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PRE-FLOOD PERIOD

Years
After
Creation

Born/Start

Died/End

Age
(years)

Approx
Date (BC)

Reference(s)

 

Creation

6 days + 1 Day of Rest

 

 

Genesis 1;
Gen 2: 1-2

0

Adam
Committed SIN → Time started

 

 

4115

Gen 1: 26-27
Gen 3: 6

130

Seth (Adam=130y)

 

 

3985

Gen 5: 3

235

Enosh (Seth=105y)

 

 

3880

Gen 5: 6

325

Kenan (Enosh=90y)

 

 

3790

Gen 5: 9

395

Mahalalel (Kenan=70y)

 

 

3720

Gen 5: 12

460

Jared (Mahalalel=65y)

 

 

3655

Gen 5: 15

622

Enoch (Jared=162y)

 

 

3493

Gen 5: 18

687

Methuselah (Enoch=65y)

 

 

3428

Gen 5: 21

874

Lamech (Methuselah=187y)

 

 

3241

Gen 5: 25

930

 

Adam

930

3185

Gen 5: 5

987

 

Enoch

365

3128

Gen 5: 23

1042

 

Seth

912

3073

Gen 5: 8

1056

Noah (Lamech=182y)

 

 

3059

Gen 5: 28-29

1140

 

Enosh

905

2975

Gen 5: 11

1235

 

Kenan

910

2880

Gen 5: 14

1290

 

Mahalalel

895

2825

Gen 5: 17

1422

 

Jared

962

2693

Gen 5: 20

1558

Shem (Noah=502y)

 

 

2557

Gen 5: 32
Gen 11: 10

1651

 

Lamech

777

2464

Gen 5: 31

1656

First month(?)

Methuselah

969

2459

Gen 5: 27

1656

Flood

  • Noah = 600 y/o
  • 17th day of 2nd month
  • Rain 40 days and nights
  • Waters rose above mountains by >20 feet
  • Flood = 150 days

 

 

2459

Gen 7:6
Gen 7:20,24

“After Methuselah died the Flood came” – this is the comment of the one who made this table

POST-FLOOD PERIOD | Download the pdf file | Home

Yrs
After
Creation

Yrs
After
Flood

Birth/Start

Death/End

Age

Approx
Date (BC)

Reference(s)

1656

0

Flood

  • 17th day, 7th month: ark rested on mountains of Ararat
  • 1st day, 10th month: top of mountains visible

 

 

2459

Gen 7: 6
Gen 8: 4,5

1657

1

  • Noah = 601 y/o
  • 1st day, 1st month: water dried up from the earth
  • 27th day, 2nd month: earth was completely dry
  • Exit from the ark

2458

Gen 8: 13,14
Gen 8: 15-19

1658

2

Arphaxad (Shem=100y)
* First human born after flood

 

 

2457

Gen 11: 10

1693

37

Shelah (Arphaxad=35y)

 

 

2422

Gen 11: 12

1723

67

Eber (Shelah=30y)

 

 

2392

Gen 11: 14

 

67?

Nimrod born? (Father=Cush)

2392?

Gen 10: 8-12

 

101?

Tower of Babel? = “Earth divided”

2358?

Gen 11: 5-9

1757

101

Peleg (Eber=34y)

 

 

2358

Gen 11: 16

1787

131

Reu (Peleg=30y)

 

 

2328

Gen 11: 18

1819

163

Serug (Reu=32y)

 

 

2296

Gen 11: 20

1849

193

Nahor (Serug=30y)

 

 

2266

Gen 11: 22

1878

222

Terah (Nahor=29y)

 

 

2237

Gen 11: 24

1948

292

Abraham (Terah=70y)

 

 

2167

Gen 11: 26

1966

310

 

Peleg

209

2149

Gen 11: 19

1968

312

 

Nahor

119

2147

Gen 11: 25

1994

338

 

Reu

207

2121

Gen 11: 21

2006

350

 

Noah

950

2109

Gen 9: 28

2019

363

 

Serug

200

2096

Gen 11: 23

2048

392

Isaac (Abraham=100y)

 

 

2067

Gen 21: 5

2058

402

 

Shem

500

2057

Gen 11: 11

2061

405

 

