Dates based on 480 years before completion of temple in Jerusalem in 967 BC.
Isaelites enter Egypt and sojourn begins.
1 Kings 6:1
40 years (one generation) of wandering.
Entry into promised land.
Conquest during life of Joshua.
Days of Judges
The religious center is Shiloh, where the ark resided.
Period of the judges.
Days of Samuel
The religious centers were Bethel, Mizpah, and Gilgal, which were part of priestly circuit (I Samuel 7:3–17).
Saul establishes a monarchy and rules in Gibeah.
Saul's son Jonathan has a victory over the Philistines at Michmash.
1 Kings 2:10
David rules in Hebron.
David takes Jerusalem.
Under king David, the religious center becomes Jerusalem, once David conquered it and Solomon built the temple (I Kings 6).
Solomon becomes king of Israel.
1 Kings 6:1
Solomon starts construction of temple.
1 Kings 12-14
Jeroboam leads coup d'etat at Shechem against cruel king Solomon's even crueller son Rehoboam. This splits the kingdom, with Jeroboam leading the north (retaining the name of Israel, containing 10 tribes) and Rehoboam leading the south (assuming the name Judah, containing the remaining 2 tribes of Judah and Benjamin).