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How long was John the Baptist in the wilderness as a child?

The principal source for this narrative regarding John the Baptist is the so-called Gospel of James (aka the Protoevangelium). It was written in the 2nd century and relied (in part) on the Gospels of ...
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Fortieth year reckoned from which event in Deuteronomy 1;3?

The "beginning" of the Hebrew calendar is marked by the epoch of the exodus as marking the the day, month and year that the nation of Israel was created. This was specified in several ways: ...
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Fortieth year reckoned from which event in Deuteronomy 1;3?

"In [the] Fortieth Year" : בְּאַרְבָּעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה (Be-Arbaim Shanah) in [Deuteronomy 1:3] refers to 40th year - "after the exodus from the land of Egypt" לְצֵאתָם מֵאֶרֶץ ...
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Did the Israelites spend 40 or 41 years in the wilderness?

The scriptures tell us they spent 40 years in the wilderness. "For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, ...
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How long did Saul reign?

One has to do a bit of detective work to figure this conundrum out. Before reading this answer, I would recommend that you read Michael Heiser's short article, from the second subheading "Who ...
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What is the chronology of Hezekiah versus Shalmaneser?

Here is my attempt at listing the chronology of the period. Dates of Assyrian kings are taken from Wikipedia. Date Judean Kings Kings of Assyria 732 BC Hoshea becomes king and reigns for 9 years, 2 ...
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When was the Book of Micah written?

Some preliminary remarks: I am rather conservative about such question for several reasons such as: the canon of the OT was clearly selected with extreme care - much literature was excluded, even ...
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