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
Valley. Copper implements.
Cultic "high places"
Early western Semitic spoken.
Abraham born. [a]
Canaan subject to Egyptian control.
Abraham settled in
"Akeidat Yitzchak"- Isaac prepared for sacrifice. (6) [d]
According to one source (8) Hebrew slavery in
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
(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
Syria and Mediterranean coast.
Custom of burying dead with possessions -
Early writing (Sumarians)
Jericho- civilized; animal domestication, cereal crops, tools, foreign trade [g]
Shinar? - 3.(Gen. 11:12) -cities, irrigation canals, bronze work; early writing. [c]
Phoenicia and beyond.
The great flood 4.(Gen. 7:5-7) [f]
3rd dynasty of
Kaneshi center of Assyrian colonies.
Marduk is god in
First tombs in
Egypt; 12th dynasty Hammorabi code in
Decimal system in
Huangho culture in
Teutonic settlement in
Water dam in