by John Holbrook Jr.
A Biblical View, posted August 7, 2017, revised September 14, 2017
On June 19, 2017, I started a series of timelines that will outline the history of the world which I have constructed and which conforms to the chronology of the Bible. This series will be interspersed among blogs on other subjects and will follow the structure in the table below.
Timeline 0 – Creation Week (3977 BC)
Timeline 1 – Edenic Era (3977 BC)
Timeline 2 – Antediluvian Era (3977-2321 BC)
Timeline 3A – Postdiluvian Era’s early phase 3A (2321-1870 BC)
Timeline 3B – Postdiluvian Era’s late phase 3B (1870-1464 BC)
Timeline 4A – Turbulent Era’s early phase 4A (1464-1008 BC)
Timeline 4B – Turbulent Era’s middle phase 4B (1008-754 BC)
Timeline 4C – Turbulent Era’s late phase 4C (754-665 BC)
Timeline 5A – Early Historic Era (665-2 BC)’s part 5A (Occident)
Timeline 5B – Early Historic Era (665-2 BC)’s part 5B (Middle East)
Timeline 5C – Early Historic Era (665-2 BC)’s part 5C (Orient)
Timeline 6A – Late Historic Era (2BC-present)’s part 6A (Occident & Middle East)
Timeline 6B – Late Historic Era (2BC-present)’s part 6B (Orient)
—ERA 3 – THE POSTDILUVIAN WORLD (2321-1464 BC)—
—Phase 3B – The Late Postdiluvian World (1870-1464 BC)—
—Period3B(1) – The Pre-Job Time (1870-1667 BC)—
Abraham (HP-20) led the Hebrews for 76 years (1870-1794 BC) during this period. During these years occurred the following:
In 1870 BC, Isaac (HP21-gen 21), a son of Abraham and Sarah, was born.
In 1851 BC, Selah died after living 433 years (2284-1851 BC).
In 1833 BC, Sarah died after living 127 years (1960-1833 BC).
In 1829 BC, Isaac and Rebecca were married.
In 1819 BC, Shem died after living 600 years (2419-1819 BC).
The 1st Abraham Threat occurred in 1819 BC, possibly when the orbits of the earth and the comet Venus nearly intersected.
In 1809 BC, Esau (gen 22) and Jacob (HP22-gen 22), the twin sons of Isaac, were born.
In 1794 BC, Abraham died after living 175 years (1969-1794 BC). He was succeeded by his son Isaac.
Isaac (HP21-gen 21) led the Hebrews for 105 years (1794-1689 BC) during this period. During these years occurred the following:
In 1790 BC, Eber died after living 464 years (2254-1790 BC).
The 1st Isaac Threat occurred in 1769 BC, possibly when the orbits of the earth and the comet Venus nearly intersected.
In 1732 BC, Jacob and Leah were married.
Jacob’s 1st Service to Laban, Leah’s father, lasted 7 years (1732-1725 BC).
In 1725 BC, Jacob and Rachel were married.
2nd Service to Laban, Rachel’s father, lasted 7 years (1725-1718 BC).
In 1718 BC, Joseph (HP23–gen 23), a son of Jacob by Rachel, was born. He lived 110 years (1718-1608 BC).
The 2nd Isaac Threat occurred in 1718 BC, possibly when the orbits of the earth and the comet Venus nearly intersected.
In, Jacob’s 3rd Service to Laban lasted 6 years (1718-1712 BC).
In 1701 BC, when Joseph was 17 years old, Isaac gave him a beautiful “coat of many colors” and God gave him dreams in which his father, mother, and eleven brothers would bow down to him. His brother were so jealous of Joseph’s favored treatment by their father and the import of Joseph’s dream that they seized him, stole his coat, and sold him as a slave to some Ishmaelites ( or Midianites) who then traveled down to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh’s guard.
Joseph soon found favor with Potiphar, for the latter saw that the Lord was with Joseph and whatsoever Joseph put his hand to prospered. Potiphar eventually made Joseph overseer of his household.
In 1691 BC, while serving as overseer in Potiphar’s household, Potiphar’s wife attempted to seduce Joseph and then, when he fled from her, accused him of attempting to seduce her. Potiphar then had Joseph thrown into prison.
