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Origins of Christianity Timeline

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King Solomon

King Solomon

All dates are approximate.

BC 4000…  Horses domesticated near the Black Sea; hemp, cannabis and horses linked during the time of Adam and Eve

BC 3100… Sumerians cultivate the Joy Plant (opium poppies) and invent pictographic script, Egyptians soon follow

BC 3000… Narmer unites Egypt becoming first Pharaoh

BC 2000… Time of Abraham; Vedic Sanskrit spoken

BC 1754… Code of Hammurabi written in Akkadian, improvement on Sumerian script

BC 1500… Eleusinian Mystery cult created in Greece for worshiping the Goddess of Fertility; ritual bathing in the sea at Phaleron; includes theater, spectacle, and at least one sacramental substance, probably cannabis; lesser mystery in Spring, greater mystery in Fall; men, women and children initiated

BC 1336… First documented monotheistic religion created by Akhenaten in Egypt; opium cultivation introduced in Egypt while Moses (inventor of an anointing oil who speaks to burning bushes) departs Egypt for the Promised Land

BC 1200… Phoenician script appears; Troy falls; spoken Greek and Sanskrit related

BC 1000… Rig Veda published after thousand years of oral tradition

BC 900… The Aramaic language appears across the Fertile Crescent and then subdivides into Syriac which becomes the literary language of Persia for centuries; birth of Krishna

BC 890… First historical reference to a Kingdom of Israel; Old Testament composed as oral tradition

BC 850… Homer born

BC 832… Solomon builds his Temple

BC 800… Phoenician alphabet brought to Greece by Cadmus and becomes first written language in Europe; Mahabharata published in India

BC 776… Olympic Games begin

BC 753… Rome founded

BC 700… Aramaic script invented, Samaritan script appears to compete against it; Etruscians introduce their alphabet to Rome, which becomes Latin; Old Persian language appears

BC 624… Buddha born

BC 612… Rise of Babylon

BC 589… A Saka named Anacharsis visits Athens, is inducted into the Eleusinian Mysteries and inspires the Cynics before returning home and being executed by his brother

BC 587… Solomon’s Temple destroyed

BC 539… Fall of Babylon, after 70 years of captivity Jews return to Promised Land, Ezra the scribe invents classical Hebrew while Aramaic is made official for Torah

BC 530… Pythagoras creates secret society based on the mathematics of harmony in music

BC 521… Darius I is king of Persia during the time of Zoroaster, first known fire temples appear; Written Sanskrit appears in India, while the Zand, a synthesis of Sanskrit and Old Persian, appears in Iran and becomes language of the Avesta

BC 512… Arabic writing appears, an improvement on Syriac

BC 509… Roman republic created

BC 420… Pericles standardizes the various Homer poems

BC 400… Height of Persian Empire under Darius; Laws of Manu and Ramayana published in Sanskrit; first known Brahmi script, although Brahmi believed to pre-date Sanskrit

BC 399… Stonecutter and philosopher Socrates executed, possibly by Eleusinian Mystery cult as he refused to join and may have been caught with their secret sacraments; Bhagavad Gita published by Vyasa

BC 390… Rome sacked by Gauls

BC 380… Plato publishes The Republic

BC 336…  Alexander the Great spreads opium use throughout Persia, while defeating Darius III and making Alexandria the world capital with Greek as official language, brings Buddhism back from India; educated by Aristotle, he’ll soon declare himself a god and be poisoned; priests in Egypt invent Coptic writing to compete against Greek; first known written Iliad dates from this period

BC 264… 60-years-war between Rome and Carthage; Maurya Dynasty makes Buddhism state religion in India and initiates free education and free healthcare

BC 165… Meander becomes king of the Greco-Persian Empire and makes Buddhism the state religion.

BC 147… Judea gains independence; some scrolls in Aramaic discovered in a cave near the Dead Sea date to this period

BC 70… Virgil born

BC 63… Roman troops occupy Judea

BC 29… Oldest known Buddhist documents date from this period

BC 20… Herod begins rebuilding Solomon’s temple

BC 1… Zechariah rediscovers Moses’ holy anointing oil, sires John the Baptist while advanced in years; Buddhists begin appearing in the West

18… Calaphas named High Priest by Herod

19… Jews and astrologers expelled from Rome

27… End of republic, Augustus declared emperor after bringing free bread to Rome via Fertile Crescent breadbasket

28… John the Baptist creates a 5-part ceremony that starts with a ritual bathing in the Jordan River and includes drinking a sacrament

30… Crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

34… Saul of Tarsus appears in Jerusalem, stoning of Stephen after Sanhedrin trial

