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Biblical Revivals

Biblical Revivals Timeline

Biblical Revivals Timeline

There is considerable difference of opinion concerning which Old Testament events should be described as revivals. Horatius Bonar enumerates fourteen, Ernest Baker, twelve; Wilbur Smith, eight and Earle E. Cairns, twelve.

We have compiled an integrated list based on the above plus our own Scripture research. For more expanded notes and explanations please go here</a< for Old Testament and here</a< for New Testament.

All dates are approximate and are taken from the Biblehub website here

Revivals in the Old Testament

3000 BC Gen 4:26 – ‘At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD.’

1906 BC Gen 35:1-15 Jacob’s recommitment to God

1446 BC Exodus 4:29-31

1446 BC Exodus 32-36

1374-1090 BC Judges

1374 BC Under Othniel 3:1-11

1316 BC Under Ehud 3:12-31

1235 BC Under Deborah 4:1-5:31

1169 BC Under Gideon 6:1-8:35

1129 BC Under Abimelech 9:1-57

1097 BC Under Jepthah 10:6-12:7)

1090 BC Under Sampson 13:1-16:31

1050 BC 1 Sam 7:1-13

1003 BC-970 BC King David

959 BC 2 Chron 6 King Solomon

863 BC 1 King’s 17-18

913-895 BC 2 Chronicles 15:1-15 Under Asa

835 BC 2 Kings 11-12; 2 Chronicles 23-24 Under Joash

760 BC Jonah and Ninevah

716 BC 2 Chronicles 29-31 Under Hezekiah

640 BC 2 Chronicles 34-35 Under Josiah

537-432 BC Ezra 5-6 and Nehemiah 8 -10

Revivals in the New Testament

26 AD Revival under John the Baptist Matthew 3, Luke 3.

27-30 AD Revival in the ministry of Jesus

29 AD The ministry of the 12 and the 70

30 AD Acts 2 Pentecost

31 AD Acts 8 Revival in Samaria with Peter

37 AD Acts 10-11 Revival at Caesarea with Peter

42 AD Acts 11:19-30 Antioch with Paul and others

48-49 AD Acts:13-14 Paul carries the revival fire on the first missionary journey

49 AD Acts 15:36-18:22 Paul’s second missionary trip continues in revival power

51-54 AD Acts 18:23-20:38 Paul’s third missionary trip further displays revival power

62 AD Acts 28 Paul shipwrecked at Malta and sets it alight with the gospel