Looking at just about any interesting problem requires specialized tooling. In the case of Bible Time, the tooling is mostly software. This tab provides a full range of software tooling for understanding time as described in the Bible.
Specifications Documents the calendar assumptions used by these tools. The Bible Calendar is fully documented, other western calendars are too.
Notes There are issues for converting time from "recorded time" in various historical documents to dates on today's calendar systems. Those issues introduce problems that must be dealt with using tolerance and error analysis.
Time Calculators This is where it gets fun. Web pages are provided for looking up dates in various ways and converting time in various ways. Especially fun is the Birthday Calculator where you can find your Biblical age.
Reports There are a host of specific questions about time that is best solved using the underlying tooling provided here. Those questions are about various things, including scripture passages, and general questions. Each report provides a study in some question about time.
What follows here is a full index to all articles under this tab. Read them through in order by following the “next” links the top or bottom border of each page.
This page provides a cross-calendar tool for querying modern dates. These dates are also called "New Style" or NS dates for short.
Query dates when you already know an "Old Style" Julian date.
Query dates when you already know a Bible date.
Use this page to look up a day by AA day number.
Use this page to look up a day by JD day number.
This form displays how many days are possible when a certain number of Biblical years are known. The number of days in a year average 364.8 days/year. But, exact years are never this length. This variance is because of leap year constraints.
Given someone's birthday, we can infer some rather stunning things about someone's life. This page provides the tool for finding someone's "Life Diary" and "Birthday" story.
The modern calendar in use throughout most of the world today is the Gregorian calendar, named after the Pope who introduced it in 1585. It was not adopted in the United States until an act of the English Parliament made it law throughout the English Empire in 1752. Since that time most other countries have adopted the Gregorian calendar.
The Julian name for calendar structure is ambiguous. Technically is applies to the Roman calendar introduced in 45 BC. The name is popularly applied to the Christian Era calendar with New Years on March 25.
At the founding of the city of Rome the calendar had a 10 month calendar with 304 days per year. It underwent successive revisions until 5 AD when it stabelized around a structure that remained in use in some places into the 1900s.
The Bible was written using a specific calendar. That calendar is not used anywhere in the world today. Its structure defines how God counts days, months, years and larger quantities of time. When God says 1000 years are as a day, he means 1000 years on this calendar.
The day of the week has been stable across the entire era. Validation that the calculations are done correctly rests in part on finding events that fell on known days. A good example is the ancient fall of Jerusalem.
After the invention of the computer it became important to number days by individual numbers. Astronomers use Julian Day Numbers. This website uses AA Numbers. Both show up in all date reports. What are they, how do they count?
Throughout the articles on the Bible Time website a standard format of date report is used. That format usually contains 9 fields, though a short form is also used with 5 fields. The values of those fields are different ways that the individual day in question is known. This article explains the meaning of each field.
Ancients had no zero digit. They counted time using strictly 1 based counting numbers. Modern Astronomers have introduced a year zero between 1 BC and 1 AD that historians would not have acknowledged. This introduces errors.
By changing to a new calendar Pope Gregory began a process that has obscured when events in history actually happened. This is known as "drift" error.
The calendar stability that we are familiary with today does not go back indefinitely into the past. Before 5 AD it was very unstable. Use of historical dates from before this point has problems.
Use of precise dates in otherwise imprecise periods of history is one clue that someone is cooking the books. What tolerance should be applied to events?
Issues on measuring days when a day is given prophetically.
On august 4, 2011, there was a report of a shooter carrying a gun on the campus of Virginia Tech. Several of us seeing this headline realized that this could be a time fold back to the April 16, 2007, shooting at the same campus.
The Bible Time Theory was built on several ideas:
In Second Samuel chapter 24 the Lord’s anger against Israel and Judah causes the Lord to incite David against Israel and Judah by causing David to conduct a census. This brought the country under wrath as the king was not to do this without collecting a tax. This chapter contains a set of numbers that predict a series of events in the future history of the world. We look at the math here.
There are various times when the 30 day Bible calendar has month and day numbers that are the same as a current Gregorian Calendar.
There are a variety of ways that the creation week chronology can be charted. This article explores one such way. Where each "day" or age, in the creation story is a year of days where each day is 1000 years.
The kings of ancient Judah were under David’s covenant. Covenants are usually measured with their own calendar, starting at the day the covenant starts. It may be that the king’s reigns are given as covenant time, rather than calendar time. This report indicates this is quite possible with Judah’s kings but not with Israel’s. The math for Judah’s kings works out correctly to the day across more than 400 years.
