The below timelines consider scripture to be very accurate and does not refer to any historical references except in unavoidable situations where Scripture is silent. The timeline is using only the authoritative texts.
|Gregorian Calendar||Blog||Masoretic (AM)||Septuagint (AM)|
|5396 BC – 3140 BC||God’s Creation to Noah’s Flood||0 – 1656 years||0 – 2256 years|
|3140 BC – 1868 BC||Global flood to God’s promise||1656 – 2048 years||2256 – 3528 years|
|1868 BC – 1468 BC||Isaac to Exodus||2048 – 2448 years||3528 – 3928 years|
|1468 BC – 1107 BC||Time of Judges in Israel||2448 – 2849 years||3928 – 4289 years|
|1107 BC – 586 BC||Kings to Desolations||2849 – 3366 years||4289 – 4810 years|
|586 BC – 36 AD||Desolations to Jesus Christ||3366 – 3988 years||4810 – 5432 years|
The following tabulation describes the time period between the upper limit and the lower limit for when the book from the Bible could have come into existence as we have today, strictly from the evidence within the Scripture itself. The last revision is the time period when the book might be revised with additional information. This tabulation ignores any activity of the redactor after the exile.
|Book||Upper Limit||Lower Limit||Last Revision|
|Genesis||1065 BC||1050 BC||~600 BC|
|Exodus||1468 BC||—||1028 BC|
|Numbers||1428 BC||—||1095 BC|
|Deuteronomy||1428 BC||1403 BC||896 BC|
|Joshua||—||1075 BC||850 BC|
|Samuel I & II||992 BC||—||—|