Arphaxad

403

2054

Gen 11: 13

2083

427

 

Terah

205

2032

Gen 11: 32

2096

440

 

Shelah

403

2019

Gen 11: 15

2108

452

Jacob (Isaac=60y)

 

 

2007

Gen 25: 26

2123

467

 

Abraham

175

1992

Gen 25: 7

2153

497

 

Eber

430

1962

Gen 11: 17

2198

542

Joseph (Jacob=90y)

 

 

1917

Gen 37: 2;
Gen 41:46

2228

572

 

Isaac

180

1887

Gen 35: 28

2238

582

Israel transfers to  Egypt

 

 

1877

Gen 41: 46;
Gen 47: 9;
Exodus 12: 40-41

2255

599

 

Jacob

147

1860

Gen 47: 9;
Gen 47: 28

2308

652

 

Joseph

110

1807

Gen 50: 22,26

2588

932

Moses

 

 

1527

Deuter 34:7

2668

1012

  • Exodus
  • Total stay in Egypt

 

 

430 yrs

1447

*Guthrie, New Bible Commentary,
1Kings 6: 1;
Exodus 12: 40-41;
Related Information (1,2)

2708

1052

Joshua, new leader of Israel

Moses

120

1407

Deuter 34:7;
Acts 7:36

3000

1344

Assyria – Tiglath Pileser 1

1115

Wikipedia

3074

1418

David

 

 

1041

2Sam 5: 4

3104

1448

  • David anointed king/
  • Solomon born (assumed)*

 

 

1011

2Sam 5: 4 /
*Wikipedia

 

Zoroaster (Persian)* approximation

1000*

Wikipedia

3144

1488

Solomon anointed king

David

70

971

1Kings 11: 42

3148

1492

Temple built by Solomon
Years after Exodus

 

 

480

967

1Kings 6: 1

3184

1528

Divided Kingdom/

  • Rehoboam (17yr) of Judah
  • Jeroboam of Israel

Solomon

80

931

1Kings 11: 42;

  • 1Kings 12
  • 1Kings 14:21

3201

1546

 Abijah of Judah (3yrs) on 18th yr of Jeroboam of Israel

Rehoboam of Judah

58

913

2Chron 12: 13
1Kings 15: 1

3203

1548

Asa of Judah (41yrs) on 20th yr of Jeroboam of Israel

Abijah of Judah

911

1Kings 15:9

3205

1550

Nadab of Israel (2yrs) on 2nd yr of Asa of Judah

Jeroboam of Israel

909

1Kings 15:25

3206

1551

Baasha of Israel (24yrs) on 3rd yr of Asa of Judah

Nadab of Israel

908

1Kings 15:33

3229

1574

Elah of Israel (2yrs) on 26th yr of Asa of Judah

Baasha of Israel

885

1Kings 16:8

3230

1575

Zimri of Israel (7 days) on 27th yr of Asa of Judah

Elah of Israel

884

1Kings 16:15

3234

1579

Omri of Israel (12yrs) on 31st yr of Asa of Judah

Zimri of Israel

880

1Kings 16:23

3241

1585

Ahab of Israel (22yrs) on 38th yr of Asa of Judah

873

1Kings 16:29

3244

1589

Jehoshaphat of Judah (25yrs) on 4th yr of Ahab of Israel

Asa of Judah

869

1Kings 22:41

3246

1591

Omri of Israel

868

1Kings 16:23

3262

1607

Ahaziah of Israel (2yrs) on 17th yr of Jehoshaphat of Judah

Ahab of Israel

852

1Kings 22:51

3263

1608

Joram of Israel (12yrs)

Ahaziah of Israel

851

2Kings 1:17
2Kings 3:1

3269

1614

 Jehoram of Judah (8yrs) on 5th yr of Joram of Israel

Jehoshaphat of Judah

60

845

1Kings 22: 41,42
2Kings 8: 16

3274

1618

Ahaziah of Judah (1yr) on 12th yr of Joram of Israel

Jehoram of Judah

40

841

2Kings 8: 25
2Kings 8:16,17

3275

1619

Jehu of Israel (28yrs)

