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The timing/ordering of biblical events, which are not always described in sequence. What happened when?

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How did the first disciples of Jesus come to be?

In John 1:35-42, 2 of John’s disciples followed Jesus after John announced the Christ’s presence. “Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus....
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Is John chapter 9 in the same day with John chapter 10:22-23?

When you read John 9, you may think .. Where did The Lord Jesus heal the blind man... John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. It doesn't say clearly in John 9, ...
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Is Acts 2:17 applicable today?

Acts 2:17 "'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Was this ...
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In Genesis 2:21-22, KJV, why was Eve taken out of man (Adam), and not formed from the dust of the ground?

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he ...
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How could King Herod have killed John the baptist in Matthew 14?

According to Matthew's narrative King Herod is said to have died whilst Christ was still a child in Egypt with his parents.It is said King Herod had been succeeded by his son Archelaus when Joseph ...
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Does Matthew 26:64 describe immediate or future events?

"You have said so," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.&...
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Was the sixth hour in John 4:6 noon or six p.m.?

Was the sixth hour in John 4:6 noon or six p.m.? This depends on if John used Jewish way for time or the Roman way. Answering this question also depends on which way Mark used for time: According to ...
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At what age during the time of Abraham, is considered as old age?

We can see in the bible that a lot of generations from Adam live around 500 - 1000 years. Right now, with an average life expectancy of 70, we consider 50-60 years as old age. In Genesis 17:17, ...
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Jairus Daughter [closed]

In Matthew we read: 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. 16 “No ...
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Is there a chronological issue in Exodus 17,18 and 19?

In Exodus 17 we meet the Israelites camped at Rephidim after leaving the wilderness of sin Exodus 17:1 NASB 17 Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by [a]stages from the ...
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Is there a chronological issue in Matthew 10 and 12?

As Christ sends out his disciples he warns them that they had called him Beelzebul and it was likely they will suffer the same fate if not worse. Mattew 10:25 25 It is enough for students to be like ...
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How can priestly sections(Zechariah/Abijah) clarify chronology of Luke 1?

8 Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division When was this? Gene believes it can be dated to the day. https://www.worldcat....
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Nebuchadnezzar acting like a beast.today. Babylonians only considered winter and summer and therefore it was 3.5 years. The other source said 7 years

I have heard two sources today. One said that since the Babylonian year was 2 seasons the time was 3.5 yrs. The other said 7 years. The references in Daniel 4:13, 20, 22, 29.
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(John 1:39) Significance of "almost the tenth hour"

I'm trying to explore the symbolic uses of time in the Fourth Gospel. My question is: "What is the significance of 4pm (the tenth hour) to first century, and older, Jews? John 1:39 (KJV), He ...
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Is there a chronological issue in Genesis 25,26 and 27?

In Genesis 25 we meet Isaac who marries Rebecca.Rebecca conceives and gives birth to twins Esau and Jacob.Isaac is above sixty years of age when the chapter closes. Genesis 25 NASB 20 and Isaac was ...
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When did God create the waters in Genesis 1:2?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:2 Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering ...
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When was the Book of Ruth set?

"In the days when the judges ruled,[a] there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab."- Ruth 1:...
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How can Job be after Genesis 10 and not Genesis 36?

As per the chronological bible reading order it says that after Genesis 10 we should be reading Job 1-42. But it didn't make sense to me cause the Temanite and Eliphaz doesn’t come into being until ...
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Did the Word of God pre-exist as the Son of God before He was begotten of Mary? [closed]

In Daniel 3:25, KJV, after seeing the four men in the fiery furnace, Nebuchadnezzar stopped short of saying that the fourth man was the Son, but rather was “like the Son of God.” He answered and ...
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What does the Gesture of "uncovering feet" and "laying to Boas feet" mean?

In Ruth 3,4 it is written: When he gets ready to go to sleep, take careful notice of the place where he lies down. Then go, uncover his legs, and lie down beside him. He will tell you what you should ...
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How old was Zedekiah when he became king?

1 Chronicles 3:15 says Jehoiakim was born 2nd, Zedekiah was born 3rd, and Shallum [Jehoahaz] was born 4th. Jehoahaz was 23 years old when he became king(1), and Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he ...
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Did Samuel pitch in within seven days as promised in 1 Samuel 10:8?

Samuel promises to meet Saul within seven days at Gilgal 1 Samuel 10:8 NIV 8 “Go down ahead of me to Gilgal. I will surely come down to you to sacrifice burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, ...
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At what age was John the baptist when He was beheaded [closed]

John the baptist died at what age (Matthew 14, Mark 6)? I have tried to research with no possible conclusion Kindly assist
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(1 Chronicles 7:15-17) "Machir took a wife for Huppim and Shuppim" then does it mean that Machir was arranged a marriage for Huppim & Shuppim?

1 Chronicles 7:6-19 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Descendants of Benjamin 6 The sons of Benjamin were three: Bela and Becher and Jediael. 7 The sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, ...
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What was the time gap between the event Abraham justified by Faith in James 2:23 a and later Abraham justified by works in James 2:21?

What was the time gap between the event Abraham justified by Faith in James 2:23 Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the ...
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Was it the fathers or sons of the rebels who were being addressed by Moses in Deuteronomy 11:1-7?

When they came into the wilderness of Arabah Moses addresses the descendants of the rebels.Most of the things he makes reference to were actually seen and experienced by the rebels rather than their ...
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Did Omri rule Israel for 6 years or 12 years?

