by Ron and Mary Nell Wyatt

Time begins- creation of Adam (Chronology given in Genesis 5) 4004 BC
Adam 130 yrs at birth of Seth 3874 BC
Seth 105 yrs at birth of Enosh 3769 BC
Enosh 90 yrs at birth of Kenan (Cainan) 3679 BC
Cainan 70 yrs at birth of Mahalalel 3609 BC
Mahalalel 65 yrs at birth of Jared 3544 BC
Jared 162 yrs at birth of Enoch 3382 BC
Enoch 65 yrs at birth of Methuselah 3317 BC
Methuselah 187 yrs at birth of Lamech 3130 BC
Adam dies at 930 yrs 3074 BC
Enoch taken to heaven at 365 yrs 3017 BC
Seth dies at 912 yrs 2962 BC
Lamech 182 yrs at birth of Noah 2948 BC
Enos dies at 905 yrs 2864 BC
Cainan dies at 910 yrs 2769 BC
Mahalalel dies at 895 yrs 2714 BC
Jared dies at 962 yrs 2582 BC
Lamech dies at 777 yrs 2353 BC
Methuselah dies at 969 yrs 2347 BC
Noah 600 yrs at time of the Flood (Genesis 7:11) 2348 BC
Arpachshad born 2 yrs after Flood (Genesis 11:10) 2346 BC
Arpachshad 35 yrs at birth of Shelah (Chronology given in Genesis 11:10-32) 2311 BC
Shelah 30 yrs at birth of Eber 2281 BC
Eber 34 yrs at birth of Peleg (Division of the earth) 2247 BC
Peleg 30 yrs at birth of Reu 2217 BC
Reu 32 yrs at birth of Serug 2185 BC
Serug 30 yrs at birth of Nahor 2155 BC
Nahor 29 yrs at birth of Terah, Abraham's father 2126 BC
Peleg dies at 239 yrs 2008 BC
Nahor dies at 148 yrs 2007 BC
Noah dies at 950 yrs 1998 BC
Terah 130 yrs at birth of Abraham 1996 BC
Reu dies at 239 yrs 1978 BC
Serug dies at 230 yrs 1955 BC
Abraham 75 yrs when he leaves Haran (Genesis 12:4) 1921 BC
Abraham 86 yrs when Ishmael born (Genesis 16:16) 1910 BC
Arphaxad dies at 438 yrs 1908 BC
Destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah when Abraham is 99 yrs old (Genesis 17:21-25) 1897 BC
Abraham 100 yrs at birth of Isaac (Genesis 21:5) 1896 BC
Shelah dies at 433 yrs 1878 BC
Abraham called by God to offer Isaac- this event marks the beginning of the prophecy of the 430 years. For explanation-

The next verses tell us that the "law" meaning the law of sacrifices and the Mosaic Law, was given 430 years after the covenant with Abraham:

GAL 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

This promise, or covenant, had been given to Abraham earlier, but it was only when he was faithful in his willingness to offer Isaac to God that it was confirmed. Here, the Lord tells that it was at this time that the promise or covenant was ratified:

GEN 22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

And at this time, when the covenant was ratified, the prophecy of 400 years, given in Gen 15:13, begins:

GEN 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;.

This 400 years is included in the 430 years of the next passage:

EXO 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

However, be sure and note that the Scriptures do not say that they will be held in bondage in Egypt for 430 years- it says that their "sojourning" was for 430 years. From the time the covenant was ratified by Abraham's obedience in being willing to offer his only son, until the Exodus was exactly 430 years. The earlier passage said that for 400 years they would:

1- be strangers in a land not theirs,

2- that they would be subject to, or serve, the nations in which they dwelled, and finally,

3- they would be afflicted.

They were in fact only in Egypt from 1706 BC until 1446 BC, or 260 yrs.
1876 BC
Isaac 40 yrs when he marries Rebekah (Genesis 25:20) 1856 BC
Isaac 60 yrs when Jacob and Esau born (Genesis 25:26) 1836 BC
Abraham dies at 175 yrs 1821 BC
Eber dies at 464 yrs 1817 BC
Jacob 91 yrs when Joseph born (Genesis 41:46,47; 45:6,9,10; 47:9) 1745 BC
Joseph sold by his brothers at age 17 yrs (Gen. 37:2) 1728 BC
Isaac dies at 180 yrs 1716 BC
Joseph promoted to 2nd in authority to pharaoh at age 30 yrs (Genesis 41:46) 1715 BC
Jacob 130 yrs when comes to Egypt to live (Genesis 47:9) 1706 BC
Joseph dies at 110 yrs 1635 BC
Moses born 1526 BC
Moses flees from Egypt at age 40 yrs 1486 BC
Moses dies at 120 yrs (Deu. 34:7)

