Are the Hebrew and King James timeline of the Bible (Old Testament) different?
Yes. The two timelines place creation 244 years apart.
The Hebrew Timeline known as Seder Olam Rabba places creation at 3760 BC. It was calculated on a literal reading of the book of Genesis by Tanna Yose ben Halafta in the second century BC. The Tannaim (Hebrew: תנאים, singular תנא, Tanna) were the Rabbinic sages whose views are recorded in the Mishnah, from approximately 70-200 CE – from wikipedia.org
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The Hebrew Timeline and the King James Biblical timeline based on Ussher’s chronology, places creation at 4004 BC. The 244-year difference is due to differences in calculations during the period when dates have to be determined by relationship to other events as exact time frames and relative dates are not given. (see our article: The Three Bible Timelines: Why and How They Differ )
Here are some of the dates on the Jewish Timeline:
Methuselah Born 3074 BC
Adam dies 2831 BC
Noah born 2704 BC
The Flood 2102 BC
Abraham born 1813 BC
Tower of Babel 1765 BC
Noah dies 1755 BC
Joseph born 1562 BC
Moses born 1393 BC
Exodus 1313 BC
Saul anointed king 879 BC
David anointed king 877 BC
First Temple construction begins 832 BC
Kingdoms split 769 BC
The first temple destroyed 586 BC
The second temple built 516 BC
Esther to Achashverosh 431 BC
The second temple destroyed 70 AD
For a comparison list of dates see our article comparing the Catholic, King James and Hebrew Timelines.
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