iStock 000001264058 is pleased to present this interactive timeline of the Tanakh.  The timeline below covers Creation through the end of the events described in the Tanakh around 440 BCE.  It represents numerous hours of study and prayer. Many thanks are due to a very dear friend and contributor who has modestly requested to remain anonymous.  His insight, assistance, and encouragement made the development of this timeline a possibility.

We highly recommend you view the timeline in a maximized window.  You can drag the timeline horizontally, use your mouse-wheel, or use your cursor keys to scroll through the events of the Bible.  The bottom portion of the timeline includes secular events as historical context. You can also click on events for more details including relevant Scriptural references.

The dates of each Biblical event are determined from references in Scripture.  The entire timeline is keyed off the commonly accepted historical date of the destruction of the First Temple: 586 BCE.   If you find anything that you believe is inaccurate, please contact us so we can review the issue and correct it for the benefit of all of our visitors.

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Thank you!