Circa 1690 BC, Pharaoh Sesostris I became displeased with his chief butler and chief baker and had them thrown into prison, where they met Joseph. Each of them had a dream, which Joseph interpreted correctly. In three days, the chief butler would be released from prison and restored to his position in the palace and the chief baker would be hanged on a tree. Things happened exactly as Joseph had predicted.
In 1689 BC, Isaac died after living 180 years (1869-1689 BC).
Jacob (HP22-gen 22) led the Hebrews for the remaining 22 years (1689-1667 BC) in this period. During these years occurred the following:
In 1688 BC, two years following the release of the chief baker, Pharaoh Sesostris I had a dream which no one at the court was able to interpret. The chief baker remembered Joseph’s accurate interpretation of his own dream and spoke to Pharaoh about Joseph. As a result, Pharaoh had Joseph brought before him and related his dream to Joseph. On the basis of the dream, Joseph predicted that Egypt would soon experience Seven Years of Plenty followed immediately by Seven Years of Famine. Joseph indicated that God had given Pharaoh this dream to permit him to prepare for the next fourteen years. He then suggested the manner in which Pharaoh should prepare, starting with the appointment of a “discreet and wise” man first to gather and store provisions during the Seven Years of Plenty and then to manage the distribution of the provisions during the Seven Years of Famine, so that the people do not starve. Pharaoh was so impressed by Joseph’s close relationship with God and Joseph’s wise counsel for himself that he appointed Joseph to be that “discreet and wise” man.
Joseph became Governor of Egypt at the age of 30 years old. His Egyptian name was Mentuhotep, to whom was given authority in Egypt second only to the pharaoh himself.
In 1688-1681 BC, the Seven Years of Plenty occurred. During these years, Joseph stored grain in the pharaoh’s silos in sufficient amounts to feed the Egyptians for seven years.
In 1681-1674 BC, the Seven Years of Famine occurred. During these years, Joseph sold the pharaoh’s grain to the Egyptians in exchange for their land and livestock, thereby concentrating all the wealth of Egypt in the hands of the Sesostris I.
In 1679, in response to the famine in Canaan, Jacob led the Hebrews down to Egypt (the Descent into Egypt). He and his family were welcomed by both Joseph and Sesostris I. Thus the Hebrew’s Sojourn in Egypt began, which lasted 215 years (1679-1464 BC).
The Job Disturbance occurred in 1667 BC, probably when the orbits of the earth and the comet Venus nearly intersected. Raining fire, hurricane winds, and earthquakes killed Job’s children.
— Period 3B(2) – The Post-Job Time (1667-1464 BC)—
Jacob (HP22-gen 22) led the Hebrews for the first 5 years (1667-1662 BC) of this period. During these years occurred the following:
In 1662 BC Jacob died after living 147 years (1667-1602 BC).
Joseph (HP23-gen 23) led the Hebrews for the next 54 years (1662-1608 BC) of this period. During these years occurred the following:
The Joseph Threat occurred in 1616 BC, possibly when the orbits of the comet Venus and the earth nearly intersected.
In 1608 BC, Joseph died after living 110 years (1718-1608 BC).
A Hiatus in leadership of the Hebrews lasted for the remaining 144 years (1608-1464 BC) of this period. During these years occurred the following:
In 1579 BC, 29 years after Joseph’s death, Sesostris II died and Sesostris III acceded to the throne. He was not a member of the royal family, and he commenced building with brick in the Nile delta. He is undoubtedly the pharaoh who “knew not Joseph” and commenced the oppression of the Hebrews, which lasted 115 years (1579-1464 BC).
The 1st Hiatus Threat occurred in 1566 BC, possibly when the orbits of the earth and the comet Venus nearly intersected.
In 1547 BC, Aaron was born. He lived 123 years (1547-1424 BC), the first 83 years (1547-1464 BC) of which fell in this period.
In 1544 BC, Moses was born. He lived 120 years (1544-1424 BC), the first 80 years (1544-1464 BC) of which fell in this period.
