Bible Timeline Events in January 2023
HAPPY 2023! Is one of your goals for 2023 to increase your Bible literacy? If so, grab your calendar because one element of Bible study is understanding when an event took place in time.
Grapevine has created a 2023 Wall Calendar that will keep you up-to-date will people and events each months.
Today, let’s see which Bible timeline events take place in January. Discover when some believers commemorate Jesus begin taken to the Temple as a baby and then learn the birthday of Simeon.
January 2 – Tevet 9
- Death of Ezra: On Tevet 9, 313 BC, Ezra died. He served as a priest, scribe, and teacher of the law. (Ezra 7:9-11) He led the second group of captives from Babylon to Jerusalem. In Babylon, he was the leader of the 120 elders known as the Great Assembly.
- Death of the Apostle Peter: Traditionally, this is the date of the Apostle Peter’s death. Jesus warned Peter about the way he would die in John 21:18-19.
January 3 – Tevet 10
- Siege of Jerusalem Began: Scripture records Tevet 10 as the day King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and his army came against Jerusalem and encamped around the city. This siege of Jerusalem would last several months, ending with the destruction of the First Temple and the people of Judah being taken captive to Babylon. 2 Kings 25:1.
- Baptism of Jesus: Christians traditionally commemorate the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist on this day. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. Matthew 3:13
January 25 – Tevet 28
- Simeon: Jewish tradition recognizes this date as the birthday of Simeon, son of Jacob. Simeon was the second son born to Leah and Jacob. He lived to be 120 years old. Genesis 29:33
January 27 – Shevat 1
- New Moon/New Month: The month of Shevat begins today. Shevat is pronounced shuh-VAT
Your study of biblical time can expand this year by using the Grapevine Biblical Wall Calendar and Notes. Don’t let another year go by without learning how the biblical calendar can improve your understanding of the Bible. Order your calendar today~