Here you will find timelines and infographics to aid in Tanakh study, specifically the nevi’im, the prophets. You can find additional infographics here
When it comes to dating Biblical events there are two different systems used in the Jewish community:
(A) The Seder Olam chronology – Used by Haredim (ultra-Orthodox.) Common in ArtScroll books and in Haredi yeshivahs. This chronology is based on a second century CE midrash, Seder Olam.
and (B) The conventional historical chronology, used by historians, based on all historical evidence and records. This is used by historians, Modern Orthodoxy and all of non-Orthodox Judaism.
Our timelines use the conventional chronology. For details see Missing years in the Hebrew calendar.
Yĕhôshúa‘ (יְהוֹשֻעַ) – Joshua
Tells of the campaigns of the Israelites in Canaan, the destruction of enemies, and division of the land among the Twelve Tribes. Here is a realistic portrayal of the city of Jericho, as revealed by archaeology.
Shophtim (שֹׁפְטִים) – Judges
Covers the time between the conquest described in the Book of Joshua and the establishment of a kingdom in the Books of Samuel, during which Biblical judges served as temporary leaders.
Shmu’el (שְׁמוּאֵל) – Samuel
The stories in this book cover the years 1000 BCE to 900 BCE. It begins with the prophet Samuel’s birth and God’s call to him as a boy, and covers Kings Saul שָׁאוּל, David דָּוִד, and Solomon שְׁלֹמֹה.
This image is from The Infographic Guide to the Bible: The Old Testament, Hillary Thompson, Edward Duffy, and Erin Dawson.
and a map of David’s life while he was in exile.
A timeline for Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles, and the associated prophets.
Melakhim (מְלָכִים) – Kings
Kings is our history of ancient Israel and Judah from the death of King David to the release of Jehoiachin from imprisonment in Babylon, a period of some 400 years (c. 960 – c. 560 BCE).
This map includes Jehoshapaht and Ahab. Includes Josiah (Kings, Chronicles)
From the Book of Kings here are timelines for Jehoshaphat, Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram, and Joram.
This map covers the nation during the reign of King Josiah.
This map covers the nations of Judah and Israel during the reign of Uzziah, including the teachings of the prophet Amos.
This is a timeline, starting when Manasseh removes idols from Jerusalem, then Amon reinstates idolatry, then Josiah is appointed king. This time covers the prophet Zephaniah, צְפַנְיָה, Tsfanya; the prophet Nahum, נַחוּם Naḥūm; the prophet Kabbakuk, Habakkuk, Havakuk (חבקוק,) and the prophet Jeremiah ,יִרְמְיָהוּ , Yirmiyahu.
This is a timeline, starting with the reign of King Ahaz, then passing on to his son Hezekiah ( חִזְקִיָּהוּ), including when Senacherib invades Judah; when the Assyrians were defeated; ending when Mannasseh becomse king.
Timeline of the reign of Hezekiah (Kings, Chronicles.) Covers the Hebrew prophets Hoshea, Micah, Isaiah,
The First Temple in Jerusalem, also known as Solomon’s Temple. The construction was between 970 to 930 BCE.
The genealogy of the kings of Judah, along with the kings of Israel.
This family tree is based on a literal interpretation of 1 and 2 Kings. Note: In the kings of Israel, a horizontal arrow can indicate a change of dynasty (lack of known genealogical connection.)
Yĕshăyāhu (יְשַׁעְיָהוּ) – Isaiah
Most of this book was written by the 8th century BCE prophet Isaiah ben Amoz. The latter part of this book is termed Deutero-Isaiah (chapters 40 and after) and was written after the exile in 586 BCE. The timeline here shows the storyline as a unified literary unit.
Here are some of the oracles of Isaiah.
Yirmyahu (יִרְמְיָהוּ) – Jeremiah
Jeremiah began his prophetic teachings in the thirteenth year of king Josiah (about 627 BCE) and finished in the eleventh year of king Zedekiah (586 BCE.)
Yekhezqiel (יְחֶזְקֵאל) – Ezekiel
This book records visions of the prophet Ezekiel, exiled in Babylon, during the 22 years from 593 to 571 BC.
This infographic shows us Ezekiel’s vision of the third Temple in Jerusalem.
Here is a map of the prophesied river out of Jerusalem from Ezekiel 47. This is from Basic Theology: Applied, Wesley & Elaine Willis and John & Janet Master, Victor Books, 1995.
The Twelve, aka minor prophets, (תרי עשר, Trei Asar, “The Twelve”)
Hoshēa (הוֹשֵׁעַ) — Hosea
Yo’el (יוֹאֵל) — Joel
Amos (עָמוֹס) — Amos
The chart at the link below displays the story of Am Yisrael during the last 300 years of the Biblical era. Biblical Events appear in the top of the chart. Each historical event is color – coordinated according to the respective historical time period. Empires and Foreign Kings are displayed in the second line, in correlation with the events above. These empires instigated the central events in Israel, Yehuda, and the neighboring nations. The Storyline is presented in the central axis of the diagram, entitled “Destruction to Restoration.”
Ōvadhyāh (עֹבַדְיָה) — Obadiah
Yônāh (יוֹנָה) — Jonah
Mîkhāh (מִיכָה) — Micah
Nakḥûm (נַחוּם) — Nahum
Khăvhakûk (חֲבַקּוּק) — Habakkuk
Tsĕphanyāh (צְפַנְיָה) — Zephaniah
Khaggai (חַגַּי) — Haggai
Zkharyāh (זְכַרְיָה) — Zechariah
Mal’ākhî (מַלְאָכִי) — Malachi
Here is a timeline overview of the kings and prophets of both Israel and Judah, from 925 BCE to Daniel in 575 BCE.
To learn more about the Hebrew Bible in general, here is our resource.