Ahaziah of Judah and Joram of Israel killed by Jehu

840

2Kings 9: 14-29
2Kings 10: 36

3282

1626

Joash of Judah (40yrs) on 7th yr of Jehu of Israel

833

2Kings 12:1

3303

1647

Jehoahaz of Israel (17yrs) on 23rd yr of Joash of Judah

Jehu of Israel

810

2Kings 13:1

3319

1663

Jehoash of Israel (16yrs) on 37th yr of Joash of Judah

Jehoahaz of Israel

796

2Kings 13:10

3320

1664

Amaziah of Judah (29yrs) on 2nd yr of Jehoash of Israel

Joash of Judah

794

2Kings 14:1

3323

1667

Uzziah or Azariah of Judah (52yrs) on 27th yr of Jeroboam2

792

2Chron 25:25
2Kings 15:1?

3335

1679

Jeroboam2 of Israel (41yrs) on 15th yr of Amaziah of Judah

Jehoash of Israel

780

2Kings 14:23

3349

1693

Amaziah of Judah

54

766

2Kings 14:2

3362

1706

Menahem of Israel (10yrs) on 39th yr of Uzziah

753

2Kings 15:17

3367

1711

Jotham of Judah

748

2Kings 15:32,33

3373

1717

Pekaiah of Israel (2yrs) on 50th yr of Uzziah of Judah

742

2Kings 15:23

3375

1719

Isaiah called*

Uzziah of Judah

68

740

2Chron 26:3
2Kings 15:2
*Isaiah 1: 1

3383

1727

Ahaz of Judah (16yrs) on 17th yr of Pekah of Israel

Jotham of Judah

41

732

2Kings 16:1

3395

1739

Hoshea of Israel (9yrs) on 12th yr of Ahaz of Judah

Pekah of Israel

720

2Kings 17:1

3399

1743

Hezekiah of Judah (29yrs) on 3rd yr of Hoshea of Israel

Ahaz of Judah

716

2Kings 18:1

3404

1748

Fall of Samaria/ 9th yr of Hoshea as king of Israel

 

 

711

2Kings 17: 6

3418

1762

Manasseh of Judah (55yrs)

Hezekiah of Judah

54

697

2Kings 21:1
2Chron 29: 1

3472

1816

Manasseh of Judah

67

643

2Kings 21:1

3485

1829

Josiah of Judah (31yrs)

Amon of Judah

630

2Kings 22:1

3498

1842

Jeremiah called (29yr) 13th yr of Josiah as king

 

 

617

Jeremiah 1: 1-3

3505

1849

Jehoiakim installed king by Pharaoh Neco

Josiah of Judah

39

610

2Chron 34: 1

3508

1852

  • Daniel to Babylon (17y/o)
  • Start of the 70 yr captivity
  • Nebuchadnezzar’s 1st yr as king

 

 

607

Daniel 1: 1-7
Jeremiah 25: 1-12

3510

1854

  • Daniel interprets dream

605

Daniel 2:1

3522

1866

  • Jehoiakin (5th year of exile)
  • Ezekiel called (30y/o)

 

 

593

Ezekiel 1: 2

3528

1872

  • Fall of Jerusalem/Zedekiah on his 11th year as king
  • Nebuchadnezzar’s 19th yr as king

 

 

588

2Kings 25: 2,8

3555

1899

  • Evil-Merodach 1st yr as king of Babylon
  • Jehoiakin 37th yr of exile

561

2Kings 25:27-29

3562

1906

  • Belshazzar, 1st yr as king of Babylon
  • Daniel’s dream of the 4 beasts
  • Daniel’s age

 

 

71 yrs

553

Daniel 7:1

 

  • Belshazzar of Babylon 3rd yr
  • Daniel’s dream of ram and goat

Daniel 8:1

3577

1921

  • Writing on the wall /Babylon falls
  • Darius the Mede (62y/o)
  • Daniel in lions’ den
  • Daniel’s age
  • Dream of the seventy “sevens”

 

 

86 yr

538

  • Daniel 5

 

  • Daniel 6

 

  • Daniel 9

3578

1922

  • End of captivity in Babylon
  • Cyrus decree ending Jerusalem captivity; influenced by Daniel; edict #1

 

