Chronology of the Old Testament: Solving the Bible's Most Intriguing Mysteries

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New Leaf Publishing Group, 2004 - Religion - 325 pages
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Book and CD-ROM. The 'Chronology of the Old Testament' has one goal to accomplish: to demonstrate that every chronological statement contained in the Sacred Writ is consistent with all other chronological statements contained therein. The author carefully and thoroughly investigates the chronological and mathematical facts of the Old Testament, proving them to be accurate and reliable. This biblically sound, scholarly, and easy-to-understand book will enlighten and astound its readers with solutions and alternatives to many questions Bible scholars have had over the centuries. Were there 66, 70, or 75 'souls' in Egypt when Jacob arrived? Were the Hebrews in Egypt for 430 years, or a shorter length of time? How long did Jacob have to wait before marrying the first of Laban's daughters, and how long did he wait for the second? What year was Christ born? With reliable explanatory text, charts, and diagrams, this book provides a systematic framework of the chronology of the Bible from Genesis through the life of Christ. Wall-sized chronological charts included on CD-ROM.
  

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Contents

ESTABLISHING THE CORRECT FOUNDATION
1
2 GODCENTERED WORLD VIEW
2
3 THE AUTHORS WORLD VIEW
3
4 SUMMARY OF WORLD VIEWS
4
1 THE ASSYRIAN SCHOOL
5
E ARCHBISHOP JAMES USSHER
6
F THE TRIDENT
7
G HISTORY
8
7 TRUTH REVERSED
151
8 INSCRIPTIONS OF SHALMANESER II III
152
a Assyrian Academys Solution to the Shalmaneser Problem
154
b Biblicists Solution to the Shalmaneser Problem
155
9 TWO FRAMES OF REFERENCE CONTRASTED
157
10 THE CURRENT SORRY STATE OF AFFAIRS
158
11 THE PREVAILING STATUS EXPLAINED
159
I DATING THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF HEZEKIAH
160

