The contents of this page were first published many years ago on the old KingsCalendar website. That article was just a tease revealing some of the content of Chapter Twenty (Josephus) of ‘The King’s Calendar: The Secret of Qumran’ research results. I have included a little more information in this edition and also included an extra example for Part Two. In Chapter Twenty introduction of ‘The Secret of Qumran’ it is stated:
This article is Part Two of a larger article all of which was published years ago as one article on the old KingsCalendar website under the title How long did King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon Reign? This article is devoted to demonstrating that pieces of the historical jigsaw in relation to Ancient Near Eastern History that were thought to fit the jigsaw have actually been forced to fit; and many pieces thought by historians to have been superfluous and which were consequently thrown away, actually do belong.
Please note that this is a reference file only
The 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:
This article was originally published as one article on the old KingsCalendar website under the title: How long did King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon Reign? The file is about ten thousand words which is difficult for this site to handle so it appears here in two parts.
The article presented here today is a direct lift (without the Wikipedia note) from Chapter Two, Section Four: ‘Babylonian History From Ashurbanipal to Amel-Marduk‘ of ‘The King’s Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.’ (What is the King’s Calendar?) That chapter is freely available online and can be found in the Chapter Precis Page.