June 30, 2021
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Bible in Context
⟶ Updated 9 months ago ⟶
List of edits
Sometimes dates are estimates, or one year has been selected out of a range of a few years.
Prophets dates are estimated date ranges.
I've avoided using too many 'relative dates', and will be focussing mainly on where biblical events can be aligned with events known to have an 'absolute date'.
20 Apr 2020
Census of Quirinius
Code of Hammurabi
Oldest partial copy of a 'Flood Story'
Shalmaneser III of Assyria defeats Ahab of Israel
Babylon falls to Persians & Israelites allowed to return home
Founding of Rome
Aristotle writes 'Nicomachean Ethics'
Julius Caesar Assassinated
Imperial Rome Begins
Council of Jerusalem
Death of Paul
Eruption of Vesuvius & Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Romans Destroy Jerusalem
Assassination of Sennacherib King of Assyria
King Josiah of Judah killed in battle
Earliest definite non-biblical reference to Yahweh
Roman Colosseum Built
Constuction of the Parthenon begins in Athens
Julius Caesar first invades Britain
Assyrian seige of Lachish & Jerusalem (King Hezekiah)
Nebuchadnezzar's first siege of Jerusalem
Ezra arrives in Jerusalem
Nehemiah arrives in Jerusalem
Sargon II conquers Ashdod
Battle of Carchemish
Rosetta Stone Carved
Pyramids of Giza
Reign of Akhenaten - Monotheism in Egypt
Invasion of 'Sea Peoples'
Reign of Rameses II ('The Great")
Israel & Judah vassals of Assyria. Israel exiled
Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia destroys Jerusalem
Athenian Democracy Developed
Start of John the Baptist's Ministry
Jesus' Ministry & Crucifixion
Death of John the Baptist
Rule of Nero & Persecution of Christians
Reign of Shoshenq - Egyptian King Shishak
Reign of Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria.
Reign of Amenhotep III - earliest potential mention of Yahweh
Reign of Hiran of Tyre - Construction of Solomon's Temple
Reign of King David?
Reign of Hazael King of Aram
Israel a vassal to Adad-Nirari III of Assyria
Manasseh of Judah still vassal to Assyria
Rule of Herod Agrippa I
Rule of Herod Agrippa II
Rebuilding of Solomon's Temple
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