Before 1800 BCE
Early Bronze Age
Middle Bronze Age
19th Century BCE
18th Century BCE
17th Century BCE
Creation of the world, Adam and Eve (according to tradition)
Abel is herdsman 1.(Gen. 4:2)
Cain is farmer 2.(Gen. 4:2)
Village culture especially in Negev and Jordan Valley. Copper implements.
Cultic "high places"
Early western Semitic spoken.
Abraham born. [a]
Sarah born. Land of Canaan subject to Egyptian control.
Abraham settled in Canaan.
"Akeidat Yitzchak"- Isaac prepared for sacrifice. (6) [d]
Hyksos govern Egypt (-1650)
According to one source (8) Hebrew slavery in Egypt began.
10 Generations from Noah to Abraham
7 Noachide laws: Idolatry; Heresy; Murder; Sexual prohibitions; Stealing; Dismembering living animals; Courts of Justice [b]
First possible nation of Jerusalem
(Yero-Shalem) (7. Gen 22:14)
Sheep domestication (N. Iraq) Settlements in Aria Minor characterized by pottery. Agriculture: wheat, barley.
Village culture, pottery, crafts, in upper Mesopotamia, later Syria and Mediterranean coast.
Custom of burying dead with possessions -Egypt.
Early writing (Sumarians)
Jericho- civilized; animal domestication, cereal crops, tools, foreign trade [g]
Sumerians (Shinar? - 3.(Gen. 11:12) -cities, irrigation canals, bronze work; early writing. [c]
Civilization in Phoenicia and beyond. Egypt: Hieroglyphics
The great flood 4.(Gen. 7:5-7) [f]
Invasion of Greece (1300)
3rd dynasty of Ur (1300)
Kaneshi center of Assyrian colonies.
Marduk is god in Babylon.
Dispersion from Babel (1765)(7)
First tombs in Egypt; 12th dynasty Hammorabi code in Babylon (e)
Decimal system in Crete.
Beginnings of Persian Empire.
Bronze age Britain (Stonehenge).
Huangho culture in China.
Teutonic settlement in S. Norway.
Water dam in India.