joshua 9
1405 BC The Sun Stands Still Joshua 10
1405 BC Northern Palestine Defeated Joshua 11, 12
1399 BC Land allotted among the Tribes Joshua 13 - 22
1375 BC Joshua's Farewell Address Joshua 23, 24
1375 BC Micah's Idolatry Judges 17
1375 BC Danites Settle in Laish, Take Micah's Idols Judges 18
1375 BC A Levite's Concubine Degraded Judges 19
1375 BC Israelites Defeat the Benjamites Judges 20
1375 BC Wives for the Benjamites Judges 21
1374 BC Israelites Capture Jerusalem, Hebron Judges 1
1374 BC Israel Rebuked and Defeated Judges 2
1374 BC Israel's idolatry and Servitude; Othniel Judges 3
1334 BC Eglon Judges 3:12
1316 BC Ehud Judges 3:15
1235 BC Deborah and Barak Judges 4
1235 BC The Song of Deborah and Barak Judges 5
1169 BC Gideon and the Midianites Judges 6 - 8
1140 BC Naomi, Ruth and Boaz Ruth 1 - 4
1129 BC Abimelech Conspires to Become King Judges 9
1126 BC Plot against Abimelech Judges 9:22
1126 BC Abimelech is Slain Judges 9:50
1118 BC Tola, Jair Judges 10
1100 BC Birth of Samuel 1 Samuel 1
1100 BC Hannah's Song 1 Samuel 2
1097 BC Jephthah's Covenant with the Gileadites Judges 11
1090 BC Jephthah, Ephraim, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon Judges 12
1090 BC Israel Oppressed by the Philistines Judges 13
1075 BC Samson's Marriage and Riddle Judges 14
1075 BC Samson Burns the Philistine Crops Judges 15
1075 BC Samson and Delilah Judges 16
1070 BC Battle of Shiloh 1 Samuel 3
1070 BC Philistines Take the Ark 1 Samuel 4, 5
1070 BC Philistines Return the Ark to Israel 1 Samuel 6
1070 BC Ark brought to Abinadab's House 1 Samuel 7
1050 BC Israelites Repent at Mizpeh 1 Samuel 7:3
1043 BC Saul Becomes King 1 Samuel 8 - 10
1042 BC Saul Defeats the Ammonites 1 Samuel 11, 12
1041 BC Saul's War with the Philistines 1 Samuel 13
1041 BC Jonathan's Miraculous Victory 1 Samuel 14
1028 BC Saul's Disobedience and Samuel's Rebuke 1 Samuel 15
1024 BC Samuel Anoints David at Bethlehem 1 Samuel 16
1024 BC David Kills Goliath 1 Samuel 17
1015 BC Jonathan's Friendship with David 1 Samuel 18
1014 BC David Protected from Saul 1 Samuel 19
1013 BC David and Jonathan's Covenant 1 Samuel 20
1013 BC David's Psalm of Deliverance (1Sa 20) Psalm 59
1012 BC David at Nob and Gath 1 Samuel 21
1012 BC David's Psalm Fleeing Saul (1Sa 21) Psalm 52
1012 BC David's Psalm Before Ahimelech (1Sa 21) Psalm 34
1011 BC David's Psalm at Gath (1Sa 21) Psalm 56
1011 BC Saul Slays the Priests of Nob 1 Samuel 22
1011 BC David's Psalms in the Cave (1Sa 22) Psalms 57, 142
1011 BC David Flees Saul 1 Samuel 23
1011 BC David's Psalm at Keilah (1Sa 23) Psalm 54
1011 BC David Spares Saul's Life 1 Samuel 24
1011 BC Samuel Dies 1 Samuel 25
1011 BC David Spares Saul a Second Time 1 Samuel 26
1010 BC David Flees to the Philistines 1 Samuel 27
1010 BC Saul and the Witch of Endor 1 Samuel 28
1010 BC Achish Sends David Away 1 Samuel 29
1010 BC David Destroys the Amalekites 1 Samuel 30
1010 BC Saul and His Sons Killed 1 Samuel 31
1010 BC David Mourns for Saul and Jonathan 2 Samuel 1
1010 BC David Made King over Judah 2 Samuel 2
1008 BC Civil War Between Abner and Joab 2 Samuel 2:12
1006 BC House of David Strengthened 2 Samuel 3
