Are the Hebrew and King James timeline of the Bible (Old Testament) different?
Yes. The two timelines place creation 244 years apart.
The Hebrew Timeline known as Seder Olam Rabba places creation at 3760 BC. It was calculated on a literal reading of the book of Genesis by Tanna Yose ben Halafta in the second century BC. The Tannaim (Hebrew: תנאים, singular תנא, Tanna) were the Rabbinic sages whose views are recorded in the Mishnah, from approximately 70-200 CE – from wikipedia.org
Quickly See 6000 Years of Bible and World History Together
Unique Circular Format – see more in less space.
Learn facts that you can’t learn just from reading the Bible
Attractive design ideal for your home, office, church …
The Hebrew Timeline and the King James Biblical timeline based on Ussher’s chronology, places creation at 4004 BC. The 244-year difference is due to differences in calculations during the period when dates have to be determined by relationship to other events as exact time frames and relative dates are not given. (see our article: The Three Bible Timelines: Why and How They Differ )
Here are some of the dates on the Jewish Timeline:
Creation of Adam and Eve 3760 BC
Methuselah Born 3074 BC
Adam dies 2831 BC
Noah born 2704 BC
The Flood 2102 BC
Abraham born 1813 BC
Tower of Babel 1765 BC
Noah dies 1755 BC
Joseph born 1562 BC
Moses born 1393 BC
Exodus 1313 BC
Saul anointed king 879 BC
David anointed king 877 BC
First Temple construction begins 832 BC
Kingdoms split 769 BC
The first temple destroyed 586 BC
The second temple built 516 BC
Esther to Achashverosh 431 BC
The second temple destroyed 70 AD
For a comparison list of dates see our article comparing the Catholic, King James and Hebrew Timelines.
- Unique circular format - over 1,000 references at your fingertips on this wonderful study companion
- Discover interesting facts - Biblical events with scripture references plotted alongside world history showcase fun chronological relationships
- Attractive, easy to use design - People will stop to look at and talk about this beautifully laid out Jesus history timeline poster ideal for your home, office, church ... Click here to find out more about this unique and fun Bible study tool!
3 thoughts on “The Hebrew Timeline”
Thank you for publishing the too rarely known, even in orthodox Jewish circles, traditional Jewish timeline. One blooper this fallible reader found though, you have the building of the 2nd Temple before the destruction of the first, i.e. 70 years after the more well known estimate of the destruction rather than the traditional one.
You are welcome and appreciate the comment. The correction has been made. Have a blessed one!
Why have Christmas in dec.Romans held
census July to sept.