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(New Strong’s Concordance)







2166 – 1876






Abraham enters

the land 2091;

Joseph Prime Minister 1885

(New Strong’s Concordance)





19th BCE

1876 - 1446




(New Strong’s Concordance)



Egypt enslaves the Israelites



1812 BCE


Time of Abraham Begins

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Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations in flower


18th BCE


1712 BCE


Time of Isaac Begins

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17th BCE


1652 BCE


Time of Jacob Begins

Jewish History Timeline





16th BCE


1544 BCE


Joseph sold into slavery

Jewish History Timeline






1522 BCE


Joseph welcomes his family to Egypt

Jewish History Timeline





15th BCE



1446 - 1406



Law Given 1446

(New Strong’s Concordance)




Genesis, Exodus,

Leviticus, Numbers,



1428 BCE


Israelites enslaved in Egypt

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Egyptian cities of Pithom and Ramses are built



1406 - 1050








Fall of Jericho 1406

(New Strong’s Concordance)



Palestine occupied;

Various nations oppress




14th BCE


1392 BCE


Time of Moses Begins

Jewish History Timeline






1312 BCE



Jewish History Timeline






1312 BCE


Torah given at Mt. Sinai

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13th BCE


1272 BCE


Conquest of Promised Land

Jewish History Timeline






1273 BCE


Hebrews enter the Promised Land





12th BCE


1106 BCE


Time of Judges begins

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Phillistines occupy coastal area of Israel




1050 – 931






Kingdom Established 1050

(New Strong’s Concordance)



Surrounding nations

defeated by Israel

Ruth, Samuel

Psalms, Song of Solomon,





Kingdom Divided 931

(New Strong’s Concordance)













931 – 875



Jeroboam I



Armean Kingdom 931 – 732

(New Strong’s Concordance)




879 BCE


Saul anointed king

Jewish History Timeline







877 BCE


Time of King David begins

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(New Strong’s Concordance)










836 BCE


King Solomon begins his rule

Jewish History Timeline







825 BCE


First Temple completed

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Assyrian Empire rising in the north


8th BCE


796 BCE


Israel split into two kingdoms







(New Strong’s Concordance)


Jeroboam II




Jonah, Amos,

Hosea, Isaiah, Micah







Fall of Aram

(New Strong’s Concordance)








Assyrian domination of

Palestine 745 – 650

(New Strong’s Concordance)




753 BCE




Rome founded.

(The Romans)




722 BCE


Yahuah scattered Yisra’el

(Besorah pg 1012)

Because of their continual breaking of the Covenant that was given to Adam then Noah, then Abraham and finally written down through Moses, Israel was taken into captive by the King of Assyria in 722B.C.

(Identity Crisis – 0:33:09 - Jim Staley)








Fall of Samaria

(New Strong’s Concordance)





7th BCE


Bulan, King of the Chazars embraces Judaism

Jewish Encyclopedia




JUDAH ALONE 722 – 586

(New Strong’s Concordance)



Babylonia Supremacy


(New Strong’s Concordance)

Jeremiah, Lamentations,


Kings, Daniel, Ezekiel




Daniel’s Captivity




6th BCE




Ezekiel’s Captivity







Fall of Jerusalem






586 BCE


Yahuah scattered Yahudah

(Besorah pg 1012)

The House of Judah also played the harlot and was taken into captivity in Babylon in 586B.C. for 70 years.

