House of Israel & Timeline

House of Israel & Timeline

Here are a few more tips to consider to prepare for the trip. If you don't get a chance to review this before the trip, we will review some of it together.

  • Sometimes we need a reminder of the "house of Israel". This article from the scripture study guide will be a refresher course. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/gs/israel?lang=eng When we are in Israel we will refer to Old Testament history, New Testament, and current political issues. Many topics will be taught so reviewing some basics will help.


  • One way that I like to remember historical facts is to think of a timeline like a clothesline with hooks on it. On my timeline I have some basic facts:

About 3000 BC- the birth of Noah and the city of Enoch was taken up.

About 2000 - Birth of Isaac

About 1000 Jerusalem becomes the capital under King David

About 600 BC Lehi left Jerusalem. etc.

Then when I learn a new fact I hang it on the "hook" in my mental timeline. For instance, the ministry of Isaiah was about 750 BC, so I put it 150 years before Lehi.

  • In the guidebook that we give you there is a timeline that you can fill in more dates as you learn them on the trip.