Time Line of Bible Chronology, Adam to Jesus

From To Years Cumulative Date Reference
Creation Adam ? n/a 4040 BCE Genesis 5:3-29
Adam Noah 1,056 1,056 2984 BCE Genesis 5:3-29
Noah Flood 600 1,656 2384 BCE Genesis 7:6
Flood Dry Earth 1 1,657 2383 BCE Genesis 8:13, 14
end of Flood Terah 222 1,879 2161 BCE Genesis 11:10-24
Terah Abraham 130 * 2,009 2031 BCE Genesis 11:26-12:4
  * unknown, using minimal value of 130 years (205-75)
     Terah died in Haran at age 205; Abraham left Haran when 75
Abraham Isaac 100 2,109 1931 BCE Genesis 21:5
Isaac 1. Covenant 25 ^ 2,134 1906 BCE Genesis 22:1-18
  Abraham offers Isaac as a sacrifice as instructed by God.
  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
  ^ "Now Isaac was twenty-five years old" - Josephus 1.227
Covenant Exodus 430 2,564 1476 BCE Exodus 12:40, 41
  2. Covenant validated - Passover;
  One seed = Christ, not many seeds
  430 years to the day - Exodus 12:41, Galatians 3:17
Genesis 17:19
Galatians 3:15-18
Exodus Temple 480 3,044 996 BCE 1 Kings 6:1
  Temple construction begins during 4th year of Solomon's reign
Solomon's
4th year
Divided Kingdom 36 3,080 960 BCE 1 Kings 11:41, 42
Jereboam I
& Rehoboam
Fall of Samaria 240+ 3,320 720/719 BCE 2 Kings 18:9-12
  240 years, 7 months and 7 days - Josephus 9.280
  6th year of the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah
Hezekiah's
6th year
Josiah defeated 110 3,430 610 BCE 2 Kings 20:21 - 23:37
  Pharaoh Nechoh kills Josiah, King of Judah at Megiddo
  Nechoh installs Jehoiakim (Eliakim) as King of Judah
Jehoiakim
(Eliakim)
Babylonian
seige
3 3,433 607/606 BCE 2 Chronicles 36:6, 7
Daniel 1:1
Jeremiah 25:11
  Babylonian seige in third year of Jehoiakim
  " ... shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years." - begins
Babylon Cyrus II Decree 70 3,503 538 BCE 2 Chronicles 36: 22, 23
  70 year servitude to Babylon ends
Cyrus II Artaxerxes I
20th year
94 3,597 445/444 BCE Nehemiah 2:1-8
  decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem; re: 70 week prophecy Daniel 9:24-27
Artaxerxes I
20th year
Jesus' execution 476  4,073 33 C.E. Daniel 9:25-26
  3. Covenant ratified - execution of Jesus
  ... to the Messiah, the prince, shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two
   weeks: After the sixty-two weeks the Messiah shall be cut off
  (7+62) years X (12 months X 30 days) = 173,880 prophetic days
    173,880 / 365.242 solar days/year = 476.07 solar years

Chronology Applications

  • starting from the fall of the Neo-Babylonian Empire in 539 BCE
  • counting back the Neo-Babylonian lineage with Judah's king's lineage to Israel's fall = 720/719 BCE
  • applying the reference from Josephus 9.280 of 240+ years to the start of the divided kingdom of Israel and Judah = 960 BCE, which is at the end of Solomon's 40 year reign
  • counting back 480 years from Solomon's 4th year to the Exodus = 1476 BCE
  • counting back 430 years from the Exodus to the Covenant when Isaac was offered up as a sacrifice = 1906 BCE, rather than when Abraham entered Canaan (therefore Egyptian residence = 265 years)
  • applying Terah's age of a minimum of 130 years when Abraham was born
  • variables of "Terah's age" and the "date of the covenant", places Adam's creation from 3930 BCE to 4040+ BCE using the reference for the Divided Kingom of 240+ years

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