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2344 BCFlood The great flood.
2010 BCBabylon Nahor establish Babylon about 2010 BC. The tower of Babel is built and destroy at about 2004 BC. Nahor is born 2151 BC and died 2003 BC living 148 years. The lands are divided in 2004 BC at the time of the tower.
1951 BCBirth of Abraham Abraham lived 175 years.
1865 BCBirth of Ishmael
1850 BCDestruction of Sodom and Camorrah
1850 BCBirth of Isaac
1791 BCBirth of Jacob and Esau
1700 BCBirth of Joseph
1683 BCJoseph sold into Egypt
1660 BCJacob moves to Egypt Jacob and his family of 77 (70) souls moves to Egypt.
1646 BCJacob dies
1590 BCJoseph dies
1450 BCMoses - Israel leaves Egypt
1397 BCIsrael enters the Promised Land
1001 BCKing David David is made king of Israel
961 BCKing Solomon Solomon is made king of Israel
950 BCSolomon's Temple Solomon's temple is completed
930 BCIsrael is divided On the succession of Solomon's son, Rehoboam, around 930 BCE, the biblical account reports that the country split into two kingdoms: the Kingdom of Israel (including the cities of Shechem and Samaria) in the north and the Kingdom of Judah (containing Jerusalem) in the south.
753 BCRome city founded According to legend, Ancient Rome was founded by the two brothers, and demi-gods, Romulus and Remus, were raised by a she-wolf. Ancient Rome was founded by the two brothers on 21 April 753 BCE. The legend claims that, in an argument over who would rule the city (or, in another version, where the city would be located) Romulus killed Remus and named the city after himself.
Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf
745 BCAssyria Empire
734 - 722 BCIsrael carried into Assyria And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day. (1 Chronicles 5:26)
612 BCBabylonia Empire Assyria falls to Babylonia.
Daniel 2:31-38; 7:4;
606 BC1st wave of Jews carried captive to Babylonia. Daniel was taken to Babylon in the first wave.
598 BC2nd wave of Jews carried captive to Babylonia. Ezekiel was taken to Babylon in the second wave.
586 BCJudah carried captive to Babylonia The people of Judah are carried captive to Babylon. The temple treasures and vessels are taken to Babylon. These vessels are the ones that King Belshazzar of Babylon will drive from and define the day of his death and the fall of Babylonia to the Persians (Daniel 5). The temple is burned and leveled to the ground.
538 BCBelshazzar / writting on the wall Belshazzar held a great feast and used the vessels from the temple to drink to false gods. The Lord wrote on the wall, "You are weighed in the scale and found wanting." Belshazzar died that night and Babylonia fell to Persia.
538 BCPersian Empire Babylonia falls to Persia.
Daniel 2:31-43; 7:5;
516 BCZerubbabel Temple The "second" temple is built. Cyrus allows the Jews to return and rebuild Jerusalem and the temple.

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330 BCGreek Empire Persians concurred by the Greeks
Daniel 2:31-43; 7:6;
323 BCDeath of Alexander With the sudden and unexpected end of Alexander, B.C. 323, his empire was ultimately divided into four parts, Thrace, Macedonia, Syria, Egypt, under Symmachus, Cassander, Seleucus, and Ptolemy respectively.
246 BCThe Septuagint According to the legend, seventy-two Jewish scholars were asked by Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Greek king of Egypt, to translate the Torah from Biblical Hebrew to Greek for inclusion in the Library of Alexandria. This narrative is found in the pseudepigraphic Letter of Aristeas to his brother Philocrates, and is repeated by Philo of Alexandria, Josephus (in Antiquities of the Jews), and by later sources (including Augustine of Hippo). It is also found in the Tractate Megillah of the Babylonian Talmud: (more...)

King Ptolemy once gathered 72 Elders. He placed them in 72 chambers, each of them in a separate one, without revealing to them why they were summoned. He entered each one's room and said: "Write for me the Torah of Moshe, your teacher". God put it in the heart of each one to translate identically as all the others did. It was started about 250 BC and completed about 132 BC. The book was the the library of Alexandria. The first five book of Moses were completed in 246 BC.