Circa 1543 BC, Moses’ mother set him afloat in a reed boat on the Nile. He was found by Sebeknefrure, who was also known as Ramesse-ubasse, the daughter of the pharaoh Amenemhet III, who ruled Egypt for 48 years (1556-1508 BC). She was undoubtedly Moses’ foster mother and raised him as a prince of Egypt, whose Egyptian name was Amenemhet IV. He was undoubtedly educated and trained for both administrative and military leadership.
The 2nd Hiatus Threat occurred in 1515 BC, possibly when the orbits of the earth and the comet Venus nearly intersected.
In 1509 BC, Joshua was born. He lived 110 years (1509-1399 BC), the first 45 years (1509-1464 BC) of which fell in this period.
In 1508 BC, Moses (or Amenemhet IV) became co-regent with Amenhotep III and served as such for 4 years (1508-1504 BC), when he was 36-40 years old. He may have commanded the Egyptian army.
In 1504 BC, Moses killed an Egyptian and then fled to Midian, an area in southwest Saudi Arabia that borders the Gulf of Aqaba to the west and the Red Sea to the south. There he met and married Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro, who was a priest of Midian, and tended his father-in-laws’ sheep for roughly 40 years (1504-1464 BC), when he was 40-80 years old.
In 1503 BC, Caleb was born.
In 1464 BC, God appeared to Moses in a burning bush, which was not consumed by the fire, and identified himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He said that he had heard the cries of his people, who were living in sore bondage in Egypt, and he commanded Moses to return to Egypt, assume leadership of his people, and tell Pharaoh Concharis to let his people go. Moses did so. Concharis refused.
In the subsequent confrontations between Moses and Cocharis, God visited ten plagues on Egypt that were caused by the tail of the comet Venus which preceded the main body as it flew toward the earth. Despite the damage to Egypt, Concharis continued refusing to let the Hebrews go until the 10th plague arrived.
The 10th plague consisted of the death of the first-born of the Egyptian families, but not the first-born of the Hebrew families, who were protected by the blood of the innocent lambs that, in accordance with God’s instructions, had been painted on the doorposts of their homes. Concharis relented and told the Hebrews that they could leave Egypt. Moses assembled his people into a great caravan and then led them across the top of the Red Sea, down the southwest coast of the Sinai Peninsula to Pi-Ha-Kiroth, the western landfall of the Strait of Tiran. During their journey, the comet arrived.
The Moses Disturbance occurred in 1464 BC, when the orbits of the earth and the comet Venus intersected. As the comet approached the earth, it was on its way from perihelion. Being repelled by the sun, its tail therefore preceded it. The earth’s immersion in the tail produced the Ten Plagues of Egypt, which laid waste to the land and precipitated the Exodus of the Hebrews. The subsequent close encounters between the earth and the comet produced volcanism, hurricane winds, torrential rains, falling naphtha, electrical discharges, earthquakes, tectonic upheavals and subsidences, tsunamis, and darkness across the entire globe. All forms of terrestrial life were devastated.
© 2017 John Holbrook Jr.
 Joshua did not lead Israel until the last 25 years (1424-1399 BC) of his life.
 Moses’ flight from Egypt to Midian explains why Amenemhet IV disappeared from Egyptian records and why Amenemhet IV’s tomb has never been found.
 Moses led the Hebrews for 40 years (1464-1414 BC), when he was 80-120 years old.
 The pharaoh at the time was Concharis of Egypt’s 13th Dynasty.
 The Ten Plagues:
1st Plague – conversion of water to blood – “…all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt” (Exodus 7:20-21).
2nd Plague – infestation of frogs – “…the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt” (Exodus 8:6).
3rd Plague – infestation of lice – the dust of the earth “…became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt” (Exodus 8:17).
4th Plague – infestation of flies – “…there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies” (Exodus 8:24).
5th Plague – murrain in Egyptian cattle – “…all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one” (Exodus 9:6).
6th Plague – boils on man and beast – the ashes of the furnace which Moses and Aaron sprinkled into the air “…became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast” (Exodus 9:10).
7th Plague – hail on Egyptian crops – “…the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail” (Exodus 9:23-26).
8th Plague – infestation of locusts – “…the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt” (Exodus 10:13-15).
9th Plague – darkness – “…there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings” (Exodus 10:22-23).
10th Plague – death of the Egyptian firstborn – “…it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead” (Exodus 12:29-30).