41… Imprisonment of Peter

49… Jerusalem Council allows gentile converts, Passover riot in Jerusalem leaves 20,000 dead, Paul accuses Peter of “Judiazing”

50… Paul writes letter to the Thessalonians; cuts his hair, writes another letter to the Thessalonians

54… Philip crucified

56… Letters to the Corinthians attributed to Paul

62… James the Just murdered

63… Simon the Magus lured to Rome and murdered by Peter and Paul, both of whom will soon allegedly die

64…1st letter to Timothy attributed to Paul; Peter is allegedly crucified upside down on Nero’s order after great fire is blamed on Christians

65… Letter to Titus, last letter attributed to Paul who is allegedly beheaded by Nero

67… Linus becomes Bishop of Rome (later all Rome’s bishops will be regarded as Popes, and 30 of the first 31 will die martyrs’ deaths)

70… Destruction of 2nd Temple; Jews scattered to winds by Titus in the 2nd year of Emperor Vespasian’s reign

74… Simon the Zealot crucified

80… Gospel of Matthew composed in Greek

85… Gospel of Luke, The Acts of the Apostles, both written in Greek

90… The Gospel According to John, Revelations also known as the Apocalypse, written in Greek

117… The Roman Empire encompasses 2.5 million square miles, and the city peaks with a population over a million

132… Bar Kokba revolt fails, ending Jewish resistance in Judea, which is renamed Palestine

150… Valentinius narrowly defeated for Bishop of Rome, moves to Alexandria to create his version of Christianity; Ptolemy publishes the Almagest, securing him as heir to Pythagoras; Hegesippus composes Memoranda

170… Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth claims Gospels have been altered, a new translation of the Old Testament by Symmachus the Ebionite

189… Pope Victor expels Eastern churches over controversies regarding Easter versus Passover, and dates of resurrection.

190… First Christian university founded in Alexandria

200… Sign of the cross on forehead widespread

220… Gospel of Judas written in Coptic in Alexandria

250… Emperor Decius orders first empire-wide persecution of Christians and execution of all bishops, starting with bishop of Rome

258… Valerians massacred

261… Persecution of Christians relaxed

270… Anthony begins monastic movement

276… Mani crucified

285… Diocletian, son of a slave, becomes Emperor, rules from Nicomedia, ends 50-year civil war, proclaims himself Jupiter, appoints Maximian to rule West with capital in Milan

299… Sorcerers in Antioch blame Christians for their difficulty in reading the entrails of animals to predict the future

302… Manicheans burned in Alexandria with their scrolls; Eusibius composes Ecclesiastical History

303… State persecution of Christians in Rome recommence with destruction of churches and execution of 1,500 Christians

306… Constantine assumes the throne in the East and stops violence on Christians

312… Constantine sees cross in sun and words “by this sign conquer,” and fashions a battle pendant with a “P” and “X,” first two letters of Christ in Greek (Chi-Rho) above a cross with a red banner with three golden circles; opposing armies soon fear his Labarum

313… Edict of Milan, restoring citizenship to Christians

324… Constantine founds Constantinople in Turkey

325… Council of Nicaea, Jesus and God declared “one substance”

359… Constantinople becomes capitol of unified empire

380… Christianity declared official religion of the empire

383… Theodosuius divides empire in two for his two sons to share

387… Augustine appointed Bishop of Algeria

402… Capitol of Western Empire moved to Ravenna

410… Rome is sacked by Goths

438… Imperial decree sanctions death penalty for all homosexuals

476… Last Roman Emperor in the West deposed by Odoacer

480… Rome’s population has declined to under 100,000

529… Plato’s Academy closed by Justinian, riots in Constantinople will soon take 30,000 lives

537… Justinian deposed Pope Silverius, replaces him with Vigilius

542…. Plague decimates the empire

570… Muhammad born

608… Heraclitus makes Greek official language of Byzantine Empire; first crosses appear but will not become popular on altars until around 1300

610… Qur’an composed as oral tradition

634… Qur’an published, Muslim invasion of the West commences and will continue for 1,200 years

794… Council at Frankfurt

809… Council at Aix-la-Chapelle by Charlemagne

1207… Rumi born

1300… All mention of opium disappears for 200 years, while cannabis is long forgotten in Western history

1494… Francois Rabelais born; he will be the first in Western history to document the healing powers of cannabis, but must speak in code as the Vatican forbids all talk of cannabis, so he calls it: Pantagruel

1798… Napoleon invades Egypt, and brings back hash, igniting the enlightenment

Written by Steven Hager

February 16, 2015 at 1:14 pm

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