Moses – 1800BC-1400BC

TIMELINE – Covering the Life of Moses

Approximately 8 portrait A4  pages from 1800BC- 1400BC set up so you can print them.

WORLD/SECULAR HISTORY year/month/day Christian History and Jewish History
Historical events in Politics and Business   Events and history that happened in both faiths
    including Christian & Jewish people
  1875-1730BC   Sojourn in Egypt  Exodus 1:1-7
  1858BC  Death of Jacob – Genesis 49:29-33
Amenemhet III, 6th Egyptian Pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty  1841-1792BC  
  1804-1405BC  III. The Mosaic Period: Joseph to Joshua (Gen 50) Death of Joseph – (Deut 34) Death of Moses
  1804BC  Death of Joseph during reign of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenemhet III, 1841-1797  Genesis 50:22-26
Israelites enjoyed prosperity for 75 years after death of Joseph
     A gap of 300 years gap between the end of Genesis and Exodus. Genesis 50:22-Exodus 1:22
Amenemhet 1V the 7th Egyptian Pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty  1792-1782BC  
Hammurabi Babylon   1792-1750BC  
Queen Sebek-neture-re 8th Egyptian Pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty  1782-1778BC  
 Hyksos invasion of Egypt   1730BC  
 Hyksos kings at Aravris (Zoan)   1730-1570BC  
HYKSOS KINGS 1730-1570BC  
  c1730-1570BC  Oppression in Egypt: Hyksos Dynasty  Exodus 1:8-12
     *Israelites were oppressed for 3 recorded reasons: (1) The new Hyksos ruler “knew not Joseph” – he did not have historical knowledge of Joseph, nor did he have reasons to respect it if he had; (2) Israelites were “more and mightier” than the Hyksos; (3) A military alliance with the former Egyptian regime was seen as a possible trouble area.
A number of volcanoes  1668BC  
New Egyptian Kingdom 18th Dynasty   1550-1292BC  
  1570-1445BC  Oppression in Egypt: Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty  Exodus 1:13-12:30
Pharaoh of Egypt Amenhotep I  1548-1528BC  
  1548-1528BC  Some think Amenhotep I commanded the midwives to kill Hebrew boys Ex 1 15-20
  1533-1405BC  Birth of Miriam
c1530?BC  Midwives ordered to kill Hebrew boys  Exodus 1:15-22
 Pharaoh of Egypt Thutmose I  1528-1508BC  
  1528-1508BC  and Thutmose I commanded the Hebrew boys to be thrust into the Nile Ex 1:22
  1528 appox  The end of the 300 year gap between the end of Genesis and the start of Exodus – Exodus 1:7-8
  1528BC  Birth of Aaron
  1525-1485BC  The First 40 years of the life of Moses
  1525BC  Birth of Moses by Jochebed and Amram  Exodus 2:1-4
  1525-1405BC  Moses
  1504-1483BC  Moses’ parents hid him for three months and when no longer possible, laid him in a basket of bulrushes where the daughter of Thutmose 1 found him. The daughter was the only living child of Thutmose 1 and his official wife, Ahmose. Hatsheput later exerted great power and even ruled all of Egypt from
     Miriam the older sister of Moses who kept a sisterly eye on him while he was in his boat. Exodus 2:1-10
Thutmose II  1508-1504BC  
Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose II  1504-1483  
Thutmose III, the Pharaoh of The Oppression  1483-1450BC  
  1525-1485BC  Moses in Pharaoh’s Court: Prince 40 years Exodus 2:5-10
  1485BC  Moses slays an Egyptian beating a Hebrew and flees  Ex 2:11-15
  1485BC  Moses runs away to Midian
     Second 40 years
  1485-1445BC  Moses in Midian Wilderness: Shepherd for 40 years Exodus 2:16-4:17
      Burning Bush -God’s way so he could talk to Moses
     Moses married Jethro’s daughter : Zipporah. Moses’, area of work seems to have been near the Gulf of Aqaba and Mt. Sinai, the very region where he would lead Israel. No doubt geographical information would prove invaluable.
