Only the Bible can deliver a Chronological History back to the Creation of the Universe !
The value of this information is beyond calculation. It provides a foundational skeletal
structure for not only Hebrew history but for world history. It makes sense of where we
have been and most importantly, where the Human Race is headed. You are a part of
History. You are snared in its gears. Like it or not, your destiny hangs in the Balance.
The work of extracting thousands of historical data bits from the Bible and placing them
in a continious chronological order linked to the Julian calendar is a very difficult Task.
The earliest attempts to construct a continuous detailed Biblical Chronology after Christ's
ascension was Flavius Josephus (AD 37-100) and Sextus Julius Africanus (about AD 170-
250). Following them others have contributed to Biblical Chronology over a period of
almost 2,000 years. The following men have wrestled with the advancement of Bible
Chronology and have had an impact on literally thousands of Bible Scholars:
Flavius Josephus works "The Jewish War" (about AD 75) and "Antiquities of the
Jews" (about AD 94) contain long narratives of Jewish History which closely align with
narratives of the old testament. His works have several major problems which limit its
use as a precise Biblical dating standard.
To learn more Click on the LinK: Critic of Josephus' Chronology
Sextus Julius Africanus (about AD 170 - 250) produced a work entitled "Chronographiai"
in five books which covered the span of time from Creation to 221 AD which he calculated
to be a span of 5,723 years. This work has several major problems which limit its use
as a precise Biblical dating standard.
To learn more Click on the LinK: Critic of Africanus' Chronology
Eusebius Pamphili of Caesarea (about AD 263 - 339) published the most important and
detailed work of the early Bible Chronologists entitled "Chronicon". It traces history
from Creation to 325 AD. What is impressive about his work is that he carries forth the
Chronology of the Bible in 3 different versions; The Septuagint, the Hebrew, and the
Samaritan. Although Eusebius strongly favors the Septuagint solution, his calculations
of Chronology based on the Hebrew Bible aligns rather closely with that of modern
researchers and is worthy of further consideration. His work falls short of the fine detail
and analysis of modern Bible scholars.
To learn more Click on the LinK: Critic of Eusebius' Chronology
Archbishop James Ussher's "Annals of the World" was published 1658, two years after
his death. This monumental detailed work set a new standard in Biblical Chronology. In
recent years Ussher's "Annals of the World" has been re-edited from the 1650/1654
Latin copy and the 1658 Old English copy, by Larry Pierce and his wife Marion,
originators of the Online Bible. This was an enormously valuable project of which the
Christian community should be forever grateful. The quality of this book with its 12,000+
footnotes, 2,000+ bible references, and outstanding system of date references, is nothing
short of brilliant. It's now available at Amazon.
To learn more Click on the LinK: Critic of Archbishop James Ussher's Chronology.
Dr. Edwin R. Thiele is best known for his efforts to solve the Chronology "gordian knot "
of the Hebrew Kings. His greatest contribution was the recognition that the key to solving
the enigma was related to the two different ways that a king's reign could be recorded in
the Bible. His greatest failure was his elevating of Assyrian Chronological records above
that of the Bible itself which in turn forced him to declare that some parts of the Holy
Scriptures are in error.
To learn more Click on the LinK: Critic of Dr. Thiele's Chronology.
Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones, over a period of 20 years, has reviewed all of the great Bible
Chronology works of history and has pain stakingly assembled a grand solution based on
a literal interpretation of the Bible (Hebrew Masoretic and Greek Textus Receptus) as the
supreme standard without error and having no equal. In this regard, he stands on the
shoulders of giants and considers pertinent astronomical and archeological discoveries
which have post-dated those individual works in order to publish the most advanced Bible
Chronology of our times. His graphical triangulation procedure that anchors the period of
the Hebrew Kings is by far the most powerful analytic problem solver that has ever been
applied to Biblical Chronology to date.
To learn more Click on the Link: Critic of Dr. Jones' Bible Chronology