50. VIII.  SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
 

B.C. 
(That is, from the Common Era A.D.)
 
4004 Adam created.
3874 Seth b.  "Adam begat a son in his own likeness" (Gen. 5:3).
3769 Enos b.
3679 Cainan b.
3609 Mahalaleel b.
3544 Jared b.
3382 Enoch b.  "seventh from Adam" (Jude 14).
3317 Methuselah b.
3194 Adam's "day of grace" begins when he is 810 (Gen. 6:3).
3130 Lamech b.
3074 Adam d. (930).
3017 Enoch translated, fifty-seven years after Adam's d.
2962 Seth d. (912).
2948 Noah b.
2864 Enos d. (905).
2769 Cainan d. (910).
2714 Mahalaleel d. (895).
2582 Jared d. (962).
2448 Japheth b.
2447 Ham b.
2446 Shem b. (Noah 502).
2353 Lamech d. (777).
2348 Methuselah d. (969) in the first month of the Flood year.
2348-2347 The Flood year.  (Noah's 600th year.  Gen. 7:6, 11.)
2346 Arphaxad b.  "two years after the Flood".
2311 Salah b.
2281 Eber b.
2247 Peleg b.  "In his days the earth was divided" (Gen. 10:25).  See note on 50. II.
2217 Reu b.
2185 Serug b.
2155 Nahor b.
2126 Terah b.
2056 Terah's "generations" begin with the b. of Haran.
2008 Peleg d. (239).
2007 Nahor d. (148).
1998 Noah d. (950).
1996 Abraham b. (1,992 years from the Nativity).
1978 Reu d. (239).
1955 Serug d. (230).
1946? Abraham's First "Call", in Ur of the Chaldees (Acts 7:2-4).
1921 Terah d. (205).  Abraham's Second "Call" (Haran).  The 430 year sojourning begin.  (See note on Gen. 12:1, and Ap. 50. III).
1920-1912 Abraham goes down into Egypt.  Attempted destruction of the Seed (see note on Gen. 12:10, and Ap. 23).  Abraham returns from Egypt.
1911 Abraham (85) marries Hagar (Gen. 16:3).
1910 Ishmael b.  (Abraham 86).
1897 Covenant of Circumcision.  (Abraham 99).
1896 Isaac b.  (Abraham 100).
1891 Isaac becomes "the Seed" (Gen. 21:10; 12:7).  Ishmael "cast out".  The 400 years of Acts 7:6 begin.
1878 Salah d. (433).
1863? Isaac (33) offered up.
1859 Sarah d. (127).  The only woman whose age is given in Scripture.  For significance of this, cp. Gal. 4.  In Sarah's age we have, allegorically, the period of duration of the Old Covenant.
1856 Isaac (40) marries Rebekah.
1846 Shem (Melchizedek?) d. (600).  Abraham (150) marries Keturah?
1836 Jacob b. (Isaac 60).
1821 Abraham d. (Isaac 75.  Jacob 15).
1817 Eber d. (464), outlives Abraham by four years.
1812? The famine of Gen. 26:1.  The cause of sale of the birthright?
1796 Esau (40) marries Hittite wives.
1773 Ishmael d. (137.  Jacob 63).
1759 Jacob (77) gets the Blessing, and flees to Padan-aram.
1758 His "servitude" begins.
1752 His marriages.
1751 Reuben b.
1750 Simeon b.
1749 Levi and Dan b.
1748 Judah and Naphtali b.
1747 Gad b.
1746 Asher and Issachar b.
1745 Zebulun and Dinah (twins?) and Joseph b.
1742 Jacob's bargain about the cattle.
1739 Jacob flees from Padan-aram.
1738 Jacob meets Esau.
1737 Jacob at Succoth.
1736 Jacob comes to Shechem.
   (1732-1727)    (The six years of "Jacob's trouble" in the Land.)
1732 Dinah raped.  Another attempt to destroy the "Seed", by raising the country against the "tribe".  (Cp. Gen. 34:30; 35:5; and see Ap. 23.)
1731 Jacob at Beth-el.
1728 Rachel d.  Benjamin b.  Reuben forfeits the birthright to Joseph (17), to whom it rightly belonged.  (Cp. 1Chron. 5:1, 2.)
1727 Joseph sold (18).
1726 Jacob (110) joins his father Isaac (170) at Hebron (after a separation of thirty-three years).
1717 Joseph (28) in Egypt.  Interprets butler's dream.
1716 Isaac d. (180.  Jacob 120.  Joseph 29).
1715 Joseph (30) interprets Pharaoh's dream.
1707 First year of the famine.
1706 Second year of the famine.  Jacob (130) goes down into Egypt.  The 215 years of the sojourning in Egypt begin.  (Half of the 430 years from Gen 12:4.)
1705 Third year of the famine.
1704 Fourth year of the famine.
1703 Fifth year of the famine.
1702 Sixth year of the famine.
1701 Seventh year of the famine.
1689 Jacob d. (147), after seventeen years in Egypt.  (Joseph 56.  Benjamin 39.)
1635 Joseph d. (110).
1612 Levi d. (137).
1635-1571 Gap of sixty-four years from d. of Joseph to b. of Moses.
1571 Moses b.
1544 Joshua b. (Moses 27).
1529 Caleb b. 
1491 The Exodus.  430 years from Gen. 12:4, and 400 years from Gen. 21:10.
1490 The Tabernacle set up.  This year the people should have entered the Land.
1452 Miriam, Aaron, and Moses d.
1451 Entry into the Land.
1444 The "Wars of the Lord" end (Josh. 14:15).  Caleb 85.  Joshua hands over the leadership to Eleazar.
1444-1443 First Sabbatic year.
1434 Joshua d. (110).
   
