Bible Dates

Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides.
-Shakespeare: King Lear

This report compares the dates of the astrological Ages of Gemini, Taurus, Aries and Pisces with the Bible's scriptural timetable. The conclusion is that they come remarkably close.

The development of astrology and astronomy predates written history. When there no clocks, the positions of the sun, moon, planets and stars was the only way to tell time. With what must have taken an incredible amount of time and patience, early observers learned how to predict seasons, when it was time to plant and when it was time to harvest.

The Egyptians and the Phoenicians were early students of the stars, but historians give credit for mathematical astronomy to the Chaldeans, an empire which later became known as Babylon. Their system was later refined by the Greeks. What they all had in common was a mythology associated with the constellations. Hebrews and Christian had their own versions.

One of those puzzling oddities about ancient folklore is their similarities. For example, cultures spread all over the world, from the Orient to Mesopotamia to the Americas, had creation myths and flood myths. Biblicists would argue that they must be historically true, because how could so many people so far apart be wrong. The correct answer is that what they had in common was those moving lights in the sky.

In what is known as the "Babylonian Captivity", it was the Chaldean ruler, Nebuchadnezzer II, who conquered Jerusalem and deported prominent Jews to Chaldea in 586 BCE. It was about this time when the Old Testament was compiled into its final form. The dating in the Old Testament starts about here and goes back 4,000 years. "Four" is one of the magic numbers which signifies a complete journey and represents the four cardinal directions.

There is another factor which influenced the Bible's narrative motifs. The Chaldeans observed that the timing of the twelve divisions of Zodiac constellation changed every 2,160 years. It meant that there was a Great Year spanning 25,920 years.

Because of earth's tilt and its large mass at the equator, gravitational forces from the sun, moon and planets cause it to wobble about it center like a spinning top. About 2,750 BCE, Thuban was the North Pole star; today it is Polaris.

The sun's cycle is like the hand of a clock marking the time of the twelve Zodiac constellations.  The method for sighting constellations was to mark the zero hour when the sun crossed the equator at the time of the spring equinox. For the last 2,000 years, the sun as been drifting across Pisces during the spring equinox. Because of the direction of precession, the Great Cycle rotates backwards relative to the sun's monthly Zodiac cycle.

Spread out over a period of 2160 years, the yearly changes are so subtle, that there is no exact date when these ages crossover. Generally they align with the time of Jesus, because his solar birth marked the beginning of the Age of Pisces.

Astrological Timetable
Prophetic age Symbol Element Astral Time Event
Gemini Twins Air 6380 BCE

Creation

Taurus Bull Earth 4220 BCE Adam and Eve
Aries Ram Fire 2160 BCE Abraham and Moses
Pisces Fish Water 1 BCE Jesus
Aquarius Water Carrier Air 2160 CE ?

As explained in Days of Creation, Gemini with its air element represents the Spirit of God moving over the waters in Genesis 1:2. Gemini is located above the constellation Orion. To the ancient Egyptians, Orion was Osiris, the god of light. So when God created light, he created Orion. To the Hebrews, light represented God's power.

3And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (Gen. 1:3)

The Age of Taurus begins with the creation of Adam and Eve. The serpent was the constellation Serpens. Adam symbolized the constellation Bootes. And Eve was Virgo. They are located in sequence in the zodiac. When God chased them from the Garden, Virgo fell below the horizon and Perseus with his sword rose above the horizon as if to be chasing them out.

24He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. (Gen. 3:24)

Ezekiel's description of cherubim with four faces of a man, lion, ox and eagle define the Age of Taurus because they represent the four cardinal constellations in the Age of Taurus.

10As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man in front; the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle at the back. (Ezek. 1:10)

The Age of Aries the ram starts with Abraham. His original name Abram has "ram" in it. Instead of sacrificing his son Isaac, he sacrificed a ram instead.

13And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. (Gen. 22:13)

The Age of Aries includes Moses. The report on Moses' Sun Signs shows that his character personified the sun. The seminal event that marked the Age of Aries was the Passover when the Israelites painted their door with lamb's blood to protect them from the tenth plague.

21Then Moses called all the elders of Israel, and said to them, "Select lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the passover lamb. (Ex. 12:21)

The Jewish week begins on a Saturday because Saturn is the planet of Yahweh.

Pisces the fish marks the time When Was Jesus Born. When he was born in the end of the Age of Aries, he was called the Lamb of God twice at the beginning of the Book of John.

29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)

After he was baptized, the Gospels continually associate Jesus with fish.

18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. (Matt. 4:18)

The Christian week begins on Sunday because the sun personified as Jesus is the God of Christianity. From the findings in Gospel Zodiac, Jesus' mission lasts one solar year.

When Jesus says he will be with us until the close of the age, he means to the close of the Age of Pisces.

20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." (Matt. 28:20)

Dates according to Scripture

The table below shows a 4,000 year cycle that fits into the astrological timetable above. Depending on which passage we use, it is possible to come up small variations. There is no need to quibble about it; it is still off by at least six billion years.

According to Peter, with the Lord, a thousand years is a day. "Four" represents the four cardinal directions and a complete cycle.

8But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Peter 3:8)

This is why Methuselah lived 969 years. No mortal was to be represented as living a thousand years, the length of God's day.

