50 Most Important Events in the Old Testament

compiled by Harold Wilmington

1. Creation of Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7, Genesis 2:21, Genesis 2:22)

2. Institution of marriage (Genesis 2:23-25)

3. Fall of man (Genesis 3:6)

4. Promise of the Redeemer (Genesis 3:15)

5. Universal flood (Genesis 6-8)

6. Institution of human government (Genesis 9:1-19)

7. Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

8. Conversion and call of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3)

9. Giving of Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:7; Genesis 13:14-17; 15:1-21)

10. Abraham’s marriage to Hagar (Genesis 16:1-16)

11. The birth of Isaac (Genesis 21:1-8)

12. The flight of Jacob (Genesis 28)

13. The selling of Joseph into Egyptian slavery (Genesis 37)

14. The enslavement of Israel in Egypt (Exodus 1)

15. The call of Moses (Exodus 3:1-10)

16. The ten plagues (Exodus 7-12)

17. The institution of the Passover (Exodus 12)

18. The appearance of the glory cloud (Exodus 13:21, Exodus 13:22)

19. The Red Sea crossing (Exodus 14)

20. The giving of the manna (Exodus 16:4)

21. The institution of the Sabbath (Exodus 16:29)

22. The giving of the Law (Exodus 20:1-17)

23. The completion of the tabernacle (Exodus 40:33, Exodus 40:34)

24. The anointing of Aaron (Leviticus 8:1-12)

25. The unbelief at Kadesh-barnea (Numbers 14)

26. The death of Moses (Deuteronomy 34:5-8)

27. The Jordan River crossing into Palestine (Joshua 3)

28. The victory over Jericho (Joshua 6)

29. The death of Joshua (Josua 24:29)

30. The marriage of Ruth to Boaz (Ruth 4)

31. The capture of the ark by the Philistines (1 Samuel 4)

32. The rejection of Samuel by Israel (1Samuel 8:1-9)

33. The anointing of Saul (1 Samuel 9, 10)

34. The rejection of Saul (1Samuel15:23)

35. The anointing of David (1Samuel 16:13)

36. The capture of Jerusalem by David (2Samuel 5:9)

37. The recovery of the ark by David (2Samuel 6:15, 2Samuel 6:16)

38. The giving of the Davidic Covenant (2Samuel 7:8-17)

39. The anointing of Solomon (1Kings 1:39)

40. The completion of Solomon’s Temple (1Kings 6:38)

41. The Israeli civil war (1 Kings 12)

42. The deliverance of Joash from murderous Queen Athaliah (2Chronicles 22:10-12)

43. The Assyrian captivity of the northern kingdom (2Kings 17:6)

44. The deliverance of Jerusalem from the Assyrians (2Kings 19:32-35)

45. The death of Josiah (2Kings 23:29, 2Kings 23:30)

46. The departure of the glory cloud (Ezekiel 10:18)

47. The destruction of the Temple of Solomon (2Kings 25:8, 2Kings 25:9)

48. The Babylonian captivity of the southern kingdom (2Kings 25:11)

49. The return under Cyrus’ decree (Ezra 1:1-11)

50. The completion of the new Temple under Zerubbabel (Ezra 3:1-13)

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