Timeline of Genesis patriarchs

The timeline of the Tanakh can be estimated using the ages given in Genesis. These timelines are used by some biblical scholars to estimate the age of the earth by counting back the number of years associated with each of the biblical patriarchs and adding the years together. Dates are based on the Masoretic tradition. Years are given in Anno Mundi (AM).

1 AMEdit

130 AMEdit

235 AMEdit

325 AMEdit

395 AMEdit

460 AMEdit

622 AMEdit

687 AMEdit

874 AMEdit

930 AMEdit

  • Adam dies at age 930.[10]

987 AMEdit

  • Enoch is taken up by the LORD at age 365.[11]

1042 AMEdit

  • Seth dies at age 912.[12]

1056 AMEdit

1140 AMEdit

  • Enosh dies at age 905.[14]

1235 AMEdit

  • Kenan dies at age 910.[15]

1290 AMEdit

  • Mahalaleel dies at age 895.[16]

1422 AMEdit

  • Jared dies at age 962.[17]

1556 AMEdit

1651 AMEdit

  • Lamech dies at age 777.[19]

1656 AMEdit

  • Methuselah dies at age 969.[20]
  • Noah is 600.[21]
  • On the second month, tenth day, the LORD tells Noah to build an ark to prepare for the Flood that will start in 7 days time.[22]
  • On the second month, seventeenth day, the Flood begins[21] and lasts 150 days.[23]
  • On the seventh month, seventeenth day, the water begin to recede[24] causing the ark to rest on Mt. Ararat.[25]
  • On the tenth month, first day, the tops of the mountains can be seen.[25]

1657 AMEdit

1658 AMEdit

1693 AMEdit

1723 AMEdit

1757 AMEdit

1787 AMEdit

1819 AMEdit

1849 AMEdit

  • Nahor is born.

1878 AMEdit

1948 AMEdit

1958 AMEdit

  • Sarah, Abraham's wife, is born.

1996 AMEdit

  • Peleg dies at age 239.

1997 AMEdit

  • Nahor dies at age 148.

2006 AMEdit

  • Noah dies at age 950.

2026 AMEdit

  • Reu dies at age 239

2034 AMEdit

2048 AMEdit

2049 AMEdit

  • Serug dies at age 230.

2083 AMEdit

  • Terah dies at age 205.

2085 AMEdit

  • Sarah dies at age 127.

2088 AMEdit

  • Isaac is married at the age of 40 to Rebecca.

2096 AMEdit

  • Arpachshad dies at age 438.

2108 AMEdit

2123 AMEdit

  • Abraham dies at age 175.

2126 AMEdit

  • Shelah dies at age 433.

2158 AMEdit

  • Shem dies at age 600.

2171 AMEdit

  • Ishmael dies at age 137.

2187 AMEdit

  • Eber dies at age 464

2228 AMEdit

  • Isaac dies at age 180.

2238 AMEdit

  • Jacob moves to Egypt at age 130.

2255 AMEdit

  • Jacob dies in Egypt at age 147.

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