Jewish History Timeline


Event Jewish Calendar Gentile Calendar
Creation 1 -3761
Noah born 1056 -2705
The Flood 1656 -2105
Abraham born 1948 -1813
Covenant Between the Parts 2018 -1743
Isaac born 2048 -1713
Jacob & Family go down to Egypt 2238 -1523
The Exodus and the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai 2448 -1313
The Children of Israel enter the Land of Israel 2489 -1272
King David born 2854 -907
King Solomon born 2912 -849
King Solomon builds the Holy Temple 2928 -833
Rebellion of the Ten Tribes; kingdom is split into two kingdoms: Israel of ten tribes, and Judah of two 2964 -796
Israel conquered by Shalmanesser, Israel exiled to places unknown 3205 -555
Holy Temple destroyed; Judah exiled to Babylon 3338 -422
Holy Temple rebuilt. End of Era of Prophecy; beginning of Mishnaic Era 3408 -352
Second Holy Temple destroyed 3828 68
Mishnaic Rabbis: Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva, and Rabbi Tarfon conduct the Seder in Bnai Brak 3870? 110?
End of Mishnaic Era; beginning of Talmudic (Amoraic) Era 3948 188
Abbaye and Rava teach the Talmud 4100 340
End of Talmudic Era; beginning of Savoraic Era 4260 500
End of Savoraic Era; beginning of Gaonic Era 4349 589
Rav Saadya Gaon born 4642 882
End of Gaonic Era; beginning of Rishonim Era 4798 1038
Rashi born 4800 1040
Maimonides born 4895 1135
End of Rishonim Era; beginning of Achronim Era 5200? 1440?
Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of Shulchan Aruch, born 5248 1488
Rabbi Isaac Luria, the Arizal, born 5294 1534
Bal Shem Tov born 5458 1698

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