Secrets of the Times: Myth and History in Biblical Chronology
This book is concerned primarily with the chronology of the Hebrew Bible in its various textual forms. The central thesis is that these chronologies are essentially schematic and may be seen as mythical expressions of a belief that human history is ordered according to a divine plan.
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2 The Priestly chronology of the world
3 The Deuteronomistic chronology of Israel
4 The original chronology of the book of Kings
5 The historical chronology of Israel and Judah
6 From P to Ussher
Abijam Abraham accession date ages of begetting Ahaz Ahaz’s Ahaziah antediluvian argued Arpachshad ascribed Assyrian Azariah’s Babylonian BC aut BC Nis becomes king Begrich Biblical chronology campaign Chronicle chrono chronological data chronology of Kings coregency dating system death Deuteronomistic chronology discrepancy Egypt evidence exile exodus fact fall of Samaria ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁrst ﬁrst regnal ﬁrst temple ﬂood foundation Hebrew historical Hoshea inclusive antedating Israel Israelite Israelite and Judean Israelite chronology Jehoahaz Jehoiachin Jehoiakim’s Jehoram Jehoshaphat Jeremiah Jeroboam Jerusalem Joram Josephus Josephus’s Josiah Jotham Jubilees Judah Judean chronology Judean reign Lamech’s LXX’s chronology Menahem Methuselah modiﬁed month MT’s chronology MT’s ﬁgure Nebuchadrezzar non-inclusive original chronology original Priestly Pekah Pekahiah period postdating postdiluvian presupposes Priestly chronology reconstruction reﬂects Rehoboam reign lengths Samaria Samuel Sargon II Saul’s schematic second temple Seder Olam Rabba Sennacherib’s Septuagint Shalmaneser Shalmaneser III signiﬁcant spring calendar synchronisms Tadmor Tiglathpileser total lifespan Wellhausen