Adjusting D.J. Wiseman’s Chronology for 607 – 595 BC Babylon and Judah

 

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597 to 595 NebuchadrezzarThe details in this file form part of an article titled Kings of Assyria, Babylon (934 – 522) and Israel (607 – 595 BC) published on the old site in July of 2006. The details are reproduced here as one article because in addition to forming part of two old site articles which have now been transferred to the new site and also being referred to in a third article on the new site, they are extremely important in relation to the reconstruction of the chronology of ancient Israel. See:

1. The Error Regarding King Nebuchadrezzar’s Reign (Part 1 of 2)

2. How, When, where Did King Josiah Die?

3. The Significance of the Reign of Kandalanu King of Babylon

Kings of Assyria, Babylon and Israel 607 – 595 BC

Dates for Nabopolassar & Nebuchadrezzar Kings of Babylon – and – Josiah and Jehoiakim Kings of Judah as per Wiseman.D.J. (1961) Chronicles of the Chaldaean Kings (626-556 BC) in the British Museum – Trustees of the British Museum. London) using Babylonian Chronicles B.M. 22047 (p.65) and BM 21946 (p.67) but with a one (1) year adjustment for the Reigns of Nabopolassar and Nebuchadrezzar.

607 BC

607 BC – Sep – Nabopolassar engaged at Bit-Hanunia / Urartu (18th year – B.M. 22047 Line 1-4)
607 BC – Dec – Josiah’s 31st year commences
607 BC – Dec/Jan – Nabopolassar returns to Babylon (B.M. 22047 Line 1-4 )

606 BC

606 BC – May/Jun – Campaigning to the north – 19th year (B.M. 22047 Lines 5-7)
606 BC – Jun/Jul – Nabopolassar returns to Babylon (B.M. 22047 Line 8)
606 BC – Jul/Aug – Necho heads North for Carchemish
606 BC – Aug/Sep – Nebuchadrezzar returns to Babylon (B.M. 22047 Line 12)
606 BC – Aug/Sep – Josiah of Judah slain
606 BC – Aug/Sep – Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah
606 BC – Sep/Oct – Nabopolassar Heads to Kimuhu (B.M. 22047 Line 12)
606 BC – Nov – Nabopolassar captures Kimuhu (B.M. 22047 Line 14)
606 BC – Nov – Jehoahaz deposed by Pharaoh Necho – taken to Riblah
606 BC – Nov – Jehoiakim commences – 1st Artificial year commences.
Academic Newsletter No 12 Josiah to the Destruction of Jerusalem

605 BC

605 BC – May/Jun – Egyptians besiege Kimuhu for 4 months – 20th year (B.M. 22047 Lines 16-17)
605 BC – Sep/Oct – Nabopolassar heads for Quramati (B.M. 22047 Line 19)
605 BC – Oct 31 – Jehoiakim’s 2nd Artificial Year commences

604 BC

604 BC – Jan/Feb – Nabopolassar returns to Babylon – 21st Year (B.M. 22047 Line 23)
604 BC – Undated – Babylonian Army retreats from Quramati (B.M. 22047 Lines 24-26)
604 BC – Undated – Battle of Carchemish (Lines 1-5 BM 21946)
604 BC – Aug – Nabopolassar dies (Lines 9-10 BM 21946)
604 BC – Aug – Nebuchadrezzar succeeds Nabopolassar as king of Babylon
604 BC – Sep – Nebuchadrezzar travels from Syria-Palestine to Babylon and back again (Lines 10-11 BM 21946)
604 BC – Oct – Jehoiakim commences – 3rd Regnal year
604 BC – Sep/Feb – Nebuchadrezzar conquers Hatti-land (Lines 12-13 BM 21946)
604 BC – Sep/Feb – Siege of Jerusalem – (Dan 1:1) – Daniel’s Captivity
604 BC – Oct 2 – Jehoiakim’s 3rd Artificial Year commences

603 BC

603 BC – Nisan 1st – Nebuchadrezzar is back in Babylon for coronation. (Line 14 BM 21946)
603 BC – Nisan 1st – Nebuchadrezzar’s 1st year
603 BC – May/Jun – Nebuchadrezzar returns to Hatti-land (Lines 15-16 BM 21946)
603 BC – Sep 4 – Jehoiakim’s 4th year
603 BC – Nov/Dec – Nebuchadrezzar captures Askelon (Line 18 BM 21946)
603 BC – Nebuchadrezzar Marches unopposed in Hatti-land but does not enter Judah.

602 BC

602 BC – Mar/Apr – Nebuchadrezzar’s 2nd year
602 BC – Aug 7 – Jehoiakim’s 5th year

601 BC

601 BC – Mar/Apr – Nebuchadrezzar’s 3rd year
601 BC – Jul 10 – Jehoiakim’s 6th year

600 BC

600 BC – Mar/Apr – Nebuchadrezzar’s 4th year
600 BC – Jun 11 – Jehoiakim’s 7th year
600 BC – Dec – Nebuchadrezzar’s near disastrous battle with Pharaoh Necho II

599 BC – May 14 – Jehoiakim’s 8th year – 1st of 3 Years of Heavy Tribute

598 BC – Apr 17 – Jehoiakim’s 9th year – 2nd of 3 years of Heavy Tribute

597 BC

597 BC – Mar 20 – Jehoiakim’s 10th year commences – 3rd of 3 years of Heavy Tribute
597 BC – Apr 13 – Nebuchadrezzar commences 7th regnal year
597 BC – Dec – Jehoiakim does not pay Tribute to Nebuchadrezzar
597 BC – Dec – Nebuchadrezzar marches to Hatti-land.

596 BC

596 BC – Feb 20 – Jehoiakim’s 11th and Last year commences
596 BC – Mar 5 – Nebuchadrezzar captures and kills Jehoiakim
596 BC – Mar – Nebuchadrezzar appoints Jehoiachin as king.
596 BC – Mar – Nebuchadrezzar leaves Jerusalem
596 BC – Apr 3 – Nebuchadrezzar commences 8th Regnal Year
596 BC – Jun 7 – Nebuchadrezzar captures Jehoiachin
596 BC – Jun – Zedekiah appointed King

595 BC – Jan 22 – Zedekiah commences 1st regnal year.

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