Israeli History

This time line is not complete and is to be used only as a guide to various historical events which occurred within Israel and the surrounding areas.

The Old Testament Biblical records, written more than 2000 years before Islam's Qur'an, verify the site of the great Temple of Israel where the Muslim Dome of the Rock now stands, on Mt. Moriah. "Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you." Deut. 16:16-17.

4004 B.C.----Jesus created the universe, earth and all life.
2348 B.C.----The Flood covered the Earth
1491 B.C.----The Exodus occurred
1343-1325 B.C.----Tutankhamen Egyptian Pharaoh. His sumptuously decorated tomb was discovered virtually intact in 1922.
1184-1153 B.C. Rammases III was Pharaoh of Egypt

1056 B.C.----King David's rule

970-930 B.C.----Solomon built the Temple at Mt. Moriah "Now Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan (Araunah) the Jebusite (See 2 Sam 24:24). And he began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign." 2 Chron 3:1-2.

782-753 B.C. King Jeroboam II ruled Israel during considerable prosperity.

745-727 B.C. Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser III deported Israelite's.
727-722 B.C. Assyrian King Shalmaneser V
722-705 B.C. Assyrian King Sargon II

586-516 B.C.----Temple destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II in 586 B.C. and the Nation of Judah was carried into captivity and rebuilt under Zerubbabel.

356-323 B.C.---Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C. (Empire went to his four generals). Alexander started the philosophy called Hellenism which was a conformity of devotion to the culture, religion, and language of ancient Greece.

285-246 B.C.---Israel was ruled by So. Empire King Philadelphus of Egypt from
285-246 B.C. He had the 1st five books of the O.T. translated from Hebrew to Greek.

240 B.C.+/- Septuagint produced---

167 B.C.---- Antiochus plundered Jerusalem. Threatened to sacrifice a "pig" in the temple. Mattathias Maccabees and his son Judah lead the revolt against the Romans.

117-115 B.C.---Revolts against the Romans were suppressed.

3-33 A.D.---Jesus Christ lived on earth.

44 A.D.-----Death of King Agrippa placed the whole country under Roman rule.

70 A.D.----Herod's Temple (Jewish Temple built by Herod) was destroyed under the Roman commander Titus, son of Vespasian emperor of Rome. However, Titus did not want the temple destroyed, he wanted to control it.

130-135 A.D.---Roman emperor Hadrian threatened to build a pagan temple on Mt Moriah, and he also prohibited circumcision. Jewish forces pushed the Roman army out of Jerusalem, but they did not rebuild the Temple, thus, the sacrificial system was gone. Eventually, the Roman army prevailed over Simon Bar Kokhba.

70-135 A.D. and up to the Arab Conquests in the 7th century--TALMUDIC PERIOD

185-254 A.D.---Origen was a student of Clement of Alexandria. He taught in the city for about 28 years, instructing Christians and pagans.

274-337 A.D.---Constantine set up a Christian "State Religion"

354-430 A.D.----Augustine was a vigorous advocate of Roman Catholicism, he developed many of his doctrines while attempting to resolve theological conflicts with Donatism and Pelagianism, two heretical Christian movements.

350-1450 A.D.+/- Dark Ages-- the western half of the Roman Empire began to fragment into smaller, weaker kingdoms. By the end of the Middle Ages, many modern European states had taken shape. During this time, the precursors of many modern institutions, such as universities and bodies of representative government, were created.

1600's A.D.---Messianic imposter Shabbetai Zvi appeared.

1925 A.D.----Hebrew University founded in Jerusalem.
1933 A.D.----Hitler comes to power.
1935 A.D.----65,000 Jewish people immigrate to Israel.
1947, Nov 29---UN partitions Palestine into two states: one Arab, one Jewish. The Arab's reject the plan, the Jews accept.
1948, May 14----Israel finally becomes a nation.
1948,May 15 to Jan 1949---Five Arab nations attack Israel.
1967, June 5-10---Five Arab nations attack Israel. Israel captures the Sinai, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, West Bank and East Jerusalem.
1967 to Present-----Unending fighting and killing between Israel and Palestine.

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