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This file contains Historical Dates that are specifically pertinent to the reigns of Josiah King of Judah, Jehoiakim King of Judah, and Nebuchadrezzar King of Babylon. It additionally contains dates for the Kings of Assyria and Babylon from 934 bce to 522 bce.
Dates pertinent to the period 607 bce to 595 bce, relate to Chapter 4 of the King's Calendar: From the Death of Josiah to the Fall of Jerusalem, which is freely available on this site. See Chapter Precis Page.
There is an important notice at the end of this file, with which you ought to acquaint yourself. The King's Calendar dates as herein provided, contain two specific elements not found in other sources relating to Biblical History and Bible Dates.
The King's Calendar (justifiably) shifts the D.J. Wiseman dates for Kandalanu, Nabopolassar and Nebuchadrezzar by one year.
The King's Calendar demonstrates that the Redactors of the 5th to 3rd Century BCE changed the Original Solar years in Scripture into Artificial years, and these the King's Calendar uses for the Kings of the Divided Kingdom of Ancient Israel. This is a very simple computer generated mathematical reconstruction that demonstrates that the chronological data for the Divided Kingdom Period is both correct and aligns with known history. (What is the King's Calendar?)
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]