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# Report on when the Kings of ancient Israel Reigned

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.

## Background

Each king of ancient Israel was a "bond man" bound by covenant as king. That suggests a restart in the time that each king reigns. So, for example, a 55 year reign begins a 55 year period with its own specialized calendar, the sabbath months falling for that contract at the 7, 14, ... 49, 50th years in the contract.

If it works this way the king’s reign is NOT marked from the running wall calendar. This would explain how most kings have only so many years recorded for them, but then certain kings, with precise day counts. Instead of using modern error analysis, we should just consider God meant what he said, and each king had a precise time, following his contract, except when noted.

To explore this hunch the following report shows the expected periods of reign where the time of reign is a new contract that picks up at the day after the end of the previous king’s contract. Generally speaking this will cause the overall span of time covered by these kings to come up short, as only Manasseh will reign long enough to pass a Jubilee.

The test that this is a correct rendering is that the end of the stated reigns must agree with the specific dates at the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonian army. Here we don’t have the year from any fixed point but we do have the day of the month.

1And it came to pass in the 480th year after the sons of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the 4th year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the 2nd month, that he began to build the house of Yahvah.

37In the 4th year the foundation of the house of Yahvah was laid, in the month of Ziv;

2And he began to build the house in the 2nd month of the 4th year of his reign.

What this doesn’t say is exactly where we’re supposed to start Solomon’s reign. We’ll begin this exercise by suggesting he is crowned at the 29th day of the last month of the year 9976. 9976/12/29, with his first day of reign being the 30th day of that month. This gives him claim to the year 9977 as his first year, 78, as 2nd, 79, as 3rd and 480 FE, or 9980 AA as his 4th.

