To make the history of the Israelites easier to follow I am going to build a series of timelines describing their history. We start the history of the Israelites by placing the most recognized prophets of the Bible to the time of Isa al Masih (PBUH) in a timeline.
The Most Recognized Prophets of the Bible
This timeline uses the Western calendar (and remember this is all BC or BCE dating). The width of the bars shows how long that particular prophet lived. Ibrahim and Musa (PBUT) are important for their Signs which we have looked at already. Dawood (or David – PBUH) is recognized because he started the Zaboor and he was the first King of a dynasty that ruled from Jerusalem. Isa al Masih (PBUH) is important because he is central to the Injil.
We see in the green period that the Israelites had been living as slaves in Egypt.