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Abraham was born. God chooses Abraham to be father of Issac, founder of the Jews
Abraham circumcises himself. This symbolizes covenant between God and his Descendants.
Jews are enslaved in Egypt for several hundred of years. Moses is appointed by God to free his people out of enslavement.
King Solomon builds first temple. Temple houses Ark of Covenant that contains Ten Commandments.
Israel is split into 2 kingdoms after King Solomon's death,Kingdom of Judah in the south and Kingdom of Israel in North
Alexander the Great's successors launch campaign of Hellenization in Israel and outlawing Jewish observances. Jews revolt and this event begins base of holiday known as Hannukah.
Jews begin revolt against Roman leaders. Romans breach walls of Jerusalem, destroy their 2nd temple and kill an estimated 1 million jews
Indus River Valley civilization developing. Early Hindu practices begin here.
Aryans invade Indus River Valley. Sanskrit language is introduced and influences Hindu religion.
Vedic age is present, oldest scriptures of Hindu, the Vedas are written.
The eleven major Upanishads are written and become fundamental texts of Hinduisim.
The Epics and Purana's are written. Epics chronicles history of mortal men and Purana's chronicle history of celestrial figures
Emperor Ashoka adopts Buddhism as India's state religion after regretting carnage of war.
Siddhartha Gautama is born. He is exposed to human suffering at a young age.
Gautama leaves home to find a solution to human suffering. He does yoga nd ascetisim for 6 years to try and find answers.
Buddha begins to gain followers. He gives his first sermon in a deer park and teaches about eightfold path, the middle way, and four noble tuths.
After realizing extreme asceticism isn't the answer to solve human suffering, he sits under a tree and becomes enlightened. He is now known as the Buddha or "the Enlightened one"
Buddha dies after 45 years of preaching. Before dying he asks disciples to continue preaching.
Buddhist translator, establishes translation in Luoyang China (imperial city).
Confucius is born. He is the most influential philosophical teacher in Chinese history.
Confucius appointed minister of crime for State of Lu.
Confusions begins to travel and teach rules in China with his disciples.
Mencius spreads Confusianism throughout China
Teachings of Confucius are inscribed on stelae at Imperial academy
End of Han Dynasty; Confucianism looses influence
Taoism develops during Shang Dynasty
Lao-tzu, founder of Taoism.
Zhang-Lu organizes the Way of Five Bushels of Rice into religious communities
Wang Bi introduces Taoist concepts into Confucian learning.
Calling of Abraham, the Father of Jewish nation
David's son Solomon becomes king. He creates a temple to honor God.
Birth of Jesus Christ In Bethlahem.
Pentecost and coming of Holy Spirit. Sometimes known as Birthday of Church.
Death of Jesus Christ
First Gospel published
Armenia becomes world's first country to adopt Christianity as the state of religion.
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