Free Online Academic Articles - Bible and Archaeology:The various academic article sections provide either explanations of various key points in the book, or additional information not contained in the book. It may seem a little strange to provide so much information free of charge, but the fact is that there is a lot to study, and merely reading each and every article provided freely is not the same as following the research as presented in the download version.
The King's Calendar is Primarily an Academic Website:
The King's Calendar is a computer generated mathematical synchronism primarily of all the Biblical Chronological Data for the Divided Kingdom of Israel, but extending its' application to the chronologies of Josephus, Seder Olam Rabbah and the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
It assigns a value of 336 days per Biblical Year derived from the Hypothesis that:
The Proto-Essenes or Hasidim, firstly in Babylonia and later in Palestine, altered the true solar year history of Israel. Counting each year as comprised of 364 days They divided these 364 days into 7 day periods And divided these into 4 week months To create an artificial year of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days.
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 into the artificial form Altering the legitimate history of Israel And extending it, by creating 13 artificial years where 12 solar years once stood
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.
On that Page you will find that in addition to the first 4 chapters of the Download Version of 'The Secret of Qumran', some of the Appendicies are freely available as well.
The various academic article sections provide either explanations of various key points in the book, or additional information not contained in the book. It may seem a little strange to provide so much information free of charge, but the fact is that there is a lot to study, and merely reading each and every article provided freely is not the same as following the research as presented in the download version.
The 'Free Online' Version is designed to do three (3) things.
It provides visitors with an introduction to the research, including a 'Precis' of all Chapters and Appendicies (See: Precis TOC at top of this page).
One can read:
Something about the author (Biography).
A little of what the book is about (What is this Volume About?)
Why such research was necessary (Defining the Problem)
How it came into being (Prologue).
The origins of the 'artificial calendar' (Chapter One).
Readers can see the effect that this discovery has on Biblical Chronology from 936 - 586 BCE (Appendicies 5 and 13).
In Chapter Four one can see a more correct chronology for the last Twenty years of Judah's history (606 - 586 BCE).
It provides the more academic minded with an apologetic for the use of the 'artificial calendar'
In chapters Two and Three, one can read the unfolding explanation of both the 'Justification' and 'Foundation' of the 'King's Calendar' chronological reconstruction of the History of Ancient Israel.
It provides Qualified Researchers with sufficient data to judge the efficacy of the hypothesis.
Not only may one read Chapters Two and Three, but may also find in Appendix Two, specific apologetic in relation to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, and Biblical Records, in reference to 'The Teacher of Righteousness'; 'Expulsion of the Hyksos'; and 'Biblical Chronology from Uzziah to Hezekiah'.
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The 'Full Version' of the 'King's Calendar' will provide further option to skip all introductory chapters (1-4), and commence immediately with a study of the effect of the 'artificial calendar', from 936 - 586 BCE (Chapter Five).
You can see on the Chapter Precis Page exactly what the full volumn contains and what each section is about.
One can for example,
examine chronological data provided by Josephus (Chapter Twenty);
see the "Chronological application of Exekiel's Vision (Ch. 22) as well as
the application of Daniel's vision of the 490 years (Ch.23).
You can study [Chapter 6 & Appendix 18] the possibility (in light of 'New Egyptian Chronologies') that Merenptah's Stele refers to King Saul's defeat and death (Sept.1011 - August 1010 BCE).
Whether you buy the Full Download Version or just use the Free Online Version, you also have access to all the articles published online at King's Calendar, a few of which are listed below.
Copyright 2011 is held by the nominated authors on this article page.
About the KingsCalendar Publisher
R.P.BenDedek is the owner and Editor of KingsCalendar.com which was originally set up 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.
Kings of Assyria and Babylon: 934 - 522 bce 934-912 bce - Ashurdan II - King of Assyria 911-891 bce - Adad Nerari - King of Assyria 891-884 bce - Tukulti Ninurta - King of Assyria 883-859 bce - Ashur Nasir Pal - King of Assyria 858-824 bce - Shalmaneser III - King of Assyria 824-811 bce - Shamshi Adad - King of Assyria 810-783 bce - Adad Nerari III - King of Assyria 782-773 bce - Shalmaneser IV - King of Assyria 772-754 bce - Ashurdan III - King of Assyria 754-745 bce - Ashur Nirari V - King of Assyria 745-727 bce - Tiglath-Pileser III - King of Assyria 727-722 bce - Shalmaneser V - King of Assyria 722-705 bce - Sargon II - King of Assyria 705-681 bce - Sennacherib - King of Assyria 681-669 bce - Esarhaddon - King of Assyria 668-626 bce - Ashurbanipal - King of Assyria 668-648 bce - Shamash Shumukin - King of Babylon 647-625 bce - Kandalanu - King of Babylon King's Calendar Date is 646-625 bce
625-605 bce - Nabopolassar - King of Babylon King's Calendar date is 624-604 bce
604-562 bce - Nebuchadrezzar II - King of Babylon King's Calendar date is 603-562 bce
561-559 bce - Evil Merodach (Amel Marduk) - King of Babylon 559-556 bce - Neri Glisser - King of Babylon 556-555 bce - Labashi Marduk - King of Babylon 555-538 bce - Narbonidus - King of Babylon 538-530 bce - Cyrus The Great - King of Babylon 530-522 bce - Cambyses - King of Babylon 522 bce - Darius - King of Babylon
Dates for Nabopolassar & Nebuchadrezzar Kings of Babylon - and - Josiah and Jehoiakim Kings of Judah as per (Wiseman.D.J. (1961) Chronicles of the Chaldaean Kings (626-556 BC) in the British Museum. Trustees of the British Museum. London) Using Babylonian Chronicles B.M. 22047 (p.65) and BM 21946 (p.67) But with a one (1) year adjustment for the Reigns of Nabopolassar and Nebuchadrezzar.
