Bible Chronology
Compiled by Danny Carlton

reference

event

year

Gen 1:26 Adam created 0
Gen 5:3 Seth born; Adam 130 years old 130
Gen 5:6 Enos born; Seth 105 years old 235
Gen 5:9 Cainan born; Enos 90 years old 325
Gen 5:12 Mahalaleel born; Cainan 70 years old 395
Gen 5:15 Jared born; Mahalaleel 65 years old 460
Gen 5:18 Enoch born; Jared 162 years old 622
Gen 5:21 Methuselah born; Enoch 65 687
Gen 5:25 Lamech born; Methuselah 187 874
Gen 5:28 Noah born; Lamech 182 1056
Gen 5:32 Shem, Ham, and Japheth born; Noah 500 1556
Gen 11:10 Arphaxad born; Shem 100 1656
Gen 11:12 Salah born; Arphaxad 35 1691
Gen 11:14 Eber born; Salah 30 1721
Gen 11:16 Peleg born; Eber 34 1755
Gen 11:18 Reu born; Peleg 30 1785
Gen 11:20 Serug born; Reu 32 1817
Gen 11:22 Nahor born; Serug 30 1847
Gen 11:24 Terah born; Nahor 29 1876
Gen 11:26 Abram born; Terah 70 1946
Gen 21:5 Isaac born; Abraham 100 2046
Gen 25:26 Jacob (Israel) born; Isaac 60 2106
Gen 47:9 Isreal and family enter Egypt; Isreal 130 2236
Ex 12:40 Children of Isreal leave Egypt 430 years later 2666
I Ki 6:1 Solomon builds temple 480 years after Exodus; year 4 of reign 3146
I Ki 11:41, 42 Year 40 of Solomon's reign; Solomon dies 3182
I Ki 11:16,17 Kingdom split  

I Kings

II Chronicles

(year of) Judah

(year of) Israel

 
    (1)Reheboam (1)Jereboam *3182
15:1 13:1 (1)Abijam (18) " 3200
15:9   (1)Asa (20) " 3202
15:25   (2) " (1)Nadab 3204
15:28   (3) " (1)Baasha 3205
16:8   (26) " (1)Elah 3228
16:15   (27) " (1)Zimri 3229
16:23   (31) " (1)Omri 3233
16:29   (38) " (1)Ahab 3240
22:41 16:13 (1)Jehoshaphat (4) " 3244
22:51   (17) " (1)Ahaziah 3261
II Kings II Chronicles      
2:1   (18) " (1)Jehoram 3262
8:16,17 20:31 (1)Jehoram (5) " 3267
8:25,26 21:5 (1)Ahaziah (12) " 3274
9:24,27 22:2 ---Jehu Kills Ahaziah and Jehoram--- 3274
12:1 23:1 (1)Jehoash(Joash)** (7)Jehu 3281
13:1   (23) " (1)Jehoahaz 3281
13:10   (37) " (1)Jehoash 3318
14:1,2 24:1 (1)Amaziah (2) " 3320
14:23   (15) " (1)Jereboam 3335
15:1,2 25:1,25; 26:3+ (1)Azariah(Uzziah) (27) " 3362
15:8   (38) " (1)Zachariah [reigned 6 months] 3400
15:13   (39) " (1)Shallum [reigned 1 month] 3400
15:17   (39) " (1)Menahem 3401
15:23   (50) " (1)Pekahiah 3412
15:27   (52) " (1)Pekiah 3414
15:32,33   (1)Jotham (2) " 3416
16:1,2 27:1 (1)Ahaz (17) " 3431
17:1 28:1 (12) " (1)Hoshea 3443
18:1,2   (1)Hezekiah (3) " 3446
17:6   --- (9) " Isreal captured 3455
18:13   (14) " Sennacharib of Assyria attacks Judah 3460
18:1,2 29:1 Hezekiah reigns 29 years 3475
21:1 33:1 Manessah reigns 55 3530
21:19 33:21 Amon reigns 2 3532
22:1 34:1 Josiah reigns 31 3563
23:31 36:2 Jehoahaz reigns 1 3564
23:36 36:5 Jehoiakim reigns 11 3575
24:8 36:9 Jehoiachin reigns 1 year and is put in prison 3575
25:27   (37)Jehoiachin is freed by Evil-Merodach 3612
         

* I and II Kings are consistent in their dating of the reigns of the kings. The last year of a king is also considered the first year of the next king, thus year 8 of the reign of Jehoram is year 1 of the reign of Ahaziah. By comparing the years of the two Kingdoms the trend is demonstrated so that when there are no more kings of Israel to compare to the kings of Judah the trend tells us how to date the reigns.

         
** The gap of 6 years comes from time from when Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah murdered all of her grandchildren except Joash (Jehoash), who was hid, until the time he was brought forward to take the throne at age 7.
         
+ Azariah was 16, there is an 11 year gap in the number, but if the people waited until he was 16 before putting him on the throne that would account for the gap.
         
Historians tend to agree that Jehoiachin was released at or about 562-561 BC. That would put creation on or about 4172-4171 BC. The only leeway in dating would be that which historians would allow for the release of Jehoiachin. I suppose if he was released several billion years ago that might leave room for the theory of theistic-evolution but I don't think it would be taken very seriously. The bottom line is this:
Either the earth is only about 6,000 years old, or the Bible is wrong.

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