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Selected Chronology of the Empires
for the Hebrew Prophets

 
Assyrian Kings
Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 bce)
Shalmaneser III (858-824) [humiliation of Jehu depicted on Black Obelisk]
(period of weakness 823-745)
Tiglath-pileser III
(744-27)
734-732 Syria-Ephraim debacle (Isa 7:1)
733 Ahaz asks Tiglath-Pileser for help (2 Kgs 16:5-9)
Shalmaneser V (726-22)
Sargon II (721-05)
721 The fall of Samaria (2 Kgs 17)
711 Jerusalem is preserved apparently in relation to the sign-act of Isaiah’s nakedness (Isa 20:1-5), though the sign was against Egypt and Cush (Ethiopia)
Sennacherib (704-681)
701 Assyrian conquest of Judah and siege of Jerusalem (Isa 36-37)
Esarhaddon (680-669)
Assurbanipal (668-626)
 
Babylonian Kings
Nabopolassar (627-605) [threw off Assyrian rule in 612]
Nebuchadnezzar (605-562)
Deportations of Jerusalem took place in c. 605 (Dan 1:1), 597 (2 Kgs 24:8-12; Ezek 1:2), and 586 Jerusalem and temple destroyed (2 Kgs 25)
Amel-marduk (Evil-Merodach) (562-560)
Neriglissar (560-556)
Nabonidus (556-539)
Belshazzar (co-regent) (549-539)
539 Babylon captured by Cyrus
 
Persian Kings (returns to Jerusalem)
Cyrus (550-530) Sheshbazzar (538)
Cambyses (530-522)  
Darius I (521-486) Zerubbabel, Joshua (c. 520)
Ahasuerus (Xerxes) (486-465) (Esther)
Artaxerxes (464-424)
Darius II (423-404)
Ezra (c. 450), Nehemiah (c. 445)
 

Also see Chronological Orientation of the Prophets.

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