Timeline 1071 BC – 1170 BC The Judges: Abdon, Elon, Ibzan, Jephthah, Jair, Tola, Abimelech, and Gideon

YearEvents and Comments
Prior:Timeline 1001 BC – 1070 BC
1071 BC375th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1071 BC: Eli the priest, age 58, is also a judge of Israel. [1 Sam 4:15, 18]

Abdon judged for 8 years. Year 7
1072 BC374th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Abdon judged for 8 years. Year 6
1073 BC373rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Abdon judged for 8 years. Year 5
1074 BC372nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Abdon judged for 8 years. Year 4
1075 BC371st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Abdon judged for 8 years. Year 3
1076 BC370th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Abdon judged for 8 years. Year 2
1077 BC369th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Abdon judged for 8 years. Year 1
1078 BC
Elon (“Oak”) died of the Tribe of Zebulun.

Replaced by Abdon (“Servile”) of the tribe of Ephraim.
368th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Elon was replaced by Abdon ▲judge of Israel. [Jud 12:12-15]
1078 BC: Elon ▼died. He judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 10
1079 BC367th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
1079 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 9
1080 BC366th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
1080 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 8
1081 BC365th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
1081 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 7
1082 BC364th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
1082 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 6
1083 BC363th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1083 BC: The Philistines and Ammonites were suppressed in the 18th YEAR. The children of Israel lived in peace all the days of the judges.

1083 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 5
1084 BC362nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
1084 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 4

Year 4 Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 17
1085 BC361st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
1085 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 3

Elon judged for 10 years. Year 3

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 16
1086 BC360th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
1086 BC: Elon judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 2

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 15
1087 BC

Elon (“Oak”) of the Tribe of Zebulun.
359th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1087 BC: Elon ▲ judged Israel for 10 years, YEAR 1

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 14

1088 BC

Ibzan (“illustrious”)
the tribe of Zebulun died
358th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Ibzan was replaced by Elon ▲judge of Israel
1088 BC: Ibzan ▼died and was buried in Bethlehem. He judged Israel for 7 years.

▼ Ibzan judged Israel seven years, YEAR 7. The Talmud (Bava Batra 91a) asserts that Ibzan is to be identified with Boaz? from the Book of Ruth,

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 13
1089 BC357th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Ibzan judged Israel seven years, YEAR 6.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 12
1090 BC356th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Ibzan judged Israel seven years, YEAR 5.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 11
1091 BC355th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Ibzan judged Israel seven years, YEAR 4.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 10
1092 BC354th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Ibzan judged Israel seven years, YEAR 3.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 9
1093 BC353rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Ibzan judged Israel seven years, YEAR 2.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 8
1094 BC352nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Ibzan judged Israel seven years, YEAR 1.
▲ Ibzan judged Israel seven years.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 7
1095 BC351st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

▼ Jephthah the Gileadite judged for 6 years. Year 6.
1095 BC: Jephthah the Gileadite died. He was replaced by Ibzan judge of Israel. [Jud 12:7]

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 6
1096 BC350th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Jephthah the Gileadite judged for 6 years. Year 5.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 5
1097 BC
349th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Jephthah the Gileadite judged for 6 years. Year 4.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 4
1098 BC
348th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Jephthah the Gileadite judged for 6 years. Year 3.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 3
1099 BC347th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jephthah the Gileadite judged for 6 years. Year 2.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 2
1100 BC346th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

▲ Jephthah the Gileadite judged for 6 years. Year 1.

In 2010, a collection of jewelry pieces was found in a ceramic jug in Megiddo (Greek Armageddon). The jewelry dates to around 1100 BC The collection includes beads made of carnelian stone, a ring and earrings. The jug was subjected to molecular analysis to determine the contents. The collection was probably owned by a wealthy Canaanite family, likely belonging to the ruling elite.

Harassed by Philistines and Ammorites Year 1
1101 BC345th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 22
1101 BC: Jair died ▼and was buried in Camon. He had judged Israel for 22 years. (He was replaced by Jephthah ▲the Gileadite.) The children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals and Ashtoreths, the gods of Syria, Sidon, Moab, Ammon, and the Philistines. So the anger of the Lord was again aroused and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines and Ammonites. They harassed and oppressed Israel for 18 years. [Jud 10:3-8]
1102 BC344th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 21
1103 BC343rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 20
1104 BC342nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 19

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia. He is unrelated to Nebuchadnezzar II in the book of Daniel.
1105 BC341st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 18

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1106 BC340th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 17

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1107 BC339th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 16

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1108 BC338th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 15

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1109 BC337th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 14

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1110 BC336th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 13

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1111 BC335th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 12

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1112 BC334th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 11

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1113 BC333rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 10

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1114 BC332nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 9

Somewhere between 1114 – 1076 B.C. Assyrians under Tiglathpileser I sack Babylon.

