Timeline of Judaism - Jewish History

A Chronology of the Jewish faith

The Jewish religion is one of the most historic faiths our world has ever known. It dates back to the ancient Hebrews, whose ancestral father was the patriarch Abraham. The history of Judaism is detailed in the Hebrew Bible, which records stories of great miracles, great persecution, and great men and women of faith. There are approximately 14 million Jews in the world today.

History is very important to Judaism because in those stories God reveals himself to people. The following timeline intends to help people get a starting point for understanding Jewish history and the links provided go to more in-depth articles. (See Judaism beliefs)

A timeline of the Jewish religion

  1. George Robinson, Essential Judaism (Pocket Books, 2000), 541-50.
  2. John Bowker, ed., Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions.
  3. "Judaism."  Encyclopædia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service, 2004).