Chronological Bible Timeline


2,167 Birth of Abraham.
2,091 Calling of Abraham.
2,066 Isaac is born.
2,006 Jacob is born.
1,991 Death of Abraham.
1,915 Birth of Joseph.
1,886 Death of Isaac.
1,876 Jacob moves to Egypt.
1,859 Death of Jacob.
1,805 Death of Joseph.
1,800 Israel is in Egypt.
1,526 Birth of Moses.
1,486 Flight of Moses into the wilderness.
1,446 Moses is called by God.
—— The Exodus.
—— (Could be 200 years earlier!)
1,406 Entering the Promised Land.
—— Death of Moses.
1,400 The Promised Land conquered by Joshua.
1,380 The judges begin to rule.
1,367 Othniel rules as judge.
1,304 Ehud rules as judge.
1,224 Deborah rules as judge.
1,177 Gideon rules as judge.
1,120 Birth of Samuel.
1,043 The people reject God as their King. [1 Sam. 8:7]
—— Saul is appointed as king.
1,011 Death of Saul.
—— David becomes the king of Judah.
1,004 The kingdom is united.
971 Death of David.
—- Solomon is appointed as king.
931 Death of Solomon.
—- Jeroboam is appointed as king of Israel.
—- Rehoboam is appointed as king of Judah.
913 Abijam is appointed as king of Judah.
911 Asa is appointed as king of Judah.
910 Nadab is appointed as king of Israel.
909 Baasha is appointed as king of Israel.
887 Obadiah begins to prophesy in Judah.
886 Elah is appointed as king of Israel.
885 Zimri is appointed as king of Israel.
—- Tibni and Omri become rival kings in Israel.
880 Omri is appointed Israel’s undisputed king.
874 Ahab is appointed as king of Israel.
873 Jehoshaphat becomes coregent in Judah.
870 Death of Asa.
—- Jehoshaphat reigns alone in Judah.
862 Jonah is sent to Nineveh.
853 Ahaziah is appointed king of Israel.
—- Jehoram becomes coregent in Judah.
852 J(eh)oram is appointed king in Israel.
848 Death of Jehoshaphat.
—- Jehoram reigns alone in Judah.
841 J(et)oram is killed by Jehu.
—- Jehu becomes the king of Israel.
—- Ahaziah is appointed king in Judah.
—- Athaliah takes the throne of Judah by force.
835 J(eh)oash is appointed king of Judah.
814 Jehoahaz is appointed king of Israel.
800 Joel begins to prophesy in Judah.
798 J(eh)oash is appointed king of Judah.
796 Amaziah is appointed king of Judah.
793 Jeroboam II becomes coregent in Israel.
792 The father of Azariah is captured.
—- Azariah is appointed king in Judah.
787 Amos begins to prophesy in Israel.
785 Hosea begins to prophesy in Israel.
782 Death of Jehoash.
—- Jeroboam reigns alone in Israel.
767 Death of Amaziah.
—- Azariah reigns alone in Judah.
755 Isaiah begins to prophesy in Judah.
753 Zechariah is appointed king of Israel.
752 Shallum is appointed king of Israel.
—- Then Menachem is appointed king of Isreal.
750 Jothan becomes coregent in Judah.
—- Micah beings to prophesy in Judah.
742 Pekahiah is appointed king of Israel.
740 Pekah is appointed king of Israel.
—- Death of Azariah.
—- Josham reigns alone in Judah.
735 Ahaz becomes coregent in Judah.
732 Hoshea is appointed king of Israel.
—- Death of Josham.
—- Ahaz reigns alone in Judah.
723 Israel is captured by the Assyrians.
716 Hezekiah is appointed king of Judah.
713 Nahum begins to prophesy in Judah.
696 Manasseh becomes coregent in Judah.
686 Death of Hezekiah.
—- Manasseh reigns alone in Judah.
642 Amon is appointed king of Judah.
640 Josiah is appointed king of Judah.
630 Zephaniah begins to prophesy in Judah.
626 Jeremiah begins to prophesy in Judah.
—- Habakkuk begins to prophesy in Judah.
609 Jehoahaz is appointed king of Judah.
—- Zehoiakim is appointed king of Judah.
607 The beginning of the events in the Book of Daniel.
597 Jehoiachim is appointed king of Judah.
—- Zedekiah is appointed king of Judah.
592 Ezekiel begins to prophesy in Judah.
586 The Babylonians take Judah into exile.
—- Jeremiah prophesy about the New Covenant. [Jer. 31:31]
—- Ezekiel prophesy of the new heart and spirit. [Ezek. 11:19-20, 18:31, 36:26]
—- Ezekiel prophesy of the indwelling Holy Spirit. [Ezek. 36:27]
539 Persia overthrow Babylonia.
536 Beginning of the construction of the second Temple.
520 Zechariah begins to prophesy.
—- Haggai begins to prophesy.
520 Construction of the Temple is resumed.
516 Completion of the Second Temple.
480 Esther is appointed queen of Persia.
458 The return of Ezra to Judah.
444 The return of Nehemiah to Judah.
397 Malachi begins to prophesy.
333 Alexander the Great rules over Palestine.
323 Ptolemies begins to rule.
198 Seleucids begins to rule.
166 Hasmoneans begins to rule.
63 Palestine is conquered by Rome.
37 Herod the Great is appointed as king.
8 Annunciation to the Virgin Mary.
7 Birth of John the Baptist.
– Birth of Jesus.
6 Presentation of Jesus to the Temple.
– Flight to Egypt.
4 Death of Herod the Great.


