- Creation – Includes the creation of the world, humanity, and early events.
- Patriarch – The birth of the Hebrew people through a family of patriarchs, covering a period of 200 years.
- Exodus – The exodus of the Hebrew people as they are delivered out of 400 years of slavery in Egypt.
- Conquest – The conquest of the Promised Land by the Hebrew people upon their return from Egypt.
- Judges – A 400-year period during which Israel is governed by rulers called judges.
- Kingdom – An additional 400-year period during which Israel becomes a full-fledged nation ruled by a monarchy.
- Exile – A 70-year period during which Israel’s leaders live in exile, having been conquered by foreign countries.
- Return – The return of exiled Jews to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and the temple.
- Silence – A final 400-year period between the close of the Old Testament and the opening of the New Testament.
Taken from Max Anders’ book 30 Days to Understanding the Bible.