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Is Troy In the Bible?

Troy isn’t in the Bible but so what?  It’s fun and helpful to discover what was happening in the Bible during the days of Troy.  I decided to check out just how useful the Amazing Bible Timeline with World History is.  I actually couldn’t remember if Troy was on there or not.

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The Burning of Troy

I checked the index printed right on the poster and sure enough, there was Troy – between 1200 and 1100 BC in the Greek line.  I went to that section and found “Trojan Wars 1184 BC”  It was an easy to check the Biblical events for those same years to find Samuel was the prophet during the time of the Judges.  For the following I also used the index to find Homer, Alexander the Great and more.

Here’s more about Troy and the Bible:

2000 BC to 1180 BC:Troy is a culture center
Bible: Abraham to Saul – ancient beginnings of Israel
1184 BC to 1100 BC:Trojan War. Troy is abandoned
Bible: Time of Samuel the prophet
Homer writes the Iliad and Odyssey: the story of Trojan Wars
Bible: Time of Solomon and the division of the kingdoms of Israel
700 – 600 BC:Greeks begin to move into Troy. Named Ilium
Bible: This is the century that begins with King Hezekiah and
ends with Josiah and finally the captivity under Nebuchadnezzar.
300 BCAlexander the Great rules Troy/Ilium.
Bible: These are the silent years of the Bible
85 BCRome conquers Troy/Ilium. Roman general Sulla partially restores it.
Bible – still silent. Jerusalem is also under Roman rule. The stage is set for the birth of the Messiah.

 

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