1010 BC - David captures Jerusalem from Jubusites; brings the ark into the city

962 BC - Solomon builds the First Temple

926 BC - Pharaoh Shishak captures the city and plunders the Temple

850 BC - Jerusalem is sacked by the Philistines, Arabs, and Ethiopians

786 BC - Jehoash of Israel sacks Jerusalem and destroys her walls

733 BC - Jerusalem becomes a vassal of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

697 BC- King Manasseh of Judah places idols in the Temple

609 BC - Jerusalem becomes part of the Egyptian Empire

605-597 BC - King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon invades the city and loots the Temple

586 BC - Judah is defeated; temple is destroyed; many captives taken to Babylon.

516 BC - The Second Temple is built in the sixth year of Darius the Great

444-432 BC - Nehemiah governs Jerusalem and rebuilds her walls

332 BC - Alexander the Great conquers Jerusalem and propagates Greek culture

164 BC - the first Hanukkah; Judas Maccabeus rededicates the Temple

63 BC - Roman emperor Pompey conquers Jerusalem

37 BC - Herod the governor of Galilee conquers Judea and Jerusalem

20 BC - Herod begins Jerusalem’s reconstruction; expands the Temple

4 BC - Jesus is born; dedicated in the Temple as an infant

7 AD - at age 12, Jesus visits Jerusalem during Passover

30 AD - Jesus is arrested in Jerusalem; convicted; crucified, and rises from the dead

31 AD - Peter preaches in the Temple

32 AD - Stephen is stoned to death in Jerusalem

49 AD - Jerusalem Council; officially includes all Gentiles as candidates for salvation

57 AD - Paul is arrested in Jerusalem

66 AD - James is martyred in Jerusalem

70 AD - Siege of Jerusalem by the Roman General Titus; Temple destroyed

95 AD - John writes Revelation and describes the New Jerusalem (21:10-27)

313 AD - Constantine legalizes Christianity throughout the Roman Empire
335 AD - First Church of the Holy Sepulchre built on Calvary

380 AD - Emperor Theodosius makes Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire

614 AD - Persians kill thousands of Christians in Jerusalem

616 AD - Jewish governor of Jerusalem is killed by a Christian mob

637-638 AD - Omar Caliph (Muhammadian) forces Jerusalem to surrender

661 AD - Umayyad Dynasty (Muslim) takes control of Jerusalem

688-691 AD - Dome of the Rock is constructed

969 AD - Muslims conquer Jerusalem

1073 AD - Seljuk Turks capture Jerusalem and massacre her inhabitants

1099 AD -  Crusaders capture Jerusalem; Dome of the Rock becomes a Christian church

1187 AD - Saladin captures Jerusalem from the Crusaders

1244 AD - Invasions by Muslims leave Jerusalem almost deserted

1516 AD - Ottoman Turks conquer Jerusalem, ruling it for nearly four centuries

*1897 AD - First Zionist Congress; Jerusalem is discussed as a possible future capital

1917 AD - Britain takes Jerusalem from the Ottomans during WW I

1929 -  Arab and Jewish riots begin in Jerusalem (Western Wall Uprising)

1945 - Jewish Holocaust survivors settle in Jerusalem and Palestine

1948 - Arab-Israeli War

*1950 - Israel declares Jerusalem as their capital

1964 - Palestine Liberation Organization established in Jerusalem

1967 - Six-Day War; Israel reunifies Jerusalem

*1980 - Jerusalem is made the official capital of Israel

1987-1993 - First Intifada (uprising of Palestinians against Jews)

1994 - Israel-Jordan Treaty resolves many territorial disputes

1998 - United Nations deems Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem to be illegal

2002 - Wall built by Israel between West Bank and Jerusalem

*2017 - President Donald Trump reaffirms Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

“…repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name among all nations,beginning at Jerusalem”  Luke 24:47                                                                            



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