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.
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The King's Calendar is Primarily an Academic Chronological Research 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 Secret of Qumran"
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 volume 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).
There is no Seder Olam Rabbah section.
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.
I do hope you enjoy the experience.
Technical Articles to Understand the KingsCalendar Research
Since 2004 he has been 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 and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
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]