70 yrs

537

  • Jeremiah 29:10
  • 2 Chronicles 36: 22-23
  • Ezra 1: 1-4

3581

1925

  • 3rd yr of Cyrus as king of Persia
  • Daniel’s vision of great war

 

 

90yr

534

Daniel 10

3585

1929

Cyrus

530

Wikipedia

3595

1939

Darius the Great, edict to build temple; edict #2

520

Ezra 6: 3-12

3632

1976

Esther / Xerxes 1, 3rd yr as king

483

Esther 1: 1-3

3659

2003

Artaxerxes 1 decree - 7th yr of kingship; Ezra: treasures of the temple; edict #3

456

Ezra 7: 13-28

3672

2016

  • Artaxerxes1 20th yr as king
  • To rebuild walls  Jerusalem c/o Nehemiah; edict #4

 

 

443*

Daniel 9: 25-26; Nehemiah 2: 1-9

3695

2039

Malachi – last prophet of Old Testament

 

 

420

Wikipedia

3704

2048

Buddha

411

Wikipedia

 

Socrates

71

399

Wikipedia

3792

2136

Greek empire

Alexander the Great

32

323

Wikipedia

3894

2238

Qin dynasty (China) - start

221

Wikipedia

4052

2396

Augustus Cesar (77yrs)
Roman Empire

63

Wikipedia

4115

2459

Birth of Jesus

 

 

0

Daniel 9: 25-26

4148

2492

Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem

33 AD

Daniel 9: 25-26 → “Anointed”

4177

2521

James, Lord’s brother

62 AD

Wikipedia

4182

2526

Peter

67 AD

Wikipedia

4182

2526

Paul

67 AD

Wikipedia

4185

2529

Jerusalem destroyed by Titus

70 AD

Wikipedia

4215

2559

John, Evangelist

100 AD

Wikipedia

 

Marcus Aurelius

58

180 AD

Wikipedia

4365

2709

Classic Maya civilization started

250 AD

Wikipedia

4452

2796

Constantine the Great

65

337 AD

Wikipedia

4517

2861

Khmer empire starts (402-1431)

402 AD

Wikipedia

4545

2889

 

Augustine of Hippo

76

430 AD

Wikipedia

4747

3091

Muhammad (Islam)

63

632 AD

Wikipedia

 

Charlemagne

814 AD

Wikipedia

5315

3659

Inca civilization started

1200 AD

Wikipedia

5342

3686

Mongolian empire

Genghis Khan

65

1227 AD

Wikipedia

5353

3697

Thailand – Sukhothai kingdom first

1238 AD

Wikipedia

5408

3752

Majapahit empire

1293 AD

Wikipedia

5483

3827

Ming Dynasty - start

1368 AD

Wikipedia

5543

3887

Aztec Triple Alliance founded

1428 AD

Wikipedia

5569

3913

First printed Bible was finished and available: “Gutenberg Bible”

1454 AD

Wikipedia

5636

3980

Magellan arrived in the Philippines; March 16, 1521

1521 AD

Philippine History

5640

3984

First English Translation of the Bible by William Tyndale published

1525 AD

Wikipedia

5661

4005

Martin Luther

63

1546 AD

Wikipedia

5753

4097

Japan - Tokugawa shogunate

1633 AD

Wikipedia

5762

4106

Galileo Galilei

77

1642 AD

Wikipedia

5906

4250

John Wesley

88

1791 AD

Wikipedia

5988

4332

David Livingstone

60

1873 AD

Wikipedia

6007

4351

Charles Spurgeon

58

1892 AD

Wikipedia

6014

4358

Dwight L Moody

62

1899 AD

Wikipedia

6063

4407

Israel became a state

1948 AD

Wikipedia

6126

4470

February 15, 2011: this timeline was initiated

 

 

2011 AD

Louie and Edna Llido

* (Hebrew calendar year = 360 days; Gregorian calendar year = 365.25 days → there will be differences/discrepancies) The dating is essentially based on Daniel 9: 25,26 as interpreted by Josh McDowell and Exodus References (Related Information 1 and 2, see below); adopted Birth of Jesus as “0” to separate “Before Christ” and “After Christ” – this is only a marker designated by the one who made this table to clarify things, knowing fully well that there is no such thing as “0” year

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