Jewish dates for Bible Chronology — based on Hebrew Calendar
The current timeline in the Hebrew calendar is generally said to have been set down by Sanhedrin president Hillel II in approximately AD 359. At that time he is believed to have stated that Adam was created in the seventh month of the year we now call 3761 BC. Thus, 23rd September 2006 is the start of Jewish year AM 5767, not the close of 6024 years. Click here to confirm this on a Hebrew Date Converter page. Thus, there is a difference between these two timelines of 258 years. Below I have set out places where this difference may have occurred, using New Testament references and beliefs that may well have not been acceptable to Hillel.
Click here for a reconciliation with Archbishop James Ussher's chronology.
(Bible NT Year)
|Adam Seth Enos Cainan Mahalaleel Jared Enoch Methuselah Lamech Noah (10th generation)
Click here for written records, worldwide, referring to these 10 "fathers" or "kings" pre-flood, also Noah, his 3 sons, and the 4 wives who were saved.
Shem Arphaxad Salah Eber(Hebrew) Peleg Reu Serug Nahor Terah (19th generation)
|Terah was born 1878 years later and lives 205 years|
|Birth of his children when Terah was 70 years old|
|Abraham (20th generation) left Haran to go into the land of Canaan when he was 75 years of age. Here is the first passage where we need the New Testament to interpret it correctly. In |
|The Exodus 430 years later|
|Joshua enters Canaan. Commencement of the period of the judges/administrator-leaders.|
| 911 BC|
|Samuel. During his administration, anoints Saul (a Benjaminite) to be king. Here is the second passage where we need the New Testament to interpret it correctly. In |
| 871 BC|
|Reign of King David (from Judah) - 40 years (see |
| 831 BC|
|Reign of King Solomon (David's son) - Reigned 40 years (see |
| 791 BC|
|After his reign Israel splits into two. 390 years of division. |
| 419 BC|
|Beginning of Babylonian captivity in 1st year of Nebuchadnezzar (see |
| 401 BC|
|Jerusalem destroyed (including the temple) in July-August 506 BC in King Neb's 19th year |
| 349 BC|
|70 years captivity complete. Babylon now completely fallen to the Medes and Persians. Zerubbabel with Joshua/Yeshuwa the High Priest leads the Jews back to Israel as decreed by King Cyrus in Persia. The temple eventually rebuilt and Ezra the scribe returns.|
| 300 BC|
|Walls rebuilt by Nehemiah and restoration fully complete. People now await the coming of the Anointed One, known as Messiah (Hebrew) or Christ (Greek)|
| 135 AD|
|It is now 483 years (69 sevens) from using the date of 349 BC for Cyrus's decree till the cutting off of the man the Jews believed was the Christ - see the prophecy in |
With regards to current scholarship:
On Monday March 20, 2017 2:51 PM, "Stephen Williamson" wrote:
Subject:King Solomon, lost, uncounted years, and new starts :-)
Building the First Temple
|1505BC||March-April Jews leave Egypt|
|932 BC||May-June Solomon's 4th year commences. He will start building the temple in the following April-May during this 4th year.|
|573||calendar years (September to September)|
|-94||uncounted, lost years in bondage in Canaan. Click here for more details.|
|479||years of freedom since the Exodus. It is now the 480th “counted” year. Solomon spends 7 years working on the temple, ending in October-November 925 BC in his 11th year. He will now spend 13 years working on his palace.|
Dedicating the First Temple
|1505BC||March-April Jews leave Egypt|
|912 BC||September-October Dedication of 1st temple, in Solomon’s 24th year.|
|593||calendar years (September to September)|
|-94||cycles in bondage in Canaan|
|499||years of freedom are past, now commences the 500th “counted” cycle from Exodus. Fifty, or 500, is a number that follows seven sevens, or 70 times seven and relates to God’s freedom of forgiveness and worship. Inside the temple, it says the priests couldn’t stand to minister.|
Solomon falling away from God
1465BC Joshua leads them into the land (1st year)
912 BC September-October Dedication of 1st temple
553 years or 79 sabbath years (which come every 7th year).
So it commences the 80th sabbath year cycle, ending 7 years later in Sep-Oct 905 BC.
Exactly 600 years from the Exodus.
Six is the number of man, and Solomon, for all his wisdom, turns from God to worshiping idols.
Building the Second Temple
April-May 931BC Foundation of the 1st temple by Solomon (second month of his 4th year of reigning)
April-May 452BC Foundation of the 2nd temple by Zerubbabel (second month of his 2nd year from the release)
Hmm, it again follows 479 cycles, this time between foundations, it comes the 480th cycle from the first temple’s foundation.
However, ongoing work is then delayed due to opposition, lack of prayer, indifference, until 70 years pass from the first temple's first destruction,
which will be 1070 years from that year the Jews first left Egypt in 1505 BC.
Finishing the Second Temple
435 BC Second temple recommences (in Persian king Darius's second year)
431 BC March-April Finishes (in Darius's sixth year) and 500 years from foundation of the 1st temple. A new start.
70 AD Second temple destroyed. 500 years from finish of second. Again, a new start, but this time with the Gentiles.
Blessings all Steve
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