The issue to which I wish to draw attention, is that Academics can sometimes refuse to examine an issue, simply because of their own threatened or offended pride. For instance Immanuel Velikovsky was apparently the first to call attention to the Harvard excavation report on the relation between the Ostraca House and the Osorkon House, but he did so in the context of questioning the very science of archaeology itself, which is why archaeologists did not take him seriously at the time (cf. Ramses II and His Times, p. 246). However, the basic problem he describes must be taken seriously. Note here the call is for the actual problem to be taken seriously, and not as one might say, 'to be like a baby thrown out with the bathwater.' In other words, the problem was not addressed, because the speaker who raised the issue was not appreciated.
(Opinions, Assumptions and Presumptions are not facts in relation to evidence. Ligertwood, A.L.C.  Australian Evidence p.284 Bates.F. (1985) Principles of Evidence p.46 Rules of Evidence Series)
Academic Opinions are not actual 'Facts'
KingsCalendar Academic Newsletter No. 2 Archaeology and the Bible
In my last newsletter I discussed two issues:
1. Religious Compartmentalism
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2. Academic Opinion, specifically in relation to the Battle of Qarqar 853 BCE
In this issue, I want to discuss the issue of Academic 'arrogance.'
It is a strong thing to publicly state that Academics are arrogant, but what can you call the attitude of 'professional or scientific' people, whose refusal to look at an issue is based solely on their 'personal' reactions to and prejudices against people and their ideas. Chapter Fifteen of the 'King's Calendar' entitled: Polemical Introduction to Moses, discusses the issues of Academic (prejudiced) Opinion, and offers a number of comments from a variety of writers, as well as examples of Academic attempts to 'push their own prejudices' (sometimes despite the evidence).
But in this instance, I would like to refer to a more publicly available (10 years ago) article in the Yahoo Ancient Chronology Forum on the subject of 'The Osorkon Jar' [From: "Vern Crisler" Tue Feb 3, 2004 Samaria, part 8 THE OSORKON JAR]
The issue to which I wish to draw attention, is that Academics can sometimes refuse to examine an issue, simply because of their own threatened or offended pride. I Quote:
Immanuel Velikovsky was apparently the first to call attention to the Harvard excavation report on the relation between the Ostraca House and the Osorkon House, but he did so in the context of questioning the very science of archaeology itself, which is why archaeologists did not take him seriously at the time (cf. Ramses II and His Times, p. 246). However, the basic problem he describes must be taken seriously.
Note here the call is for the actual problem to be taken seriously, and not as one might say, 'to be like a baby thrown out with the bathwater.' In other words, the problem was not addressed, because the speaker who raised the issue was not appreciated.
Now the 'King's Calendar' has not been on the Internet long enough to draw much attention (ranked for the first time by Google Mid-November 2003). To date, only Jim Davila of has made any comment at all, but it is to be expected that once academics can get passed the idea that I am a crackpot, to seriously looking at the results of this research, that many will not wish to give it any merit, for it will in all probability close the door of opportunity for them to continue publishing their 'own' fanciful theories. (Mr. Davila's comments.)
And herein lies the rub. Whilst the 'King's Calendar' is a 'theory,' it is in fact 'a scientific theory' and can therefore be subjected to scientific testing, under which, should it fail, it would be proven beyond doubt to be false. By way of example, let me draw your attention to some points mentioned in another article at Yahoo Ancient Chronology forum.
King Jehoash of Israel is assigned the year 798BCE as his commencement year, reigning until 783/782BCE.
He is assigned a co-regency with his son Jeroboam II, commencing in 793 BCE.
The 'King's Calendar' also assigns Jeroboam the year 793 BCE as his commencement year, thereafter reigning for forty-one 'artificial' years until 756 BCE.
The 'King's Calendar' uses all the Biblical Chronological Data as it appears in Scripture, and for some reason, unlike the rest of the academic world, finds no need to INVENT co-regencies, or to alter the chronological figures, in order to fit all of the reigns into the time frame historically available.
Whilst the 'King's Calendar' relies solely upon the figures provided in the Scriptures, the secular approach is to simply accept that Biblical writers did not know what they were talking about, and couldn't get anything right. This is not so.
Take for example, a statement made in the above mentioned article concerning the Earthquake that happened in the days of Uzziah, which according to Josephus, occurred at the same time that Uzziah became ill with leprosy and was forced to turn over the government to his son Jotham. It is speculated in the article that Jotham must therefore have become regent around 750BCE.
