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This post is the very first in a collection of write-ups that present the ideas of my print-on-demand book, “The Fourth Day: Why the Bible is Historically Accurate”.

When I was university student, I was presented to the concept of scriptural inerrancy. My priest, Al Jackson of Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama, drove the factor home that words of God, the Holy bible, was “God-breathed”. He discussed that considering that the Bible was “God-breathed” it was created similarly as Adam when God took a breath life right into male in the book of Genesis. The Scriptures was designed, just like man went to development, when God advised over forty authors exactly what to compose. The Scriptures was designed in the sense that the entire book’s purpose is the revelation of the messiah of the human race, Jesus Christ. The Bible points to Christ in extremely straight methods by giving the specific characteristics of his human life. The predictions of the Old Testament suggested he would be birthed in Bethlehem, with the line of Jesse, and by a virgin. The spiritual aspects of Christ are alluded to in the symbols of the satisfaction sacrifices where animals were put on an altar and then sprayed with salt, a symbol of endless time, to stand for the once-and-for-all sacrifice that the Son of God would make on a cross one day. God coordinated all this info to point to Christ, God’s prepare for male’s salvation.

Considering that the time that my pastor discussed these things to me I have taken them to heart and also I have researched the Scriptures with the perspective that the Holy bible is traditionally correct as well as mentally proper. Conventional Christians have embraced this viewpoint in every subject covered in the Holy bible with the exception of one, chronology. Chronology, the study of the historic timeline, has been a subject where it seems the Christian neighborhood has actually yielded defeat. For whatever reason, Christians in the contemporary age have actually looked for compromise with scholars, much of whom are downright hostile to Christian ideas, so that the timeline of the Holy bible would certainly have the stamp of authenticity from historians.

A post in Biblical Archaelogy Review effectively shows the level of Scriptural antagonism that ancient neighborhood can show. Take into consideration a passage from the opening paragraph of a post qualified Minimalists on Parade (Biblical Archaeology Review, Jan/Feb 2005, Vol 31, No. 1, Page 16-17): “At a recent meeting on reconstructing Israelite background kept in Rome, the supposed Scriptural minimalist position was upheld by a variety of famous scholars. This placement is not monolithic, however, as well as different minimal scholars emphasized different debates. Amongst them:

* The Holy bible can not be utilized as a historic source. [The placement that defines a Biblical minimalist.]
* Neither can archaeology, which can just inform us whether ancient Israelites consumed from a bowl 20 or 30 centimeters broad. A background of Israel based upon archaeology is worthless.

* There was no Exodus.

* The renowned Tel Dan inscription mentioning David, excavated by Israeli excavator Avraham Biran, is possibly an imitation; and the Hebrew words in the engraving that reviewed “Residence [Dynasty] of David” most likely imply another thing.

* David and also Solomon are only symbolic characters, not real characters.

* The Scriptural accounts of the United Kingdom of Judah and also Israel under David and Solomon are merely later on projections right into a remote mythic past.

* Judah did not even come to be a state until about a century after David-if he lived.” One scholar pointed out in this write-up, Giovanni Garbini of the Universita’ di Roma La Sapienza, makes a specifically intriguing comment in this article: “The name Jacob “is plainly an artificial production of post-exilic age [after the Babylonian Expatriation] It was not Jacob that came to be Israel, however Israel who came to be Jacob …”. These minimalists, that appear to stand for the majority of the archaeological area, don’t relate to the Bible as traditionally exact. Amongst their arguments: they don’t believe that David, Solomon or Jacob existed and also do not believe the Exodus ever before happened. These settings are as idealogically opposed to the traditional Christian view of the Holy bible as one can photo. So why should we (Christians) seek the guidance of this team in the understanding of such a valuable concept as the historic timeline of the Holy bible? Yet this is what has actually happened.

Right here’s one more issue with relying upon the scientific neighborhood to verify the Bible: they have “rational” blinders on. Scientists that have no belief in Christ are limited in their capability to explore since they think that certain phenomena are difficult also before the investigation has begun. Given that they consider themselves to be “logical” researchers the presumption that an “unreasonable” event has taken place is implausible. The scientific method basically enables any individual to make an assumption (any presumption), conduct research of well-known realities or run an experiment and utilize the research and/or the experiment to confirm the assumption. These “logical” researchers when confronted with an “illogical” presumption just leap over the study as well as experimental process as well as proclaim that the presumption in void since they have presumed the “irrational” presumption is just not feasible. So why do these “reasonable” scientists act by doing this? Well, consider the following possibility. Let’s state that an “unreasonable” event is presumed as well as info is gathered or an experiment is executed to validate its validity. Allow’s claim that the illogical occasion has actually been confirmed. What would certainly be the feedback of the “reasonable” scientist? More than likely, total rejection. Such an end result would produce complete mayhem in his approach considering that his “reasonable” technique of examination, the scientific method, would certainly have been made use of to verify that an “unreasonable” occasion was feasible. So what is an “illogical” event? It is just one more method of claiming a superordinary occasion, one that is past our understanding. Can the clinical procedure be utilized to verify an “unreasonable” occasion? Jesus Christ assumed so. Jesus was The hope of glory describing this idea of being “birthed again” to a Pharisee named Nicodemus in the New Testimony (John 3:8): “The wind impacts where it wants, and also you here its sound, yet you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with every person birthed of the Spirit.” Nicodemus was clearly perplexed by this idea of being “birthed once more” however Jesus was saying that even if you really did not comprehend or believe this superordinary sensation could happen, just like something as intangible as the wind, there would be substantial proof of it.

