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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 ...


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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