When did _______ live?

when did the people in the Bible live
Question: "When did _______ live? What are the approximate dates of the lives of various people in the Bible?"

Answer:
This article is meant to be a quick reference for those looking for a chronological list of Bible characters. Because the Bible does not give exact dates, all the years listed here are approximate. Also, please note that we’ve based the pre-flood dates on the young-earth creationist model.

Before the Flood
Adam (4000 BC – 3070 BC)
Seth (3870 BC – 2958 BC)
Noah (2943 BC – 1993 BC)

From the Noahic Covenant to the Sojourn in Egypt
Abraham (2241 BC – 2066 BC)
Isaac (2141 BC – 1961 BC)
Jacob (2081 BC – 1934 BC)
Joseph (2004 BC – 1894 BC)

From the Exodus to the Babylonian Captivity
Moses (1526 BC – 1406 BC)
Joshua (1495 BC – 1385 BC)
Samuel (1105 BC – 1030 BC)
Saul (1072 BC – 1010 BC)
David (1041 BC – 971 BC)
Solomon (1011 BC – 931 BC)
Isaiah (769 BC – 686 BC)
Jeremiah (646 BC – 561 BC)
Daniel (620 BC – 535 BC)

From the Return from Exile to the Prophet Malachi
Ezra (500 BC – 444 BC)
Nehemiah (485 BC – 420 BC)
Malachi (460 BC – 400 BC)

From the Baptism of Christ to the Revelation of John
John the Baptist (5 BC – AD 27)
Jesus (5 BC – AD 30)
Paul (AD 5 – AD 65)
John the Apostle (AD 5 – AD 95)

Recommended Resource: The Great Lives from God's Word Series by Chuck Swindoll

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