Kings' reigns, bond contract counting
Solomon's first day of reign:
Thu9976/12/30 AA10 Sep -1011 NS2 Mai 341 BAUCAAN: 3639210
476/12/30 FE 20 Sep -1011 OS2 Mai 1094 BCJDN: 1352053
40 years or 485 months or 14550 days of reign, last day:
Sun10016/10/29 AA12 Jul -971 NS20 Mar 293 BAUCAAN: 3653759
516/10/29 FE 21 Jul -971 OS20 Mar 1046 BCJDN: 1366602
Rehoboam's first day of reign:
Mon10016/10/30 AA13 Jul -971 NS21 Mar 293 BAUCAAN: 3653760
516/10/30 FE 22 Jul -971 OS21 Mar 1046 BCJDN: 1366603
17 years or 206 months or 6180 days of reign, last day:
Sat10033/10/29 AA13 Jun -954 NS28 Jun 273 BAUCAAN: 3659939
533/10/29 FE 22 Jun -954 OS28 Jun 1026 BCJDN: 1372782
Abijah's first day of reign:
Sun10033/10/30 AA14 Jun -954 NS29 Jun 273 BAUCAAN: 3659940
533/10/30 FE 23 Jun -954 OS29 Jun 1026 BCJDN: 1372783
3 years or 36 months or 1080 days of reign, last day:
Mon10036/9/29 AA28 May -951 NS13 Dec 270 BAUCAAN: 3661019
536/9/29 FE 6 Jun -951 OS13 Dec 1023 BCJDN: 1373862
Asa's first day of reign:
Tue10036/9/30 AA29 May -951 NS14 Dec 270 BAUCAAN: 3661020
536/9/30 FE 7 Jun -951 OS14 Dec 1023 BCJDN: 1373863
41 years or 497 months or 14910 days of reign, last day:
Mon10077/8/29 AA24 Mar -910 NS27 Dec 221 BAUCAAN: 3675929
577/8/29 FE 2 Apr -910 OS27 Dec 974 BCJDN: 1388772
Jehoshephat's first day of reign:
Tue10077/8/30 AA25 Mar -910 NS28 Dec 221 BAUCAAN: 3675930
577/8/30 FE 3 Apr -910 OS28 Dec 974 BCJDN: 1388773
25 years or 303 months or 9090 days of reign, last day:
Fri10102/6/29 AA12 Feb -885 NS28 Nov 191 BAUCAAN: 3685019
602/6/29 FE 20 Feb -886 OS28 Nov 944 BCJDN: 1397862
Jehroam's first day of reign:
Sat10102/6/30 AA13 Feb -885 NS29 Nov 191 BAUCAAN: 3685020
602/6/30 FE 21 Feb -886 OS29 Nov 944 BCJDN: 1397863
8 years or 97 months or 2910 days of reign, last day:
Wed10110/6/29 AA31 Jan -877 NS20 Qui 181 BAUCAAN: 3687929
610/6/29 FE 8 Feb -878 OS20 Qui 934 BCJDN: 1400772
Ahaziah's first day of reign:
Thu10110/6/30 AA1 Feb -877 NS21 Qui 181 BAUCAAN: 3687930
610/6/30 FE 9 Feb -878 OS21 Qui 934 BCJDN: 1400773
1 years or 12 months or 360 days of reign, last day:
Sat10111/6/29 AA26 Jan -876 NS15 Sep 180 BAUCAAN: 3688289
611/6/29 FE 3 Feb -877 OS15 Sep 933 BCJDN: 1401132
Athaliah's first day of reign:
Sun10111/6/30 AA27 Jan -876 NS16 Sep 180 BAUCAAN: 3688290
611/6/30 FE 4 Feb -877 OS16 Sep 933 BCJDN: 1401133
6 years or 72 months or 2160 days of reign, last day:
Wed10117/5/29 AA25 Dec -871 NS16 Oct 173 BAUCAAN: 3690449
617/5/29 FE 2 Jan -871 OS16 Oct 926 BCJDN: 1403292
Joash's first day of reign:
Thu10117/5/30 AA26 Dec -871 NS17 Oct 173 BAUCAAN: 3690450
617/5/30 FE 3 Jan -871 OS17 Oct 926 BCJDN: 1403293
40 years or 485 months or 14550 days of reign, last day:
Sun10157/4/29 AA26 Oct -831 NS5 Sep 125 BAUCAAN: 3704999
657/4/29 FE 3 Nov -831 OS5 Sep 878 BCJDN: 1417842
Amaziah's first day of reign:
Mon10157/4/30 AA27 Oct -831 NS6 Sep 125 BAUCAAN: 3705000
657/4/30 FE 4 Nov -831 OS6 Sep 878 BCJDN: 1417843
29 years or 352 months or 10560 days of reign, last day:
Thu10186/3/29 AA24 Sep -802 NS16 Jun 90 BAUCAAN: 3715559
686/3/29 FE 2 Oct -802 OS16 Jun 843 BCJDN: 1428402
Uzziah/Azariah's first day of reign:
Fri10186/3/30 AA25 Sep -802 NS17 Jun 90 BAUCAAN: 3715560
686/3/30 FE 3 Oct -802 OS17 Jun 843 BCJDN: 1428403
52 years or 632 months or 18960 days of reign, last day:
Mon10238/3/29 AA22 Aug -750 NS6 Oct 28 BAUCAAN: 3734519
738/3/29 FE 30 Aug -750 OS6 Oct 781 BCJDN: 1447362
Jotham's first day of reign:
Tue10238/3/30 AA23 Aug -750 NS7 Oct 28 BAUCAAN: 3734520
