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Monday, November 16, 2015

Trying to sort out those timelines

A fought B, then C allied with D, then A killed E, then F prophesied... Sometimes racing through a book as big as the Bible can feel a bit like that. One of our group told me she's getting confused in our studies, so here's a very rough attempt at getting those timelines straight in readiness for our next study.

approx. Dates
Kings
Prophets/Judges
General Enemies
Major Events
1175BC
none
many
Tribes even fight each other
Philistines (Sea Peoples) in southern Canaan coast. Egypt is powerful
1125BC

Deborah
Tribes beginning to unite

1075BC



Assyria less important, Egypt is splitting up. Philistines have iron.
1050BC
Saul
Samuel
Philistines
Saul unites tribes into a country. Egypt loses control of Southern Canaan. Aram (Syria, Damascus) is more powerful
1000BC
David
Samuel, Nathan, Gad
Ammonites (NE), Moabits (E), Edomites (SE), Egypt (S), Philistines (W), Pheonicians (NW), Aram (Syria) (N)
Hebrew and Greek alphabets derived from Pheonician. Lots of trade. Jewish relatives from outside Canaan moving to Ethiopia.
975BC
Solomon
Ahijah (anoints Jeroboam)

Solomon builds Temple. Nation prospers
950BC
Rehoboam son of Solomon (S)
Jeroboam (N)

Border wars (Israel and Judah)
Kingdom splits.Jeroboam anointed by Samual.  Assyrians develop armor with iron scales.
925BC

Shemaiah (S), Iddo (S)
Egypt
Egypt sacks Jerusalem Temple
910BC
Asa (S), Nadab followed quickly by Baasha (N)
Hanahi (S), Jehu, Ahijah (N)
Philistines
Nadab assassinated by Baasha
900BC



Phoenicians trading power extends to Spain
890BC
Elah, Simri, Tibni then Omri (N)

Civil war in Israel
Omri extends Israel’s power
875BC
Ahab (N)
Elijah (also Obadiah and others)

Marries a Pheonician Jezebel to maintain his power. Allies with Syria (Ben-Hadad). Elijah proclaims a drought and defeats priests of Baal.
 870BC



Elijah anoints next king of Syria (Hazael)
850BC
Jehoshaphat (S)
Micaiah (N)
Syria
Jehoshaphat helps Ahab fight Syria. Micaiah predicts failure. Ahab killed
845BC
Ahaziah, Jehoram (N, sons of Ahab),
Jehoram (S, Jehoshaphat’s son, married Ahab’s daughter)
Eliezer (S), Elijah (N)
Syria (N) Moab (S) Assyria is rising (reached the Meditteranean)
Jhoshaphat (S) and Ahaziah attempt trading partnership. Eliezer predicts failure. Elijah predicts Ahaziah’s death. Edom, Israel and Judah work together when Moab attacks
840BC
Ahaziah (S, son of Jehoshaphat, grandson of Ahab)
Elisha (N)
Syria
Jehoram (N) and Ahaziah (S) fight Syria again. Elisha anoints Jehu (N).
840BC
Jehu (N), Athaliah (S Ahab’s daughter)

Syria (still Ben-Hadad)
Jehu destroys Ahab’s dynasty (N). Athalia tries to destroy David’s (S)

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