The future history of the people of ancient Israel is occasionally seen chronologically in the counts found in the Bible. Once such place is the counts at the Exodus. These counts map to the number of days in 3500 years, a match to the 70 jubilees the world is now finishing. There are some detailed issues. This page explains and provides interactive tool for exploring.
Solomon sacrificed a very large number of animals at his temple dedication. Those counts seem to point across the age. This report shows the math.
Hiram gave Solomon 120 Talents of Gold. That gift points at the timing of the gift of gold in the New Testament, the gift of the Magi to Joseph and Mary. This report explores the math.
Elijah’s offering on mount Carmel suggests a chronological story. This article explores.
There are various counts of things buried in the Bible’s story. One such story is in 1 Kings 19, where God reserves 7000 for himself. One such placement is as 7000 modern days, as shown here. Note: 7000 Historical days is more likely than this rendering.
1 Kings 20 is another chapter with large counts given in the story. This report suggests a possible modern placement. Since being written my sense of the starting epochs has changed. Left here as an example of how this might be done.
This passage helps identify important points in world history. The three indicated here are the rise of the Christian Church at Rome, the Rise of Christianity in Russia and first war after Israel’s independence in 1956.
The sacrifice given by Solomon at the dedication of the temple appears to indicate the length of time the temple would stand. Since the exact date of his dedication is unknown, we start at the end of Solomon’s temple and work backwards to suggest the dedication date. The math suggests this works.
The wars between Israel, Judah, and surrounding peoples generate a form of census count that appears prophetic for events in future time. This page explores an Egyptian attack against Judah.
The large counts of people found in the Bible are often prophetic for large intervals of time. This report looks at a time when the Northern Kingdom lost 500,000 men. The prophetic interval points at the early 400s when Rome was attacked.
The large counts of people found in the Bible are often prophetic for large intervals of time. This report looks at a time when Judah defended itself from Ethiopians.
The large counts of people found in the Bible are often prophetic for large intervals of time. This report looks at a time when Judah grew strong under the reign of Jehoshaphat.
Josiah’s year 18 Passover animals suggest a prophetic offset to a full sacrifice. This report runs the math.
Revelation Chapter 7 contains one of the most difficult passages in the Bible. Someone, or something, of a count of 144,000 are sealed. What does that mean? Something to do with time, of course. In this case 144,000 days. It also provides the foundation for finding each of the tribes named in the chapter. This report provides the dates indicated by the story.
There are different ways to track the specific dates given by the prophet Ezekiel. One way is to assume they all offset from their historical period to the modern era. If so the stories indicate dates beginning in April, 2002. This report explains and reveals the modern dates indicated.
Is history described with a fractal? Day-for-a-year repetition, seen now in the headlines and in ancient times with the life of Jesus, might be the evidence of fractal math behind the story. This article explores. This is a big report.
Each of the ancient Judean Kings appears prophetic as an indicator for some event in the history of one of the ancient tribes. This article introduces the topic.
King David was exceptional in the story of the ancient Kings. He is the only king who reigned over all Israel who’s life length is given in the Bible. The other kings, who’s life length is given, reigned over Judah or Israel alone. David is prophetic for Jesus’ reign.
The ratio of 30 historical years to 1 day is the ratio that reveals Jesus’s schedule across his ministry year. The schedule revealed by this ratio appeared to give the dates for the important events across Jesus’ year of ministry.
This page is built on a hunch. Does the 150 psalms match the 144,000 at 1 psalm per thousand? The 144,000 have a 6,000 day "halo" that extends another 6000 days. This sums to 150,000 days and suggests strongly that Psalms is an overlay to the tribes, with a lot more coverage. This page explores the details, and gives enough evidence to support the thought.
This report is based on the Revelation 7 report that establishes the dates for the seals of Revelation chapter 7.
Birthdays are interesting. If they are time as a "bond man" would could them, then the date of birth begins a new calendar. The following report does that for the nation of Israel.
At the time of Jesus’ Passion week he replayed, in quick order, the entire time of his ministry, That replay extended beyond his return such that he was able to make editorial about the timing of his return within that week.
This article covers the math for a possible 4th tier. It is inconclusive and has not yet made it onto the charts.
12989/1/1 counting forward at 12 days "on the ground" for 1 prophetic day.
The Bible is written using a standard set of prophetic time ratios. Knowing those ratios is important because it allows readers to unpack the prophetic meaning of various passages in the bible. This article summarizes the ratios and provides links to supporting articles that define the various ratios.