A Historical Timeline of the Bible

Old Testament Prophets

It is necessary for an accurate understanding of the Old Testament and its chronology to have an idea of how the Old Testament prophets fit into the picture. The following chart provides an idea of the time periods for the Old Testament prophets:

A Chronology of the Old Testament Prophets

 

Prophets to Israel

Prophets to Judah

Prophets to Foreign Nations

ASSYRIAN PERIOD

  • Amos ca. 763-755 B.C.
  • Hosea ca. 755-710 B.C. (began ministry in Israel , but later in Judah )
  • Joel ca. 835-796 B.C.
  • Isaiah ca. 739-680 B.C.
  • Micah ca. 735-710 B.C.
  • Obadiah ca. 850-840 B.C. (to Edom )
  • Jonah ca. 775 B.C. (to Ninevah)
  • Nahum ca. 650-630 B.C. (to Nineveh)

BABYLONIAN PERIOD

 

  • Zephaniah 635-625 B.C.
  • Jeremiah 627-570 B.C.
  • Habakkuk 620-605 B.C.
  • Daniel 605-536 B.C.
  • Ezekiel 593-570 B.C.

 

PERSIAN PERIOD

 

  • Haggai 520-505 B.C.
  • Zechariah 520-470 B.C.
  • Malachi 437-417 B.C.

 

 

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