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: