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 first appeared on the old KingsCalendar site many years ago, relates to the issue of the 480 years quoted in 1 Kings 6:1 in relation to the Mosaic Exodus and the building of Solomon’s Temple. It is in fact an ‘excerpt’ from Chapter 14 of the King’s Calendar and is part of a side argument to establishing the birth year of Abraham. If you are unfamiliar with the Secret of Qumran Research, please read ‘What is the King’s Calendar?‘
The original version of this article was published many years ago on the old Kingscalendar site under the title Hezekiah King of Judah. It has been reedited for presentation on the new KingsCalendar Website.
The issue of the reigns of King Ahaz and his successor King Hezekiah of Judah and King Hoshea of Israel (Samaria) is actually extremely important in terms of Bible Chronology, because the Biblical texts create a lot of confusion for scholars trying to work out exactly what happened and when.
The King’s Calendar’ is a computer generated mathematical synchronous chronological presentation of the history of Ancient Israel, as principally recorded in the Biblical books of Kings and Chronicles, and sets forth Apologetics for and the results of R.P.BenDedek’s discovery of an “accurate artificial synchronous chronological scheme” running through the Biblical Books of Kings and Chronicles, as well as through the chronological references of Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah.