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[O.T. CHRONOLOGY
BIBLE

Chronological Table—Continued.

  Chronology  
of Ussher.
      Biblical Events.       Events in Contemporary History.
      Babylonia.             Assyria.             Egypt.      
643
641
629



624


610



610









599



599


588








562








536









515






457

445

434







  641. Amon (2)
  639. Josiah (31)
  626. Call of the prophet Jeremiah in Josiah's
    13th year. (Jer. i. 2, xxv. 3)


  621. Discovery of the Book of the Law
    (Deuteronomy) in Josiah's 18th year (2
    Kings xxiii. 3 ff.)
  608. Jehoahaz (3 mo.)



  608. Jehoiakim (11)









  597. Jehoiachin (3 mo.) First deportation
    of captives (including Jehoiachin) to
    Babylonia, in the 8th year of Nebuchadnezzar
    (2 Kings xxiv. 12-16)
  597. Zedekiah (11)


  586. Destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldaeans
    in the 19th year of 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar  
    (2 Kings xxv. 8). Second deportation
    of captives to Babylonia (2 Kings
    xxv. 4-21)




  561. Jehoiachin released from prison by
  Evil-merodach in the 37th year of his
  captivity (2 Kings xxv. 27-30)





Judah a province of the Persian Empire
  538. Edict of Cyrus, permitting the Jews to
    return to Palestine. Many return under
    the leadership of Zerubbabel (Ezra i.-ii.)







  516. Completion of the second Temple in
    the 6th year of Darius (Ezra vi. 15)





  458. Return of exiles with Ezra, in the 7th
    year of Artaxerxes (Ezra vii. 7)
  445. Nehemiah's first visit to Jerusalem
    (Neh. i. 1, ii. 1)
  432. Nehemiah's second visit to Jerusalem
    (Neh. xiii. 6)



  c. 350. Many Jews carried away captive to
    Hyrcania and Babylonia, probably on
    account of a revolt against the Persians












Chaldaean Dynasty
  625. Nabopolassar












  605. Defeat of Egyptians
    by Nebuchadrezzar (as his
    father's general) at
    Carchemish (Jer. xlvi. 2)
  604. Nebuchadrezzar












  568. Nebuchadrezzar invades
    Egypt (cf. Jer. xliii.
    8-13)

  561. Amēl-marduk (Evil-
    merodach, 2 Ki. xxv. 27)
  559. Nergal-sharuzur (Neriglissar)  
  555. (9 months) Lābashi-marduk
    (Laboriso-archod)
  555. Nabu-na'id (Nabon-nēdus,
    Nabonidus)
  539. Capture of Babylon by Cyrus
Persian Kings
  538. Cyrus


  529. Cambyses



  522. (7 mo.) Gaumāta
    (Pseudo-Smerdis)
  522. Darius Hystaspis


  490. Battle of Marathon
  485. Xerxes
  480. Battles of Thermopylae
    and Salamis
  465. Artaxerxes






  423. Darius II. (Nothus)
  404. Artaxerxes II. (Mnemon)
  359. Artaxerxes III. (Ochus)



  338. Arses
  336. Darius III. (Codomannus)
  333. Persian Empire overthrown
    by Alexander the Great
  670. Esarhaddon conquers
    Egypt
  668-626 Asshur-banipal
    (Assur-bani-pal)

  663. Asshur-banipal invades  
    Egypt, and sacks Thebes
    (Nah. iii. 8-10














  607. Destruction of Nineveh
    by the Medes, and
    end of the empire of
    Assyria.































































  664-525. Twenty-sixth Dynasty.
  664. Psammetichus I.















  610. Necho
  608. Battle of Megiddo,
    and death of Josiah.
    (2 Kings xxiii. 29)














  594. Psammetichus II. (Psammis)  
  589. Apries (Hophra, Jer. xliv. 30)





  570. Amasis II. (jointly
    with Apries)

  564. Amasis alone













  526. Psammetichus III.
  525. Conquest of Egypt
    by Cambyses