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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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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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There are many things in ancient history that can't be corroberated. The potential for Stephen to make a blunder and for Luke to record it is highly unlikely. We must remember two things: First, the audience (Sanhedrin) would have legitimate grounds to dismiss Stephen as credible if he were to make such mistakes. Therefore, many possibilities have been ...



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