This time line is a work in progress, and is a result of my own findings as I study thoroughly through the Bible. The time line currently contains dates for events found in Genesis through to the end of Exodus (Exodus does not give a lot of dates). The timeline does draw on texts from other parts of Scripture every now and then.

Any time Biblical time line is only as accurate as the assumptions it makes. Any assumptions are provided in the explanation, however the assumptions that affect the whole time line are as follows:

The explanation for most dates are given with the event. For events that require detail, we will provide a hyperlink to the explanation instead.

Note that this is mostly based on the KJV version of the Bible, with a little influence from other versions where necessary, but any comments that may be version specific are based on the KJV unless stated otherwise.

AM (Years After Creation)



0 (days 1 through 7)


Genesis Chapters 1 & 2

The Fall

Assumes Genesis 3:1 through to Genesis 5:3 happen chronologically, and Cain definately killed Abel after the fall.

Cain was Born

Genesis 4:1,2 - Cain was born before Abel

Abel was Born

Genesis 4:1,2 - Abel was born after Cain

Cain kills Abel

Well Cain and Abel had to be born before this was even possible and in Genesis 4:25 Eve states that "God had appointed her another son in place of Abel", which suggests Abel was killed before Seth was born.


Seth was born

Genesis 5:3 - Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born.


Enos was born

Genesis 5:6 - Seth was 105 when Enos was born.


Cainan was born

Genesis 5:9 - Enos was 90 when Cainan was born.


Mahalaleel was born

Genesis 5:12 - Cainan was 70 when Mahalaleel was born.


Jared was born

Genesis 5:15 - Mahalaleel was 65 when Jared was born.


Enoch was born

Genesis 5:18 - Jared was 162 when Enoch was born.


Methuselah was born

Genesis 5:21 - Enoch was 65 when Methuselah was born.


Lamech was born

Genesis 5:25 - Methuselah was 87 years when Lamech was born.


Adam died

Genesis 5:5 - Adam was 930 years old when he died.


Enoch went to heaven

Genesis 5:23 - Enoch went to heaven when he was 365


Seth died

Genesis 5:8 - Seth was 912 when he died


Noah was born

Genesis 5:28,29 - Lamech was 182 when Noah was born


Enos died

Genesis 5:11 - Enos was 905 when he died.


Cainan died

Genesis 5:14 - Cainan was 910 when he died


Mahalaleel died

Genesis 5:17 - Mahalaleel was 895 when he died


Jared Died

Genesis  5:20 - Jared was 962 when he died


Japeth was born

Genesis 5:32 - See Notes on Shem, Ham, and Japeth


Shem was born

Genesis 11:10 - See Notes on Shem, Ham, and Japeth

Ham was born

Genesis 9:24 - See Notes on Shem, Ham, and Japeth


Lamech died

Genesis 5:31 - Lamech was 777 when he died


Methuselah died

Genesis 5:27 - Methuselah was 969 when he died - we assume he died before the flood rather than during the flood as the Geneology in Genesis 5 lists the line of people that followed God, and therefore he would likely have entered the ark as well if he were alive at the time. (Notice everyone else mentiioned in Genesis 5 (except Noah) died prior to the flood).

Months provided for the flood are based on twelve thirty day months a year which makes a Jewish year. This may be incorrect, but it does not affect the rest of the time line.

1656 -  10th day of 2nd month

Noah and family enter the ark

Genesis 7:10 - They entered the ark 7 days before the flood actually starts.

1656 - 17th day of 2nd month

The flood starts

Genesis 7:11

1656 - 27th day of 3rd month

The rain stops and God sends a wind to dry up the waters

Genesis 7:12,17 - It rained for forty days and nights

1656 - 17th day of 7th month

The ark rests in the Mountains of Ararat

Genesis 8:4

1656 -  27th day of 8th month

The amount of water on the earth is reduced

Gensis 7:24 & 8:3 - The word abated (KJV) in Gen 8:3 simply means reduced. The water was still covering the mountains until the 1st day of the 10th month, so the water was still cleary on the earth at this point.

1656 - 1st day of 10th month

The tops of the mountains were seen

Genesis 8:5

1656 -  11th day of 11th month

Noah opens the window of the ark and sends out a Raven

Genesis 8:6,7

1656 - 18th day of 11th month

Noah sends the dove out for the first time

Genesis 8:8,10 - Gen 8:10 states that he sent the dove out the second time after "ANOTHER" 7 days, which implies it was also 7 days between sending out the Raven and sending the dove out for the first time

1656 - 25th day of 11th month

Noah sends the dove out for the second time

Genesis 8:10 - Noah sends the dove out the second time 7 days after the first attempt.

1656 - 2nd day of 12th month

Noah sends the dove out for the third time. This time it does not return

Genesis 8:12 - Noah sends the dove out the third time 7 days after the second attempt

1657 - 1st day of 1st month

Noah removes the covering of the ark and sees that the ground was dry

Genesis 8:13 - dry here must mean that the water had disappeared, but the ground was still muddy, because Genesis 8:14 indicates that it took almost another 2 months for the ground to dry completely.

1657 -  27th day of 2nd month

The ground was dry and Noah and his family exit the ark

Genesis 8:14


Arphaxad was born

Genesis 11:10 - Arphaxad was born 2 years after the flood when shem was 100 years old (See Notes on Shem, Ham, and Japeth as to why the 2 years commence from the start of the flood.


Salah was born

Genesis 11:12 - Arphaxad was 35 when Salah was born


Eber was born

Genesis 11:14 - Salah was 30 when Eber was born.


Peleg was born

Genesis 11:16 - Eber was 34 when Peleg was born.


Reu was born

Genesis  11 :18 - Peleg was 30 when Reu was born.

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