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1115 BC331st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 8

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1116 BC330th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 7

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1117 BC329th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 6

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1118 BC328th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 5

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1119 BC327th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 4

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1120 BC326th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 3

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1121 BC325th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 2

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1122 BC324th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Jair the Gileadite judged Israel twenty-two years. YEAR 1

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1123 BC

Tola Judge of Israel dies. He is replaced by Jair
323rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1123 BC: Tola died ▼and was buried in Shamir. He judged Israel for 20 years. After Tola died, Jair ▲the Gileadite arose and judged Israel twenty-two years. [Judges 10:3)

▼ Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for 20 years. YEAR 20

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1124 BC322nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for 20 years. YEAR 19

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia.
1125 BC321st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 18

1125-1104 BC Nebuchadrezzar I rules Babylonia▲ and retakes the statue of Marduk the Elamites had taken to Susa. Unrelated to Nebuchadnezzar II of the book of Daniel.
1126 BC320th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 17
1127 BC319th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 16
1128 BC318th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 15
1129 BC317th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 14

Eli the prophet is born.
1130 BC316th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 13
1131 BC315th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 12
1132 BC314th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 11
1133 BC313rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 10
1134 BC

312th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 9
1135 BC

311th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 8
1136 BC

310th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 7
1137 BC

309th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 6
1138 BC

308th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 5
1139 BC

307th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 4
1140 BC

306th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 3
1141 BC

305th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 2
1142 BC

304th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1
Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar judged Israel for
20 years. YEAR 1
1143 BC

Judges 9:50-54

Abimelech dies, He is replaced by Tola judge of Israel.
303rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1143 BC: Abimelech reigned as king over Israel for 3 years. After Abimelech Tola, son of Puah son of Dodo from Issachar, judged Israel. [Jud 9:22; 10:1]

Judges 9:50-54 Then went Abimelech to Thebez, and encamped against Thebez, and took it. But there was a strong tower within the city, and thither fled all the men and women, and all they of the city, and shut it to them, and gat them up to the top of the tower. And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire. And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech’s head, and all to brake his skull. Then he called hastily unto the young man his armour bearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A women slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

Abimelech reign and judged Israel YEAR 3
1144 BC302nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Abimelech reign YEAR 2
1145 BC301st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Abimelech reign YEAR 1 ▲
1146 BC

Gideon dies
300th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1146 BC: After Gideon died, the children of Israel again were evil in the sight of God in that the men of Shechem gave Abimelech, son of Gideon, 70 shekels of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith. Abimelech hired worthless and reckless men and they followed him. He went to his father’s house and killed 70 of his brothers, all except Jotham, the youngest. Then the men of Shechem made Abimelech king.

1146 BC: Gideon died▼, the country was quiet for 40 years in the days of Gideon. [Jud 8:29]

Gideon judged Israel for 40 years. YEAR 40
1147 BC299th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1147 BC—Demophon▼, legendary King of Athens and veteran of the Trojan War, dies after a reign of 33 years and is succeeded by his son Oxyntes▲.

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 39
1148 BC298th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 38
1149 BC

The First Trojan war.
297th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

1149 BC—The First Trojan War

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 37
1150 BC296th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 36
1151 BC295th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 35
1152 BC294th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 34

King Wen of Zhou state (c.1152-1056 BC), reigned 1099–1050 BC as king of Zhou state, leading figure in building the subsequent Western Zhou dynasty, father of King Wu of Zhou the first Zhou dynasty king.
1153 BC293rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 33

1153 BC—Death of pharaoh Ramesses III ▼of Egypt (or 1155 BC)
1154 BC292nd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 32

1154 BC—Death of King Menelaus of Sparta (estimated date).▼
1154 BC—Suicide of exiled Queen Helen of Sparta at Rhodes. (estimated date).▼
1155 BC291st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 31

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC (or 1153)
1156 BC290th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 30

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC (or 1153)
1157 BC289th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 29

Elamites and Assyrians attack Babylonia. An Elamite, Kutir-Nahhunte, captures the last Kassite king, Enlil-nadin-ahi (1157 – 1155 B.C.).

The first known labor strike in recorded history occurred during Year 29 of Ramesses III’s reign, when the food rations for the Egypt’s favoured and elite royal tomb-builders and artisans in the village of Set Maat her imenty Waset (now known as Deir el Medina), could not be provisioned.
Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1158 BC288th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 28

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1159 BC287th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 27

1159 BC—The Hekla 3 eruption triggers an 18-year period of climatic worsening.

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1160 BC286th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 26

1160 BC: By 1160 BC the Hittite Empire had collapsed.

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1161 BC285th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 25

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1162 BC284th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 24

1162 BC—The statue of Marduk is taken from Babylon by Elamite conquerors.

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1163 BC283rd year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 23
1164 BC282ndt year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 22

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1165 BC281st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 21

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1166 BC280th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 20

1166 BC—The start of the Discordian calendar and within Discordianism the date of Curse of Greyface.

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1167 BC279th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 19

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1168 BC278th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 18

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1169 BC277th year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 17

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
1170 BC276st year after the Hebrews had come out of Egypt. I Kings 6:1

Gideon judged for 40 years. Year 16

Ramesses III 1186 to 1155 BC
Cont.See Timeline 1171 BC – 1440 BC
1071 BC – 1170 BC

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