(Identity Crisis – 0:33:19 - Jim Staley)







Second Temple

(New Strong’s Concordance)



Medo-Persian Rule

539 – 331

(New Strong’s Concordance)


536 – 515







500 BCE




The residents of Rome have overthrown the monarchy ruling them and have established a republic ruled by a senate. An oligarchy, the senate was made up of upper class, land-owning male citizens called the "patricians." (The Romans)





555 BCE


Assyrians overrun Northern Israel; Ten Tribes are lost

Jewish History Timeline







547 BCE


Sennacherib attacks Jerusalem

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Babylonians overrun Assyrian Empire


5th BCE


458 BCE

(New Strong’s Concordance)


Ezra’s Return








444 BCE

(New Strong’s Concordance)


Nehemiah’s Return







422 BCE


Babylonians conquer Israel and destroy Temple

Jewish History Timeline



Persians overrun Babylonian Empire


4th BCE


370 BCE


Jews return to Israel from Babylonian Exile

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355 BCE


Miracle of Purim

Jewish History Timeline






352 BCE


Consturction of Second Temple begins

Jewish History Timeline






347 BCE


Time of the Great Assembly begins

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Greeks overrun Persian Empire



~332 BCE


Alexander the Great conquered the Land of Israel.

(Hanukkah Reconsidered.pdf)

Alexander the Great conquered the Land of Israel.

(Hanukkah Reconsidered.pdf)





323 BCE



Alexander the Great dies.

(Hanukkah Reconsidered.pdf)





312 BCE


Greeks conquer Israel

Jewish History Timeline





2nd – 3rd BCE


285 - 246 BCE

200 - 150 BCE


The Septuagint Text

The Septuagint Text



The Septuagint Text




On the eighth of Tevet, King Ptolemy of Egypt forced 70 Jewish scholars to gather and translate the Hebrew Bible into Greek. Even though the Talmud relates to us that this project was blessed with a miracle -- the 70 scholars were all placed in separate cubicles and yet they all came up with the same translation -- the general view of the rabbis of the time towards this project was decidedly negative. The Talmud records that when this translation became public "darkness descended on the world."


This translation -- the Septuagint -- eventually became the basis for the Old Testament section of the Christian bible a few centuries later. The Greek translation of the Bible also further aided the advance of the agenda of the Hellenist Jews to bring Greek culture into Jewish life, and to attempt to reform Judaism in the image of Greek values and lifestyle. The "koshering" of the Greek language by its use in translating the Hebrew Bible had wide ramifications in Jewish society and undermined some of the efforts of the rabbis in combating the allure of Greece in Israel of then.


245 BCE


Torah is translated into Greek; Greeks persecute Jews

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264- 146 BCE





Punic Wars (The Romans)



2nd BCE


175 BCE


Antiochus Epiphanies (Antiochus IV) rose to power.

(Hanukkah Reconsidered.pdf)






168 BCE


Antiochus loots the Temple in Jerusalem.

(Hanukkah Reconsidered.pdf)






167 BCE


Revolt of Maccabees begins

Jewish History Timeline






139 BCE


Miracle of Chanukah

Jewish History Timeline



Romans overrun Greek Empire


1st BCE


72 BCE




Slave revolt led by Spartacus (The Romans)




63 BCE


Romans invade Israel

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The last two Hasmonean rulers (from the line of the Maccabees) were two brothers: Hyrcanus and Aristobolus. Quarreling with each other as to who should be king, they hit on the idea of asking Rome to mediate in their dispute. And thus, in 63 BCE, Pompeii was invited to move his armies into Israel. (The Romans)




60 BCE




First Triumvirate formed (The Romans)




49 BCE




A key role in the Roman takeover of Israel was played by Hyrcanus' chief advisor ― the Idumean general Antipater. The Idumeans bore testimony to an unprecedented lapse in observance among the Jews ― they were the people whom Yochanan Hyrcanus forcibly converted to Judaism.

Antipater, the real strength behind the weak Hyrcanus, made sure, of course, that he positioned his own family in power while he had a chance. He continued to guide Hyrcanus and ― when in 49 BCE, Pompeii and Julius Caesar became engaged in internal struggle ― helped him choose the winning side. Soon, Antipater was the man in power.

The Romans judged correctly that this forcibly converted Jew did not identify with Jewish values or nationalism, and that with him in power, "militant monotheism" would not again rear its dangerous head. (The Romans)

While Antipater did not go down in history as a household name, his son Herod ― who took after his father and then some ― did. Coming from a family of forced converts that was only nominally Jewish, he nevertheless became one of the most famous kings of the Jews.

