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What is the Bible timeline in chronological order?

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The Bible begins with the creation of Earth and the universe at an undefined time, and ends with John receiving his Revelation. Other major events in a Bible timeline include Abraham's life, Israel's trek from Egypt to the Promised Land, David's reign, Israel's release from Babylonian exile and Jesus Christ's ministry.

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Following undated events such as Adam and Eve's sin and Noah's construction of the ark, the first event on the Bible timeline that is agreed upon is the life of Abraham, between 2100 and 2000 B.C. Moses was born in approximately 1525 B.C. and led the Israelites to the Promised Land in the late 15th century B.C.

After the reigns of David and Solomon, the land divided into Judah and Israel in approximately 930 B.C. Israel was conquered in 722 B.C. and Judah fell to Babylonian forces in 586 B.C. Nehemiah's return to Jerusalem appears to be the final historical event covered by the Old Testament, occurring approximately in 432 B.C.

The first events of the New Testament are the birth of John the Baptist, followed shortly thereafter by the birth of Jesus. Both events occurred in the final years of the first millennium B.C. Jesus Christ's ministry is covered, from his baptism in approximately 27 A.D. to his death in 30 A.D. After covering the exploits of the apostles and Paul, the final historical event covered is John's imprisonment on Patmos in approximately 95 A.D.

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