Every Christian Needs a Bible Timeline Chart

Every Christian Needs a Bible Timeline Chart

Curiosity must get the best of you every time you see time-frames as you read the Bible. You may have wondered how the exact time of events coincides with key figures in the Bible. Do you wonder when God created Adam? When Noah’s flood took place? The time in years between the book of Malachi and the birth of Jesus? When the Bible was written? Wonder no more! The solution to your problem lies in a Bible Timeline Chart.


A Bible timeline chart gives a chronology of people and events as they appear in the Bible. It recounts major events, for example, the creation of man, Noah’s flood, the Law of Moses, the temple King Solomon built, the Kings of Israel, and the birth of Jesus. With a timeline, you can trace the time of biblical events to the present day in an orderly manner. The books of 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles list the kings of Israel in chronological order recounting their rulership, events, and prophets of the day. They give you a clear picture of the major events taking place during the reign of each king. This, in turn, helps you understand patterns, cycles and the way God does things.


There are different people who have attempted to develop a timeline for Bible events. James Ussher is one such person. He was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. He lived between 1581-1656 and developed a timeline giving the date of creation as the nightfall of 22 October 4004 BC. John Lightfoot predicted the creation year as 3929 BC. Discrepancies in the dates result from the different texts used by the scholars, for example, the Hebrew or Masoretic text and the Greek Septuagint among others.


The idea behind a Bible timeline is to allow you to study the Bible with dates of when events took place or people lived. It sums up the 66 books of the Bible in an easy-to-understand chart. Knowing the timelines of the Bible will show you the age we live in and what to do in response to the word of God. The Israelite's sought the sons of Issachar for their wisdom in identifying the times. “Of the sons of Issachar who had an understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command”

(1 Chronicles 12:32).


With a timeline, you can understand the transformation of the church from biblical times to the present day. It will help you understand events in world history as the religious, economic and political intertwine in our lives. 


A Bible timeline chart is a great addition to your Bible study. You will see people and events in a single view for ease of reference. You will have an overview of kings, people groups, and the fulfillment of prophecies through major events. It is an answer to your time questions in the Bible.

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