Monday, April 8, 2013

History Of The World Timeline : from Adam To Christ

History Of The World Timeline : from Adam To Christ - by Nancy Cogar

My good friend Nancy have worked really hard to put together a timeline to
see where we are according to the bible.


Adam created (1656 before the flood BTF) died at the age of 930                (3790BC)
Genesis 5

130  Seth is born
235  Enos is born
325  Kenan is born
395  Malalaleel is born
460  Jared is born
622  Enoch is born
687  Mathusalah is born
874  Lamech is born
930  Adam dies
987  Enoch is taken (The Lord took him at the age of 365)
Enoch taken 57 years after Adam died and 13 years before the first Millennium.

1042 Seth died at the age of 912
1056 Noah is born
1140 Enos died at the age of 905
1245 Kenan died at the age of 910
1290 Malalaleel died at the age of 895
1422 Jared died at the age of 962
1558 Shem , Ham and Japheth born
1650 Lamech died at the age of 777
1656 Mathusalah  ( same year of the flood)died at the age of 969
1656 years (before the flood) (2134 BC)



Genesis 11
1658 Arphaxad is born (two years after the flood)
1693 Shelah born
1723 Eber born
1757 Peleg born  (for in his days was the earth divided;  Genesis 10:25
1762 Fall of Babel

Noah’s sons were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
Egyptians originally descended from Mizraim, Noah’s grandson (Genesis 10:6).
During the life of Peleg which was 239 years, the earth was divided.
Some time before Peleg's death the tower of Babel construction was interrupted, and men were divided due to language barriers.
Not long after the tower of Babel, the civilizations of Babylon, Egypt, Assyrian, Hittite and Greece began.

Alexander the Great defeated Darius, and afterward he journeyed to Babylon. 
Alexander received astronomical observations which dated 1903 years of history from the Chaldeans.
They claimed these astronomical observations dated back to the founding of Babylon, which would bring us to just 13 years after the birth of Peleg.(1)

Cambyses, king of Persia, conquered Egypt in 526 BC.
A Byzantine chronicler Constantinus Manasses wrote that the Egyptian state lasted 1663 years, counting backwards gives us a date of 60 years after the birth of Peleg, when the Egyptian civilization began. (2)

Egyptian historian, Manetho, recorded the civilization of Egypt began 5 years after the birth of Peleg.(3)

Abraham and Sarah visited Egypt, due to famine in Canaan, 27 years after the death of Peleg.
An early Arabic work known as Kitab al-Magall (4) -States that Nimrod built the towns
and began his reign as king over earth when Reu was 163, and that he reigned for 69 years.
In addition, Nimrod built, Nisibis, Raha (Edessa) and Harran when Peleg was 50, which would be 1807 on the timeline.
                  The Bible makes it clear that the beginning of Nimrod's kingdom started in Babel.
So Nimrod building Nisibis, Edessa and Harran in 1807, means dispersion at the tower of Babel happened before this date.
Genesis 10:8
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said,
Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh,
and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

Erech was one of the greatest cities of Sumer, which was an ancient Mesopotamian city located northwest of Ur in southeastern Iraq.
Accad was the capital of the Akkadian Empire, which was the dominant political force in Mesopotamia
 at the end of the third millennium, but the capitol of Accad is unknown, it also was located in the
area of southeastern Iraq.
Shem's son Asshur, left this area, as Genesis 10:11 states," Out of that land went forth Asshur."
and he built Nineveh,Rehoboth, and Calah.
Asshur may have wanted to separate himself from the Babylonian area,and from Nimrod himself,
so he left the area, or he was so enamored with Nimrod, that he spread his kingdom by helping build
his cities for him.
Asshur was the Father of the Assyrians. An ancient city of Ashur is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia. The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC.

               These ancient historians in different times and in different places have confirmed the amazing accuracy of the biblical genealogies, it is extremely uncanny that these historians all point to Peleg's birth.
Mesopotamia was the area people migrated from, congregating first at Babel, which is located in Shinar.
Although the tower construction of Babel was interrupted, due to language barriers, we would see the migration of people leaving this area, and the creation of empires shortly thereafter.
Geographically the closer the empire was from Shinar, the earlier the empire would arise. Civilization would have slowly spread by migrations from Babel.
           Most scholars agree that Ur was the Sumerian city, today Tall al-Muqayyar (or Mughair),
about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad in lower Mesopotamia, Babylon is located 53 mile south of Baghdad.
Babylon would be one of the first empires formed, along with the Akkadian empire, then Asshur,  who left and went northward and built Harran and Nineveh.  Egypt would arise soon thereafter.

