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Chronology II

Chronology II

Biblical Chronology Comparison

Adam to Noah

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius*

Adam

4004-3074 BC

4025-3094 BC

 

Noah

2948-1998 BC

2968-2018 BC

 

* Eusebius based his chronology of the period from Adam to Abraham on a version of the Septuagint that varies from the present one. Consequently he dates the creation of Adam 3184 years before the birth of Abraham, which he places at 2016 BC. He thus dates the creation of Adam at 5200 BC which is totally ludicrous. I am using his date for Abraham because he dates to the flood but not to the birth of Noah. I have therefore left the above columns for Adam and Noah blank.

Noah to Abraham

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius

Noah

2948-1998 BC

2968-2018 BC

2958-2008 BC*

Abraham

2008-1821 BC

2015-1840 BC

2016-1841 BC‡

* 2958 BC is Eusebius’ date for the birth of Noah. He does not give the date of his death, but it would have to be 2008 BC.

‡ 2016 BC is Eusebius’ date for the birth of Abraham. He does not give the date of his death, but it would have to be 1841 BC.

Abraham to Moses

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius

Abraham

2008-1821 BC

2015-1840 BC

2016-1841 BC

Moses

1571-1451 BC

1565-1447 BC

1591-1471 BC

Moses to Saul

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius

Moses

1571-1451 BC

1565-1447 BC

1591-1471 BC

Saul

1095-1055 BC

1090-1051 BC

1115-1075 BC

Saul to Solomon

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius

Saul

1095-1055 BC

1090-1051 BC

1115-1075 BC

Solomon

1015-975 BC

1010-971 BC

1035-995 BC

Solomon to Hosea

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius

Solomon

1015-975 BC

1010-971 BC

1035-995 BC

Hosea

730-721 BC

1726-718 BC

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Solomon to Zedekiah

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius

Solomon

1015-975 BC

1010-971 BC

1035-995 BC

Zedekiah

610-588 BC

596-585 BC

601-590 BC

Zedekiah to Christ

 

Ussher

Franklin

Eusebius

Zedekiah

610-588 BC

596-585 BC

601-590 BC

Christ

5 BC-30/33 AD*

5 BC-30 AD

3/2 BC-31/32 AD‡

* Ussher was unsure whether Christ lived 33 or 36 years.

‡ The manner in which Finegan presented Eusebius’ material makes it impossible to determine the exact dates.

Notes: Ussher, a late 16th century scholar, is widely acknowledged as an expert on biblical chronology; Eusebius was a 4th century biblical scholar and Church historian. The middle chronology reflects the 2007 research of Carl Franklin. Chronology chart compiled by Franklin.

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