This series will cover the historic events of the Bible, from the creation to the crucifixion of Christ, set to the passage of time. It will show that the bible accurately tracks time from the first day of creation to the weekly calendar as observed today. Such a proof will wipe away any doubt of who God is, and that the Bible is His inspired word for man. This is why the biblical timeline is so important.
As this is a timeline of the bible we need to first understand what constitutes time. Have you ever considered when time began and what it is? Without two events being tied together there is no meaning to the measurement of time. One of these two events must have a replicating feature that can be traced by counting the number of cycles from a starting point to the present day. Without this constant there can be no establishment of time. Only by joining this constant to an episode of life can this event become historic; then taking on the clarity of answering the question of “when?”
Now we come to the final presentation of this time line series which will take us from the Crucifixion of Christ to the destruction of the first temple. It will connect our present day calendar to what has been given thus far which showed the tracking of time from the seven day week of creation to the dedication of the first temple Solomon built in 3999 AM or 948 BC.
Continuing to reveal the true timeline will put to rest all the innuendoes and false ideas so many have about the historic value of the Bible. As we move away from the creation narrative discussed in the previous video, a foundation of truth must be laid. Ask yourself what does the Father and Christ want to accomplish through this act of creation?
Genesis 1:26 comes to our attention as we delve more deeply into the first three chapters of the Bible. Here God lays out His foundational purpose for making this complex world, with all the beauty and infinite detail it contains. It is so complex that a man could spend his lifetime studying a single plant or animal or any other singular aspect of this magnificent creation.
Before adding a year to the creation narrative it must be established, by a biblical account, that thirteen cycles of nineteen years each was factually God’s method of tracking time. What was the bible event that shows the Metonic cycle to be the structure that God used to mark time? It was the worldwide flood, and the record of the length of time it lasted.
It is through Noah’s time log of the flood year that God has preserved His system of measuring time. It is through its compiler Moses that Noah’s time log has been preserved and it is God’s way of showing how time is recorded throughout the bible.
The great challenge that has been thrown in the face of God’s people has been the physical enormity of the worldwide flood. All people are amazed by the magnitude of the worldwide flood; the whole world being immersed in water, causing most to miss the important log of time preserved by Noah in this account, including the scholars and chronologist. He recorded an accurate account of the passage of time of the flood year. This is the hidden message of how God records and measures time, proving the historical accuracy of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The timeline presented here places every important event of the bible in its correct date order.
It should be emphasized that God, by declaring the passage of time in days, months and years has placed before mankind a mathematical progression of time, proving that He created the universe, and also time by which He has proven to be the great creating God.
Before continuing to track time from the flood to Abram’s departure for the Promised Land there are two episodes that must be addressed. The first is Noah’s experience of making and drinking wine. To understand what happened it is necessary to read the article: WHY WAS CANAAN CURSED FOR WHAT HAM DID? The second scenario of the Tower of Babel is also important to review because it marks man’s rebellion from God’s purpose.
Many chronologists attempt to continue tracking time from Abraham to the Exodus by the birth and death of Abraham’s descendants. This method will only take them to the death of Joseph, and from there it jumps to the birth of Moses leaving an undetermined amount of time when using the method of births and deaths. Would the Bible not have an answer?
The Bible gives the answer in a unique way. Most read over the account of how the Bible answers this question and wonder what it means, or completely ignore a defining statement in Exodus 12:40-41. “Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was 430 years. And it came to pass at the end of 430 years – on that very same day – it came to pass that all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.”
The beginning of 1528 BC, or 2519 AM, marks the birth of the nation of Israel. The nation began with just Abraham and Sarah, and blossomed into a nation of over two million people in just 430 years. Exodus 12:37. "Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children."
To have an accurate timeline it must be understood that the events recorded in the Bible do not always happen in the order preserved by chapter number or book, they need to be understood where they actually occur by the historic events being described.
One of the chapters out of order is Exodus. 18. The first key to when this event occurred is found in verse 5 of this chapter. “And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness, where he was camped at the mountain of God.” Moses reached the campsite at the mountain at the beginning of Chapter 19.