1005 BC Joab murders Abner 2 Samuel 3:22
1004 BC The Murder of Ish-bosheth 2 Samuel 4
1003 BC Genealogies of the Israelites 1 Chronicles 1 - 9
1003 BC Saul's Overthrow and Defeat 1 Chronicles 10
1003 BC David Reigns over All Israel 2 Samuel 5,
1 Chronicles 11
1002 BC David's Army Grows 1 Chronicles 12
1000 BC David fetches the ark 1 Chronicles 13
1000 BC David's Family Grows 1 Chronicles 14
1000 BC The Ark is Brought to Jerusalem 2 Samuel 6,
1 Chronicles 15
1000 BC David Plans a Temple 2 Samuel 7
998 BC David Defeats the Philistines 2 Samuel 8
998 BC David's Psalm of Victory (2Sa 8) Psalm 60
998 BC David's Psalm of Zion Psalm 15
998 BC David's Psalm of Glory to God Psalm 24
998 BC David's festival sacrifice 1 Chronicles 16
998 BC Psalms of Praise (1Ch 16) Psalms 96, 105, 106
997 BC David Purposes to build a Temple 1 Chronicles 17
996 BC David Strengthens His Kingdom 1 Chronicles 18
995 BC David and Mephibosheth 2 Samuel 9
995 BC David Defeats Ammon and Aram 2 Samuel 10,
1 Chronicles 19
995 BC The Capture of Rabbah 1 Chronicles 20
993 BC David and Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11
991 BC Nathan Rebukes David 2 Samuel 12
991 BC David's Psalm of Repentance (2Sa 12) Psalm 51
990 BC Solomon is Born 2 Samuel 12:24
990 BC Amnon and Tamar 2 Samuel 13
990 BC Amnom Killed by Absalom 2 Samuel 13:23
988 BC The Widow of Tekoa 2 Samuel 14
980 BC Absalom Recalled 2 Samuel 14:21
979 BC Psalms of David Psalms 2 - 145 (Assorted)
979 BC Psalms of Korah Psalms 42 - 44, 84, 85, 87, 88
979 BC Psalms of Asaph Psalm 50, 73, 75 - 78, 80 - 83, 89
979 BC Psalms of Unknown Authors Psalms 1 - 150 (Assorted)
979 BC David Forces a Census 1 Chronicles 21
979 BC Preparation for building the Temple 1 Chronicles 22
979 BC Preparation of Priesthood 1 Chronicles 23
979 BC Divisions of Levites 1 Chronicles 24
979 BC Preparation of sanctuary singers 1 Chronicles 25
979 BC Preparation of gatekeepers, treasurers 1 Chronicles 26
979 BC Preparation of government 1 Chronicles 27
976 BC Absalom's Conspiracy 2 Samuel 15
976 BC David Flees Jerusalem 2 Samuel 15:13
972 BC David and Ziba, Shimei 2 Samuel 16
972 BC Shimei Curses David 2 Samuel 16:5
972 BC David's Psalm of Thirst for God (2Sa 16) Psalm 63
972 BC Hushai's Warning Saves David 2 Samuel 17
972 BC David Psalms of Deliverance (2Sa 17) Psalms 41, 55
972 BC Absalom Slain by Joab 2 Samuel 18
972 BC Joab Comforts David 2 Samuel 19
972 BC Sheba Rebels Against David 2 Samuel 20
970 BC The Gibeonites Avenged 2 Samuel 21
970 BC David's Song of Deliverance 2 Samuel 22
970 BC David's Last Song 2 Samuel 23
970 BC David's Psalm of Steadfastness (2Sa 23) Psalm 108
970 BC David Counts the Fighting Men 2 Samuel 24
970 BC David's last days 1 Chronicles 28, 29,
1 Kings 1, 2
970 BC David's Psalm of Salvation (1Ki 2) Psalm 37
967 BC Psalm for Solomon (2Ch 1) Psalm 72
967 BC Solomon Asks for Wisdom 2 Chronicles 1,
1 Kings 3
967 BC Psalm of Korah (1Ki 3) Psalm 45
967 BC Solomon's Wisdom 1 Kings 4
967 BC Solomon's Preparations for the Temple 1 Kings 5
966 BC The Building of Solomon's Temple 1 Kings 6
966 BC The Building of Solomon's Palace 1 Kings 7
966 BC The Ark Brought to the Temple 1 Kings 8
