Where to find Major Events in the Bible

The Bible contains a lot of content. It will be beneficial to be aware of where certain things are located. This page is intended to assist you in becoming more familiar with commonly referenced passages of Scripture.

This list is by no means complete, it is intended to be a starting point for becoming more familiar with the Bible’s content.


Location in Bible


Creation Genesis 1 The creation of all things
The Fall Genesis 3 The fall of mankind into sin through Adam and Eve
The Flood Genesis 6-7 Noah builds an ark and God sends a flood over the whole earth
The Burning Bush Exodus 3 God speaks to Moses through a burning bush
The Ten Plagues Exodus 7-12 God sends ten plagues on Egypt until the Pharaoh released Israel from slavery
Parting of the Red Sea Exodus 14 God parts the Red Sea for Israel to escape from Pharaoh’s pursuit
The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21 God gives Israel ten commandments through Moses
The Fall of Jericho Joshua 6 The first major victory in Israel’s settling the promised land
David Fights Goliath 1 Samuel 17 David defeats Goliath with the help of God
David becomes king 2 Samuel 5 David is anointed king of Israel
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal 1 Kings 18:20-40 Elijah competes with the prophets of Baal over which one had the real God
Israel taken into Captivity 2 Kings 17:6-23 Israel is taken into captivity by Assyria
Judah taken into Captivity 2 Kings 25 Judah is taken into captivity by Babylon
The return from Captivity Ezra & Nehemiah Exiled Jews return to Israel and begin to rebuild
The testing of Job Job 1-2 God allows Satan to test faithful Job
Isaiah’s vision of the Lord Isaiah 6:1-6 Isaiah has a vision of God
The Suffering Servant Isaiah 52:13-53:12 One of Isaiah’s most vivid prophecies of the events surrounding Jesus’ trial and death
Jeremiah visits the Potter’s House Jeremiah 18 God uses the image of a potter and clay to illustrate his relationship to Israel
The Fiery Furnace Daniel 3 Three faithful Israelites are thrown into a furnace as punishment for their faithfulness to God; they are preserved unharmed
Daniel and the Lion’s Den Daniel 6 Daniel survives a night in a lion’s den
Jonah and the Large Fish Jonah 1-2 Jonah is swallowed by a large fish
Jesus’ Birth Matthew 1:17-25; Luke 2:1-21 The miraculous birth of Jesus to the virgin Mary
The Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5-7; Luke 6:20-49 Jesus preaches a sermon on a mountain
Jesus’ Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2–8; Luke 9:28–36 Jesus is transfigured
Jesus’ Trial, Death, and Resurrection Matthew 26:46-28:10; Mark 14:43-16:8; Luke 22:47-24:12; John 18:1-20:10 The events surrounding Jesus’ death
The Day of Pentecost Acts 2 The Holy Spirit fills the disciples and Peter preaches a sermon
Saul’s Conversion Acts 9:1-19 Saul (Paul) meets Jesus and converts to Christianity
The Jerusalem Council Acts 15 The Church begins formally engaging in mission to Gentiles
The Hall of Faith Hebrews 11 A chapter recounting faithful believers through the ages
Letters to the Seven Churches Revelation 2-3 Jesus dictates seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor

This Bible article is a part of the Christianity 101 Series.