By | 27 October 2010

I have been working on chronologies of the Old Testament recently – which is turning into both an exceptionally enlightening project, and a complicated one!

My first draft of chronologizing Genesis is complete. All entries are done using whole years. I have also completed the first draft of the chronology of Exodus through Joshua.

My approach is simple: since I believe the Bible to be God’s Holy Word, recorded correctly and preserved through time for us, I take it at face value. For historical narratives, I follow the fundamental hermeneutic that it means exactly what it says.

From that basic principle, I have read the entirety of Genesis several times, finding important dates and spans of time to add to my timeline.

I will be uploading the Exodus – Joshua timeline when I have had a chance to add more than the initial “hilites” of those books.

See the chart here (XLS).

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  1. Steve Pratte

    I too have been doing a timeline of biblical events as well. It is very interesting to see how these events happened and the era. What I found is Thutmose 1 should be the pharaoh who had the Hebrew male’s killed and his daughter (Hatshephut) was his daughter at around age 10 at the time. Moshe (Hebrew name) changed to the Egyptian name Moses after Pharaoh’s name. Egypt came from Noah’s Son Ham after the flood. On another matter, “how was the blood of Jesus preserved holy after his conception?” When God designed woman, He created her knowing full well (foreknowledge) that she would fall and be the instrument or vessel to bring His Own Son Jesus into the world and yet be sinless in all ways. Knowing this, when the child Jesus developed in the womb of Mary (like you and I ) the organ called the placenta starts to form and is the outside organs of the developing baby in the womb. It provides for the child by allowing nutrients through to the child, it provides a means of removal of waste from the baby back to the mother’s normal waste and it provides security by preventing bacteria reaching the child but it also prevents the blood of the mother from mixing or coming in contact with the blood of the child. In our case, the different blood types if allowed to mix would kill both mother and child, in the case of Jesus, it was the means of preventing the blood of Mary (adamic race or human race back to Adam). The blood of Jesus was God’s blood that was shed on the cross and His blood is not the same as man’s blood. For God gave men blood in accordance to Acts 17:26. I have asked several pastors at different church’s why was Jesus blood holy and each gave the same answer…He’s the Son of God. I understand that He is the Son of God and do not question that, but “how” was his blood preserved and different than man’s and this is the best answer that I am able to explain “how” it was kept divine and Holy!
    Thank you.

    1. Aaron

      I’m not sure I understand you question.

      When you say Jesus’ blood was not the same, are you assuming that Jesus’ blood was physically different than a normal human? Like under a microscope it would appear different?

      And when you say “Jesus’ blood was God’s blood” do you mean “Jesus (the Son’s) blood was God (the Father’s) blood” or do you mean that “Jesus (the Son’s) blood was divine blood”?

      When you think of Jesus, do you think of his nature as:
      1. Half God/ Half Man (part of God the Father united with part of Mary)
      2. God and Man mixed together (like sugar dissolved in water)
      3. Fully God and Fully man (united eternally but separate and distinct)

      Thanks and I look forward to this conversation!