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Ben Snijders

Divine Timeline

From creation to the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar

Once again someone who concerns himself with the chronology of the Bible. No doubt about it. But this time it has been done in a different way.

At the beginning of his study in 1998, the author has merely stated the following fundamental premises:

  • –  The basis of this chronology is exclusively the Bible (New King James Version) which is unconditionally assumed to be the Word of God.
  • –  In order to obtain a chronology with dates, the year 510 BC (the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar) is to be the beginning. The author agrees with this date for reasons only known to him. The timeline from creation to the destruction of Jerusalem originated in separate parts which have been put together afterwards. The graphical display is clear enough and can be checked by reference to the quoted Bible verses. Although graphics are more convincing than text, some is- sues require further explanation. After studying this timeline, you will have to concede that the Bible is very accurate, provided that you accept the Bible as the only true source. If you agree to this you could ask yourself: why hasn’t there been any- body who presented the facts like this before?

The following premises are applicable to this chronology:

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years […]”. (Genesis 1:14 NKJV)

a. The length of a solar year (s. yr.) is 365.242206307 days (in- clusive a correction of 25 seconds in the past 40 years).

b. The mean duration of a synodic lunar month is rounded 29.530589 days (in the year 2000: 29.53058885 days with an increase of 0.019 seconds per 100 years).

c. The Jewish calendar with a cycle of 19 years, that is 235 lunar months (a,b,c,-source internet).

The most important “season” is Salvation History itself. When studying the connection between solar years, lunar months and days on the one hand and the basis of the Jewish calendar on the other hand, we can state that the deviation is less than a second over a period of more than 7000 years on the Divine Timeline.

Above mentioned chronology is merely a part of, as the author calls it, the Divine Timeline (Salvation History from creation to the Judgment Day, including the 1000 years).

In order to avoid discussions, exclusively that part of chronology is pub- lished that can be retrieved from God’s Word.

Ben Snijders, 2016

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