16th of Nisan, 5774
Pesach II
1st day of the Omer


Jewish Timeline

From Creation to Abraham

Jewish Year Civil Year Historic Event

1 3760 BCE

Adam & Eve created
1st Generation


130 3630 BCE

Seth born
2nd Generation


235 3525 BCE Enosh born

3rd Generation


325 3435 BCE Kenan born

4th Generation


395 3365 BCE Mehalalel born
5th Generation

460 3300 BCE Yered born

6th Generation


622 3138 BCE Enoch born

7th Generation


687 3074 BCE Mehtuselah
born

8th Generation


874 2886 BCE Lemech born

9th Generation


930 2831 BCE Adam dies


1056 2704 BCE Noah born
10th Generation

1558 2203 BCE Shem born
11th Generation

1658 2102 BCE The Flood

Arpachshad born
12th Generation


1693 2067 BCE Shelach born
13th Generation

1723 2038 BCE Eber born
14th Generation

1757 2003 BCE Peleg born
15th Generation

1787 1973 BCE Reu born
16th Generation

1819 1941 BCE Serug born
17th Generation

1849 1911 BCE Nachor born
18th Generation

1878 1882 BCE Terach born
19th Generation
     

The Life of Abraham

Jewish Year Civil Year Historic Event
1948 1813 BCE Abraham
born

20th Generation

1996 1765 BCE The Tower of
Babel

2006 1755 BCE

Noah dies


2018 1743 BCE Covenant with
Abraham


2023 1738 BCE Abraham settles in Canaan

2048 1713 BCE Isaac born
21st Generation

Abraham circumcises himself

Sodom & Gomorrah destroyed


2084 1677 BCE

Isaac prepared as sacrifice

Sarah dies


2108 1653 BCE

Jacob born
22nd Generation


2123 1638 BCE Abraham dies

 

Isaac, Jaccob and Joseph

Jewish Year Civil Year Historic Event

2171 1590 BCE

Isaac blesses Jacob


2192 1569 BCE Jacob marries
Leah


2195 1565 BCE Levi born
23rd Generation

2199 1562 BCE Joseph born

2215 1545 BCE Kehath born
24th Generation

2216 1546 BCE

Joseph sold into slavery


2228 1533 BCE Isaac dies


2229

1532 BCE Joseph becomes Egypt’s viceroy

2238 1523 BCE Jacob and family move to
Egypt

2255 1523 BCE Jacob dies

2261 1499 BCE Amram born
25th Generation

2309 1452 BCE Joseph dies


2332 1429 BCE Egyptian enslavement begins
     

Moses & The Exodus

Jewish Year Civil Year

Historic Event
2368 1393 BCE Moses born
26th Generation

2406 1355 BCE Joshua born

2447 1314 BCE Moses sees the burning
bush

2448 1313 BCE Exodus from Egypt



Revelation at Mt Sinai


2449 1312 BCE Moses brings down second set of tablets


2488

1272 BCE Death of Moses



Yehoshua (Joshua) leads Jews into Israel

      

Judges Rule Israel

Jewish Year

Civil Year

Historic Event

2516

1244 BCE Death of Yehoshua (Joshua)



Zekainim (Elders) lead the nation of Israel


2533 1227 BCE Othniel, first Judge leads Israel

2573 1187  BCE Ehud judges Israel

2654 1106 BCE Dvorah (Deborah) judges Israel

2694 1066 BCE

Gideon judges Israel


2734 1026 BCE Avimelech (Abimelech) judges Israel


2779 981 BCE Yiftach (Jephthah) judges Israel

2810 950 BCE Shimshon (Samson) judges Israel

2830 930 BCE Eli the High Priest judges Israel

2871 889 BCE Shmuel (Shamuel) the Prophet judges Israel

        

Saul, David & Solomon

Jewish Year Civil Year Historic Event
2881 879 BCE Saul anointed king over Israel

2883 877 BCE David anointed king over Israel

2892 868 BCE King David establishes rule over all of Israel

2924 836 BCE King Solomon (Shlomo) begins his rule

     

First Temple Period

Jewish Year

Civil Year

Historic Event
2928 832 BCE First Temple construction begins

2935 825 BCE First Temple completed

2964 796  BCE  Split of the kingdom.



Kings Rechavam (Judah) and Yeravam (Israel) begin their rule


3320 510 BCE Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon conquers Judea. He removes part of the Temple’s holy vessels and children of the royal family take them to Babylon (Daniel 1)

3327 503 BCE Yehoyachim (Yechonia) ben Yehoyakim becomes king and reigns for only three months. Nebuchadnezzar exiles him to Babylon together with 10,000 people and the Torah Sages (II Kings 24:16).

Zedekiah ben Yehoyakim
becomes the last King of Judea (24:18)

3338 492 BCE The First Temple is destroyed. It had stood for 410 years.

 

   

Purim Events

Jewish Year Civil Year Historic Event

3392 438 BCE

Achashverosh becomes king of Persia


3395 435 BCE Achashverosh’s Feast
(180 days)

3399 431 BCE (Tevet)

Esther taken to Achashverosh


3404 426 BCE (Nissan)

Haman casts lots

(13 Nissan) 
First decrees dispatched by Haman

(14-16 Nissan)
Three days’ Fast ordered by Esther

(17 Nissan)
Haman’s downfall and execution

(23 Sivan)
Second decrees, reversing the first


3405 425 BCE (13 Adar )
Haman’s ten sons executed

(14 Adar )

Purim celebration

(15 Adar )
Purim celebration in Shushan


3406 424 BCE The Megillah recorded
 

   

Second Temple Period

Jewish Year

Civil Year Historic Event

3410 516 BCE

Second Temple Built


3597 136 BCE Miracle of Hanukkah


3830 70 CE Second Temple Destroyed by Titus. It had stood for 420 years.
     

Rabbinic Period

Jewish Year Civil Year Historic Event
3840 80 CE Leadership of Rabbi Akiva (Akiba) begins

3880 120 CE Rebellion of Bar Kochba

3979 219 CE Mishna compiled

4118 358 CE Hillel II establishes a permanent Jewish calendar

4128 368 CE Jerusalem Talmud compiled

4186 426 CE Babylonian Talmud compiled

4260 500 CE Babylonian Talmud recorded

4398 638 CE Islamic conquest of Jerusalem

4800 1040 CE Birth of “RASHI”

4891 1131 CE

Birth of “RAMBAM” (Maimonides)


4970 1210 CE 300 French and English rabbis make alliah and settle in Israel

5002 1242 CE Burning of the Talmud in Paris

5004 1244 CE

Tartars capture Jerusalem


5027 1267 CE “Ramban”(Nachmanides) arrives in Israel

5050 1290 CE Expulsion of all Jews from England

5155 1394 CE

Expulsion of all Jews from France


5235 1475 CE Rashi commentary printed in Reggio de Calabria (Beginning of Hebrew printing on printing press)

5240 1480 CE Inquisition established in Spain

5252 1492 CE

Expulsion of all Jews from Spain


5324 1564 CE Publication of the Shulchan Aruch by Rav Yoseph Caro (in the city of Safed)

5414 1654 CE First Jewish settlement established in North America (New Amsterdam)

5551 1791 CE

French National Assembly grants full civil rights to Jews.


5654 1894 CE Dreyfus trial (France)

5680 1920 CE England receives Mandate over Palestine

5698 1938 CE

Kristallnacht riot against Jews in Germany


5708 1948 CE State of Israel is declared
  

Note: The Jewish years are counted from creation.  “BCE” stands for
“Before Common Era” and “CE” refers to “Common Era” on the Gregorian (Civil) calendar.