966 BC God's covenant with Solomon 1 Kings 9
966 BC Solomon Prepares for a Temple and Palace 2 Chronicles 2
966 BC Solomon Builds the Temple in Jerusalem 2 Chronicles 3
966 BC Temple Furnishings 2 Chronicles 4
959 BC Ark Brought into the Temple 2 Chronicles 5
959 BC Solomon's Prayer of Temple Dedication 2 Chronicles 6
959 BC God's Glory in the Temple 2 Chronicles 7
959 BC Psalms of Solomon (2Ch 7) Psalms 135, 136
959 BC Solomon's buildings 2 Chronicles 8
950 BC Solomon Psalm of Blessing Psalm 127
950 BC The Proverbs of Solomon Proverbs 1 - 29
950 BC The Words of Agur Proverbs 30
950 BC King Lemuel's Proverb Proverbs 31
950 BC Ecclesiastes Words of the Preacher Ecclesiastes 1 - 12
950 BC Solomon's Song of Songs Songs 1 - 8
946 BC Mutual Presents of Solomon and Hiran 1 Kings 9:10
946 BC The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon 1 Kings 10,
2 Chronicles 9
939 BC Solomon's Wives and Idolatry 1 Kings 11
931 BC Solomon's Death 1 Kings 11:40
931 BC The Kingdom is Divided 1 Kings 12, 13
930 BC Israelites Rebel against Rehoboam 2 Chronicles 10
930 BC Rehoboam's Reign over Judah 2 Chronicles 11
927 BC Rehoboam's sin 2 Chronicles 12
925 BC Ahijah's Prophecies against Jeroboam 1 Kings 14
913 BC Rehoboam's Wicked Reign 1 Kings 14:21
913 BC Abijam's wicked reign 1 Kings 15
913 BC Civil War against Jeroboam 2 Chronicles 13
913 BC Asa Destroys Idolatry 2 Chronicles 14
909 BC Jehu's prophecy against Baasha 1 Kings 16
895 BC Asa's Reforms 2 Chronicles 15
894 BC Hanani's rebuke 2 Chronicles 16
886 BC Elah, Zimri, Omri 1 Kings 16:5
874 BC Ahab's wicked reign 1 Kings 16:27
869 BC Jehoshaphat Succeeds Asa 2 Chronicles 17
863 BC Elijah Prays for Drought 1 Kings 17
863 BC Elijah Fed by Ravens 1 Kings 17:3
863 BC The Widow at Zarephath 1 Kings 17:7
863 BC Elijah on Mount Carmel 1 Kings 18
858 BC Elijah Flees Jezebel 1 Kings 19
858 BC Elisha Called 1 Kings 19:19
857 BC Ben-Hadad Attacks Samaria 1 Kings 20
857 BC Ahab Defeats Ben-Hadad 1 Kings 20:14
855 BC Ahab Takes Naboth's Vineyard 1 Kings 21
853 BC Israel and Judah against Syria 1 Kings 22
853 BC The Vision of Obadiah Obadiah 1
853 BC Jehoshaphat Allies with Ahab 2 Chronicles 18
853 BC Jehosaphat's deeds 2 Chronicles 19
853 BC War with Ammon and Moab 2 Chronicles 20
852 BC Jehoram's Wicked Reign in Judah 2 Chronicles 21
852 BC Moab Rebels 2 Kings 1
851 BC Elijah Taken up to Heaven 2 Kings 2
851 BC Elisha Succeeds Elijah 2 Kings 2:12
850 BC Jehoram Meets Moab Rebellion 2 Kings 3
849 BC The Widow's Oil 2 Kings 4
849 BC Elisha Raises The Shunammite boy 2 Kings 4:8
849 BC The Healing of Naaman 2 Kings 5
848 BC Elisha Floats an Axhead 2 Kings 6
848 BC Elisha Promises Plenty in Samaria 2 Kings 7
847 BC The Shunammite's Land 2 Kings 8
841 BC Jehu Reigns in Israel 2 Kings 9
841 BC Jehu Kills Joram 2 Kings 9:11
841 BC Ahab's Family Killed 2 Kings 10
841 BC Baal Worshipers killed 2 Kings 10:18
841 BC Joash escapes Athaliah 2 Kings 11
841 BC Ahaziah Succeeds Jehoram in Judah 2 Chronicles 22
841 BC Jehoiada Makes Joash King 2 Chronicles 23
835 BC Joash Reigns Well 2 Chronicles 24,
2 Kings 12
835 BC The Word of the LORD to Joel Joel 1 - 3