738/3/30 FE 31 Aug -750 OS7 Oct 781 BCJDN: 1447363
16 years or 194 months or 5820 days of reign, last day:
Thu10254/2/29 AA29 Jul -734 NS20 Nov 9 BAUCAAN: 3740339
754/2/29 FE 6 Aug -734 OS20 Nov 762 BCJDN: 1453182
Ahaz's first day of reign:
Fri10254/2/30 AA30 Jul -734 NS21 Nov 9 BAUCAAN: 3740340
754/2/30 FE 7 Aug -734 OS21 Nov 762 BCJDN: 1453183
16 years or 194 months or 5820 days of reign, last day:
Sun10270/2/29 AA5 Jul -718 NS4 Mar 12 AUCAAN: 3746159
770/2/29 FE 13 Jul -718 OS4 Mar 742 BCJDN: 1459002
Hezekiah's first day of reign:
Mon10270/2/30 AA6 Jul -718 NS5 Mar 12 AUCAAN: 3746160
770/2/30 FE 14 Jul -718 OS5 Mar 742 BCJDN: 1459003
29 years or 352 months or 10560 days of reign, last day:
Thu10299/2/29 AA4 Jun -689 NS1 Feb 45 AUCAAN: 3756719
799/2/29 FE 11 Jun -689 OS1 Feb 709 BCJDN: 1469562
Manasseh's first day of reign:
Fri10299/2/30 AA5 Jun -689 NS2 Feb 45 AUCAAN: 3756720
799/2/30 FE 12 Jun -689 OS2 Feb 709 BCJDN: 1469563
55 years or 668 months or 20040 days of reign, last day:
Wed10353/12/29 AA16 Apr -634 NS13 Qui 102 AUCAAN: 3776759
853/12/29 FE 23 Apr -634 OS13 Qui 652 BCJDN: 1489602
Amon's first day of reign:
Thu10353/12/30 AA17 Apr -634 NS14 Qui 102 AUCAAN: 3776760
853/12/30 FE 24 Apr -634 OS14 Qui 652 BCJDN: 1489603
2 years or 24 months or 720 days of reign, last day:
Tue10355/12/29 AA5 Apr -632 NS23 Qui 104 AUCAAN: 3777479
855/12/29 FE 12 Apr -632 OS23 Qui 650 BCJDN: 1490322
Josiah's first day of reign:
Wed10355/12/30 AA6 Apr -632 NS24 Qui 104 AUCAAN: 3777480
855/12/30 FE 13 Apr -632 OS24 Qui 650 BCJDN: 1490323
31 years or 376 months or 11280 days of reign, last day:
Fri10386/11/29 AA22 Feb -601 NS3 Mai 136 AUCAAN: 3788759
886/11/29 FE 1 Mar -602 OS3 Mai 618 BCJDN: 1501602
Jehoahaz's first day of reign:
Sat10386/11/30 AA23 Feb -601 NS4 Mai 136 AUCAAN: 3788760
886/11/30 FE 2 Mar -602 OS4 Mai 618 BCJDN: 1501603
90 days of reign, last day:
Thu10387/2/29 AA23 May -601 NS2 Six 136 AUCAAN: 3788849
887/2/29 FE 30 May -601 OS2 Six 618 BCJDN: 1501692
Jehoiakim's first day of reign:
Fri10387/2/30 AA24 May -601 NS3 Six 136 AUCAAN: 3788850
887/2/30 FE 31 May -601 OS3 Six 618 BCJDN: 1501693
11 years or 133 months or 3990 days of reign, last day:
Thu10398/2/29 AA26 Apr -590 NS29 Oct 147 AUCAAN: 3792839
898/2/29 FE 2 May -590 OS29 Oct 607 BCJDN: 1505682
Jehoiachin's first day of reign:
Fri10398/2/30 AA27 Apr -590 NS30 Oct 147 AUCAAN: 3792840
898/2/30 FE 3 May -590 OS30 Oct 607 BCJDN: 1505683
100 days of reign, last day:
Sat10398/6/9 AA4 Aug -590 NS11 Feb 147 AUCAAN: 3792939
898/6/9 FE 10 Aug -590 OS11 Feb 607 BCJDN: 1505782
Zedekiah's first day of reign:
Sun10398/6/10 AA5 Aug -590 NS12 Feb 147 AUCAAN: 3792940
898/6/10 FE 11 Aug -590 OS12 Feb 607 BCJDN: 1505783
11 years or 133 months or 3990 days of reign, last day:
Sat10409/4/9 AA7 Jul -579 NS8 Mai 159 AUCAAN: 3796929
909/4/9 FE 13 Jul -579 OS8 Mai 595 BCJDN: 1509772

Checking the last date in the chart above, it agrees with the given date for the fall of Jerusalem.

14 Jeremiah 52:5-6
5So the city was besieged until the 11th year of King Zedekiah.
6And in the 4th month, on the 9th day of the month, the famine was severe in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.

2And in the 11th year of King Zedekiah, in the 4th month, on the 9th day of the month, the city was breached.

It appears that each king did rule for a contract number of days. Any variation anywhere in the kings list would have caused this to hit some other terminal date.