World History Chronology

Foraging Peoples

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Early Mesopotamian Civilizations

Expansion and Contraction of Mesopotamian Empires

Persian Empire

  • Hellenistic Kingdoms
  • Parthian Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Sassanid Persia
  • Islamic Empires

    Modern Era


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    Ancient Israel

    The Hebrews as Pastoral Nomads

      • c. 1950 BC: Abraham leaves Ur for Canaan.
      • c. 1600 BC: Hebrews move to Egypt

    The Exodus

      • c. 1570-c. 1280 BC: Hebrews enslaved in Egypt
      • c. 1280 BC: Moses leads the Hebrews out of Egypt
      • c. 1280-1250 BC: Hebrews wander in the Wilderness.

    From Pastoral Nomads to Early Agriculturalists

      • c. 1250 BC: Joshua begins conquests Canaan.
      • c. 1250-1200 BC: Hebrews conquer Canaan.
      • c. 1200-1020 BC: Rule of the judges.

    From Early Agriculturalists to Urban Society

    The Hebrew State and the Empires of the Ancient World


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    Secondary Sources

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