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Diagram of the periods of Bahá'í history. Available in English and Russian.
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Language: English and Russian.

Chart of the Eras and Epochs of Bahá'í History

by Arjen Bolhuis


1. English version

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  The Bahá'í Cycle (destined to last not less than 500,000 years)
  The Bahá'í Era (comprises the Dispensations of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh)
  Dispen-sation of the Báb Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh (at least 1,000 years)
  The Heroic Age (The Primitive, Apostolic Age)1 The Formative Age (The Transitional, Iron Age)
  First Epoch Second Epoch Third Epoch First Epoch   Second Epoch Third Epoch Fourth Epoch Fifth Epoch
    Evolution of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Divine Plan
  First Epoch Second Epoch
  First Stage _____ First Seven Year Plan       Second Stage _____ Second Seven Year Plan Third Stage _____ Ten Year World Crusade     First Stage _____ Nine Year Teaching Plan     Second Stage _____ Five Year Plan Third Stage _____ Seven Year Plan Fourth Stage _____ Six Year Plan Fifth Stage ____ The Holy Year Sixth Stage _____ Three Year Plan Seventh Stage _____ Four Year Plan Eighth Stage _____ Twelve Month Plan Ninth Stage _____ Five Year Plan    
1844 1853 1892 1921 1937 1944   1946 1953 1963 1964 1973 1974 1979 1986 1992 1993 1996 2000 2001 2006  
  Ministry of the Báb Ministry of Bahá'u'lláh Ministry of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Ministry of Shoghi Effendi Hands of the Cause Universal House of Justice
  1. Concerning the Apostolic Age, the Guardian asserts that this period concluded 'more particularly with the passing'  
  of the Greatest Holy Leaf in 1932.  

2. Russian version
prepared by Ainars Freimanis

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