Joshua succeeds Moses at age 81 (Joshua 14:10) Entry into Promised Land
1406 BC
Joshua dies at 110 yrs (Joshua 24:29) 1377 BC
Period of the Judges
Saul becomes Israel's first king (Acts 13:21) and reigns for 40 yrs 1050 BC
David becomes Israel's 2nd king and reigns 40 yrs (samuel 5:4,5) 1010 BC
Solomon becomes Israel's 3rd king & reigns 40 years (1Kings 11:42) 970 BC
Construction begins on the temple in Solomon's 4th year (1Kings 6:37) 966 BC
Solomon's reign ends & Israel is divided into Israel & Judah 931 BC

                                                                                                   KINGS OF ISRAEL KINGS OF JUDAH
Jeroboam rules 22 yrs 930-909 BC Rehoboam rules 17 yrs 930-913 BC
Abijah rules 3 yrs 913-910 BC
Asa rules 41 yrs 910-869 BC
Nadab rules 1 yr 909-908 BC
Baasha rules 24 yrs 908-885 BC
Elah rules 2 yrs 885-884 BC
Zimri rules 7 days 884 BC
Omri rules 12 yrs 884-873 BC
Ahab rules 22 yrs 873-852 BC Jehoshaphat rules 25 yrs (4 with ASA) 873-848 BC
Ahaziah rules 2 yrs 852-851 BC
Joram rules 12 yrs (co-rules with 2 above) 857-845 BC Jehoram rules 8 yrs 5 with Jehoshaphat) 853-846 BC
Ahaziah rules 1 yr 845 BC
Jehu rules 28 yrs 844-818 BC Athalia rules 7 yrs 844-838 BC
Jehoahaz rules 17 yrs 818-802 BC Joash rules 40 yrs 838-799 BC
Jehoash rules 16 yrs 802-786 BC Amaziah rules 29 yrs (2 with Joash) 800-772 BC
Jeroboam II rules 41 yrs (13 with Jehoash) 798-758 BC Uzziah rules 52 yrs (25 with Amaziah) 796-745 BC
Zechariah rules 6 months 758 BC
Menahem rules 10 yrs 758-748 BC
Pekahiah rules 2 yrs 747-746 BC
Peka rules 20 yrs (2 with Pekahiah) 747-728 BC Jotham rules 16 yrs (2 with Uzziah) 747-731 BC
Ahaz rules 16 yrs (8 with Jotham) 739-723 BC
Hosea rules 9 yrs/ ISRAEL (Northern Kingdom) CONQUERED by Assyria & CEASES TO EXIST 727-719 BC Hezekiah rules 29 yrs (3 with Ahaz) 725-697 BC

Mannasseh rules 55 yrs 696-642 BC
Amon rules 2 yrs 641-640 BC
Josiah rules 31 yrs 639-609 BC
Jehoahaz rules 3 mos 608 BC
Jehoiakim rules 11 yrs 608-598 BC
Jehoiachin rules 3 mos 597 BC
Zedekiah rules 11 yrs. 597-586 BC
Nebuchadnezzar destroys the temple 586 BC
Persian general, Cyrus, takes Babylon. Darius now Persian ruler of Babylon 537 BC
Darius dies. Cyrus king- frees Judah at end of 70 year captivity (began 605 BC) with his decree 535 BC
Usurper king Artaxerxes (Smerdis) stops newly begun work on temple in Jerusalem 521 BC
Darius King 521 BC
Darius yr 2- he issues decree for work to resume on temple 520 BC
Darius yr 6- the temple is finished 516 BC
Artaxerxes king 463 BC
Artaxerxes yr 7- he issues decree which gives Jerusalem & the Jews the ability to have almost completely autonomous rule. Provided for reestablishment of the Jewish economy as dictated by God. 457 BC
Artaxerxes yr 20- Nehemiah appointed governor of Judea/ goes to rebuild wall which was in poor condition. 444 BC
Artaxerxes yr 32- Nehemiah begins 2nd term as governor of Judea 432 BC
Darius Nothus king. Biblical record of the priesthood ends with this king's reign. Last Biblical prophets end at this time. Biblical "silence" until Gospels. 408 BC
Christ begins His ministry on earth which is devoted to the Jewish people alone. Fall, 27 AD

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Messiah Spring, 31 AD

The Gospel is taken from the Jews to the Gentiles Fall, 34 AD
Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus 70 AD
End of 6,000 years since the creation of Adam 1997/8 AD