Handbook of Biblical Chronology: Principles of Time Reckoning in the Ancient World and Problems of Chronology in the Bible

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Hendrickson Publishers, 1998 - Bible - 426 pages
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Have you been skipping over references to time in the Bible because they seem too confusing? Professor Jack Finegan s Handbook of Biblical Chronology clarifies those ancient systems of time reckoning and the biblical passages that use them. Part 1, Principles of Chronology in the Ancient World, describes the origins of basic units of time and surveys the calendars used in the ancient Near East through the Roman era. Part 2, Problems of Chronology in the Bible, discusses major periods of the Old Testament, as well as the lives of Jesus, John the Baptist, and the Apostles Peter and Paul.

This thoroughly revised edition includes a number of improvements over the classic 1964 edition. The text has been updated, expanded, and retypeset. It features more than 190 helpful tables (including 43 new ones), new sections, new datings, full subject and Scripture indexes, a detailed table of contents, and updated bibliographies.

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Indispensable. Finegan completed this 1998 update to his 1964 Princeton Press masterwork just before his death. We should all pray to be so incredibly productive at 89! Finegan is relentless. He thoroughly presents full data for all views on an issue, and often shares his conclusion—but the data is there for all to consider. Really, this is a must have for a person who likes to push very hard on the historicity of what we find in the Bible. 



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