27Thus all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died. (Gen. 5:27)

 

CHRONICAL TABLE
NAME EVENT YRS CUM BCE SOURCE
Adam born 0 0 4146 Gen 2:7
Adam fathered Seth 130 130 4016 Gen. 5.3
Seth fathered Enosh 105 235 3911 Gen. 5:6
Enosh fathered Kenan 90 325 3821 Gen 5:9
Kenan fathered Mahalalel 70 395 3751 Gen 5:12
Mahalalel fathered Jared 65 460 3686 Gen 5:15
Jared fathered Enoch 162 622 3524 Gen 5:18
Enoch fathered Methuselah 65 687 3459 Gen 5:21
Methuselah fathered Lamech 187 874 3272 Gen 5:25
Lamech fathered Noah 182 1056 3090 Gen 5:28, 29
Noah fathered Shem 500 1556 2590 Gen 5:32
Shem fathered Arpachshad 100 1656 2490 Gen 11:10
Arpachshad fathered Shelah 35 1691 2455 Gen 11:12
Shelah fathered Eber 30 1721 2425 Gen 11:14
Eber fathered Peleg 34 1755 2391 Gen 11:16
Peleg fathered Reu 30 1785 2361 Gen 11:18
Reu fathered Serug 32 1817 2329 Gen 11:20
Serug fathered Nahor 30 1847 2299 Gen 11:22
Nahor fathered Terah 29 1876 2270 Gen 11:24
Terah fathered Abram 70 1946 2200 Gen 11:26
Abraham fathered Isaac 100 2046 2100 Gen 17:17, 21:15
Isaac fathered Jacob 60 2106 2040 Gen 25:26
Jacob entered Egypt 130 2236 1910 Gen 47:9
Exodus Left Egypt 430 2666 1480 Ex 12:40
Solomon Begins temple 480 3146 1000 1 Kings 6:1
Solomon reign after temple 36 3182 964 1 Kings 6:1, 11:42
Rehoboam reign 17 3199 947 1 Kings 14:21
Abijam reign 3 3202 944 1 Kings 15:2
Asa reign 41 3243 903 1 Kings 15:21
Jehoshaphat reign 25 3268 878 1 Kings 22:42
Jehoram reign 7 3275 871 2 Kings 8:16, 25
Ahaziah reign 1 3276 870 2 Kings 8:25
Joash reign 40 3316 830 2 Kings 12:1
Amaziah reign 21 3337 809 2 Kings 14:2
Azariah reign 52 3389 757 2 Kings 15:2
Jotham reign 16 3405 741 2 Kings 15:33
Ahaz reign 16 3421 725 2 Kings 16:2
Hezekiah reign 29 3450 696 2 Kings 18:2
Manasseh reign 55 3505 641 2 Kings 21:1
Amon reign 2 3507 639 2 Kings 21:19
Josiah reign 31 3538 608 2 Kings 22:1
Jehoahaz reign 3538 608 2 Kings 23:31
Jehoiakim reign 11 3549 597 2 Kings 23:36
Jehoiachin reign 3549 597 2 Kings 24:8
Zedediah Reign ends at beginning of exile, Temple destroyed 11 3560 586 2 Kings 24:18, & 25:8,
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Exile Temple rebuilt and rededicated 0 3982 164 1 Maccabees 4:52
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Comments:

1. Until the seventeenth century, no one had any idea how old earth was. By using the Bible, a certain Archbishop James Usher in 1630 announced that the world was created by God in the year 4004 BCE. This date was widely accepted for 200 years until news came of an ancient civilization in Egypt.

In 1800, when Napoleon Bonaparte led a military campaign in Egypt, he took a team of France's best scientists with him to find out what they could about the Egyptian civilization. Up to that time, Egyptian hieroglyphs were a dead language and no one knew the history of Egypt. Napoleon's campaign failed, but his scientists found a stone with engravings in Egyptian and Greek-the Rosetta stone.

When they deciphered the language, they found records tracing back to a civilization at least 4,000 years old. This was the first time the Bible was discredited as an historical text.

2. Noah's flood would have been an event of epic proportions. According to the table above, earth was flooded around 2590 BCE. This date correlates near the reigns of two of Egypt's most prominent pyramid builders: Sneferu, 2613-2589 BCE and his son, Cheops, 2589-2566 BCE. Egyptian dates are not speculative; they kept excellent records.

Sneferu was Egypt's first pyramid builder. His first two flopped, but he was buried in his third, the Red Pyramid of Dahshur. Cheops built the largest pyramid of all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Would anybody care to speculate how it is possible to build pyramids underwater?

Not only is there no archeological or geological evidence of a great worldwide flood, even if such a flood was local, it would have destroyed remnants of the ancient Egyptians. The reason why Egyptian monuments and hieroglyphs have remained so well preserved for thousands of years is that the region is dry all year round.

3. The Exodus date of 1480 BCE coincides with the Egyptian pharaoh Tutmosis III who reigned from 1504 to 1450 BCE. His body could not have been washed away in the Red Sea, it was found in a tomb in Egypt and now can be seen in a Cairo museum.

Speculation has it that the Exodus pharaoh was Ramsey the Great who ruled from 1279 to 1212 BCE. He was also found entombed in Egypt. In fact, no archeological evidence even hints of mass Jewish slavery, the ten plagues, the Passover, the Exodus and the Red Sea. Outside the Bible, it never happened.

4. In what is commonly known as the Babylonian Captivity, the year 586 BCE was calculated from the first historical date confirmed outside the bible. According to 2 Kings 25:8, King Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled from 605-562 BCE, destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in the 19th year of his reign,

The Temple was rebuilt and rededicated in 164 BCE. The table shows 4077 years, the span of Old Testament history. It is one of the most important dates in Jewish history.

58There was great joy among the people now that the disgrace of the Gentiles was removed." (1 Maccabees 4:58).

5. This brings us to our conclusion that the Old Testament's final editing did not begin until sometime until after 164 BCE. The writers drew from pagan legends, astral myths and earlier Jewish legends and texts. The fabulous ages in the genealogies in Genesis were obviously fudged. There was no real creation, no Noah's flood, no Moses, no Exodus, and especially, no real Jesus.