H THE TEXT
9
2THE SEPTUAGINT
10
a Discordant Ages of the Patriarchs in the LXX
11
b Discordant Lengths of Kings Reigns in the LXX
12
c Irrefutable Internal Evidence
13
d Final Considerations
14
3 THE FAITHFULNESS OF THE HEBREW TEXT
16
CHART ONE
21
B THE SKELETAL OUTLINE
23
C DATE OF THE CREATION
26
D THE SECOND CAINAN
29
1 SOLUTIONS OF COMPROMISE
31
2 THE BIBLICIST SOLUTION TO CAINAN II
32
E GENEALOGICAL GAPS
36
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37
17
39
MATT 117
41
CHART TWO
47
CHART THREE
49
C THE LENGTH OF THE SOJOURN IN EGYPT
53
40
55
E 430 OR 400 YEARS OF AFFLICTION?
57
F THE PHARAOHS OF THE BOOK OF EXODUS
60
G CHART 3A
61
I CHARTS 3C AND 3D
62
K JACOBS KINDRED
67
CHART FOUR
71
1 THE SPAN OF THE JUDGES 480 OR 450 YEARS?
72
2 THE SKELETAL OUTLINE
76
3 THE FORTYYEAR PHILISTINE DOMINION
78
a Micahs Priest and the Tribe of Dan
79
b The Levites Concubine Benjamin Decimated
80
c Eli and His Judgeship
81
d Contrasting Samson and Samuel
82
f Establishing Elis Death Year
84
g Philistine Dominion Thesis Confirmation
85
C THE JOSHUAJUDGES CHASM
87
D JOSHUAS AGE
88
E DAVIDS AGE AT HIS SLAYING OF GOLIATH
94
2 DAVIDS MAXIMUM AGE
95
F JONATHANS AND DAVIDS AGE DISPARITY
97
G DAVIDS CHRONOLOGY
99
H FORTY YEARS AFTER WHAT?
101
I FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
102
CHART FIVE
105
B THE BIBLICALHEBREW YEAR
106
C THE PROBLEM STATED
109
1 THE SOLUTION
111
3 THE CORRECT AND ONLY TRUE SOURCE
113
4 EDWIN R THIELE
114
D BASIC CANONS OF HEBREW CHRONOLOGY
115
1 THE REGNAL YEAR
116
a Nisan or Tishri Regnal Years for Judah
118
b The Inclusive Reckoning Question
119
c The Excessive Events of Josiah Question
120
d Hebrew Method of Reckoning Foreign Regnal Years as Revealed in Judiths Closing Period
122
e Ezekiels Regnal Dates
128
2 ACCESSION OR NONACCESSION DATING
130
3 THE BASIC PRINCIPLES SUMMARIZED
131
E THE 390 YEARS OF THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH
132
F THE TRIANGULATION FORMULA
135
G USING CHART OPTICS AS A PROBLEM SOLVING AID
138
2 AHAZIAHS AGE UPON HIS ACCESSION
139
3 THE JEHOAHAZJEHOASH CONNECTION
141
4 THE JEROBOAM II DILEMMA
142
5 THE ZACHARIAH QUANDARY
144
H THE ASSYRIAN EPONYM LIST
145
1 THE ECLIPSE OF BURSAGALE
146
4 THE FACTS EXPOSED
148
5 MORE EPONYMOUS INCONSISTENCIES
149
6 TAMPERING COMMONPLACE
150
1 THE PASSOVER IN HEZEKIAHS FIRST YEAR
162
2 701 702 BC THE THIRD YEAR OF SENNACHERIB
164
c No Siege in Hezekiahs Fourteenth Year
165
4 THE CORRECT CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
167
5 CONCLUDING REMARKS
169
J THE IDENTITY OF PUL
170
2 TIGLATHPILESER III IS NOT PUL
172
K THE MENAHEMPEKAHIAH PEKAH CONNECTION
173
2 THE KINGDOM OF EPHRAIM REFUTED
175
3 THIELES HOSHEAHEZEKIAH ANACHRONISM
177
L OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS RESOLVED
178
2 DATING THE FALL OF PEKAH REZIN AND DAMASCUS
180
3 DATING THE FALL OF SAMARIA
181
4 JOSIAH NECO AND THE KING OF ASSYRIA
184
b Egypt Allied with Assyria
185
c Resolving the JosiahNecoAssyrian Question
187
d Remaining Limitations
188
1 AND CARCHEMISH
189
6 JEHOIACHINJECONIAH 8 OR 18?
192
7 THE ADADGUPPI STELAE
194
8 DAVID AND SHALMANESER III
195
9 THE MOABITE STONE
196
10 THE KINGS OF SYRIA
197
11 HIGH PRIESTS DARIUS THE PERSIAN
198
M THE IDENTITY OF AHASUERUS IN THE BOOK OF ESTHER
199
1 BRIEF HISTORIC BACKGROUND
200
3 THE TESTIMONY OF MORDECAIS AGE
203
4 AMBIGUOUS CONTRARY EVIDENCE
204
N DANIELS 483 490 YEAR PROPHECY
205
1 WHICH DECREE?
206
2 DANIEL FULFILLEDARTAXERXES DECREE
207
1 THE YEAR OF THE SAVIORS BIRTH
208
2 THE DAY OF OUR LORDS BIRTH
210
5
211
4 THE COURSE OF ABIIAH AND NISAN YEARS
212
b The Course of Abijah Second Administration
213
5 EVENTS ACCOMPANYING JESUS BIRTH
214
6 TIBERIUS 15 PREPARATION YEAR FOR PUBLIC MINISTRY
218
7 THE BEGINNING YEAR OF OUR LORDS PUBLIC MINISTRY
219
8 THE YEAR OF THE CRUCIFIXION
220
P THE IDENTIFICATION AND DATE OF ARTAXERXES
224
2 DATING ARTAXERXES LONGIMANUS WITH ANCIENT HISTORICAL DATA
226
a Ussher and the Ancient Records
227
b An Examination of Ptolemy and the Canon
228
c Challenges Against Ptolemy
230
3 THE RESOLUTION OF PTOLEMY AND THE ANCIENT HISTORIANS
234
4 THE EZRANEHEMIAH PREDICAMENT AND ARTAXERXES IDENTIFICATION
240
a Sir Isaac Newtons Solution
243
b Summation of the EzraNehemiah Predicament
248
c Closing Remarks Relevant to Chart 5
249
CHART SIX
259
B SPECIAL FEATURES
260
C ESTABLISHING AND MANAGING CHART LIMITATIONS
261
CONCLUSION
263
Appendices
267
B Computer Crucifixion Calendar
273
D Pentecost Chart
276
E Hebrew Months Lunar Eclipses
277
F Dates of Major Bible Events
278
G The Assyrian Eponym and King Lists
281
H Calendars
287
I The Jubilee Cycle
288
J BurSagale Canon of Ptolemy and Hebrew Years Display
293
K Josiahs Sons Display
294
L Why Jewish Dating is Different The Sedar Olam Rabbah
295
M The Decree of Cyrus
300
N The Year Nebuchadnezzar Razed Jerusalem
309
BIBLIOGRAPHY
311
INDEX
319
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Having attained a Ph.D. as well as a Th.D., Dr. Jones has garnered majors in the disciplines of geology, chemistry, mathematics, theology, and education from six institutions of higher learning. A magna cum laude graduate and an ex-evolutionist, he also possesses a minor in physics and is an ordained minister (SBC). He is currently engaged in ongoing biblical research and the teaching of God's infallible Word. He and his wife, as well as his children and grandchildren, reside in Texas.

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