 Death of Thutmose III  1450BC  
 Amenhotep II, the Pharaoh of the Exodus  1450-1423BC  
     Birth of Gersham by Zipporah and Moses
  1446BC  Moses’ youngest son born
  1445BC  Third 40 years:- Exodus 7:8 to the end of the book of Deuteronomy 34:12
  1445BC  Moses returns to Egypt  Exodus 4:18-7:13
  1445BC  Moses appears before the Pharaoh of the Exodus, Amenhotep II . Upon the request of a leave of three days, Amenhotep took away the straw from bricks forcing a great deal of hardship. Exodus 5:1-21
     Aaron now 83 and Moses 80 Exodus 7:6-7
     Aaron’s rod becomes a snake. Exodus 7:8-13
     The ten plagues. Exodus 7:14-11:10
     First born die. Exodus 11:1-10
     Moses Hebrew name means: drawn out.
     The Three Annual Festivals. Exodus 23:14-19
     Passover. Numbers 28:16-31
     Feast of Weeks or Pentecost.Numbers 28:26-31
     The Feast of Trumpets. Numbers 29:1-40
  Oct-Apr 15 1445BC  The Plagues and Passover  Exodus 7:14-12:30
     Probable length of plagues is 6 months, October – March. Following are suggestive reasons:  1st plague, the Nile to Blood, is suggested at its flood stage which is Sept to October and 7 days following was the second plague, Frogs; (2) 10th plague, Death of Firstborn, was noted as Mid Nisan Mar/Apr.
     The Passover was instituted on the 14th of April in the evening. The month of April was commanded by God to be  ”the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you”.  Exodus 12: 2.
  Apr 15 – June 15, 1445BC  The Journey from Egypt to Mt. Sinai Exodus 12: 31 – 19:2
     Pillar of Cloud by Day. Exodus 13:20-22
     Pillar of fire by night. Exodus 13:21-22
     The Egyptian army sank in the sand. Exodus 14:5-10 and 23-31
  1445BC  Crossing the Red Sea Maybe the Red Sea crossing was in the Gulf of Aqaba so Mt Sinai was in the Land of Midian.
  1445BC  Exodus
     Journey took three months and was about 150 miles: cf Exodus 19: 1.
      or if Mt Sinai was ?? time to travel would have been longer
  1445BC  Song of Miriam and Moses Exodus 15:121
  1445BC  Waters of Marah and Elim Exodus 15:22-27
     Manna begins on May 15, 1445, exactly one month after leaving Egypt. Exodus 16: 2,  14.
     And ends forty years later in Canaan after the great Passover Commemoration Exodus 16:35;  Josh 5:11 – 12.
  1445BC  Quail was provided for one day on May 14th , 1445BC.  Exodus 16 : 12 – 13.
     Water from the Rock Exodus 17:1-7
  June 15, 1445BC  Encampment At Mt. Sinai  Exodus 19: 2- Numbers 10 : 11
  May 20, 1444BC  Encampment : 11 months 5 days Num 10:11
     Moses went up Mount Sinai and got the Ten Commandments or Laws on two tablets of stone. Exodus 20:1-17
     The Law/Covenant Given  Exodus 19:2-24:18
     Instructions for the Tabernacle Exodus 25:1 – 31:18
     Golden Calf Exodus 32: 1 – 33: 23
     Moses with New Stone Tablets Exodus 34:1-35
     1st five laws of the Ten commandments
     2nd five laws of the Ten Commandments
     The Law/Covenant was given again Exodus 34:1 – 35:3
  Estimated 1444BC  Psalm of Moses Psalm 90?
     The High Priests were told to do certain jobs and wear particular clothes. Exodus 39:1-31
  Completed April 1 1444BC  Construction of the Tabernacle – Exodus 35:4 – 40:38
  1444BC   Tabernacle completed
  April 1444BC  Levitical Laws given cf Exodus 40:17 – Numbers 1:1  and Lev 1:1 – 27:34
  May 1st 1444BC   First Census : 603, 550 Warriors  Numbers 1:1 – 46
     * Compare this census Num 1: 45 – 46, with the census at the time of David.
     1,300,000 warriors 2 Sam 24;9: 400 years later.
