Bible Dates: Josephus: History of the JewsA number of institutions, including BiblioTheca Sacra, Dallas USA and Vetus Testamentum in Holland, turned down articles submitted to them, on the basis that that work was 'too technical' for their readership. Those interested in understanding the Chronological Material found in the works of Josephus, may freely check out Appendices 12 and 17.
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'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' contains a chapter within it devoted specifically to the deconstruction and reconstruction of Josephus' Chronological details.
The premise of 'The King's Calendar,' is that between the 5th and 3rd centuries BC, as the ancient books were collected and collated, the historical chronological details were converted into a 'religious/sectarian' calendar. As these same people were largely responsible for the production of these records (the Bible as we know it did not arrive until centuries later), and as no former copies remained, their particular historical chronology passed down through history as the 'real and legitimate' chronology of Israel.
Many people who have examined the 'Free to Air' 'King's Calendar files (which do not provide access to research on Josephus), have expressed doubt about my claim to be able to deconstruct and reassemble Josephus' chronological material. For this reason I am making these files available.
is also made available for students to easily check the chronological calculations in relation to the Seder Olam Rabbah Series. There are 1500 lines/years in that file which amongst other things indicates a 292 year period of time from the Flood to Abraham.
Because there are numerous sites on the internet that claim to solve the problems involved in Biblical Chronology, I have received some disparaging feedback about my site. This was to be expected and does not upset me. What does upset me are those occasions on which I have received negative feedback from some who call themselves academics, who like to throw off at my work, but who can not argue against it's validity, in any rational way.
Although some have claimed that no chronological problems exist, and others claim that the chronological problems are impossible to solve by 'sole reliance' upon the Bible, no one to date has been able to debunk my research results.
On one Academic internet site my research was dismissed, (without investigation or rebuttal) because it had never been submitted to a 'peer review.'
But in fact, a number of institutions, including BiblioTheca Sacra, Dallas USA and Vetus Testamentum in Holland, turned down articles submitted to them, on the basis that my work was 'too technical' for their readership. (Rejection letters available to interested parties).
Being unable to have my papers 'peer reviewed,' I finally set up my own website and published there.
So, for all those interested in understanding the Chronological Material found in the works of Josephus, check out Appendices 12 and 17.
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]