Dates in Daniel

608 B.C. Jehoiakim becomes king of Judah
605 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar defeats Egyptian army at Carchemish;
First invasion of Jerusalem; Daniel taken to Babylon;
Nabopolassar dies; Nebuchadnezzar becomes king
603 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel 2
597 B.C. Second Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem; Ezekiel taken to Babylon
595/594 B.C. Revolt in Babylon against Nebuchadnezzar
594/593 B.C. Probable date of Daniel chapter 3
586 B.C. Jerusalem burned and leveled; most of the Jews taken to Babylon
562 B.C. Death of Nebuchadnezzar
539 B.C. Fall of Babylon; Daniel chapter 5
538 B.C. Date of Daniel chapters 6 and 9
537/536 B.C. Cyrus' decree to rebuild the temple
536 B.C. First Jews return to Judea; End of 70 years of captivity predicted by Jeremiah
535 B.C. Vision of Daniel 10-12
522 B.C. Darius becomes king
520 B.C. Darius' decree to rebuild the temple
457 B.C. Artexerxes' decree to restore Jerusalem;
Beginning of 70-week and 2300-day prophecies
444 B.C. Artexerxes' commission to Nehemiah