Preface

Every Bible student faces questions of chronology. When did Abraham live? Who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus? How long did the period of the Judges last? What is the fulfilment of Daniel’s 70 week prophecy? What was the sequence of events in the last week of Jesus’ life?

This booklet is an attempt to present a completely harmonious solution to questions of biblical chronology. Over the past century, many archaeological discoveries have enabled biblical chronology to be determined much more accurately than had been previously possible. This booklet combines up-to-date archaeological research and the biblical statements to produce a chronology which is consistent with both sources. Of course, future archaeology may show aspects of this chronology in need of adjustment. However, no current knowledge conflicts strongly with the dates presented here.

A distinguishing feature of this chronology is the graphical presentation of the results. Thirteen charts are provided displaying the chronology in an easy reference format; these are accurately to scale and have been produced using computer programs written by the author. In addition, some notes are provided on the scriptural and archaeological evidence that supports the results. It is hoped that this presentation will enable the booklet to be used as both a quick reference and as a detailed study aid.

This internet edition is identical to the third printed edition (published in 2006 by the Christadelphian Scripture Study Service). To see a chart more clearly, click on the image and a pdf version will open in another window. The charts may be printed and copied for personal or class use. It may be useful to copy these onto A5 paper and use them as Bible inserts.

Finally, thanks are due to Ian Hyndman, Mark Morgan, Michael Edgecombe, Catherine Morgan and my wife, Leanne, for their helpful comments; and above all to my Heavenly Father for all his blessings. I pray the results will be of value to many of God’s saints in their studies of his Word.

Rob J. Hyndman
July 2010


Scriptural quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.

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