           Jewish and Islamic traditions, both refer to Terah and Nimrod and confrontations between Abraham and Nimrod, although the Bible does not mention it. It is possible that some of these traditions hold some merit. Terah migrating from, Ur of the Chaldees would have been aware of Nimrod.
Terah, Abraham, Sarah and Lot emigrated from Ur of the Chaldees on the road into the land of Canaan,
but stopped in Harran, which is where Terah died and the call of God on Abraham's life and the promise
was given.

           Cush was the first born of Ham. Nimrod, was the first born of Cush.  Shem, Ham and Japheth,  were married before the flood, and Arphaxad,( second generation) son of Shem, was born 2 years after the flood. Using the genealogy from the line of Shem to Terah, (Abraham's father), we can see that 8 generations were born, from one of Noah's 3 sons.
          The descendants of (Genesis 10) Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan, these four men are all second generation sons also, but they are sons of Ham.  Arphaxad, was the Grandson of Noah, as well as Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
         So, to be completely fair minded with these dates, I chose to add the fall of Babel 5 years after the birth of Peleg, and the rise of Egypt 60 years after his birth. In addition to Egypt, adding the rise of Babylon 13 years after Peleg, which would be apparent,  since Babylon would be the closer region.
Although the rise of these kingdom's or empire's might in time need correction, due to archeological discoveries, the dates for these bibical geneologies are set in concrete.
I have not stretched the ages, or shortened any genealogy to get it to fit a preconceived idea.

1770 Beginning of the Babylonian Empire
1787 Reu born
1807 Nimrod built, Nisibis, Raha (Edessa) and Harran
1817 Beginning of the Egyptian Empire
1819 Serug born
1849 Nahor born
1878 Terah born
1958 Sarah born
1996 Peleg dies (239 years)
1997 Nahor dies ( 148 years)
2006 NOAH DIES  (Abraham is 58)

2023 Abraham leaves Harran: God's promise to Abraham ( Abraham is 75)
Harran dates back to the 3rd millennium, it would eventually become an ideal location, situated along a trade route with easy access to both the Assyrian and Babylonian roads.
It lays directly on the road eastward to Nisibis and Ninevah.
2023 Abraham & Sarah go to Egypt/ due to famine
Just traveling 15 miles a day from Harran to Egypt, could easily have been done the same year Abraham left Harran.

2026 Reu dies (239 years)
2032 Abram rescues Lot and meets Melchizedek (Genesis 14)
2034 Ishmael born
2047 Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed
2047 Abraham and Sarah sojourn in Gerar
2060 Abraham takes Isaac to be sacrificed.
2049 Serug dies (230 years)
2053 Ishmael is cast out

2083 Terah dies in Harran (205 years)
2085 Sarah dies
2088 Isaac marries Rebecca
2096 Arphaxad dies (456 years)
2112 Jericho is built
2126 Shelah dies ( 433 years)
2158 SHEM dies (600 years)
2186 Eber dies (464)
2108 JACOB & ESAU BORN (Isaac was 60 years old Gen 25:26)
2123 Abraham dies
2171 Ishmael dies
2177 Reuben born
2216 Joseph sold into slavery
2228 Isaac dies
2229 Joseph becomes Vizier over Egypt (1561 BC)
2237 Rebecca dies
2238 Jacob enters Egypt **( 215 years after Abraham left Harrah, and received God's promise.)
2255 Jacob dies
2309 Joseph dies
2433 Moses flees Egypt (1357 BC)
2473 THE EXODUS/ and the Law given (1317 BC)

Joseph was 30 when he was appointed vizier over Egypt
7 years of plenty made him 37
It was the 2nd year of the famine (Genesis 47:6) Jacob entered Egypt making Joseph 39 years old.
Jacob was 130 years old when he entered Egypt

412 years transpired from the beginning of the Egyptian Empire and Joseph, who became vizier in Egypt.
making Joseph a likely candidate for Imhotep.
"Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."
Genesis 41:40-44

In 1926 excavations were carried out at the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, fragments of a statue of the
Pharaoh Djoser were found. The base was inscribed with the names of Djoser and of  Imhotep.