160 BCTemple Defiled The temple and alter are defiled by the Greek Antiochus Epiphanes (the Magnificent).
63 BCRoman Empire Greece falls to Rome
Daniel 2:31-43; 7:7; Rev. 13:1-10; 17;
50 - 30 BCCleopatra Queen of Egypt. Born in 69 BC. Was made Queen with the aid of Julius Caesar in 48 BC. She has a child to Julius in 45 BC. Julius is assassinated in 44 BC. In the Liberators' civil war of 43–42 BC, Cleopatra sided with the Roman Second Triumvirate formed by Caesar's grandnephew and heir Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. After their meeting at Tarsos in 41 BC, the queen had an affair with Antony. She has two children to Mark Antony. Octavian's forces invaded Egypt in 30 BC and defeated Antony, leading to his suicide. When Cleopatra learned that Octavian planned to bring her to his Roman triumphal procession, she committed suicide by poisoning. The popular belief is that she was bitten by an asp.
37 BCHarod Temple The Second Temple was originally a rather modest structure constructed by a number of Jewish exile groups returning to the Levant from Babylon under the Achaemenid-appointed governor Zerubbabel. However, in 37 BC, during the reign of Herod the Great, the Second Temple was completely refurbished, and the original structure was totally overhauled into the large and magnificent edifices and facades that are more recognizable. The refurbish temple grounds where completed in about 60 or 62 AD.
70 ADRomans destroy Jerusalem and the Temple
73 - 74 ADBattle of Masada The siege of Masada was one of the final events in the First Jewish–Roman War, occurring from 73 to 74 CE on and around a large hilltop in current-day Israel.
Oct. 29, 312 ADConstantine the Great Constantine defeats and kills Maxentius in the battle of Milvian Bridge and takes control of Rome. Maxentius' forces were still twice the size of Constantine's, and he organized them in long lines facing the battle plain with their backs to the river. Constantine's army arrived on the field bearing unfamiliar symbols on their standards and their shields. (more...)
According to Lactantius "Constantine was directed in a dream to cause the heavenly sign to be delineated on the shields of his soldiers, and so to proceed to battle. He did as he had been commanded, and he marked on their shields the letter Χ, with a perpendicular line drawn through it and turned round thus at the top, being the cipher of Christ. Having this sign (☧), his troops stood to arms." Eusebius describes a vision that Constantine had while marching at midday in which "he saw with his own eyes the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens, above the sun, and bearing the inscription, In Hoc Signo Vinces" ("with this sign, you shall win"). In Eusebius's account, Constantine had a dream the following night in which Christ appeared with the same heavenly sign and told him to make an army standard in the form of the labarum. Eusebius is vague about when and where these events took place,[164] but it enters his narrative before the war begins against Maxentius. He describes the sign as Chi (Χ) traversed by Rho (Ρ) to form ☧, representing the first two letters of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos). A medallion was issued at Ticinum in 315 AD which shows Constantine wearing a helmet emblazoned with the Chi Rho, and coins issued at Siscia in 317/318 AD repeat the image. The figure was otherwise rare and is uncommon in imperial iconography and propaganda before the 320s.

The Roman Empire was once a superpower. Back in the days of the early 2nd century, Emperor Trajan stretched the kingdom's territory to its maximum. After that, how to secure the frontier had become an issue that all the future emperors had to address. Because most of those emperors were not nearly as capable as Trajan, the Roman Empire was soon in trouble. By the 3rd century, the situation had grown so bad that this once formidable powerhouse was at the brink of self-destruction. During the period from 235 A.D. to 284 A.D. (often called the crisis of the third century, the military anarchy, or the imperial crisis), more than two-dozen emperors came and went. Out-of-control inflation brought the economy to its knees. And foreign tribes continued to harass the borders. Just as things could not get worse for the Roman Empire, relief finally arrived. In November of 284 A.D., Diocletian, a forceful Roman general, seized power and declared himself the new emperor. One of his earliest orders was to split the Roman Empire in two. He kept the eastern part and gave the western half to his colleague, Maximian.

Diocletian's decision was bold but practical. He figured that the Roman Empire had simply grown too big over the years to be managed effectively by a single person. In 285 A.D., he named his trusted military friend, Maximian, as a Caesar or a junior emperor, while he himself was named an Augustus or a senior emperor. The following year, Diocletian promoted Maximian to be his equal, so both men held the title of Augustus and ruled the split Roman Empire side-by-side. Diocletian chose the city of Nicomedia (modern day's Izmit, Turkey) to be the capital of his Eastern Roman Empire, whereas Maximian picked Milan to be the capital of his Western Roman Empire. With the kingdom broken into two, Diocletian and Maximian were each responsible for fighting the enemies in their respective territory. As it was no longer necessary to stretch the troops across the entire empire, it was much easier to put down the rebels. Diocletian's daring experiment paid off handsomely.

By 293 A.D., Diocletian decided to go a step further and resolve the issue of succession once and for all. That year, both of the senior emperors handpicked their own Caesar. Diocletian chose Galerius, and Maximian selected Constantius. Galerius and Constantius were like apprentices. They did not sit idly waiting for the two senior emperors to die or to retire. Instead, they were each given a sizable territory and had their own capital. Galerius resided at Sirmium (in today's Serbia), and Constantius camped at Trier (in today's Germany). Diocletian called this new power structure tetrarchy (pronounced "te-TRAR-kee") or "rule by four."

476 ADRome Empire split Western Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire
1299 ADOttoman Empire Date dissolved: November 1, 1922
May 29, 1453Fall of Constantinople This is constidered the end of the Roman Empire.
1492 ADColumbus
1492 ADSpanish Inquisition
1867 ADMark Twain's visit to Palistine In Deuteronomy 29 and 30 the Lord has Moses pronounce a blessing and a cursing on the house of Israel. If they keep the Lords commandments, they would prosper. If they did not they and the land would be destroyed. It would lay desolate until “a stranger from a far land” would declare it so. Then would the Lord have mercy on the land and the people. The land would heal and the people would begin to return. (more...)

Deuteronomy 29:22
1867 AD Charles Warren - surveyed Jerusalem Zechariah "Then I raise my eyes and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand, So I said, "Where are you going? And he said to me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length." (more...)

1917 ADBalfour Declaration The British administration was formalized by the League of Nations under the Palestine Mandate in 1923, as part of the Partitioning of the Ottoman Empire following World War I. The Mandate reaffirmed the 1917 British commitment to the Balfour Declaration, for the establishment in Palestine of a "National Home" for the Jewish people, with the prerogative to carry it out. A British census of 1918 estimated 700,000 Arabs and 56,000 Jews.
Nov. 29, 1947Jewish state in Palestine. Recommendation to the United Kingdom, as the mandatory Power for Palestine, and to all other Members of the United Nations the adoption and implementation, with regard to the future government of Palestine, of the Plan of Partition with Economic Union set out in the resolution The resolution recommended a Special International Regime for the city of Jerusalem.