A Timeline of OT History
This project is currently a work in progress.
- Finish merging local data file with information contained in Google Spreadsheet
- Fix bugs with presentation of date information in lens
- Separate events into separate data files by eventType for easier recycling into future projects (e.g. separate files for Israel and non-Israel events)
- Add events that show span of major periods in Israel's history (Exodus, Conquest, Egyptian sojourn, etc).
- Add events to show the span of major dynasties (Omride dynasty, etc)
- Add dynastic information to individual items, add extra search facet to filter by dynastic period
- Add dates for events in David (based on info from Merrill)
- Add information about OT prophets
- Add information about rulers of Egypt, Assyria, & Babylon who significantly impact the flow of OT history
- Confirm dates from Isaiah source data file against dates in Thiele.
- Generalize timeline code into a separate repo, add that repo as an upstream remote for easier development of features for timelines generally
These dates are based on a number of different sources, which I've tried to recognize in the "source" field for each data point. I have used some sources more than others in confirming these dates, and these are listed below:
Thiele, Edwin Richard. The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1994.
Merrill, Eugene H. Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1996.