Author: Ron Graham
Times of Israel
The second part of the Times of Israel chart is shown below. This part covers the rise and fall of the earthly kingdom including the kingdom of David, Solomon's reign, the empire's division and fall, and the remnant rebuilt.
Times of Israel (Periods 5-8)
Time ~ 5. Kingdom of David
Span ~ 120 years
Books ~ 2Samuel, 1Kings, 1Chronicles, Poetry
Figures ~ Saul, David, Solomon
Begins with ~ The people of Israel seek a king
Time ~ 6. Kingdom Divided
Span ~ 200 years
Books ~ 2Kings, 2Chronicles, Isaiah, Amos, Jonah, Hosea, Micah
Figures ~ Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah
Begins with ~ Rebellion of the ten tribes
Ascendant empire ~ Assyria
Time ~ 7. Exile and Scattering
Span ~ 200 years
Books ~ Jer, Lam, Eze, Dan, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Obadiah, [Joel]
Figures ~ Jeremiah, Daniel
Begins with ~ Wars upon Israel and Judah
Ascendant empire ~ Babylon
Time ~ 8. Return of the Remnant
Span ~ 140 years
Books ~ Ezr, Neh, Est, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Figures ~ Ezra Nehemiah
Begins with ~ The decree to rebuild Jerusalem
Ascendant empire ~ Medopersia
Information about the chart
- The Time heading is a link to the first lesson in the set dealing with that time.
- The Figures line lists a few of the great people of the Bible in that time slot, but of course this list is by no means complete.
- The Begins With line gives you a marker event that occurs at the beginning of each period. Of course there are many other important occasions in the Times of Israel, but the events in the chart are those which occur where one period ends and another begins.
Why Learn The Times of Israel?
By learning the story of Israel, you help yourself to better understand the New Testament. You may not find it fruitful to immerse yourself in a deep and detailed study of books like Leviticus and Ezekiel.
However you do need a clear and comprehensive understanding of Israel’s history and its significance.
The “Times of Israel” Bible study series is about the scriptural history of the twelve tribes of Israel with relevance to Christians.
"For whatever things were written before, were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4).