The 'King's Calendar,' in its determination of the commencement year for Jotham's governorship (749BCE), relies on a Scripture that everyone else has maintained is erroneous. 2 Kings 15:30 maintains that Hoshea killed Pekah of Israel during the 20th year of Jotham, but as anyone will tell you, this is not possible, because it conflicts with all of the other chronological references. But in fact it does not, and, as demonstrated from the Yahoo Ancient Chronology article, this scripture paints a picture consistent with secular academic chronological opinion on the matter.
The real point I wish to draw from all of this, is that we too often just accept what 'The Professionals' tell us, without ever forcing them to make a clear distinction between 'proof' and 'opinion.' (I'm sure George Bush would appreciate this difference at the moment.)
Every professional is entitled to express opinions, to make reasonable guesses, to draw reasonable inferences, but these must always be clearly labeled as such and not passed off as 'gospel.'
The 'King's Calendar' does not ASK anyone to blindly accept what it proposes, but invites all who are courageous enough to embark on the journey for truth, TO TEST what it proposes, and prove it to be right or wrong.
Another issue concerning which most people pay little attention – if they are even aware of it – is the ‘Law of Unintended Consequences.’ This little universal law often makes mush of our fantastically righteous ideologies. In Catalonia, Beersheba, The Ottomans, Tibetans and Palestinians which I published on October 30th. 2017, I pointed out that the whole issue of Catalan independence is a can of ideological worms for all of those whose hearts bleed for Palestinian Independence.
To say that there is no connection between Islam, Muslims and terror is a denial of truth and the constant refusal to acknowledge the truth is suicidal. When mad cow disease hit England they destroyed whole herds of cattle to stop the spread of the disease. Many were undoubtedly not infected. They did the same in China to the chickens when bird flu hit. The mentality in the west toward Muslims however is that we must protect the guilty in order not to cause pain and suffering to the innocent. (And of course this ultimately leads to Islamic oppression of the decent or secular or non radical Muslim).
The British took the land from the Ottoman Turks and eventually divided it between Jews and Muslims. They either had that right or they did not!... The difference between Catalonia and Tibet on the one hand and the Palestinians on the other, is that neither Catalonia nor Tibet have called for, nor stated their desire for the destruction of Spain or China, whilst the Palestinians via their leaders in Hamas and Fatah have made it quite clear that there will never be peace with the Jews until every last one of them has been thrown into the sea.
In Canada meanwhile, free speech is under threat from anticipated legislation in relation to Hate Speech laws which will, if they are introduced, make it impossible to criticize anything about Islam or Muslims. Muslim human rights activist and Clarion Project board member Raheel Raza however has appeared before the Canadian Parliament to oppose this effort to stifle free speech; an effort which she sees as promoting all sorts of social injustices.
There could be more trouble than we ever imagined headed our way on November 4th when a bunch of folks who aren’t happy about Trump and Pence attempt to overthrow the government in a Communist revolution. Groups like Antifa, Resist Fascism, and the Revolutionary Communist Party have been meeting for months to openly plan sedition and organize what they promise will be massive protests all over the country. Don’t be surprised if things become violent... A disturbing Antifa website is calling for physical violence against supporters of President Donald Trump and capitalists. The site “It’s Going Down,” which has become a resource for self-described “anti-fascist” activists, encourages violence against anyone it labels a “fascist.”
Someone who writes under the name Old Woolfy at i.Patriot.com wrote on Sept 29, 2017 that not all of those on the left agree with all of the rubbish currently being pumped out on the left in the USA. He writes in Liberal Downfall: Lunacy Right Before Our Eyes! ... Timothy Meads (Oct 01, 2017) in an article titled British Professor Shows “Sex Change Regret” is Rising, University Takes Away His Funding points out that once the preliminary research report demonstrated that many transgendered people had later come to regret their decision, the research was rejected. Honestly, whilst all the ‘feel good’ people are busy virtue signaling their support for young people who believe that they are living in the wrong body, the reality is that their support may one day come home to bite them in the ass.
And don’t get me started on all those pro forma sections on websites that REQUIRE you to fill in your details. They want your home number – which is fine, but your mobile number which is currently for a different country IS NOT ALLOWED and so you can’t proceed with whatever you needed to do. Once again the expectation that you pay $5 per day to have phone roaming while you are living overseas or on holidays.
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In 2004 BenDedek began writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com.
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]