812 BC Joash Orders Temple repairs 2 Kings 12:6
812 BC Jehoahaz's wicked reign 2 Kings 13
796 BC Amaziah's good reign 2 Kings 14,
2 Chronicles 25
790 BC Azariah's good reign 2 Kings 15
790 BC Uzziah Reigns in Judah 2 Chronicles 26
766 BC The Words of Amos Amos 1 - 9
760 BC Jonah Sent to Nineveh Jonah 1 - 4
753 BC Hosea's Prophecies Hosea 1 - 14
750 BC Jotham Succeeds Uzziah 2 Chronicles 27
742 BC Wicked Reign of Ahaz 2 Chronicles 28,
2 Kings 16
739 BC Isaiah Complains of Zion's Corruption Isaiah 1 - 5
739 BC Isaiah's Vision and Commission Isaiah 6
735 BC Isaiah's Prophesy of Immanuel Isaiah 7
735 BC The Word of the LORD to Micah Micah 1 - 7
734 BC Uriah and Zechariah Isaiah 8
730 BC Isaiah Prophesies a Child Is Born Isaiah 9
730 BC Isaiah Prophesies Judgments Upon Israel Isaiah 9:8
730 BC Isaiah Prophesies Judgment on Assyria Isaiah 10
730 BC Isaiah Prophesies The Root of Jesse Isaiah 11
730 BC Isaiah's Joyful Thanksgiving Isaiah 12
725 BC Isaiah Prophesies against the Nations Isaiah 13 - 22
725 BC Isaiah's Valley of Vision Isaiah 22
725 BC Isaiah's Burden of Tyre Isaiah 23
725 BC Devastation on the Earth Isaiah 24
725 BC Isaiah's Songs of Praise Isaiah 25 - 27
725 BC Isaiah's Further Warnings Isaiah 28 - 32
725 BC Isaiah Prophesies a King Shall Reign Isaiah 32
725 BC Isaiah Declares God's Judgments Isaiah 33, 34
725 BC Isaiah Declares the Joyful Will Flourish in Zion Isaiah 35
725 BC Hoshea the Last King of Israel 2 Kings 17
722 BC Israel Led into Captivity 2 Kings 17:6
721 BC Strange Nations Transplanted into Samaria 2 Kings 17:24
716 BC Hezekiah's Good Reign 2 Chronicles 29
715 BC Hezekiah proclaims a solemn Passover 2 Chronicles 30
715 BC Idolatry is Destroyed 2 Chronicles 31
712 BC Hezekiah's Illness and Healing 2 Kings 20,
Isaiah 38
711 BC Hezekiah Shows Treasures 2 Kings 20:12,
Isaiah 39
711 BC Isaiah Prophesies Captivity and Restoration Isaiah 40 - 66
701 BC Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem 2 Kings 18,
Isaiah 36,
2 Chronicles 32
701 BC Korah's Psalms of Refuge (2Ch 32) Psalms 46 - 48
701 BC Hezekiah's Prayer 2 Kings 19,
Isaiah 37
697 BC The Vision of Nahum Nahum 1 - 3
687 BC Manasseh's Wicked Reign 2 Kings 21,
2 Chronicles 33
640 BC Josiah's good reign 2 Kings 22,
2 Chronicles 34
638 BC The Word of the LORD to Zephaniah Zephaniah 1 - 3
627 BC The Call of Jeremiah Jeremiah 1
627 BC Jeremiah Declares Judah Forsakes God Jeremiah 2 - 6
627 BC Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate Jeremiah 7 - 10
625 BC The Oracle to Habakkuk Habakkuk 1 - 3
622 BC Jeremiah Proclaims God's Covenant Jeremiah 11, 12
621 BC Josiah Prepares for Temple Repair 2 Kings 22:3
621 BC Hilkiah finds the lost Book of the Law 2 Kings 22:8
621 BC Josiah Celebrates the Passover 2 Kings 23,
2 Chronicles 35
609 BC Jehoiakim's wicked reign. 2 Chronicles 36
609 BC Jeremiah Proclaims Covenant Is Broken Jeremiah 13 - 20
609 BC Jeremiah Prophesies against Egypt Jeremiah 46
609 BC Jeremiah Prophesies against Philistia Jeremiah 47
605 BC Daniel Refuses the King's Portion Daniel 1
604 BC Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar Dream Daniel 2
601 BC Rebellion of Jehoiakim 2 Kings 24
