A Historical Timeline of the Bible

Chronology from the Flood to the Hittite Sacking of Babylon

The dating surrounding Mesopotamian history is based on the ultra-low Mesopotamian chronology detailed here: Astronomy and the Fall of Babylon

AM = After creation of man.

This research paper gives insight that Sargon I (Sargon the Great) may have been the biblical Asshur, son of Shem, and that Lugalzaggessi may have been the biblical Nimrod, son of Cush: Assur and Nimrod in Conflict

EVENT YEAR B.C. AM
Flood Begins (Gen. 5:27; 7:6)
2327
1656
Arphaxad (and Asshur?) Born (Gen. 11:10)  
2325
1658
Selah Born (Gen. 11:12)      
2290
1693
Eber Born (Gen. 11:14)   
2260
1723
Peleg Born (Gen. 11:16) 
2226
1757
Earth Divided Among Sons of Noah
 
 
Lugal-Zage-Si (Nimrod?) of Uruk (Erech)
2224-2200
1759-1783
Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:4) (2 yrs)
2213
1770

Sharru-kîn, Sargon I (Asshur?), First Dynasty of Akkad Begins,
he defeats Lugal-Zage-Si

2200-2145
1783-1838
Reu Born (Gen. 11:18)  
2196
1787
Serug Born (Gen. 11:20)   
2164
1819
Nahor Born (Gen. 11:22)   
2134
1849
Nimrod Executed by Shem?  
2126-2124
1857-1855
Terah Born (Gen. 11:24)  
2105
1878
Haran Born (Gen. 11:26)   
2035
1948
Utu-hegal of Uruk
2026-2019
1957-1964
End of the First Dynasty of Akkad / Begin Third Dynasty of Ur
2018
1965
Peleg Dies (Gen. 11:18-19)
1987
1996
Abraham Born when Terah is 130 Years Old (Gen. 11:32; 12:4)
1975
2008
First Dynasty of Isin Begins
1922
2061
Third Dynasty of Ur Ends
1911
2072
Isaac Born
1875
2108
Jacob Born
1815
2168
Abraham Dies at 175
1800
2183
First Dynasty of Babylon Begins
1798
2185
Joseph Born
1724
2259
First Dynasty of Isin Ends
1698
2285
Reign of Hammurabi of Babylon Begins
1696
2287
Isaac Dies at 180
1695
2288
Jacob Dies at 147
1668
2315
Reign of Hammurabi of Babylon Ends
1654
2329
Joseph Dies at 110
1614
2369
First Dynasty of Babylon Ends (Babylon sacked by Hittites)
1499
2484

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