He went down in history as Herod, the Great.






37 BCE


Herod the Great begins he rule

Jewish History Timeline







32 BCE


Time of Hillel and Shammai

Jewish History Timeline





The Messiah on the earth



66 CE


First Jewish Revolt


To go up against the might of the Roman Empire was nothing short of suicidal, and indeed, the Jewish War would end in great tragedy. But when it began in 66 CE, it had some astonishing successes with Florus fleeing from Jerusalem for his life and the Roman garrison isolated and overwhelmed.





1st CE


67 CE


The Great Revolt of Jews against Rome begins

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70 CE


Vespasian is made Caesar and returns to Rome. His son Titus takes over the siege of Jerusalem.  The city is captured and the 2nd temple is burned to the ground.


Jerusalem conquered by the Romans, 17th of Tamuz

Jewish History Timeline


Temple destroyed by Romans 9th of Av

Jewish History Timeline






73 CE


Josephus reports on the capture of Masada in 73 CE 





2nd CE


133 - 135 CE


Second Jewish revolt put down by Roman Emperor Hadrian.






170 – 200 CE






The Mishnah written down



120 CE


Rebellion of Bar Kochba

Jewish History Timeline






136 CE


Rabbi Akiva martyred

Jewish History Timeline





2nd – 3rd CE

160 - 230 CE



The antagonism of the early Christians towards the Jews was reflected in the writings of the early Church Fathers. For example, Justin Martyr (c. AD 160) in speaking to a Jew said: "The Scriptures are not yours, but ours." Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon (c. AD 177) declared: "Jews are disinherited from the grace of God." Tertullian (AD 160-230), in his treatise, "Against the Jews," announced that God had rejected the Jews in favor of the Christians.








219 CE


Mishna compiled by Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi

Jewish History Timeline



Mishnah compiled


3rd CE


< 300 CE






The Peshitta

4th CE




In the early 4th century, Eusebius wrote that the promises of the Hebrew Scriptures were for Christians and not the Jews, and the curses were for the Jews. He argued that the Church was the continuation of the Old Testament and thus superseded Judaism. The young Church declared itself to be the true Israel, or "Israel according to the Spirit," heir to the divine promises. They found it essential to discredit the "Israel according to the flesh" to prove that God had cast away His people and transferred His love to the Christians.







305 CE


Already at the Church Council in Elvira (Spain) in AD 305, declarations were made to keep Jews and Christians apart, including ordering Christians not to share meals with Jews, not to marry Jews, not to use Jews to bless their fields, and not to observe the Jewish Sabbath.







306-321 CE


At the beginning of the 4th century, a monumental event occurred for the Church, which placed "the Church Triumphant" over "Vanquished Israel." In AD 306, Constantine became the first Christian Roman Emperor. At first, he had a rather pluralistic view and accorded Jews the same religious rights as Christians. However, in AD 321, he made Christianity the official religion of the Empire to the exclusion of all other religions. This signaled the end of the persecution of Christians, but the beginning of discrimination and persecution of the Jewish people.







312 CE


Constantine converts Roman Empire to Christianity

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Jewish History #41



Fall of Rome and Rise of Byzantine Empire



313-315 CE


Imperial Rome, in AD 313, issued the Edict of Milan, which granted favor to Christianity, while outlawing synagogues. Then, in AD 315, another edict allowed the burning of Jews if they were convicted of breaking the laws. As Christianity was becoming the religion of the state, further laws were passed against the Jews:

The ancient privileges granted to the Jews were withdrawn.

Rabbinical jurisdiction was abolished or severely curtailed.

Proselytism to Judaism was prohibited and made punishable by death.

Jews were excluded from holding high office or a military career.


These and other restrictions were confirmed over and over again by various Church Councils for the next 1,000 years.







358 CE


The Sanhedrin ceased to exist.


(“The Imposter” –






359 CE


Hillel II calendar established according to rabbinical tradition in 359 CE






363 CE


The Roman Empire shuts down the Sanhedren.

