HISTORY OF THE WORLD


It is possible to follow an unbroken time line of history right through the Bible. Consider:

Table 1: From Adam to the Flood
Time Name Reference Date   Elapsed Time
  Adam Genesis Chapter 5 4169 BC  
130 Seth   4039 BC  
105 Enosh   3934 BC  
90 Kenan   3844 BC  
70 Mehalaleel   3774 BC  
65 Jared   3709 BC  
162 Enoch   3547 BC  
65 Methuselah   3482 BC  
187 Lamech   3295 BC  
182 Noah   3113 BC  
600 The Flood Genesis 7:6 * 2513 BC 1656
           
* Note: Genesis chapter 7 verse 6 says Noah was 600 while verse 11 says in his 600th year. Using the principle of first mention I will use the full number of years to define times in this analysis.
           
Table 2: From the Flood to Abraham
Time Name Reference Date   Elapsed Time
2 Arphaxad Genesis Chapter 11 2511 BC  
35 Salah   2476 BC  
30 Ebar   2446 BC  
34 Peleg   2412 BC  
30 Rev   2382 BC  
32 Serug   2350 BC  
30 Nahor   2320 BC  
29 Terah   2291 BC  
70 Abraham   2221 BC 292
           
Table 3: From Abraham to the Exodus
Time Name Reference Date   Elapsed Time
100 Isaac Genesis 21:5 2121 BC  
60 Jacob Genesis 25:26 2061 BC  
130 Jacob Enters Egypt Genesis 47:9 1931 BC  
430 The Exodus Exodus 12:40 1501 BC 720
           
Table 4: From the Exodus to the Captivity
Time Name Reference Date   Elapsed Time
480 Solomon's 4th year (480th year from Exodus) 1 Kings 6:1 1021 BC  
37 Rehoboam 1 Kings 11:42 984 BC  
17 Abijam 1 Kings 14:21 967 BC  
3 Asa * 1 Kings 15:2 964 BC  
41 Jehoshaphat * 1 Kings 15:10 923 BC  
25 Jehoram 1 Kings 22:42 898 BC  
8 Ahaziah 2 Kings 8:17 890 BC  
1 Athaliah 2 Kings 8:26 889 BC  
6 Joash * 2 Kings 11:3 883 BC  
40 Amaziah * 2 Kings 12:1 843 BC  
29 Azariah * 2 Kings 14:2 814 BC  
52 Jotham * 2 Kings 15:2 762 BC  
16 Ahaz 2 Kings 15:33 746 BC  
16 Hezekiah * 2 Kings 16:2 730 BC  
29 Manasseh 2 Kings 18:2 701 BC  
55 Amon 2 Kings 21:1 646 BC  
2 Josiah * 2 Kings 21:19 644 BC  
31 Jehoahaz 2 Kings 22:1 613 BC  
0.25 Jehoiakim 2 Kings 23:31 613 BC  
4 Captivity Begins (Seage began in 4th year of Jehoiakim) Jeremiah 25:1 609 BC 892
Times of Gentiles Begins
* Denotes a "good" king
           
Table 5: From the Captivity to Christ
Time Name Reference Date   Elapsed Time
70 Cyrus   539 BC  
8 Cambyses   531 BC  
8 Smerdis   523 BC  
1 Darius   522 BC  
35 Xerxes   487 BC  
22 Artaxerxes   465 BC  
20 Command to restore Jerusalem (20th year of Artaxerxes) Nehemiah 2:1-8 445 BC  
476 Triumphant Entry (173,880 days from the command to restore Jerusalem) (ie. 69 x 7 x 360)   32 AD 640
           
      Total   4200

It is very interesting that 4,200 years is in fact 600 sabbatical years (i.e. 600 x 7 = 4,200) and 84 Jubilee years (i.e. 84 x 50 = 4,200).



Created: 23 - Jan - 1997.
Last modified: 18 - Sept - 1998.
Copyright 1998, Graham Brodie.

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