"Imhotep, Chancellor of the King of Lower Egypt, Chief under the King, Administrator of the Great Palace, Hereditary Lord, High Priest of Heliopolis, Imhotep the Builder, the Sculptor, the Maker of Stone Vases..."
             In the inscription, records information of  7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine, and the dreams of Pharaoh, and a tax that was imposed on Egypt, in which the Bible also records. Massive grain silos were also built at this time.

"So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. But, when the children of Israel left during the Exodus, his bones were taken with them:" 
Genesis 50:26

And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you." Exodus 13:19

A tomb in Egypt has been found that contained many mummified Ibis birds suggesting it could have been Imhoteps tomb. The Sarcophagus was empty. Interestingly, the Sarcophagus was not orientated to the North as was the custom of Egyptians who worshiped the Sun God. The mummy of Imhotep has never been found.


Genesis 12:1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred,
and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all
families of the earth be blessed.

4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him:
and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Paul says that the law came 430 years after the promise (Gal. 3:17)
"The Promise" was made before Abraham left Harran in 2023.
The Septuagint reads as follows: (5)
Exodus 12:40 
 40 And the sojourning of the children of Israel, while they sojourned in the land of Egypt
and the land of Chanaan, was four hundred and thirty years.
41 And it came to pass after the four hundred and thirty years, all the forces of the Lord
came forth out of the land of Egypt by night.
42 It is a watch kept to the Lord, so that he should bring them out of the land of Egypt;
that very night is a watch kept to the Lord, so that it should be to all the children of Israel to their generations.

Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not,
And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Now this I say: A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law—which came four hundred and thirty years AFTER—doth not disannul, so as to make the promise of none effect Galatians,(3:16-17).

What Paul is stating here, is the promise God made with Abraham starts the 430 year clock.
Also only four generation were born in Egypt. (Genesis 15:16)
 430 years began with God’s promise to Abraham, 215 years had passed when Jacob entered Egypt.

(Gen. 12:1-4) the 430 years ended with the giving of the law, which was the same year as the Exodus.
So to find the year of the Exodus we simply add 430 years, after Abraham recieved the promise.
The year of the promise 2023

480 years passed from the time of the Exodus to Solomon's temple (1 Kings 6:1)
And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel
were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif,
which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.

2953 Beginning of the Temple. (837BC)

3370 Temple destroyed (420 BC)
First Temple stood 410 years and then was destroyed by the Babylonians.

3440 Temple rebuilt (70 years later the temple rebuilt under Zerubbabel.)
This temple was destroyed in 70 AD, and this date helps us figure the birth of Christ.


3820- AD30 Jesus Christ starts his ministry ( at 30)
3823- AD33 Crucifixion of Christ
3860- AD70 Temple destroyed by the Roman Empire

From the birth of Christ to Arphaxed

3790 Jesus Christ birth
1658 Arphaxad birth
2134 Total years after the flood

 From Adam to Christ


Total years from Adam to present day


Total History, ( from 2013) 5979
 2013 the Hebrew year is 5773

(1) Ussher J., Annales Veteris Testamenti, Flesher and Sadler, London, p. 5, 1654.

(2) Ussher J., Annales Veteris Testamenti, Flesher and Sadler, London, p. 5, or paragraph 51 in the revised work, 1654.

(3) Manetho, The Book of Sothis, Harvard Press, Cambridge, MA, p. 239. (Loeb Classical Library 350).

(4) Kitab al-Magall (the Book of Rolls)

(5) Clarke, Adam, Clarke’s Commentary on the Old Testament—Volume I: Genesis to Deuteronomy
(New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury). pp. 358-359, emp. in orig.).
During the process of copying down the original scrolls over the intervening centuries,
a section of text something on the lines of “and in the land of Canaan” had fallen out
(or had been edited out). This is confirmed by the Greek rendition of the Old Testament
(the Septuagint or LXX) which retains the original, full version of the passage (1995, p. 331)

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  2. Why do use Alexander in the middle of noah and abraham. It is very confusing when someone try to give proof to non christians. they say alexander was after noah and before abraham, and every one knows he live about 300 bc. Please remove it and place it to the correct sentence.

  3. The information pertaining to Alexander and HIS BIRTH-has absolutely nothing to do with the timeline-It's Peleg that is important, and the founding of Babylon during these early times. Since Alexander received this information pertaining to Peleg's time, where else would it go..except during Peleg's time?

  4. I think you're confused a little bit, notice the last person on the timeline is Peleg?
    I posted all historical information throughout ancient documents that pertain to Peleg.

  5. The general finding is that the 1st Temple was destroyed in 586 BC.