597 BC Jehoiachim exiled 2 Kings 24:10
597 BC Zedekiah reigns in Judah 2 Kings 24:18
594 BC Jeremiah Prophesies against Moab Jeremiah 48
594 BC Jeremiah Prophesies against Ammon Jeremiah 49
593 BC Ezekiel's Prophecy at Chebar Ezekiel 1
593 BC Ezekiel's Calling and Instruction Ezekiel 2
593 BC Ezekiel Eats the Scroll Ezekiel 3
593 BC Ezekiel Foretells Siege of Jerusalem Ezekiel 4, 5
593 BC Ezekiel's Vision of the End Ezekiel 6, 7
592 BC Ezekiel's First Temple Vision Ezekiel 8 - 19
591 BC Ezekiel Sees God Refuse the Elders Ezekiel 20
591 BC Ezekiel Prophesies against Jerusalem Ezekiel 21, 22
591 BC Ezekiel Prophesies against two Sisters Ezekiel 23
588 BC Siege of Jerusalem Begins 2 Kings 25
588 BC Jeremiah's Conflicts Jeremiah 21 - 33
588 BC Jeremiah Prophesies Judgment on Judah Jeremiah 34 - 45
588 BC Siege of Jerusalem Begins Ezekiel 24
587 BC God's Vengeance on Ammon and Edom Ezekiel 25
586 BC The Fall of Jerusalem 2 Kings 25,
Jeremiah 52
586 BC Psalms of Desolation (Jer. 52) Psalms 74, 79
586 BC Jeremiah Prophesies against Babylon Jeremiah 50, 51
586 BC Jeremiah's Lamentations Lamentations 1 - 5
586 BC Ezekiel Pronounces Judgment on Tyre Ezekiel 26 - 28
586 BC Ezekiel Prophesies against Egypt Ezekiel 29 - 32
586 BC Ezekiel the Watchman Ezekiel 33
585 BC Ezekiel Explains Jerusalem's Fall Ezekiel 33:21
585 BC Ezekiel Foresees Reproof and Restoration Ezekiel 34 - 36
585 BC Ezekiel Sees Resurrection of Dry Bones Ezekiel 37
585 BC Ezekiel Sees Future battle Ezekiel 38
585 BC Ezekiel Sees God's judgment upon Gog Ezekiel 39
585 BC Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Daniel 3
582 BC Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream Daniel 4
582 BC Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream Daniel 4:19
573 BC Ezekiel's Second Temple Vision Ezekiel 40 - 48
539 BC Daniel Interprets Handwriting on the Wall Daniel 5
539 BC Daniel Survives the Lions' Den Daniel 6
539 BC Daniel's Vision of Four Beasts Daniel 7
539 BC Daniel's Vision of the Ram and Goat Daniel 8
539 BC Daniel's Prayer and Gabriel's Answer Daniel 9
539 BC Daniel Comforted by the Angel Daniel 10
539 BC Daniel Prophesies Overthrow of Persia Daniel 11
539 BC Daniel Prophesies Deliverance for Israel Daniel 12
537 BC The Proclamation of Cyrus Ezra 1
537 BC The Exiles Return Ezra 2
535 BC Temple Work Begins Ezra 3
534 BC Adversaries Hinder Temple Work Ezra 4
534 BC Artaxerxes Orders Work Stopped Ezra 4:17
520 BC Tattenai's Letter to Darius Ezra 5
520 BC The Word of the LORD by Haggai Haggai 1, 2
520 BC The Word of the LORD to Zechariah Zechariah 1 - 14
520 BC Temple Work Resumed by Darius' Decree Ezra 6
515 BC Completion and Dedication of the Temple Ezra 6:16
483 BC Queen Vashti Deposed Esther 1
478 BC Esther Becomes Queen Esther 2
478 BC Mordecai Thwarts a Conspiracy Esther 2:21
474 BC Haman Seeks Revenge on the Jews Esther 3
473 BC Mordecai Informs Esther of Haman's Plot Esther 4
473 BC Esther Prepares a Banquet Esther 5
473 BC The King Honors Mordecai Esther 6
473 BC Haman Is Hanged Esther 7
473 BC Xerxes' Edict on Behalf of Esther and Jews Esther 8
472 BC Purim Instituted Esther 9
472 BC Xerxes' Tribute to Mordecai Esther 10