Jewish History #43





Council of Laodicea

363 – 364 CE


The Council of Laodicea was a regional synod of approximately thirty clerics from Asia Minor, that assembled about 363-364 AD in Laodicea, Phrygia Pacatiana.


Spiritual & Patriotic Notes




Scriptures were canonized.

5th CE


~ 400 CE


Jerome translates the TeNaKh from Hebrew to Latin.

Treatise on the Biblical Calendar, by Herb Solinsky



Palestinian or Jerusalem Talmud issued.



402 CE







6th CE


~ 500 CE





Babylonian Talmud issued.



585 CE






The Syriac Bible of Paris

7th CE


625 CE


Banishment of the Jewish tribe of Banu Nadir from Medina.

Invasion of Banu Nadir






638 CE


Islamic Conquest of Jerusalem

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As part of his conquests Caliph Omar invaded Jerusalem in 638, taking it away from the Byzantines.

Jewish History #43








In 691, some fifty years after Omar's conquest, an Omayyad ruler named Abd al Malik built the Dome of the Rock, called Qubbat as Sakrah, there.

Jewish History #43





8th CE









9th CE









10th CE









11th CE


~ 1000 CE






Masoretic Text


Shlomo Yitzhaki

(aka Rashi)

1040 CE


Time of Rashi begins

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1096 CE


Time of Crusades begins

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12th CE

1105 CE








1135 CE


Time of Maimonides begins

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1144 CE


First Blood Libel

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13th CE


1263 CE


The Great Disputation; Time of Nachmanides

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14th CE


1348 CE


The Black Plague






1380 CE







15th CE


~ 1440 CE





Printing Press invented





1478 CE





Start of the Spanish Inquisition


1992 CE


Jews expelled from Spain; Columbus discovers America

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Ottoman Empire takes over the Middle East



1516 CE






Textus Receptus

16th CE

1517 CE


Protestant Reformation;

Time of Martin Luther

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1560 CE







1567 CE


Jews invited into Poland

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Time of the Ari and the Kabbalists

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1582 Oct 15





Change from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar.

10 Days omitted.


17th CE

1611 CE






King James Bible

1648 CE


Chmielnicki Massacres in Eastern Europe

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1651 CE


Time of Shabbtai Txvi, false messiah

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1654 CE


First Jews arrive in America

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1698 CE


Time of the Ba’al Shem Tov begins; the Chassidic Movement

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18th CE

1772 CE


Time of the Misnagdim and ilna Gaon

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The Enlightenment;

American & French Revolutions


1791 CE


Emancipation of the Jews begins in Europe

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1791 CE


Jews herded into the Pale of Settlement in Russia

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19th CE

1810 CE


Reform Movement begins in Germany

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1834 CE





End of the Spanish Inquistion



1881 CE


Jews made scapegoats of Tzar of Russia

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1882 CE


First Aliyah to Israel

Jewish History Timeline






1887 CE


Conservative Movement founded in America

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1894 CE


Dreyfuss Affair in France

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1897 CE


First Zionist Congress

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World War I;

End of Ottoman Empire



1898 CE






Youngs Bible

20th CE


1901 CE






American Standard


1917 CE


British Mandate begins in Palestine; Balfour Declaration

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1927 CE


Country of Jordan created by the British on the East Bank of the Jordan

Jewish History Timeline






1928 CD


Ottoman Empire Collapses


Israel Created Hamas to Avoid Peace






1933 CE


Hitler Comes to power in Germany

Jewish History Timeline



World War II



1942 CE


Final Solution formulated by the Nazis

Jewish History Timeline






1947 CE


Partition of Palestine by the UN

Jewish History Timeline






1948 CE


State of Israel Declared

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1948 CE


War of Independence

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1950 CE






New World Translation


1964 CE


PLO founded

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1967 CE


Six Day War and Reunification of Jerusalem

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21st CE


2003 CE






Restoration Scriptures