6000 Years from Adam, The True Bible Chronology, Part 5

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 recoded 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

                                                                                                                      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 fromCreation to the year 1873 A.D.


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