In the Book of Kings, it says that Omri became king of Israel in the 31st year of Asa and ruled for 12 years, but it then says that Ahab, the son of Omri became king of Israel in the 38th year of Asa, ...
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Method of calculating the Years in Genesis Genealogies

In Genesis 5 it stands written concerning the descendants of Adam through to Noah and his sons. Now, in making my own chronology of years, I have come across an issue in applying the numbers together:...
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How were people reunited (Gen 11) after being divided by language (Gen 10)?

Genesis recorded that Noah had three sons. Probably they were living among their own people and must be spoke one language but then how Noah's sons were divided into seperate community according to ...
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1 Maccabees timeline, "years"

I am reading 1 Maccabees and understand that these events took place around 150 B.C. In the book, the years progress upwards ex. from 150 to to 160. What timeline were the authors of this book going ...
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In 2 Kings 1 did the Moabites rebel against Ahaziah before or after the Jehoshaphat incident in 2 Chronicles 20?

We are told of these two incidents which took place more or less around the same time and its not clear which one preceeded the other.Both incident just took place after the death of Ahab king of ...
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How was David known as "king of the land" while fleeing from Saul?

In 1 Samuel 21:10, David "flees" to Gath, and King Achish's servants say to him, "Is this not David, the king of the land?" This is positioned immediately after David's goodbye to Jonathan (1 Samuel ...
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Use of leap years in the bible [closed]

As we can clearly see, the bible relates to a month as a 30 days period: 150 days of the flood which are five month (genesis 7,8), the feast of Ahasuerus of 180 days that are 6 months and so on. We ...
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What Gospel was preached before Jesus revealed the cross? [closed]

I wonder if this particular notion has a special place in theology. To me the next two notions have quite a bit of impact to what i believe they preached, and we should preach. 1) Jesus makes the ...
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Good Samaritan Luke's Gospel - Chronology, Geography [closed]

I'm currently studying the parable of the Good Samaritan, and I'm wondering why it was chronologically placed in Luke 10 which seems to indicate the encounter with the expert in the law occurred ...
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Was Joseph sold to Egypt before the Dinah incident?

Dinah incident Genesis 34:1 KJV 1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of ...
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Are there non-Rabbinical hermeneutics that recognize deliberate, non-chronological ordering of texts in the Pentateuch?

In Rabbinic Literature there is a principle of Biblical interpretation known as אין מוקדם ומאוחר בתורה (Ein Mukdam U'me'uhar B'Torah), which postulates that the Pentateuch does not (necessarily) ...
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The confusing order of Laban's tent raids in Genesis 31:33

In Genesis 31:33 we read of Laban's search of the tents of Jacob's party: וַיָּבֹא לָבָן בְּאֹהֶל יַעֲקֹב וּבְאֹהֶל לֵאָה וּבְאֹהֶל שְׁתֵּי הָאֲמָהֹת וְלֹא מָצָא וַיֵּצֵא מֵאֹהֶל לֵאָה וַיָּבֹא ...
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Has the lengthened day of Joshua 10 been modeled in a simulation to show how this could have occurred?

My question is, has anyone done or knows of anyone who have done an astronomical simulation of how this could have happen? Alternatively does anyone knows or have access to any simulation facilities ...
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How can the tabernacle have been erected in the second year?

Exodus 40:17 explicitly states that the tabernacle was erected on the first day of the first month of the second year. Some silver was needed for the tabernacle. This silver was given by the numbered ...
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In Acts 20:7, why is the phrase τῇ μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων translated “the first day of the week” when it could mean “the first Sabbath”?

I noticed that the Greek phrase τῇ μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων in Acts 20:7 is often translated “the first day of the week.” However, I assert that it could also mean “the first Sabbath” because the noun ...
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Did Acts 20:7 take place on Sunday midnight or Monday midnight?

How can we know for sure if Luke is talking about Saturday or Sunday midnight? 7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending ...
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Luke's Starting Point: From Beginning of Tiberius' co-regency OR from Beginning of His Reign?

I am researching when Jesus began His ministry and when He died. The main (although not the only) piece of information is found in Luke's account: In the fifteenth year of Emperor Tiberius’ rule; ...
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1 Samuel 20:18: How was the First of the Month / New Moon Determined?

Closely Related: • Judaism.SE/How was Rosh Chodesh determined, if a New Moon Cannot be Seen? • Calculating months and weeks in the Mosaic Law • Astronomy.SE/How Soon Could a Waxing Crescent Moon Be ...
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How long did Noah take building the ark?

I've always heard (sermons, etc.) that Noah took 100 years building the ark. Recently, however, I studied the ark in the Bible, and I am unable to find any place in the Old Testament or the New where ...
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Chronology for Jesus' miracle

John chapter 2 says "On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding." John 2:11- "What Jesus did ...
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In Genesis, Did God Work and Rest on the Sabbath?

Closely Related: - Judaism.Stackexchange - Did God Create the Sabbath Rest? 1. Question - Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Analysis : Setting aside Jewish and Christian doctrines, and traditional ...
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According to the Gospels, Was the Last Supper Actually a Passover Feast?

Very Closely Related: - In the early church, was the Last Supper Considered a Passover Feast? The above question is asking for extra-Biblical references - from Early Church authorities. This question ...
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What is the chronological relationship between Nehemiah chapter 10 and 13?

In Nehemiah 10, the people made the decision that "they will not give their daughters to the peoples of the land or take the peoples of the land's daughters for their sons" (v.30), and that they will ...
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Is 1 Samuel chronological or does David never learn?

Saul meets David as Jesse's son in 1 Sam 16:19-23. But after David kills Goliath in 1 Sam 17:55, Saul asks "Who is this kid? Whose son is he?" How could he forget? While David is playing lyre for ...