Notes on Map Numbers
1. Based on Archbishop Usher's chronology Adam was created in 4004 B.C. Recent research, however, suggests that the creation of man could have occurred as late as 4025 B.C. or as early as 3984 B.C. The Hebrew Calendar begins its count of years with what is believed to be the first year of creation. Year 1 on the Hebrew calendar is 3761 B.C.
2. Location where Noah's Ark landed in 2328 B.C.
3. Tower of Babel (Babylon)
4. Call of Abram (Abraham). He is born in 1975 B.C.
5. God's Covenant with Abram (Abraham).
6. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel) live in land of promise. Abraham lives a total of 175 years. Isaac lives to the age of 180 and Israel lives 147 years.
7. Joseph is sold into Egyptian slavery by his brothers. This event eventually leads to Jacob and his family migrating to Egypt.
8. Slavery of the children of Israel in Egypt.
9. God through Moses (born in 1525 B.C.) leads the children of Israel out of Egypt bondage to Mount Sinai, where Moses receives the Ten Commandments and other laws from God. (1445 B.C.)
10. The Israelites wander the desert for forty years as punishment for disobeying God. (1445 to 1405 B.C.). It is during his time in the Wilderness that Moses writes the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Number, Deuteronomy).
11. The Israelites enter the Holy Land. It is divided up as an inheritance, by lot, to each of the twelve tribes. The tribes are ruled by a series of Judges, starting with Joshua, from 1398 to 1050 B.C. Notable Judges include Gideon, Samson and Samuel.
Saul is anointed the first human king over a united Israel in 1050 B.C. He reigns for forty years and is followed by King David and his son Solomon, who each rule for forty years.
Israel splits into two pieces in 930 B.C. after the death of Solomon: The Kingdom of Israel (the Northern Kingdom) which is composed of ten tribes, and the Kingdom of Judah, which is composed of two tribes plus the priestly tribe of Levi.
12. Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom, is conquered by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser V in 723 B.C. The Israelites are taken captive to Assyria.
13. In 605 B.C. the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar makes his first attack on Jerusalem. In 597 he attacks the city a second time and takes Judah's king as prisoner. He sets up a puppet king named Zedekiah to rule over the land.
In 586 B.C. he lays siege to Jerusalem a third time. He destroys the city and burns Jerusalem's temple to the ground. The people of Judah are taken captive to Babylon. 14. The Babylonian empire is conquered by the Persians in 539 B.C. The Persian King Cyrus allows Jewish captives to go back to land of Israel and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
15. The rebuilding of the temple is completed during the reign of Darius I of Persia.
16. Jesus is born in 5 B.C. His ministry runs from the Fall of 26 A.D. to the Spring of 30 A.D. He is crucified, buried, then placed in a tomb where he will stay for three complete days and nights. Just before sunset on Saturday, April 8th, Jesus is resurrected from the dead. The ministry of his apostles starts on the day of Pentecost in 30 A.D. and ends with the death of the apostle John around 100 A.D.
17. The "center" of the Apostle Paul's missionary journeys is around Tarsus, where he grew up, and Antioch in Syria.
18. The first missionary journey of Paul takes place from 44 to 46 A.D. During his travels he visits and evangelizes places such as Iconium, Lystra, Derbe and the Island of Cyprus.
19. Paul's second missionary journey runs from 49 to 52 A.D.
20. The third missionary journey of Paul runs from 53 to 58 A.D.
21. What is considered Paul's fourth missionary journey begins in 60 A.D. He is sent, from Caesarea to Rome, to defend himself against accusations made by Jewish leaders who hate him. Paul is tried before Caesar in 63 A.D. and is acquitted of all charges.
After his acquittal Paul embarks on what would be his fifth and final evangelistic journey. He travels to the Island of Crete, then to Nicopolis, then sails to preach the gospel in Spain and Britain. In 67 A.D. he is back in Rome as a prisoner. He dies the death of a martyr, at the hands of the Romans, in May or June of 68 A.D.
22. In 95 A.D. the apostle John is banished to the island of Patmos by Roman emperor Trajan. It is on the island that he writes the book of Revelation. Shortly after this date his canonizes the Bible.