A Historical Timeline of the Bible

Table 1 Egyptian Dynasties

 

There are several variations of the chronology of ancient Egypt.  This one by PETER A. PICCIONE, PH.D. - Chronology and King-Lists of Ancient Egypt and the Near East falls in line with Biblical events as do the chronologies of several others not shown here.  The timing of Dynasties XII to XVIII is crucial to the time of the patriarchs, the Hyksos and Israel's time in Egypt and the Exodus. The New Kingdom (1570-1070) shown below contains dynasties XVIII, XIX and XX. A strong case for the dating of these New Kingdom dynasties can be found in the following article. You can readily purchase the book In Studies in Honor of George R. Hughes on the internet. Pay particular attention to the length of the reign of Thutmose IV.

Wente, E. F. and Van Siclen III, C. C. "A Chronology of the New Kingdom." In Studies in Honor of George R. Hughes. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization. Vol. 39, pp. 217-262. Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1977.

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(1) Egyptian Journey 2003: History

(2) Ancient Egypt History and Chronology

(3) Index of Egyptian History

(4) The Virtual Egyptian Museum

(5) Egypt Land of Eternity

(6) An introduction to the history and culture of Pharaonic Egypt

(7) EGYPTOLOGY online

(8) The Ancient Egypt Site

(9) Fruit of the Nile

(10) Tour Egypt

(11) Institute for Biblical & Scientific Studies

Period Rulers Year B.C.
Late Predynastic
3250-3050
Dynasty 0
3250-3050

Early Dynastic
3050-2705

Dynasty I
Dynasty II
3050-2857
2857-2705

Old Kingdom
2705-2213

Dynasty III
Dynasty IV
Dynasty V
Dynasty VI
Dynasty VII
Dynasty VIII

2705-2630
2630-2524
2524-2400
2400-2250?
2250?-2230
2230-2213

1st Intermediate Period
2213-1991

Dynasty IX
Dynasty X
Dynasty XI

2213-2175
2175-2035
2134-1991

Middle Kingdom
1991-1668

Dynasty XII
Dynasty XIII

1991-1784
1784-1668

2nd Intermediate Period
1720-1570

Dynasty XIV
Dynasty XV (Hyksos)
Dynasty XVI (Hyksos vassals)
Dynasty XVII (Thebes)

1720-1665
1668-1560
1665-1565
1668-1570

New Kingdom
1570-1070

Dynasty XVIII
Dynasty XIX
Dynasty XX

1570-1293
1293-1185
1185-1070

3rd Intermediate Period
1070-656

High Priests (Thebes)
Dynasty XXI (Tanis)
Dynasty XXII (Tanis)
High Priests of Amun at Thebes
Dynasty XXIII (Thebes)
High Priests of Amun

Dynasty XXIII (Leontopolis)
Dynasty XXIII (Hermopolis)
Dynasty XXIII (Heracleopolis)
Dynasty XXIII (Tanis)
Dynasty XXIV
Dynasty XXV (Kushite/Nubian)

1070-946
1070-946
946-712
946-797/87
828-765?
828-774
814-730?
760-665?
740-665?
710?-665?
ca.760-685
767-656

The Late Period
685-332

Dynasty XXVI (Sais)
Dynasty XXVII (First Persian)
Dynasty XXVIII
Dynasty XXIX
Dynasty XXX
Dynasty XXXI (Second Persian)

685-525
525-332
405-399
399-380
380-343
343-332

Hellenistic (Greek) Era
332-30

Macedonian Kings
Ptolemaic Kings

332-304
304-30

Roman Era
30 BC - 395 AD

Roman Emperors

30 BC 395 AD

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