"Early" and "Late" in Timeline

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Ralph Wood | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 2 2016 12:21 PM

I have a feeling that when someone answers my question, I will saying, "Duh...why couldn't I think of that?" Big Smile

Nonetheless, here it goes....When viewing the timeline in Logos 6 I often see "(late)"  or  "(early)".  What do these parenthetical items mean?


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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 2 2016 12:30 PM

It just means that there are differing opinions on the dating of an event. Sometimes it has to do with conservative versus liberal scholarship, sometimes not. You would have to read up on the event in a Bible dictionary/encyclopedia to uncover the various opinions and the reasons for them.

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 2 2016 1:58 PM


"Since most dating begins with a more recent event (like the exile,  which is easier to pin down with secular history) and written backwards, the time of the patriarchs largely depends on the cumulative effect of every other decision made.  The big issue is the length of the stay in Egypt,  whether 430 or 215 years.  You can probably find out the arguments for that in most old testament survey books or in commentaries on Exodus."

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