458 BC Ezra Journeys to Jerusalem Ezra 7
458 BC Ezra Commissioned by Artaxerxes Ezra 7:11
457 BC Families Return to Jerusalem with Ezra Ezra 8
457 BC Ezra's reforms Ezra 9
456 BC Ezra's Prayer About Intermarriage Ezra 10
445 BC Nehemiah's Prayer for the Exiles Nehemiah 1
444 BC Artaxerxes Sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem Nehemiah 2
444 BC Builders of the Walls Named Nehemiah 3
444 BC Builders Overcome Ridicule Nehemiah 4
444 BC Nehemiah Abolishes Debt and Bondage Nehemiah 5
444 BC Sanballat's Plot Nehemiah 6
444 BC Completion of the Wall Nehemiah 6:15
444 BC Census of Returned Exiles Nehemiah 7
444 BC Ezra Reads the Law Nehemiah 8
444 BC Israelites Fast and Repent Nehemiah 9
444 BC Israelites Seal the Covenant Nehemiah 10
444 BC People Settle in Jerusalem Nehemiah 11, 12
432 BC Nehemiah Restores Laws Nehemiah 13
430 BC The Word of the LORD by Malachi Malachi 1 - 4
6 BC Birth of John the Baptist Luke 1,
John 1:6
6 BC Augustus Taxes the Roman Empire Luke 2
5 BC Birth of Jesus Matthew 1,
Mark 1,
Luke 2:6,
John 1:14
5 BC Visit of the Magi Matthew 2
5 BC Escape to Egypt Matthew 2:13
4 BC Slaughter of Infants Matthew 2:16
4 BC Return to Nazareth Matthew 2:23
8 AD The Boy Jesus at the Temple Luke 2:41
26 AD John the Baptist Prepares the Way Matthew 3,
Mark 1:4,
Luke 3,
John 1:15
26 AD The Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3:13,
Mark 1:9,
Luke 3:21
27 AD Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4,
Mark 1:12,
Luke 4
27 AD Jesus Calls his First Disciples Matthew 4:18,
Mark 1:16,
Luke 5
27 AD Wedding at Cana John 2
27 AD Jesus Teaches Nicodemus John 3
27 AD Jesus Testifies to the Samaritan Woman John 4
27 AD Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5 - 7
28 AD Instructions on Prayer Luke 11
28 AD Jesus Ministers in Galilee Matthew 8,
Mark 2,
Luke 4:14
28 AD The Pool of Bethesda John 5
28 AD Jesus Lord of the Sabbath Matthew 12,
Mark 3,
Luke 6
28 AD Jesus Answers John's Disciples Matthew 11,
Luke 7
28 AD Jesus Speaks Many Parables Matthew 13,
Mark 4,
Luke 8
28 AD Jesus Heals a Demoniac Matthew 8:28,
Mark 5,
Luke 8:26
28 AD Jesus Heals a Paralytic Matthew 9
29 AD Jesus Sends out His Twelve Apostles Matthew 10,
Mark 6
29 AD John the Baptist Beheaded Matthew 14,
Mark 6:14
29 AD Jesus Feeds the 5,000 Matthew 14:15,
Mark 6:30,
Luke 9,
John 6
29 AD Teachings on Clean and Unclean Matthew 15,
Mark 7
29 AD Peter's Confession of Christ Matthew 16,
Mark 8,
Luke 9:18
29 AD The Transfiguration Matthew 17,
Mark 9,
Luke 9:28
29 AD Greatest and Least in the Kingdom Matthew 18
29 AD Jesus Sends out the Seventy-two Luke 10
29 AD Jesus Teaches at the Feast of Tabernacles John 7
29 AD The Woman Caught in Adultery John 8
29 AD Jesus Affirms He is the Son of God John 9
29 AD The Shepherd and His Flock John 10
30 AD Jesus Speaks More Parables Luke 12 - 16
30 AD Jesus Cleanses the Ten Lepers Luke 17
30 AD Jesus Raises Lazarus John 11
30 AD Final Journey to Jerusalem Matthew 19, 20,
Mark 10,
Luke 18
30 AD The Triumphal Entry Matthew 21,
Mark 11,
Luke 19,
John 12
30 AD Closing Ministry in Jerusalem Matthew 22 - 25,
Mark 12, 13,
Luke 20, 21
