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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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The Bible—What Is Its Message?

Time Line of the Bible

Time Line of the Bible
  1. “In the beginning . . .”

  2. 4026 B.C.E. Adam’s creation

  3.  3096 B.C.E. Death of Adam

  4.  2370 B.C.E. Floodwaters fall

  5.  2018 B.C.E. Abraham born

  6. 1943 B.C.E. Abrahamic covenant

  7.  1750 B.C.E. Joseph sold as a slave

  8.  before 1613 B.C.E. Job’s trial

  9.  1513 B.C.E. Exodus from Egypt

  10.  1473 B.C.E. Israel enters Canaan under Joshua

  11. 1467 B.C.E. Major conquest of Canaan completed

  12.  1117 B.C.E. Saul anointed as king

  13.  1070 B.C.E. God makes Kingdom promise to David

  14. 1037 B.C.E. Solomon becomes king

  15. 1027 B.C.E. Temple in Jerusalem completed

  16. circa 1020 B.C.E. Song of Solomon completed

  17.  997 B.C.E. Israel is divided into two kingdoms

  18.  circa 717 B.C.E. Compiling of Proverbs completed

  19.  607 B.C.E. Jerusalem destroyed; exile in Babylon begins

  20.  539 B.C.E. Babylon falls to the conqueror Cyrus

  21. 537 B.C.E. Jewish exiles return to Jerusalem

  22. 455 B.C.E. Jerusalem’s walls rebuilt; 69 weeks of years begin

  23.  After 443 B.C.E. Malachi completes his prophetic book

  24.  circa 2 B.C.E. Birth of Jesus

  25. 29 C.E. Jesus is baptized and  begins to preach about God’s Kingdom

  26. 31 C.E. Jesus chooses his 12 apostles; delivers Sermon on the Mount

  27.  32 C.E. Jesus resurrects Lazarus

  28.  Nisan 14, 33 C.E. Jesus is impaled (Nisan corresponds to part of March and part of April)

  29. Nisan 16, 33 C.E. Jesus is resurrected

  30.  Sivan 6, 33 C.E. Pentecost; outpouring of holy spirit (Sivan corresponds to part of May and part of June)

  31. 36 C.E. Cornelius becomes a Christian

  32.  circa 47-48 C.E. Paul’s first preaching tour

  33. circa 49-52 C.E. Paul’s second preaching tour

  34. circa 52-56 C.E. Paul’s third preaching tour

  35.  circa 60-61 C.E. Paul writes letters while imprisoned in Rome

  36.  before 62 C.E. Jesus’ half brother James writes his letter

  37.  66 C.E. Jews revolt against Rome

  38. 70 C.E. Jerusalem and its temple destroyed by the Romans

  39.  circa 96 C.E. John writes Revelation

  40. circa 100 C.E. Death of John, the last of the apostles