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Bible Timeline 1996 BC Birth of Abraham

Recently M. Anderson wrote to tell us we had a mistake on the Amazing Bible World History Timeline. Genesis 11: 26 tells us “And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.”

The Amazing Bible Timeline shows Terah as 130 years when Abraham is born. We use Bishop Ussher’s dates as the basis for the Timeline. His are the dates found in the Authorized King James Bible. When calculating the ages of each person Bishop James Ussher took into account all the scriptures regarding that person. Using additional scripture verses we have to conclude that Terah was at least 130 when Abram (Abraham) was born.

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Consider that Terah died at age 205 (Genesis 11:32), that Abraham moved from the land of Haran after Terah’s death (Acts 7:4), and that Abraham was 75 when he departed Haran and moved to the land of Canaan (Genesis 12:4). Then that means Terah was at least 130 at Abraham’s birth (205 – 75 = 130). But what about the scripture you quote? We can only assume this means at least one of the sons was born when Terah was 70 and the rest after that date since there are other scriptures that suggest these sons were not triplets. Why is Abram (Abraham) listed first if he was not the eldest? Most likely because he is the most important in the genealogy of the chosen people leading up to Christ. We appreciate any and all feedback on the Amazing Bible Timeline. Each reprinting includes suggestions for enhancements, so please keep sending them.

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9 thoughts on “Bible Timeline 1996 BC Birth of Abraham

  1. How old was Moses when he left pharaohs house after he murdered the Egyptian.

  2. Find that amazing. Am reading Gen 22 Abraham was told to sacrifice Isaac. He had to travel for two Days and on the third day ABBA provided a lamb. 1 day is as a 1000 for 2000 years Israel wandered and On The 3rd day ABBA gave His soon.

  3. Interesting History. Thanks for publishing it. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

  4. The bible does not say when Abraham was born, so you cannot refer to the bible. The book of Jasher states that Tera was 38 when he begat Haran, and that Tera was 70 when he begat Abram, and that Haran was 32 at the time.

  5. The two thousand years (two days) of wandering Jewish People is wonderful thought. God provided a Lamb (the promised son, Jesus Christ) exactly as the promised son of Abraham, Isaac. Just as Abraham had to slaughter his son, so God gave His only Son to be truly slaughtered for our redemption. Every chapter in the Bible has reference to the saving and finished work of Jesus.

  6. How can Abraham be born in 1996 BC when another pages says his son Issac was born in 2065 BC?

    1. Michael are you referring to one of our pages or another site on the web. Since the Bible does not give specific dates there are different approaches on putting together a chronology. Thank you!

  7. Hello! New guy here? What B.C. year did Abram leave Ur of the Chaldees? And what year did the War of 9 Kings occur (around when Abram rescued Lot)? Your answers would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you in advance!

    1. Well, do the math; in Genesis 12:4b NIV it says “Abram was 75 years old when he set out from Haran.” Which means that 1996 BC + 75 = he set out from Ur in 1921 BC. The next question: I’m not sure. It was before Abram had Ishmael, and Abram was exactly 86, meaning that the War of 9 Kings most likely took place between 1920 BC and 1910 BC.

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