B.C.     Years. Years.
1431 First servitude. Mesopotamia   8
1423 Othniel.   40  
1393-1392 First Jubilee year (Anno Dei reckoning).      
1383 Second servitude. Moab   18
1365 Ehud.   80  
1285 Third servitude. Canaan   20
1265 Barak.   40  
1225 Fourth servitude. Midian   7
1218 Gideon.   40  
1178 Tola.   23  
1155 Jair.    
1151 Jephthah.   6 (*)  
1145 Ibzan.   7  
1138 Elon.   10  
1128 Abdon.   8  
1120 Fifth servitude. Philistine.   40
      258 93

(*)  (300 years from the entry into the Land.  See note on chart 50. IV.)
 

1808 Eli, 40 years.
1040 Samuel, 40 years.
1020 The "Reformation".  1Sam. 7.
1000 Ends the 45 years of Acts 13:20, and 490 years from the year they should have entered into the Land.
1000 THE KINGDOM.  Saul, 40 years.
990 David b.
974 David's first anointing (16).
960 David, 40 years.  Second anointing (30).
953 David's third anointing (37).
920 Solomon, 40 years.
917 The Temple begun.  573 years after the Exodus.  (Cp. Acts 13:20-23).
910 The Temple finished.
897 At the end of twenty years, the "two houses" finished (1Kings 9:10).
880 The Disruption.  Rehoboam, 17 years.
863 Abijam, 3 years.
860 Asa, 41 years.
819 Jehoshaphat, 25 years.
796 Jehoram's accession.
794 Jehoshaphat d.
789 Ahaziah's accession.
788 Ahaziah slain by Jehu.
788-782 Gap, 6 years.  Athaliah's usurpation.
782 Jehoash, 41 years.
743 Amaziah, 29 years.
714 Amaziah ends.
714-701 Gap, 13 years.
701 Uzziah, 52 years.
687 Hosea's prophecies begin?
649 Gap.  One year between Uzziah's death and Jotham's accession.
647 Jotham, 16 years.
634 Micah's prophecies begin?
632 Ahaz, 16 years.
617 Hezekiah's accession.
616 Ahaz d.
615  Hosea ends?
613 Siege of Samaria begun.
611 Samaria taken and Israel ends.
603 Sennacherib invades Judah in the fourteenth year of Hezekiah (2Kings 18:13).
588 Manasseh, 55 years.
584 Isaiah killed?  (Cp. Isa. 7:6).
533 Amon, 2 years.
531 Josiah, 31 years.
530 Zephaniah?
518 Jeremiah's prophecies begin in Josiah's thirteenth year.
513 The Book "found" and the Passover in Josiah's eighteenth year.
500 Jehoahaz, 3 months.
499 Jehoiakim, 11 years.
497 Nebuchadnezzar's first siege of Jerusalem.
496 Jehoiakim's fourth year, Nebuchadnezzar's first.  Daniel taken to Babylon.
495 Jehoiakim burns the roll.
494 Nebuchadnezzar's second year.  His dream of the Great Image. Daniel interprets.
489 Jehoiachin, 3 months.  Captivity begins in Nebuchadnezzar's eighth year (second siege).
488 Zedekiah, 11 years.
484 Ezekiel's prophecies begin.
478 Nebuchadnezzar's third siege of Jerusalem begins. 
477 Jerusalem taken and Temple destroyed in Nebuchadnezzar's nineteenth year.  Jeremiah ends.
473 Punishment for the murder of Gedaliah (Jer. 52:30).
462 Ezekiel's last dated prophecy.
461-454 Nebuchadnezzar's seven years of "madness".
454 Twentieth year of Asteiages (Artaxerxes).  The commandment to rebuild Jerusalem.  (See 50. VI, VII. 5, 12.)  Nehemiah's first visit to Jerusalem.
452 Nebuchadnezzar d. after forty-four years' reign.
452 Evil-Merodach.  Jehoiachin's captivity ends.
446 Nabonidus.
429 Belshazzar, 3 years.
426 Belshazzar slain.  "Darius the Median" (Asteiages) takes the kingdom.  Cyrus (Asteiages' son) issues the Decree to rebuild the Temple.  Daniel's vision of the "seventy sevens".  The "seven sevens" begin.  Foundations of the Temple laid.  Nehemiah's second visit to Jerusalem.
421 Cyrus ends.
418 Cambyses makes Nehemiah governor.  Nehemiah's third visit to Jerusalem.
411 Darius Hystaspis re-enacts the decree of Cyrus.
410 Haggai and Zechariah begin.  The temple superstructure commenced and carried on to completion, from the second to the sixth year of Darius.
408 Zechariah's last date.
405 The Temple finished and dedicated.  The "seven sevens" end, and the "sixty-two sevens" commence.
404 The Passover.
403 Ezra's last date :  1st of Nisan.
375? Darius Hystaspis d. (according to Herodotus, 63 years old).
4 The Nativity.
   
A.D.  
0 The Common Era of A.D.
29 The "sixty-nine sevens" end with the "cutting off of the Messiah", 483 years from the "going forth of the commandment to build Jerusalem" in 454 B.C.
69 Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus.

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