12th Century BC


1188 Jephthah (son of a harlot) becomes judge and defeats the Ammonites (Judges 11-12)

1188 Jephthah makes a vow (Judges 11:30)

1188 Rameses III becomes pharaoh of Egypt

1188 20th Dynasty in Egypt is founded with the capital at Tanis

1183 Ibzan becomes judge (Judges 12:8)

1175 A league of Greeks and Sea Peoples invade Egypt and are defeated

1175 Elon becomes judge (Judges 12:11)

1170 Tyre and other port cities flourish

1167 Eli is born

1165 Abdon becomes judge (Judges 12:13)

1165 Israel turns to idolatry (Judges 13:1)

1165 Philistines become powerful and overpower Israel for 40 years (Judges 13:1)

1155 Samuel is born (1 Samuel 1:19)

1146 Samson slays 1000 Philistines (Judges 15:16)

1146 Samson's death defeats the Philistines (Judges 16:30)

1125 Nebuchadnezzar I of Babylon fights off the Assyrians

1122 Emperor Wu Wang founds the Chou Dynasty in China

1122 Feudal System is established in China

1120 Utica (Tunisia) established as a city for trade in northern Africa

1117 The Philistines capture the Ark of the Covenant, Eli dies (1 Samuel 4:18)

1116 Tiglathpilesar I becomes king of Assyria

1116 Assyria conquers Babylon

1116 Samuel is a prophet and the last judge of Israel (1 Samuel 4:1)

1116 The Philistines place the Ark of the Covenant into the temple of Dagon (1 Samuel 5)