The Bible in 33 Events

  1. The Creation ~5000 B.C.
  2. Adam Created That Friday
  3. The Fall very possibly the next Friday
  4. The Flood ~3400 B.C.
  5. The Tower of Babel Gen. 11:1-10; 7 verses before and 7 after: Peleg
  6. Covenant of Grace ~2000 B.C.
  7. Covenant of Circumcision, 14 years later
  8. Israel enters Egypt ~1675 B.C.
  9. Israel’s Exodus ~1450 B.C. after 215 years
  10. The Mosaic Law 3 months later
  11. Israel enters the Promised Land ~1410 B.C.
  12. Israel under the Judges a few centuries up to ~1050 B.C.
  13. David’s Throne in Jerusalem 1,004 B.C.
  14. Solomon Builds the Temple  ~970 B.C.
  15. Israel’s Kingdom Divided ~880 B.C.
  16. Assyrian Captivity of the northern ten tribes ~610 B.C. never to return
  17. Babylonian Captivity 496 B.C. of Judah in the south, for 70 years
  18. Temple destroyed about 20 years later Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
  19. Nehemiah’s Return 454 B.C. to rebuild Jerusalem’s houses and city
  20. Ezra’s Return ~426 B.C., the temple was rebuilt by Zerubbabel [whose name means stranger in Babel] by the official decree of Cyrus, King of Persia.  Sometimes referred to as the “post-exilic temple,” but more commonly as Zerubbabel’s Temple, and the second temple.
  21. Herod Rebuilt the Temple 20 B.C., John 2:18-20 46 years to build this temple, sometimes called “Herod’s temple,” built on the place of the old foundations of Zerubbabel’s Temple, so that the Jews typically refer to the three temples, of Solomon, Zerubbabel, and Herod, as only two Temples, viewing Herod’s as simply a major-refurbishing of Zerubbabel’s construction. (Rome destroyed this last Temple in A.D. 70.  And more than 500 years later, Islam’s third holiest site (after Mecca and Medina) is the Dome of the Rock (600s), built on the Temple Mount.
  22. Christ’s Birth and Life 4 B.C.
  23. Christ’s Death and Resurrection April, 29 A.D.
  24. Pentecost June, 29 A.D.
  25. Israel Cast Away 30 A.D.
  26. The Body of Christ Began at the same time.
  27. The Rapture of the Body date yet future and cannot yet be determined, based upon the “fullness” of the Gentiles
  28. The Tribulation of Israel following the Rapture, seven years of Jacob’s Great Tribulation ending in the Battle of Armageddon and the Lord’s return.
  29. Christ’s Second Coming
  30. Judgment of the Nations which sends the goats to hell and the sheep to populate Israel’s earthly Kingdom
  31. Millennial Kingdom Christ’s 1,000-year earthly reign
  32. Great White Throne Judgment ends with the wicked cast with Satan into the Lake of Fire
  33. The New Creation God creates a New Heaven and the New Earth.  Members of the Body of Christ dwell eternally in the New Heaven while Israel inhabits the New Earth, with its capital, the New Jerusalem, with the twelve apostles ruling from their twelve thrones, Mat. 19:28, Rev. 21:14.

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