6 Mary, Joseph and Jesus visit the Temple.
27 Jesus begins His ministry in Galilee.
29 The beginning of the Judean ministry.
— The beginning of the Perean ministry.
30 Death of Christ.
— The Resurrection of Christ.
— The Ascension.
— Pentecost Day.
33 Martyrdom of St. Stephen.
— Conversion of Paul.
36 St. Paul visits Jerusalem.
40 St. Peter begins his ministry to the Gentiles.
44 Martyrdom of St. James.
47 St. Paul begins his first journey.
50 St. Paul begins his second journey.
53 St. Paul begins his third journey.
57 Arrest and imprisonment of St. Paul.
59 St. Paul is sent to Rome.
70 Jerusalem is destroyed by the Romans.
95 St. John is sent to Patmos.
— The end of the New Testament period.

All dates are approximate.

Source: Catholic Doors Ministry

Saint Anselm explains God

Saint Anselm is a Doctor of the Catholic Church. His Feast Day is April 21. Saint Anselm is one of the Scholastics, predating the somewhat better known, Saint Thomas Aquinas. Saint Anselm’s writings have survived largely intact, providing a philosophical “sweet spot” that falls chronologically, between Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas and theologically, proves to be highly practical and deeply insightful.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent article on Saint Anselm:

“Arousal of the mind for contemplating God”

Teach me to seek You, and reveal Yourself to me as I seek; for unless You teach me I cannot seek You, and unless You reveal Yourself I cannot find You. Let me seek You in desiring You; let me desire You in seeking You. Let me find You in loving You; let me love You in finding You. 0 Lord, I acknowledge and give thanks that You created in me Your image so that I may remember, contemplate, and love You. But this image has been so effaced by the abrasion of transgressions, so hidden from sight by the dark billows of sins, that unless You renew and refashion it, it cannot do what it was created to do. 0 Lord, I do not attempt to gain access to Your loftiness, because I do not at all consider my intellect to be equal to this task. But I yearn to understand some measure of Your truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe even this: that unless I believe, I shall not understand.

Therefore, if that than which a greater cannot be thought were only in the understanding, then that than which a greater cannot be thought would be that than which a greater can be thought!” Clearly, something than which a greater cannot be thought must exist both in understanding and reality, or it would be less than those things which exist both in the understanding and in reality. Moreover, God cannot be thought not to exist. Why? Because if that were to happen, if a mind could think of something better than God (making it therefore certain that God does not exist as the Being of which no Being greater can be conceived) then the creature would sit in judgment of the Creator, and therefore that creature would be, as Scripture says (Psalm 14:1), the fool who in his heart says there is no God; but he only says this because he has fooled himself.

For only what You will is just, and only what You do not will is not just. So, then, Your mercy is begotten from Your justice, because it is just for You to be good to such an extent that You are good even in sparing. And perhaps this is why He who is supremely just can will good things for those who are evil. But if we can somehow grasp why You can will to save those who are evil, surely we cannot at all comprehend why from among those who are similarly evil You save some and not others because of Your supreme goodness, and condemn some and not others because of Your supreme justice.

Read more at Catholic Insight

Dr. Anthony Fauci refuses to discuss vaccine risks because he probably knows what might happen

Dr. Anthony Fauci refuses to discuss the safety or efficacy of the vaccines, other than stating what is already included in the information sheet that is supplied to every vaccine recipient.

