Ancient Near Eastern History: Synchronising reigns of Ancient Kings, Assyria, Babylon, Israel: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 and it also demonstrates that the Redactors of the 5th to 3rd Century BCE changed the Original Solar years in Scripture into Artificial years.
Synchronizing Reigns of the Kings of Assyria, Babylon and Israel
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 King's Calendar?
Introduction: Assyria, Babylon, Israel
The Purpose of this file is to provide the reader with an historical timeline within which to compare the activities and reigns of the King's of Judah and Babylon.
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
As mentioned in the opening, The King's Calendar Computer Generated Mathematical Synchronous Chronology for the Divided Kingdom of Ancient Israel does not follow standard methods for interpreting Israelite history.
It assigns the value of 336 days per Biblical Year - and - shifts the reigns of 3 kings of Babylon by one year. To further understand the King's Calendar Methodology go to:
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 Five to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]
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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.
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