607 bce - Sep - Nabopolassar engaged at Bit-Hanunia / Urartu - 18th year - B.M. 22047 Line 1-4 607 bce - Dec - Josiah's 31st year commences 607 bce - Dec/Jan - Nabopolassar returns to Babylon - B.M. 22047 Line 1-4
606 bce - May/Jun - Campaigning to the north - 19th year - B.M. 22047 Lines 5-7 606 bce - Jun/Jul - Nabopolassar returns to Babylon - B.M. 22047 Line 8 606 bce - Jul/Aug - Necho heads North for Carchemish 606 bce - Aug/Sep - Nebuchadrezzar returns to Babylon - B.M. 22047 Line 12 606 bce - Aug/Sep - Josiah of Judah slain 606 bce - Aug/Sep - Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah 606 bce - Sep/Oct - Nabopolassar Heads to Kimuhu - B.M. 22047 Line 12 606 bce - Nov - Nabopolassar captures Kimuhu - B.M. 22047 Line 14 606 bce - Nov - Jehoahaz deposed by Pharaoh Necho - taken to Riblah 606 bce - Nov - Jehoiakim commences - 1st Artificial year commences.
Academic Newsletter No 10 From Ussiah to Josiah Academic Newsletter No 11 Josiah to Zedekiah Academic Newsletter No 12 Josiah to the Destruction of Jerusalem
605 bce - May/Jun - Egyptians besiege Kimuhu for 4 months - 20th year - B.M. 22047 Lines 16-17 605 bce - Sep/Oct - Nabopolassar heads for Quramati - B.M. 22047 Line 19 605 bce - Oct 31 - Jehoiakim's 2nd Artificial Year commences
604 bce - Jan/Feb - Nabopolassar returns to Babylon - 21st Year - B.M. 22047 Line 23 604 bce - Undated - Babylonian Army retreats from Quramati - B.M. 22047 Lines 24-26 604 bce - Undated - Battle of Carchemish - Lines 1-5 BM 21946 604 bce - Aug - Nabopolassar dies - Lines 9-10 BM 21946 604 bce - Aug - Nebuchadrezzar succeeds Nabopolassar as king of Babylon 604 bce - Sep - Nebuchadrezzar travels from Syria-Palestine to Babylon and back again - Lines 10-11 BM 21946 604 bce - Oct - Jehoiakim commences - 3rd Regnal year 604 bce - Sep/Feb - Nebuchadrezzar conquers Hatti-land - Lines 12-13 BM 21946 604 bce - Sep/Feb - Siege of Jerusalem - (Dan 1:1) - Daniel's Captivity 604 bce - Oct 2 - Jehoiakim's 3rd Artificial Year commences
603 bce - Nisan 1st - Nebuchadrezzar is back in Babylon for coronation. Line 14 BM 21946 603 bce - Nisan 1st - Nebuchadrezzar's 1st year 603 bce - May/Jun - Nebuchadrezzar returns to Hatti-land - Lines 15-16 BM 21946 603 bce - Sep 4 - Jehoiakim's 4th year 603 bce - Nov/Dec - Nebuchadrezzar captures Askelon - Line 18 BM 21946 603 bce - Nebuchadrezzar Marches unopposed in Hatti-land but does not enter Judah.
602 bce - Mar/Apr - Nebuchadrezzar's 2nd year 602 bce - Aug 7 - Jehoiakim's 5th year
601 bce - Mar/Apr - Nebuchadrezzar's 3rd year 601 bce - Jul 10 - Jehoiakim's 6th year
600 bce - Mar/Apr - Nebuchadrezzar's 4th year 600 bce - Jun 11 - Jehoiakim's 7th year 600 bce - Dec - Nebuchadrezzar's near disastrous battle with Pharaoh Necho II
599 bce - May 14 - Jehoiakim's 8th year - 1st of 3 Years of Heavy Tribute
598 bce - Apr 17 - Jehoiakim's 9th year - 2nd of 3 years of Heavy Tribute
597 bce - Mar 20 - Jehoiakim's 10th year commences - 3rd of 3 years of Heavy Tribute 597 bce - Apr 13 - Nebuchadrezzar commences 7th regnal year 597 bce - Dec - Jehoiakim does not pay Tribute to Nebuchadrezzar 597 bce - Dec - Nebuchadrezzar marches to Hatti-land.
596 bce - Feb 20 - Jehoiakim's 11th and Last year commences 596 bce - Mar 5 - Nebuchadrezzar captures and kills Jehoiakim 596 bce - Mar - Nebuchadrezzar appoints Jehoiachin as king. 596 bce - Mar - Nebuchadrezzar leaves Jerusalem 596 bce - Apr 3 - Nebuchadrezzar commences 8th Regnal Year 596 bce - Jun 7 - Nebuchadrezzar captures Jehoiachin 596 bce - Jun - Zedekiah appointed King