R.P.BenDedek is a 54 year old Australian Male, who was educated primarily in religious schools in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
He has lived a varied life, and undertaken numerous occupations in Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Amongst other things, he has been employed in government departments, including Education, Transport and State Police, and has managed and owned various businesses.
Divorced with Five Children, he semi-retired in 2001, to complete the writing of 'The 'King's Calendar' : The Secret of Qumran.
In 2003, after spending some time in Europe, he traveled to China with the intention of spending 1 year teaching conversational English. He decided to remain.
His love for China and his teaching work has continued to keep him in China and has been the impetus for his 'Stories from China' articles at Magic City Morning Star News Maine USA http://magic-city-news.com/cat_index_33.shtml
He currently lives and works in SuZhou City Jiangsu Province.
His lifelong interests, studies and involvement in religion, history and law, provided the impetus for his research into the artificial calendar.
Shortly after commencing this purely personal undertaking in 1992, he returned to academic Studies completing a Bachelor of Social Science, and Master of Arts Degrees, and resumed studies in Counselling and Psychology.
BenDedek has freely made available to the general public, the 'apologetics' for his research, as well as the 'necessary data and charts' to enable readers to research for themselves the artificial synchronous history of the Divided Kingdom of Ancient Israel.
That which appears online at www.kingscalendar.com does however, represent only one third of the final volume of 'The King's Calendar'.
The remaining two thirds of the Volume are available for purchase by 'download'.
BenDedek's approach to his research and writing has been one of 'reasonable' impartiality, and his approach to Biblical material is neither 'fundamentalist', 'liberal', nor 'anti-religious'.
His hope is that he has written this volume in such a way as to be easily understood and navigated, by both academics and general readers.
BenDedek (a pseudonym/transliteration of his Ancient Germanic Family Name) is a member of both a Multi Ethnic and Multi Faith Extended Family (which includes Muslims). He is nevertheless, like most of his family members, 'a true blue dinky-di Aussie'.
He is irreverent (God hopefully has a sense of humour), down to earth ('politically incorrect - and loving it'), and very 'common' (as any Sheila will tell you), whilst remaining intelligent ('One must always read Guy de Maupassant in French'), well read (has the full complement of 'Phantom' and 'Spiderman' comics), and is academically diligent (has read all Fifteen volumes written by U.N. Owen).