  May 1 – 20, 1444  Preparations to leave Mt. Sinai (20 days)  Num 1:47 -10:10
  May 20 – June 1444BC  Journey From Mt Sinai to Kadesh-Barnea  Num 10:11 – 12:16
     Deut 1:2 calls this a journey of 11 days.
     Probably, it took much longer with the great mass of people and animals to travel the 150 miles.
  c July – Aug. 1444?BC  Encampment at Kadesh-Barnea  Num 13:1 – 14:45
     Moses inspects the Tabernacle Exodus 39:32-40:38
     Miriam and Aaron oppose Moses Numbers 12:1-16
     Twelve spies searched out the Promised Land for 40 days.
     All but Joshua and Caleb lived by sight not faith and convinced the people to not enter the land.
     * Because of this very great act of unbelief every Israelite 20 yrears or older with the exception of
     Joshua and Caleb would die in the wilderness wanderings.
     40 years – a year for each  day of the spies’ search Numbers 14:34.
     Immediately, all ten of the faithless spies died in a plague (14:36ff)
  c Sept. 1444 -March 1404?BC  Wandering in Wilderness  Number 15:1 – 19:22
     Wandering approximately 37 years 6 months.
     * During these wasteful years very little is recorded.
     from  Kadesh the people traveled as far southeast as the tip of the Gulf of Aqaba – 85 miles.
     Korah  Numbers 16:1-50
     Ground opens Numbers 16:1-50
     Budding of Aaron’s Staff Numbers 17:1-17
     Sixteen different locations are mentioned.
     But they most likely spent the majority of time at Kadesh.
Death of Amenhotep II – 7th Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt  1423BC  
Thtmose IV – 8th Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt  1423-1410BC  
Amenhotep III – 9th pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty  1410-1377BC  
     Responsibilites for the Priests, Numbers 18:1-19
     The Red Heifer, Numbers 19:1-22
  c Mar 1404-Sept 1404?BC  Journey from Kadesh-Barnea to Plains of Moab Numbers 20:1 – 21:35
     Water from the Rock The Meribah springs, Number 20:1-13
  Apr 1404BC  Death of Miriam at Kadesh: First Month  Num 20:1
     Son of Moses at Kadesh  Num 20:1 – 13
     Edom Denies Israel Passage Numbers 20:14-21
  Aug 1404BC  Death of Aaron (123 years) at Mt. Hor: Fifth Month (33:38) Numbers 20:28
     Mourning for Aaron  30 days  Numbers 20:29
     Arad Destroyed Numbers 21:1-3
     The Bronze Snake Numbers 21:1-9
     The Journey to Moab
     Defeat of Sihon and Og
  Sept 1404BC  Israel crossed Zered 38 years after Kadesh Numbers 21:12- Deuteronomy 2:4
  c Sept 1404. – Mar. 1405BC  Encampment at Plains of Moab near the Jordan  River Numbers 22:1 – Deuteronomy 34:12
     Balaam Encounter Numbers 22:1 – 24:25
     Moab Seduces Israel  Numbers 25:1-3
     Plague  Numbers 25:1-18
     Second census: 601, 730 Warriors  Numbers 26:1 – 65
     Numbers 27:1-36:13
     Six Cities of Refuge Numbers 35:6-34
  Feb 1405BC  Three Sermons of Moses: Covenant Renewed (Deuteronomy Past  1:1-4:43; Present: 4:44 -26:19; Future: 27:1 – 30:20)
  Feb – March 1405BC  The book of Deuteronomy covers 30 days
  March 1405BC  Death of Moses 120 years Deuteronomy 34:1-12
  March 1405BC  Mourning for Moses 30 days  Deut 34: 8
     End of the Torah Deuteronomy 34:9-12
Battle of Kadish in Syria     
  1405BC  Start of the book of Joshua – see timeline
Europe Music  1405-1390BC  Joshua leads Israel  for last 15 years of his life
Oldest record of writing in China on bones   1400BC  
Trade in Amber  1398BC  Conquest completed in about 7 years
Nippure books  1390BC  Joshua dies aged 110
China Light chariots  1390BC  Caleb takes over the reigns of leadership
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