Creation to period of Forefathers
 
 
 
   

 

 

 

Year/Time Frame

 

 

Canaan/Eretz


Israel

 

 

Jews Elsewhere

 

 

Jewish Culture

 

 

General History

 

 

Before 1800 BCE

 

 

Early Bronze Age

3760

3500

3100

3000

2105

Middle Bronze Age

 

 

19th Century BCE

 

 

1813

 

 

The Forefathers

 

 

1803

 

 

18th Century BCE

 

 

1765

 

 

1743

 

 

1713

 

 

1677

 

 

17th Century BCE

 

 

1650

 

 

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.

 

 

Diverse pottery

 

 

Fortified cities.

 

 

Cultic "high places"

 

 

Early western Semitic spoken.

 

 

Abraham born. [a]

 

 

Sarah born.
Land of
Canaan
subject to Egyptian control.

 

 

Abraham settled in
Canaan.

 

 

Isaac born.

 

 

"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
.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 
 

 

 

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