30 AD Thursday Before Passover Matthew 26,
Mark 14,
Luke 22,
John 13
30 AD Jesus Comforts His Disciples John 14
30 AD Jesus the True Vine John 15
30 AD Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit John 16
30 AD Jesus' Intercessory prayers John 17
30 AD Jesus' Betrayal, Trial, Crucifixion Matthew 27,
Mark 15,
Luke 23,
John 18, 19
30 AD Jesus' Resurrection Matthew 28,
Mark 16,
Luke 24,
John 20, 21
30 AD The Ascension Acts 1
30 AD Matthias Chosen by Lot Acts 1:12
30 AD The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost Acts 2
30 AD Peter Heals and Preaches Acts 3
30 AD Peter and John Arrested and Released; Acts 4
30 AD Believers Share All Acts 4:32
30 AD Deaths of Ananias and Sapphira Acts 5
30 AD Apostles Preach and Heal Acts 5:11
31 AD Stephen's Speech, Stoning and Death Acts 6, 7
31 AD Saul Persecutes the Church Acts 8
31 AD Philip in Samaria Acts 8:3
31 AD Simon the Sorcerer Acts 8:9
31 AD Philip and the Ethiopian Acts 8:26
34 AD Saul's Conversion Acts 9
37 AD Peter Preaches to the Gentiles Acts 10, 11
42 AD Barnabas Sent to Antioch Acts 11:22
42 AD Peter Led from Prison by the Angel Acts 12
44 AD Herod Agrippa Dies Acts 12:20
45 AD James Writes his Letter James 1 - 5
48 AD Paul's First Missionary Journey Acts 13
48 AD Paul preaches in Pisidian Antioch Acts 13:14
48 AD Paul and Barnabas in Iconium Acts 14
48 AD Paul and Barnabas in Lystra and Derbe Acts 14:8
48 AD Paul and Barnabas Return to Syrian Antioch Acts 14:21
48 AD Return to Syrian Antioch Acts 14:24
48 AD The Council at Jerusalem Acts 15
49 AD Paul's Second Missionary Journey Acts 15:36
49 AD Paul in Philippi Acts 16
49 AD Paul in Thessalonica, Berea, Athens Acts 17
51 AD Paul in Corinth Acts 18
51 AD Paul Writes to the Thessalonians 1 Thess. 1 - 5
52 AD Paul Writes again to the Thessalonians 2 Thess. 1 - 3
54 AD Paul in Ephesus Acts 19
54 AD Paul Writes to the Corinthians 1 Corinthians 1 - 16
54 AD Paul Writes to the Galatians Galatians 1 - 6
57 AD Paul in Macedonia and Greece Acts 20
57 AD Paul Writes to the Romans Romans 1 - 16
57 AD Paul Writes again to the Corinthians 2 Corinthians 1 - 13
59 AD Paul Returns to Jerusalem Acts 21 - 23
60 AD Paul imprisoned in Caesarea Acts 24
62 AD Paul Before Festus Acts 25
62 AD Paul Before Agrippa Acts 26
62 AD Paul Sails for Rome Acts 27
62 AD The Shipwreck Acts 27:13
62 AD Paul Ashore at Malta Acts 28
62 AD Paul Preaches at Rome Acts 28:11
62 AD Paul Writes to the Ephesians Ephesians 1 - 6
62 AD Paul Writes to the Philippians Philippians 1 - 4
62 AD Paul Writes to the Colossians Colossians 1 - 4
62 AD Paul Writes to Philemon Philemon 1
63 AD Paul Writes to Timothy 1 Timothy 1 - 6
64 AD Peter Writes his First Letter 1 Peter 1 - 5
66 AD Paul Writes to Titus Titus 1 - 3
67 AD Paul Writes Again to Timothy 2 Timothy 1 - 4
67 AD Peter Writes his Second Letter 2 Peter 1 - 3
68 AD Letter to the Hebrews Hebrews 1 - 13
68 AD Jude Writes his Letter Jude 1
90 AD John Writes his First Letter 1 John 1 - 5
92 AD John Writes his Second Letter 2 John 1
94 AD John Writes his Third Letter 3 John 1
95 AD John's Revelation on Patmos Revelation 1 - 22







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