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Dates for the Old Testament – Part 3

Written by Dianna Wiebe on .

Dates for Old Testament Events – Part 3

Dates for the Old Testament can be hard to find and controversial, but that should not stop us from looking at the dates others have set. However, I am often asked about dates since we do not include them in the Grapevine curriculum. So, today, I am going to give you my personal notes on the Old Testament Timeline Part 2 dates I use when I teach a class. 

I primarily use the book, Annals of World History by Bishop James Ussher for these dates. Dates can be added to our Old Testament Overview studies or our Timelines.

Old Testament Part 3 Dates

  • 1451BC – The children of Israel cross the Jordan River
    • Manna stops falling
  • 1413 BC – The first Judge began to serve the people
    • The cycle of the judges: rebel > bondage > cry out> judge
    • for 369 years the Tabernacle resided in Shiloh
    • The story of Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges
  • 1095 BC – Samuel anointed Saul to be the first King of Israel
    • 1085 BC – David was born
  • 1063 BC– Samuel anointed David to be King of Israel
    • 1055 BC – King Saul Died and David ruled over Judah
    • 1047 BC – David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem
    • 1048 BC – David was crowned King over all of Israel
  • 1034 BC – Solomon was born to David and Bathsheba
    • 1015 BC – David died
  • 1012 BC -The foundation for the Temple was laid
    • This was 480 years after the exodus from Egypt
    • It took 7 years to complete the building of the Temple
    • This Temple is known as the First Temple or Solomon’s Temple

If you missed the dates for the Old Testament Part 1 and Old Testament Part 2 be sure to grab them before you begin teaching.



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