History is more than a record of the passage of time. True is history is the record of God's story, HIS story. God has been at work in our history since he called Abraham. His purpose, to bring people back to him and his salvation. This is why Jesus came. It also helped determine when he came.
"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." Genesis 12:2-3
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