Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Book Review: "The Chronology of the Old Testament"

Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones presents a well-documented and detailed timeline of OT events in his work "The Chronology of the Old Testament." A proponent of the absolute validity of the Bible, Jones uses the archaeological records of the Egyptians, Assyrians and other ancient superpowers to illustrate the truths of the Biblical timeline.

The beginning of the book establishes the foundation for the Old Testament chronology that Jones presents. He bases his chronological findings on the accuracy of Hebrew text and the historic records of well-documented ancient civilizations that co-existed at the time the Hebrew text was written. Jones then presents 6 charts that focus on subjects such as the generations of of the Bible up to Jesus, the pharaohs documented in the OT and a detailed chronology of David. A CD is included with the book that offers the charts in a large format. Appendices at the end of the book offer a valuable reference for important dates in the Old Testament and the different calendar years of the Bible.

"The Chronology of the Old Testament" presents well-documented, detailed information that supports a solid and valid chronology as presented in the Bible.

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