Bible Chronology - Great Flood to the Exodus

After the great flood, all peoples of the earth were descended from Noah, through his three sons and their wives. The distinction of God calling all people to himself through one family began with Abram, as God told him, “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” (Ge 22:18 AV). The line of Christ provides the pathway through scripture physically and spiritually.



YearsPeriodBible passages, with commentary in braces {}
1-Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
2-Gen 8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. 14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
2-Gen 11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
37-Gen 11:12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
67-Gen 11:14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
101-Gen 11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
131-Gen 11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
163-Gen 11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
193-Gen 11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
222-Gen 11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
292-Gen 11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
340239 yearsGen 11:19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
341148 yearsGen 11:25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
350950 yearsGen 9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
367-Gen 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
370239 yearsGen 11:21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
378-Gen 16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
392-Gen 21:5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
393230 yearsGen 11:23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
427205 yearsGen 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
429127 yearsGen 23:1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
429-Gen 23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan. 20 And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
432- Gen 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
440438 years Gen 11:13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
452- Gen 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac [was] threescore years old when she bare them.
467175 years Gen 25:7 And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
470433 years Gen 11:15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
492- Gen 26:34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
502600 years Gen 11:11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
515137 years Gen 25:17 And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost
529- Gen 29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east. [Jacob's age was back-calculated based on Joseph's age from chapter 45.]
531464 years Gen 11:17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
543- Gen 30:25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. 26 Give [me] my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee. {7 years each for 2 wives}
549- Gen 31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
560- Gen 37:2 These [are] the generations of Jacob. Joseph, [being] seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad [was] with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
572180 years Gen 35:28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
573- Gen 41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
573- Gen 41:46 And Joseph [was] thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. {year back-calculated from Gen 45} Gen 41:50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him. {NOTE: The younger was born two years before Jacob came to Egypt, and Jacob lived 17 years in Egypt; therefore, just before his death, the younger of Joseph's sons must have been at least 19 years old.}
580- Gen 41:54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
582- Gen 45:6 For these two years [hath] the famine [been] in the land: and yet [there are] five years, in the which [there shall] neither [be] earing nor harvest.
582- Gen 47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
599147 years Gen 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
652110 years Gen 50:26 So Joseph died, [being] an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
929- {Approximate birth of Aaron, with no recorded threat to his life as a male infant} NOTE: between these years, began a Pharoah's order to slay male Hebrew babies.
932- {Approximate birth of Moses.} Exodus 1:1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
1012- Exodus 7:7 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh. {430 years in Egypt added to the start year of 582.}
1012- Exodus 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day {to the day} it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. {For approximately the first seventy years in Egypt, Joseph was alive, so the period of actual slavery was about 360 years.}

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Published 28 October 2004