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The Handbook of Biblical Chronology: Revised Edition

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Have you been skipping over references to time in the Bible because they seem too confusing? Professor Jack Finegan’s Handbook of Biblical Chronology clarifies those ancient systems of time reckoning and the biblical passages that use them.

Part 1, Principles of Chronology in the Ancient World, describes the origins of basic units of time and surveys the calendars used in the Ancient Near East through the Roman era. Part 2, Problems of Chronology in the Bible, discusses major periods of the Old Testament, as well as the lives of Jesus, John the Baptist, and the Apostles Peter and Paul.

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  • Describes the origins of the basic units of time
  • Draws upon relevant information from extrabiblical sources
  • Explains how early Jewish and Christian chronographers interpreted biblical time references

Part 1: Principles of Chronology in the Ancient World

  • Numerals
  • The Reckoning of Time in the Ancient World
  • Early Chroniclers and Chronographers

Part 2: Problems of Chronology in the Bible

  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • Appendix: Modern Systems of Biblical Chronology

Top Highlights

“kairos, which is a particular and appropriate time, chronos is time which is seen in its extent or duration.” (Page xi)

“(a triple conjunction on Sept 14, 3 b.c., Feb 17, 2 b.c., and May 8, 2 b.c.), then on June 17, 2 b.c.,” (Page 319)

“the long sweep of time in which God has been working out his purpose, to time as chronos” (Page xi)

“‘when the fulness of the time (τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ χρόνου) was come.’” (Page xi)

“writing about and recording of time, which is chronography” (Page xi)

  • Title: The Handbook of Biblical Chronology: Revised Edition
  • Author: Jack Finegan
  • Edition: Revised
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 464
  • Resource Type: Handbook
  • Topic: Biblical Studies

Jack Finegan was an American biblical scholar, and Professor of New Testament History and Archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. While a professor at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, he published Light from the Ancient Past in 1946. He was notable for his views on biblical chronology

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