Church History

0006 BC-07-17 08:52:10

Birth of Jesus Christ

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0054-01-01 00:00:00

Emperor Nero's Persecution of Christians

Persecution intensifies in Nero's later years

0063 BC-07-17 08:52:10

Roman General Pompey sieged and occupied Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple

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0064-07-17 08:52:10

The Great Fire in Rome

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0066 BC-12-14 09:31:18

The First Jewish Revolt against Rome

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0070-07-17 08:52:10

The Destruction of the Temple

Colloquial Hebrew language began to die out, leaving only liturgical use and commercial use amongst Jewish merchants

0090-02-24 23:44:46

Council of Jamnia

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0111-03-01 21:34:30

Pliny, Roman Governor of the Province of Pontus and Bithynia in Asia Minor

the earliest outsider of a description of the Christian Church to Emperor Trajan: "on an appointed day they had been accustomed to meet before daybreak, and to recite a hymn antiphonally to Christ, as a god

0112-02-24 23:44:46

Ignatius, leader in Antioch of Syria

He urged believers to follow bishops as Jesus Christ followed the Father

0132-08-19 02:36:32

Bar Kokhba revolt, Hadrian expelled, enslaved, or killed most of Israel's remaining Jews

Hebrew as a colloquial language completely died out, only continued to be used as a literary language in Spain for commerce between Jewish people of different native language and as liturgical language of Judaism

0135-09-26 05:35:37

Jewish Bar Kokhba revolt against Hadrian and the Jews were expelled from Judea

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0142 BC-07-17 08:52:10

Hasmonean dynasty

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0155-01-01 00:00:00


Apology The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Tertullian prided himself in believing because it was "absurd"

0167 BC-02-19 08:13:02

Maccabean Revolt

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0167 BC-09-24 07:33:54

Antiochus IV (Epiphanes), the king of Syria, captured Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple by offering a pig sacrifice on an altar to Zeus

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0170-01-01 00:00:00

The Muratorian NT Canon

The first canonical list (fragmentary), discovered by tje Italian archaeologist Muratori (1672-1750), contains additional canonical writings such as the Wisdom of Solomon and the Revelation of Peter, but did not include Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter and 3 John

0185-02-24 23:44:46

Bishop of Alexandria Athanasius' Easter letter

The letter confirmed the final 27 NT books

0185-02-24 23:44:46

Origen, from Alexandria

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0185-03-28 21:16:36

Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons

held that the bishops guarded the apostolic tradiitionn

0190-05-03 15:59:26

Julius Wellhausen's Documentary Hypothesis

Creator of the J, E, P, D source traditions in his 1885 translated work of his 1878 German work, translated title Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel

0200 BC-09-24 07:33:54

Seleucid Empire controls Jerusalem following the Battle of Panium

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0210-01-31 00:00:00


A bishop of Carthage

0210-03-28 21:16:36

Cyprian Bishop Carthage

The bishop is in the church and the church in the bishop. Confirmed Bishop's episcopal authority based on Matt 16:18

0259 BC-09-01 00:00:00

Qin shi huang

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0270-09-05 08:56:45


after hearing during a Sunday service Matt 19:21 to sell all possessions to follow Christ, though he had just received a substantial inheritance of land from his parents

0300 BC-08-19 02:36:32

Epicurus founded Epicureanism, the pursuit of pleasure

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0300 BC-08-19 02:36:32

Zeno founded Stoicism, living according to the nature

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0301 BC-09-24 07:33:54

From 301 (death of Antigonus) until 200 (Battle of Paneion), Jerusalem and Judea ruled by the Ptolemy Empire

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0303-01-01 00:00:00

Emperor Diocletian

Tried to eliminate Christianity by ordering persecutions of Christians, as well as Manicheans he blamed for a wave of plagues and pestilences which had swept the western Empire and resulted in economic and social instability. He also divided his realm into four administrative districts

0305-01-01 00:00:00

Diocletian abdicated

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0305-01-31 00:00:00

Emperor Diocletian abdicated his throne

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0312-01-31 00:00:00

Battle of Milvian Bridge

According to Eusebius of Caesarea he saw the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens and an inscription Conquer by This (In this sign, conquer) and defeated Maxentius north of Rome, and emerged as co-emperor with Licinius and immediately issued a decree legalising the Christian faith

0313-01-31 00:00:00

Edict of Milan

Constantine used the words and reasoning taken from Lactantius's Divine Institutes, and established religious liberty in Rome by this Edict, effectively making Christianity legal and ending religious persecution

0320-09-05 08:56:45


established the first communal or cenobitic monastery

0324-01-31 00:00:00

Constantine overcame Licinius to rule as the sole Emperor

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0325-01-31 00:00:00

Council of Nicea/Nicean Creed

Emperor Constantine summoned it in Nicaea, in modern day Turkey. with 230 bishops attended, dealing with the Christological issue brought about by Presbyter Arius of Alexandria

0332 BC-01-01 00:00:00

Jerusalem capitulates to Alexander the Great, during his six-year Macedonian conquest of the empire of Darius III of Persia

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0333 BC-09-24 07:33:54

Macedonian king Alexander defeated the Persian at the Battle of Issus in Southern Anatolia

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0342-11-21 14:47:20


He translated the Hebrew Bible into Latin, the Vulgate, without any reference to the Apocryphal, unlike the previous Latin version

0354-01-31 00:00:00

Augustine of Hippo

Hippo was a city in modern Algeria City of God was written in the wake of the sack of Rome by the Visigoth in 410, the beginning of the end of the western Roman Empire

0370-09-05 08:56:45

Basil of Caesarea

wrote the first rule of monastery under the care of Cappadocia

0380-01-31 00:00:00

Edict of Thessalonica

Emperor Theodosius I made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire

0381-01-31 00:00:00

Council of Constantinople

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0383-01-01 00:00:00

Jerome finishing his Latin Vulgate

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0384 BC-09-01 00:00:00


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0390-09-05 08:56:45


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0393-09-25 07:33:51

The Council of Hippo

officially endorsed Athanasius' list of NT Canon and Augustine's list of OT Canon to include the Apocryphal

0397-09-25 07:33:51

The Third Council of Carthage

Again, endorsed Athanasius' NT Canon and Augustine's list of OT Canon to include the Apocryphal

0419-09-25 07:33:51

The Fourth Council of Carthage

Again, endorsed Athanasius' NT Canon and Augustine's list of OT Canon to include the Apocryphal

0428 BC-09-01 00:00:00


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