Some WORLD and BIBLE Events             BC                                                                          5/1/07

DATE-BC                     EVENT


Adam expelled from Garden of Eden

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Noah builds the ark
2500       Egyptians discover papyrus and ink for writing and build first libraries
Iron objects manufactured in the ancient Near East

  • Egyptians import gold from Africa
  • Semitic chieftain, Sargon conquers Sumer to become first “World Conqueror”
  • Horses domesticated in Egypt: Chickens domesticated in Babylon:

Bows and arrows used in warfare

  • Abram born

Glass made by the Mesopotamians; Ziggurats build in Mesopotamia;

Earliest discovered drug; Ethyl alcohol, used to alleviate pain

  • Abram 75, Called by God
  • Abram 86, 1st son, Ishmael born to Hagar
  • Abram 99, Named Abraham by God
  • Promised son, Isaac born to Sarah 90 and Abraham 100
  • Esau & Jacob born to Rebecca and Isaac 60, Abraham is 160 years old

2000       Immigration of northern Asians to North America; stockbreeding and irrigation used in China;

Stonehenge, England, a center for religious worship; bellows used in India allowing for hotter furnace temperature Image result for stonehenge

  • Jacob flees to Haran (his mother’s brother)

1915                       Joseph born to Rachel and Jacob

  • Egyptians use irrigation systems to control Nile flooding; Spoked Wheel invented in the ancient Near East; Horses used to pull vehicles
  • Joseph sold into slavery by his brothers
  • Joseph rules Egypt

1805                       Joseph dies

  • Babylonian mathemations already understand cube and square root; Hammurbi of Babylon

provides first of all legal codes

  • Egyptian papyrus document describes medical and surgical procedures

1526                       Moses is born    Image result for moses basket in the river

  • Sundial used in Egypt; Mexican sun-pyramid built
  • Moses leads children of Israel exodus from Egypt
  • Ten Commandments given to Moses by God

1444                       Israel camps at Mt Sinai

1406                       Moses dies; Hebrews enter Canaan

  • First period of Chinese literature, intricate clock used in China
  • Palace of Krossus on Isle of Crete destroyed by earthquake

1375                       Judges begin to rule Israel

  • Egyptian King Tutankhamen dies and is buried inside an immense treasure-laden tomb
  • Silk fabrics manufactured in China

1209                       Deborah                becomes Israel’s Judge

  • Labor strike in Thebes; first Chinese dictionary

Destruction of Troy during Trojan

  • Samuel born
  • Samuel becomes Israel’s Judge
  • Saul becomes Israel’s first king

1010                       David becomes Israel’s king   Image result for king david

  • City or Peking built; Greek theology fully developed; California Indians build wood-reed houses;

Chinese Mathematics utilizes root multiplication, geometry, proportions, and theory of motion; Glazing of bricks and tiles begins in Near East

  • Solomon becomes Israel’s king    Image result for king solomon

959                 Temple in Jerusalem completed

  • Gold vessels and jewelry popular in Northern Europe

930                 Kingdom of Israel divides

900     Celts invade Britain; Assyrians invent inflatable skins for soldiers to cross-rivers

875                 Elijah prophesies in Israel

874                 Ahab becomes Israel’s king

850     Evidence of highly developed metal and stone sculptures       in Africa

848                 Elijah prophesies in Israel

835                 Joash becomes Israel’s king

  • Founding of Cartage, a Phoenician trading post
  • Development of caste system in India; Babyloian and Chinese astronomers understand planetary movements; spoked wheels used in Europe; Homer writes Iliad and Odyssey; Ice skating a popular sport in northern Europe

793                 Jonah becomes a prophet     Image result for jonah and the whale

  • First known date of Olympic games
  • Traditional date for founding of the city of Rome

Hosea becomes a prophet

  • Earliest music notation written in ancient Greece; Celts introduce plow to Britain

Israel invaded by Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria

740                 Isaiah becomes a prophet

  • Israel (northern kingdom) falls
  • Hezekiah becomes Judah’s king

701                 Jerusalem besieged by Sennacherib of Assyria

  • False teeth invented in Italy
  • Japan established as a nation
  • Soldering of iron invented
  • Horse racing first held at 33rd Olympic Games
  • Josiah becomes Judah’s king
  • Jeremiah becomes a prophet
  • Assyrian capital of Nineveh destroyed

605            Daniel taken captive to Babylon    Image result for daniel taken to babylon

  • Temple of Diana built in Ephesus – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world

586            Judah (southern kingdom) falls to Babylon

  • Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, born in Nepal
  • King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon dies

Aesop writes his fables

  • Confucius, famous Chinese scholar, born
  • King Cyrus the Great conquers the Medes and founds the Persian Empire;

Lock and key, water level, and carpenter’s square invented

  • Horseback postal service in Persian Empire

539     Babylon overthrown by Cyrus of Persia

  • First Jewish exiles return to Jerusalem
  • Tragedy emerges as a form of Greek drama
  • Polo a sport among Persians
  • Public libraries open in Athens, Greece
  • New Temple completed in Jerusalem
  • Rome becomes a Republic
  • Glass first imported into China from Near East; Indian surgeon, Susrata, performs cataract operation; origin of Halloween, a Celtic festival

490     First time Greek men choose short haircuts

  • Esther becomes Queen of Persia
  • Socrates, philosopher of the ancient world is born
  • Birth of Democritus, who introduced an atomic theory by arguing that all bodies are made of invisible and unchangeable atoms
  • Ezra returns to Jerusalem
  • Golden age of Athens, Greece, begins
  • The Parthenon built on top of Athens Acropolis

445     Nehemiah builds Jerusalem wall

  • Greek sculptor Pheidias makes a 60 foot high statue of Zeus – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
  • Romans agree to concept of a dictator in times of military emergency

Malachi becomes a prophet

399     Socrates condemned to death by Athens jury

390     Aramaic begins to replace Hebrew as Jewish language

  • Aristotle born
  • Plato writes his most famous book “The Republic”
  • Alexander the Great defeats the Persian Empire
  • Rome builds first paved road, the “Appian Way” from Rome to Capua
  • Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek and called the “Septuagint”
  • Romans conquer Sicily and add their first non-Italian territory to the Roman Empire
  • Great wall of China built

169     Temple of Jerusalem plundered by Antiochus IV

165     Judas Maccabaeus begins a revolt against Antiochus IV

  • Jews and Astrologers banished from Rome
  • First Chinese ships reach east coast of India; Ball bearings used in Danish cart wheels
  • Julius Caesar, first emperor of Rome, born
  • Romans conquer England and make it part of Roman Empire until 442 AD
  • Cleopatra becomes last independent Egyptian ruler of the ancient worl
  • Julius Caesar elected dictator for life, then assinated that same year
  • Cleopatra and her lover, Mark Antony both die by suicide
  • Herod the Great made king of Judea by the Romans
  • Mary mother of Jesus born (?)
  • Sumo wrestling in Japan

20     Herod the Great begins remodeling the Temple in Jerusalem



*Dates are best extimates