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Biblical Chronology
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A. Relative and Absolute Chronology

Dates are not lacking in sacred Scripture, especially the ОТ, but it is difficult to put them into chronological order.

1. Relative chronology. Following the example of Egypt, Babylon and Assyria, dates were sometimes indicated in Israel by reference to important events (Amos 1:1, the earthquake; Is 20:1f., the conquest of Ashdod), but the usual way was to give the regnal year of the kings of Israel and Jud…

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Balduino Kipper, “Biblical Chronology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2016

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