Absolutely not all scientists rely on this manner, however the great majority of them do. The number of these researchers will view the Holy bible with no preconceived notions? When these researchers review in the Scriptures that the Planet was created in seven days they will rule out this as true because they have actually been educated that the universe is billions of years of ages. When these scientists review that a guy lived to be 969 years of ages in the Bible they disregard it as misconception or fairytale due to the fact that males don’t currently live to be that old. They will certainly rule out the possibility that at once in history guys did live that lengthy. When these guys review the account of Noah and a worldwide flood they have actually always attributed it to “neighborhood” flooding. This may have some ring of reality to it given that until that time, according to the Holy bible, the world was one large land mass (the world was all in one place, i.e., local). According to the Holy bible the continents really did not separate until the life of Peleg, a descendant of Noah. Again, the scientists certainly are not going to agree with this concept of the land mass change due to the fact that they will insist that this geological process required numerous years to accommodate the motion of the continental land masses. Given that these archeologists differ with Christians in so many fundamental issues described in the Holy bible just how will we ever before reach a contract on a historical timeline?

The here and now sequential version of the Bible is based upon a mixture of Biblical reality and academic historic designs. I think it is time that we take into consideration a brand-new strategy to Scriptural chronology. The model I propose is based solely on the info in the Holy bible. If the Holy bible is true then historians will certainly confirm the result of the theologians (presuming the theologians have actually translated the Scriptures properly). Why should God’s Word have to be validated by men? If the Scriptures is really reliable the fact of the Holy bible need to be outlined for men to see and respond to its fact. In 1995 David Rohl, an Egyptologist, created his publication An Examination in Time to suggest a drastically different concept in chronology. He recommended a timeline that was based on some Scriptural evidence. Actually, Rohl’s suggested day of Solomon’s regime is consistent with the timeline developed from my actual analysis of the Holy bible. What is a lot more fantastic regarding David Rohl is that he is defined among excavators as a maximalist, someone who thinks the Bible is traditionally exact, yet he characterizes himself as a spiritual “agnostic”. If David Rohl is a maximalist then I am a “optimum” maximalist, a person considerably to the right of David Rohl’s sight given that I think that the Holy bible is traditionally accurate and also without a doubt the very word of God as it asserts to be. Consequently I believe my point of view on the chronology of the Scriptures is unlike anything you have actually ever heard before.

The function of my publication, “The Fourth Day: Why the Bible is Historically Accurate”, was to prove a scriptural concept that I think will certainly synchronize the events recorded in the Bible with Egyptian background, Babylonian background, Persian background and Archaeology. The recognition of this idea will permit the reader to tie together all these areas of study in one cool package to make sure that when watched with each other there is no inconsistency in between the Holy bible and also these other aspects of old history. The acknowledgment of this concept will certainly additionally illustrate that the Scriptures is not just a credible religious record yet a trustworthy historic paper due to its sequential precision. First, assume that from the get go of development throughout of the millennial reign of Jesus Christ is a duration of 7000 years; a period similar to the 7 day period of production of the globe discussed in the book of Genesis. Next off, acknowledge that the sacrifice of the Passover lamb in the Old Testimony is symbolic of the reality that Jesus Christ was tortured specifically 4000 years after the creation of the globe. According to the Mosaic Legislation each household that observed Passover was to purchase a lamb 4 days before the day of Passover which lamb was to stay in that house up until the late mid-day of the day when the Israelite clergyman had to compromise the lamb as well as it was to be achieved by nightfall. I believe these 4 days were God’s way of highlighting that the lamb of God, Jesus Christ, would certainly be sacrificed on a cross 4000 years after the production of the world. For that reason, symbolically and also in actuality, Jesus Christ was sacrificed on the fourth day.

When you recognize this principle to be real, several significant conclusions pertaining to history become evident. The Israelite Monarchies of David and Solomon occurred regarding 180 years behind held by chroniclers. The period of the Persian Empire from Cyrus the Great’s news of the rebuilding of Jerusalem up until Alexander the Great’s invasion lasted just 21 years (not the roughly 200 year period currently held by chroniclers). Egypt did not have a king (a Pharaoh) for 300 years in between the 20th as well as 21st dynasties. I sustain these conclusions utilizing the Holy bible, Astronomy, Archaeology, the works of ancient chroniclers and the monoliths of old kings.