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by Roger Wyatt| 9th June 2021 | more posts on 'Chronology and the Bible'
‘This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground.’ (Genesis 2:4-5 NIV)

It is often argued that there are two conflicting accounts of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis. In Genesis 1, after the heavens and earth are created, a seven day process begins in which the created order is fashioned and filled with life. However, the account in Genesis 2, ostensibly, reads very differently.
by Roger Wyatt| 27th February 2021 | more posts on 'Chronology and the Bible'
There was no absolute chronology in the ancient world and most ancient kingdoms like those of the Neo-Assyrians and Neo-Babylonians simply recorded the year of a king’s reign in their chronicles – in fact, the Neo-Assyrians used the successive number of the king’s annual campaign (palû) – which, it turns out, were not always annual. Similarly, in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the year was measured by the regnal year of the king, and in the books of Kings and Chronicles, these were held up against one another, thus providing a relative chronology - albeit a chronology that needs much work to unravel.
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“I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied. The LORD said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” (Jeremiah 1:11-12 NIV)
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