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.
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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.
This article, which is a composite presentation of two newsletters originally published years ago at KingsCalendar (No 16 – and – No 17), principally concerns King Ahab of Israel and Ben-Hadad of Syria and its content directly relates to issues raised in the article Bible Misidentification of Kings 8th Century BC and to the The Battle of Qarqar 853 BC : Reliability of the Evidence.
This article was originally posted on the old website under the title Assyrian, Babylonian and Israelite History 8th Century but has now been republished on this smartphone friendly site.
As a warning to those readers who hold that every English word in the Bible is Divine, infallible and immutable, this article indicates that some sections of Israelite history have been recorded incorrectly by the ancient redactors.
The following article which was published many years ago on the old website, comes from Chapter Ten of ‘The King’s Calendar: The Secret of Qumran’ titled: 849 BCE to 756 BCE Athaliah to Uzziah & Jehu to Jeroboam II. (What is the King’s Calendar?) The article has been a little edited and external links are still current!
The Law, Rules of Evidence & Archaeology Part 4 continues on from where Rules of Evidence Part 3 left off in relation to Legal Issues related to “The Battle of Qarqar – 853 BC” – and – Includes Issues related to Kings Calendar Chapter Nine : 883 BC. to 756 BC. The Ancient Near East. See also:
This article was published years ago on the old KingsCalendar site as Part 3. of “The Laws of Evidence & Archaeology – The Battle of Qarqar 853 BC” series. Parts 1 & 2 are now on this new site.
This article is just one part of a larger article published many years ago on the old KingsCalendar website (which is not that smartphone friendly). The article summarizes the King’s Calendar position in relation to the identification of the Pharaoh of the Exodus. Whilst the King’s Calendar records biblical years in periods of 336 days, it must only rely on the Chronological data in the Scriptures and is not free to alter that chronology. (See the section on Linear Causality at the Bottom of the page.)