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I would like to suggest that there are more absolute dates linked to the Bible’s chronology than what has been realised. The following examples are summaries, but worth considering: Completion of the Temple: Josephus, quoting the record of the Phoenicians, says, “Therein it was recorded, that the temple was built by King Solomon at Jerusalem, one ...


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OP: So, can the Bible's relative chronology be translated into absolute dates? In a word, no. The converse, however, is possible, and I take it this is what is intended from the way the question proceeds: OP: What I am looking for are key biblical events that are verified by independent, extra-biblical sources. From such 'anchors', are we able to ...


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Question Restatment: Can absolute, specific dates, be deductively, concretely, certainly, inferred from relative chronologies in Biblical Texts? Answer: Any, and all calculations, import way too many "Unknowns" and "Presuppositions" into the text, (premises that are "Eisegetically" imported into the text), to allows us to arrive at "Certain Dates," ...


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The issue with using the Bible's relative chronology for absolute dating is that it contains a mixture of symbolism, hyperbole, and different year lengths. In addition, numbers are often rounded. Thus, archaeologists tend to use ranges. The Bible's Buried Secrets gives the example of backdating Solomon and David's time using dated evidence of their ...


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Assyria seized control of all of Aram (Syria) and the northern kingdom of Israel in a single military operation during the Syro-Ephraimite War, c.734-732 BCE. Only Ephraim (Samaria) survived the war relatively untrampled and retained the name 'Israel', though only for a decade until it too was destroyed. Current scholarship suggests Israel at this time was ...



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