Old Testament History

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APPENDIX
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE

The following is a list of the principal dates assumed in this work. The reader should bear in mind that in many cases they can be no more than approximate.1

B.C.2000to1500Palestine under Babylonian rule.
Introduction of the Babylonian script.
1400Egypt in control of Palestine.
Hebrew clans sojourning in Kadesh.
1300The Palestinian cities nominally under Egyptian rule, but harassed
by invasions of the Bedawin.
1270A clan called Israel already settled in Canaan.
Period of Israel's Judges.
The Song of Deborah.
1030Saul establishes the Benjamite Kingdom.
1010David's coronation at Hebron.
Writing down of poems hitherto circulated orally.
973Solomon's coronation.
963Dedication of the Temple.
Collection of folk stories; traditions of the Patriarchs and of the
Judges.
Possible beginning of legal literature (collection of decisions as
precedents),
The Blessing of Jacob (Gen. 49).
933Jeroboam leads the revolt of the northern tribes.
Earliest biography of David.
Invasion by Shishak.
900Book of the Covenant (Ex. 20 22-23).
880Omri founds a new dynasty in Israel.
854Ahab at the battle of Karkar.
Conflict of the Baal party and the Yahweh party in Israel; Elijah
leader of the Yahweh party.
842Jehu of Israel and Athaliah of Judah.
The Blessing of Moses (Deut. 33).
800Legends of Elijah and Elisha written down.
783Jeroboam II.
The Yahwistic narrative (J).
750The Elohistic narrative (E).
Amos.
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A Students' Chart of Biblical History, prepared by Professor Kent in 1895, will be found useful, as also the table in Kautzsch, Abriss der Geschichte des alttestamentlichen Schriftums, 1894 (now published in English).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Chapter I - The Sources 1
  • Chapter II - The Origins 11
  • Chapter III - The Patriarchs 35
  • Chapter IV - Egypt and the Desert 52
  • Chapter V - The Conquest 73
  • Chapter VI - The Heroes 87
  • Chapter VII - The Early Monarchy 106
  • Chapter VIII - David 129
  • Chapter IX - Solomon 156
  • Chapter X - From Jeroboam to Jehu 177
  • Chapter XI - The House of Jehu 198
  • Chapter XII - The Fall of Samaria 219
  • Chapter XIII - Hezekiah and Manasseh 238
  • Chapter XIV - Josiah and His Sons 260
  • Chapter XV - The Exile 301
  • Chapter XVI - The Rebuilding of the Temple 344
  • Chapter XVII - Nehemiah and After 382
  • Chapter XVIII - The Greek Period 413
  • Chapter XX - The Priest-Kings 470
  • Appendix - Chronological Table 499
  • Index of Subjects 503
  • Index of Scripture Passages 510
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