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Important Dates of the Old Testament

Old Testament CHRONOLOGY

 

   1870                    Babylonian empire begins

               1850 BC (ca.)    Abraham                         

               1650                    Israel & sons migrate to Egypt

               1250                    Exodus from Egypt

               1200                    Invasion of Sea Peoples (Philistines); Period of the Judges begins

               1020                    Saul becomes king

               1000                    David becomes king

                 961                    Solomon becomes king

                             922                    Jews split into two Kingdoms: Israel in the North and Judah in the South

                 721                    Assyrians destroy Northern Kingdom

     587                    Babylonians destroy Jerusalem, bring Israel into exile

     538                    Cyrus of Persia allows Jews to go back home

     515                    Second Temple built

     500 (ca)            Torah put into its present written form

     333                    Alexander the Great conquers Palestine, Greek period begins

     200 (ca)            Septuagint (abbreviated `LXX')

    167                     Maccabean revolt begins

                164                     Hasmonean dynasty begins

      63                     Romans conquer Palestine

       4                      Jesus Christ born

      30 AD              New Covenant instituted with the death and Resurrection of Christ

 

Divisions of Hebrew Bible

  1. Torah (Pentateuch in Greek)
  2. Nabiim (Prophets)
    1. Former Prophets
    2. Latter Prophets
  3. Ketubim (Wisdom writings)

 

Books in the Torah:

1.                  Genesis

2.                  Exodus

3.                  Leviticus

4.                  Numbers

5.                  Deuteronomy

 

Books in the Former Prophets:

1.                  Judges

2.                  Joshua

3.                  1 and 2 Samuel

4.                  1 and 2 Kings

 

Latter Prophets

  1. Major Prophets

1)      Isaiah

2)      Jeremiah

3)      Ezekiel

 

 

  1. Minor Prophets

1)      Hosea

2)      Joel

3)      Amos

4)      Obadiah

5)      Jonah

6)      Micah

7)      Nahum

8)      Habakkuk

9)      Zephaniah

10)  Haggai

11)  Zechariah

12)  Malachi

                                               

Wisdom Writings: All the rest!

 

 

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