What Is a Chronological Bible Timeline?

What Is a Chronological Bible Timeline?

A chronological Bible timeline is a list of historical and biblical events, arranged in the sequence in which they occurred according to Christian scripture. The aim is to attribute events to specific historical years. Such an attempt can be viewed at the website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

This timeline begins with the Fall of Adam, loosely attributed to 4000 BC as the first event in a sequence pertaining to the early patriarchs. The Great Flood, the building of the Tower of Babel and the birth of Moses are also believed to have occurred during this period.

More precise but still approximate dates are provided for later events, such as the crowning of King Solomon (1015 BC) and the completion of his temple (991 BC).

The creation of chronological Bible timelines is aided by factual historical records. For example, records of Alexander the Great being in Syria and Egypt during the year 332 BC allow scholars to place the biblical account of his meeting with Jaddua in this year.

Although precise years for the events of Jesus' life are uncertain on the timeline provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it is known that Herod Philip died in 33 AD, following the Crucifixion.