6000 Years from Adam, Part 4

6000 Years from Adam, Part 4

The True Bible Chronology

Having examined the first five periods of Bible Chronology, we believe that we have established that from the creation to the end of the period of judges a total of 3009 years elapsed. Let us now examine the final two periods of chronology recorded in the bible beginning with Link number 24 in the true bible chronology.

The Period of the Kings

Saul’s reign was in or during the space of forty years following the last Judge, until David was anointed king, and following him, the periods of the kings in the line of David are easily traced in Chronicles, thus:

Saul’s “space”…………….. Acts 13:21……………………40 years, Link number 24

David reigned……………… 1 Chron. 29:27………………40

Solomon…………………… 2 Chron. 9:30 ……………….40

Rehoboam………………..   2 Chron. 12:13……………….17

Abijah……………………….  2 Chron. 13:2 ………………03

Asa ………………………… 2 Chron. 16:13 ………………41

Jehoshaphat…………………… 2 Chron. 20:31………….25

Jehoram ……………………2 Chron. 21:20 ………………08

Ahaziah …………………… 2 Chron. 22:2 …………………01

Athaliah …………………… 2 Chron. 22:12 ………………06

Jehoash …………………… 2 Chron. 24:1..……………….40

Amaziah …………………… 2 Chron. 25:1. ……………….29

Uzziah ………………………2 Chron. 26:3…………………52

Jotham ………………………2 Chron. 27:1 ……………….16

Ahaz …………………………2 Chron. 28:1 ………………..16

Hezekiah ………………….. 2 Chron. 29:1 …………………29

Manasseh ………………… 2 Chron. 33:1 ………………….55

Amon ……………………… 2 Chron. 33:21 ………………..02

Josiah ……………………… 2 Chron. 34:1 ………………..31

Jehoiakim ………………… 2 Chron. 36:5 …………………11

Zedekiah …………………. 2 Chron. 36:11 …………………11

The final Link in the true bible chronology, Link number 44

                                                                                                            Total (513 years)

 The Seventy Years of Desolation

This brings us to the period of the desolation of the land, which lasted seventy years (from B.C. 606 to B.C. 536), and was ended by the restoration of its people from Babylon, in the first year of Cyrus, B.C. 536 (See 2 Chron 36:20-23), a date well established in secular history, and beyond which the line of Bible chronology does not extend.

“Unless our interest in Bible chronology is merely academic, it is imperative that we find a way to relate it with the historical events of modern times. Without such a clearly established linkage of the Biblical and secular chronologies, it would not be possible to trace the continuous course of time from the Creation to the ending of the 6,000 years, since the latter event falls into our modern era.

Fortunately, the Bible furnishes us with several cross links. One example is Jer 25:1, where it states that “the fourth year of Jehoiakim…was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar.” Another is in Ezra 1:1-3 and 3:1, where it states that the Israelites were restored from their captivity in Babylon in the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia. Such links are valuable because they clearly set forth a datable event in secular history that occurred simultaneously with one already marked out in the true Bible chronology.” (True Bible Chronology, Page 45)

Thus we have shown through a clear Biblical chronology the following,

From the Creation of Adam To the end of the flood………………………………….. 1656 years

Thence to the covenant with Abraham ……………………………………………………427 years

Thence to the Exodus and the giving of the Law ………………………………………430 years

Thence to the division of Canaan …..………………………………………………………..46 years

The period of the Judges ……………………………………………………………………450 years

The period of the Kings ………………………………………………………………………513 years

The period of the desolation …………………………………………………………………70 years

Bringing us from the creation to the end of the period of the desolation a total of 3592 years (the year of the world 536 B.C.) 45,592 years since the beginning of the first creative day

The period from the time of the restoration of the Jews from Babylon, at the close of the seventy years desolation of their land, in the first year of Cyrus, down to the date known as A.D. 1, is not covered by Bible history. But, as before stated, it is well established by secular history as a period of 536 years. Ptolemy, a learned Greek-Egyptian, a geometer and astronomer, has well established these figures. They are generally accepted by scholars, and known as Ptolemy’s Canon.

The period of the desolation to A.D.1……………………………536 years

                                                                                                                                + 3592

                                                                                                                       Total 4128 years

 A.D. 1 to 1872 A.D……………………………………………….1872 years (48,000 years since the first creative day)

                                                                                                          Grand Total 6000 years

Thus we have found a clear and connected line of chronology from creation to the beginning of the Christian era (A.D.)–in all, a period of four thousand one hundred and twenty-eight years, which, together with eighteen hundred and seventy-two (1872) years of the Christian era, mark six thousand years from “Creation” to the year 1873 A.D.

 

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