Septuagint Biblical Timeline

By on December 13, 2017

LXX Biblical Timeline – Bible Research ToolsThis Biblical Timeline was created using passages from the Brenton’s 1851 Septuagint (LXX) [1]. The timeline is anchored to a date of 586 BC for the destruction of Solomon’s Temple. The Brenton verses are actively linked to the Studybible website.

Note: this timeline yields a total of 391 years between the apostasy of Israel in the 4th year of Rehoboam (977 BC) and the destruction of Jerusalem (586 BC). The prophecy of Ezekiel 4:4-5, 9 as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls implies the time of iniquity to be 390 years. The Brenton Septuagint for Ezekiel 4:4-5 implies the time of iniquity to be only 190 years.

 

Births

Start BC

End BC

Years

Event

Sum

LXX Verses

Adam Created 5397 5397 0 0 Gen 1:26
Adam Created to Seth Birth 5397 5167 230 230 Gen 5:3
Seth Birth to Enos Birth 5167 4962 205 435 Gen 5:6
Enos Birth to Cainan Birth 4962 4772 190 625 Gen 5:9
Cainan Birth to Mahalaleel Birth 4772 4602 170 795 Gen 5:12
Mahalaleel Birth to Jared Birth 4602 4437 165 960 Gen 5:15
Jared Birth to Enoch Birth 4437 4275 162 1122 Gen 5:18
Enoch Birth to Methuselah Birth 4275 4110 165 1287 Gen 5:21
Methuselah Birth to Lamech Birth [1] 4110 3923 187 1474 Gen 5:25
Lamech Birth to Noah Birth 3923 3735 188 1662 Gen 5:28-29
Noah Birth to Flood 3735 3135 600 2262 Gen 7:6
Flood 3135 3134 1 3135 2263 Gen 7:11, Gen 8:13
Flood to Arphaxad Birth 3134 3132 2 2265 Gen 11:10
Arphaxad Birth to Cainan Birth 3132 2997 135 2400 Gen 11:12
Cainan Birth to Sala Birth 2997 2867 130 2530 Gen 11:13
Salah Birth to Eber Birth 2867 2737 130 2660 Gen 11:14
Eber (Heber) Birth to Peleg Birth 2737 2603 134 2794 Gen 11:16
Peleg Birth to Reu Birth (Babel) 2603 2473 130 2924 Gen 11:18
Reu Birth to Serug Birth 2473 2341 132 3056 Gen 11:20
Serug Birth to Nahor Birth 2341 2211 130 3186 Gen 11:22
Nahor Birth to Terah Birth 2211 2032 179 3365 Gen 11:24
Terah Birth to Abraham Birth 2032 1962 70 3435 Gen 11:26
Abraham to Exodus Gen 11:26
Abraham Birth to Canaan 1962 1887 75 3510 Gen 12:4
Abraham Covenant 1887 Gen 12:7
Abraham Covenant to Isaac Birth [25] Gen 17:17-19
Isaac Age at Jacob Birth [60] Gen 25:26
Jacob Age at Arrival in Egypt [130] Gen 47:8-10
Arrival in Egypt 1672 Gen 47:8-10
Time in Egypt [215] Gen 47:8-10
Abraham in Canaan to Exodus 1887 1457 430 3940 Exo 12:40
Exodus 1457 Exo 12:40
Kings of Judah Start End Reign Exo 12:40
Saul Reign [40] 1101 Acts 13:21
David Reign [40] 1061 2Sam 5:4
Solomon Reign [40] 1021 1Kin 11:42
Exodus to Solomon Temple 1457 1017 440 4380 1Kin 6:1
Temple Started 1017 1Kin 6:1
Temple to End of Reign 1017 981 36 4416 1Kin 11:42
Rehoboam 981 964 17 4433 1Kin 14:21
Apostasy of Israel 977 1Kin 14:22-25
Abijah 964 961 3 4436 2Chr 13:1-2
Asa 961 920 41 4477 1Kin 15:9-10
Jehoshaphat 920 895 25 4502 1Kin 22:42
Jehoram 895 887 8 4510 2Kin 8:16-17
Ahaziah 887 886 1 4511 2Kin 8:25-26
Queen Athahah 886 879 7 4518 2Kin 11:1-4, 2Kin 20-21
Joash 879 839 40 4558 2Kin 12:1
Amaziah 839 810 29 4587 2Kin 14:1-2
Uzziah 810 758 52 4639 2Chr 26:1-3
Jotham 758 742 16 4655 2Kin 15:32-33
Ahaz 742 726 16 4671 2Kin 16:2
Hezekiah 726 697 29 4700 2Kin 18:1-2
Manasseh 697 642 55 4755 2Kin 21:1
Amon 642 640 2 4757 2Kin 21:19
Josiah 640 609 31 4788 2Kin 22:1
Jehoiakim 609 598 11 4799 2Kin 23:36
Jehoiachin 598 597 1 4800 2Kin 24:8
Zedekiah’s reign 597 586 11 4811 2Kin 24:18
Temple Destroyed 586 2Kin 25:1-9
Creation to Temple Destroyed 4811
Apostasy to Temple Destroyed 391
Temple Destroyed to Christ 0 3 583
Creation to Christ 5397
Christ to Present 3 2017 2020
Creation to Present 7417

 

[1] The Brenton Translation was published by Samuel Bagster & Sons, Ltd., London 1851, and has a “begat age” for Lamech that is 20 years earlier than in the Hebrew text (167 vs 187). If Methusala begat Lamech at age 167, he would have 802 years remaining in his life, which means he would still be alive after the flood. But if he begat Lamech at age 187, as indicated by the Hebrew text, he would die 6 or 7 years prior to the flood. Therefore, the 187 year begat date for Lamech is probably the more accurate one.