OUR SCHOOLMASTER. OUR SCHOOLMASTER. The Bible contains many evidences of its authenticity and divine inspiration, including: the abundance of Bible original manuscripts; the specific nature of Bible dates, times and names;
When Moses Wrote
[Joshua 8:31] As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
The First Generations
See Genesis, chapter 5
many lines, billions of people
many lines, millions/billions of people
many lines, millions of people
But all dates can be determined from the Bible alone!
(ruler, tribe of Judah)
(tribe of Levi)
a. Adam to Noah’s Sons
See Wonders of Bible Chronology by Philip Mauro
Call the Point when Adam Fell Year 0
“Others” = “and begat sons and daughters”
Flood at 1656
b. Noah to Peleg
Aram Uz, Hul,
Arphaxad Salah & Others
Eber & Others
Joktan & Others
“…the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided…” (Gen 10:25)
c. Peleg to Israel
Abraham enters Canaan 75 years old, or at 2008 + 75 = 2083, beginning the “Sojourn”.
ZimranJokshan Sheba, Dedan
Reu & Others
Serug & Others
Nahor & Others
Terah & Others
See Gen 22:20-24 offspring (Rebecca)
Jacob, or Israel
d. Israel goes to Egypt, and comes home to Promised Land
With Israel and Joseph, the count of years stops going by ages of descendants for a while, and tracks events.
The Bible tells us Joseph was thirty when he stood before Pharoah, and that 7 years of plenty and 2 years of famine elapsed before Israel moved down to Egpyt at the age of 130. Israel died at 147, so Joseph would have been 17+39 = 56 when his dad died. Joseph died at 110, so that was in year (110-56) + 2315 = 2369.
Israel leaves Egypt after a 430 year “Sojourn”, so at year 2083 + 430 = 2513.
Enters Promised Land 40 years later, at 2553.
But Genesis 38 tells a special story about one son, Judah, and his twins Zarah and Pharez.
Jacob, or Israel
Reuben Hanoch, Phallu, Hezron, Carmi
Simeon Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, Shaul
Levi Gershon, Kohath, Merari
Judah Er, Onan, Shelah, Pharez, Zerah
Naphtali Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, Shillem
Gad Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, Areli
Asher Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah
Issachar Tola, Phuvah, Job, Shimron
Zebulun Sered, Elon, Jahleel
Joseph Manasseh, Ephraim
Benjamin Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi,
Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, Ard
From entering Promised Land until David’s Sons
Joshua 3 -
II Samuel 5
SONS OF DAVID
The house of Nathan is mentioned in Zechariah 12:12. We later find Joseph descended from David through Solomon in Matthew 1:6-16, and Mary descended from David through Nathan in Luke 3:23-31. Solomon reigned 40 years until 3143.
[Jeremiah 25:1] The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchad-rezzarking of Babylon;
Year 3521 is 525 BC, linking Bible history to secular history. Thus, Adam fell in 3521+525 = 4046 BC.
2. OLD TESTAMENT Chronologies
f. Solomon to the Captivity
(Assyrians take north)
g. Captivity to Christ
God links Bible history to secular history again. The year 4071 would be 4071 – 4046 + 1 = 26 AD, which was indeed the 15th year of Tiberius, if one includes the 4 years he co-reigned with Caesar Augustus.
Captivity of Israel starts
Captivity ends after 70 years (see Jer 25:11-12, Daniel 9:2): decree of Cyrus; start of 2nd temple
Zerubbabel, who builds 2nd temple
Luke 3:  Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,… Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,  And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
gives 69*7 = 483 years till Messiah
h. So what do these chronologies show us?
Empire #1. The Head of Gold = The Babylonian (or Chaldean) Empire
(see Daniel 2:32,38)
Empire #2. The Breast and Arms of Silver = The Medo-Persian Empire
(see Daniel 2:32,39 and 8:20)
Empire #3. The Belly and Thighs of Brass = The Greek (Hellenistic) Empire
(see Daniel 2:32, 39 and 8:21)
Empire #4 a. The Legs of Iron = The Roman Empire
(see Daniel 2:33, 40)
4 b. The Feet of Iron Mingled With Clay
(see Daniel 2:33,41-43)
The ROCK that Destroys the Image and Grows Forever (Daniel 2:44)
[Matthew 5:17-22] “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
[5:27] “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:”
[5:31] “It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:”
[5:33] “Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:”
[5:38] “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:”
[5:43] “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.”
In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus did not teach against, “it has been written” – as if He opposed the law. He said, “ye have heard that it hath been said” – and thus taught against erroneous man-made interpretations of the law which were popular in His day.
[John 5:46-47] “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?”
[Psalm 145:8] “The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”
[John 2:13-16] “And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.”
[Leviticus 19:33-34] “And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”
[Mark 12: 29-31] “And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
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