At the same time, Dr. Fauci continues to advocate social distancing, multiple mask wearing and the avoidance of bars, theaters, restaurants and similar crowded environments, even for those who have been fully vaccinated and should now be immune to virtually every known strain of Covid-19.

A reasonable and rational person might suspect
that Dr. Fauci’s personal version of viral “double talk”
is intended to hide something.

For example: mRNA vaccine technology has never worked effectively, in the past. mRNA vaccine technology is little understood. Too high of a dose of mRNA type Covid-19 vaccines might kill a person. Too low of dose may be ineffective.

But, the real “elephant in the room” is the possibility
that someone who who has already been fully vaccinated
(and should be fully immune)
may instead, experience a massive,
fatal, immune system overreaction
if subsequently exposed to the Covid-19 virus, “in the wild”.

In any case, Dr. Fauci remains a highly unconvincing expert who has already failed in his primary mission and who has “flip-flopped” so often, on so many related issues, that no sane person would likely, place much faith in his opinion, anyway.

Easter mystery

The Day the Resurrection of Christ became an official dogma of the Church

…On the first Easter Sunday, news began to be circulated that Jesus was alive and had been seen. These reports were, at first disbelieved or at least doubted by the apostles. Various reports from both women and men were dismissed by the apostles. But suddenly in the evening of that first Easter Sunday there is a change and a declaration by the apostles that the Lord had truly been raised. What effected this change?

It would seem that, after the early evening report by the disciples returning from Emmaus, Peter slipped away, perhaps for a walk or some other purpose and according to both Paul (1 Cor 15:5) and Luke (Luke 24:34) the risen Lord appeared to him privately and prior to the other apostles. Peter then reports this to the others and the resurrection moves from being doubted to being the official declaration of the Church. The official declaration is worded thus:

The Lord has truly risen indeed,
he has appeared to Simon!” (Luke 24:34)

The resurrection is now officially declared. Notice, the world “truly” (some texts say “indeed”). It is not an officially attested fact that Jesus has risen. Neither Magdalene, nor the women in general, nor the disciples from Emmaus could make this declaration for the Church. It took the college of apostles in union with Peter to do this. Hence the dogma of the resurrection becomes so on very Catholic terms:  The first bishops (the apostles) in union or in Council with the first Pope (Peter) make this solemn declaration of the faith.

Read the article

Holy Saturday

HOLY SATURDAY – The body of Jesus is in the tomb but His soul is among the dead to announce the kingdom.

The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will Live (John 5:25).

Consider what it must have been like for the dead in Sheol to awaken to the voice of Jesus!

Meanwhile The Disciples, heartbroken at the death of Jesus, observed the Jewish Sabbath in sorrow. They had forgotten the promise of Jesus that He would rise.

We cannot forget His promise. We cannot forget. Tonight in our parishes after sundown we gather for the Great Easter Vigil where we will experience Jesus rising from the dead. We gather in darkness and light the Easter fire which reminds us that Jesus is light in the darkness. He is the light of the world.

We enter into the church and attentively listen to Bible stories describing God’s saving work of the past.

Suddenly, the church lights are lit and the Gloria is sung as we celebrate the moment of Christ’s resurrection. He Lives! In the joy of the resurrection we then celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist for our Catechumens and Candidates who have prepared for many weeks for this night.

As a Church we sing Alleluia for the first time in forty days. Do everything you can to be present on this evening and invite friends and family to join. Our Vigil ushers in an Easter joy that never ends!

Isaiah 61:1-3  The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn: To appoint to the mourners of Zion, and to give them a crown for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and they shall be called in it the mighty ones of justice, the planting of the Lord to glorify him.


The best and the worst of Good Friday

To be connected with the Catholic Church is to be associated with scoundrels, warmongers, fakes, gluttons, hateful, gossips, child-molesters, murderers, prostitutes, publicans, double-minded, slothful, adulterers and hypocrites of every description.

It also, at the same time, identifies you with the greatest saints and the finest persons of heroic soul of every time, era, country, race, and gender. Men and women who surrendered their will to God’s will, who willingly without shame stood in place of the weak and those who without regard to self laid down their lives for even those who hated them, and all this for the love of Jesus and for glory unto God.

To be a member of the Catholic Church is to carry the mantle of both the worst sin and the finest heroism of soul because Christ’s Church always looks exactly as it looked at the original crucifixion:

God hung among thieves.

– Anonymous

Submitted by Doria2