Bible Time

This web site lays out an extensive and complete theory of how time works in the Bible. This includes dating all of the stories within the Bible and includes explaining how the Bible predicts modern headlines.

Key Ideas

  • The Bible was written using a very different calendar than used anywhere today. That calendar is neither solar, like that used throughout the Roman world, nor lunar like the Jewish calendar. As readers we must rediscover the original Bible calendar then restate history counting time forward from Adam all the way to the modern era. We show how this is done, accurate to the day.

  • Much of the Bible's timeline is recorded as time decorations on genealogies. This is especially true of the pre-flood timeline, and the timeline from Noah to Abraham. Biblical genealogies are extremely dense and have tricky literary conventions. When those conventions are understood and unpacked, Adam is found to be around 13,000 years ago, not 6,000 years ago as popularly thought.

  • There are a considerable number of stories that explain how the text of the Bible predicts future headlines. The most important chapter is Leviticus 26. Perhaps the most well known predicted headline is general timing of the Jewish return to the modern nation of Israel. There are many more predictive Bible passages and many more fulfillment headlines.

  • The overall timeline of the text is reused at various time scales using various time ratios. This means time has a fractal design. Jesus' life, ministry, and passion week are all rerunning the main timeline of the text at different time scales.

  • There are various times in our modern era where the text is rerunning again at various time scales. All of its key stories are informing modern headlines. This includes big wars, like World War II, it also includes smaller wars especially in the middle east. It also includes a host of political headlines, including events like 9/11.

  • There is a season coming up in the late 2020s when there is a convergence of the tail of a prophetic replay of the Exodus and a prophetic replay of Noah. Both textual stories involve drowning and a surviving remnant. As Noah replays generally involve war, this is likely world war.

Website Organization

Think of this website as an online book. The drop down menu at the top of all pages provides a complete outline of all the sections and articles within. Use the arrows or swipe left/right to move around.

Each chapter has an introductory article, explaining the purpose of the chapter and providing brief summaries and links to each article within that chapter.

The material presented here is intended for use as a textbook for a high school level home school class, or for a college freshmen class on Bible Time.

Some of the material on this site may be more detailed than most readers would want. Our purpose, though, is to supply every detail needed for anyone who can write software to be able to reconstruct the entire predictive timeline system buried in the Bible's pages.

Chapter List

Here are the introductions to all of the chapters in this story. Use it to select where to read if you do not want to read everything.

  • Theory (12 articles, 25,444 words)

    This chapter develops the theory of time in the Bible. The articles here form steps in a story. The starting point is how the Bible counts things and how the calendar is structured. The story continues with how time runs at different scales for prophetic purposes. Issues surrounding genealogies are the next step, as well as the need to use parallel calendars. Finally this section ends with the starting epochs for counting time.

  • History (8 articles, 17,107 words)

    As written, the Bible counts years in small increments, usually years in the life of someone. Different eras have different textual riddles that must be unpacked in order to chain those references together. Each article in this chapter takes a different era, solving the textual riddles and then chains the year counts together. By the end of the chapter we have years from Adam assigned all the way to Ezra's era.

  • Modern (6 articles, 16,008 words)

    The Bible stops direct counts of years at the fall of Jerusalem to Babylon. It contains a series of parables about the Jewish return to Jerusalem in our modern era. Using those parables we can pick up the calendar after a 2550 year gap. Articles in this chapter show how this is done, establishing day-accuracy from text to the modern era.

  • Bible Calendar (3 articles, 2,082 words)

    Using the Bible Calendar as a modern instrument for understanding time is the purpose of the articles found under this tab. These articles are broken down into 2 sections, the first with background information, the second with details on each holiday.

  • Finding Jesus’ Life Dates (16 articles, 26,774 words)

    This chapter contains articles that establish the dates for Jesus' overall life. This includes the angel visits, birth dates, age 12 temple visit and the dates for his death and resurrection.

  • Mark (7 articles, 7,567 words)

    The Book of Mark has a interesting feature. Jesus repeatedly crosses the Sea of Galilee by boat. When he gets off the boat he gives timed parables about historical events. These travels are historical parables measuring time forward from Noah. Articles here take each parable in turn.

  • Grand Tour (15 articles, 12,751 words)

    The Books of Matthew and Mark both contain a series of parables where Jesus gives editorial on history. The series starts with Adam. It continues with Bible history through Jesus' own era. It then continues with key events in world history from the past 2000 years. The final parable is Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. This chapter contains articles that take each parable in turn.

  • Millennia Parables (11 articles, 9,850 words)

    There are a series of parables that give the flow of human history. These are normally measured in 1000 year blocks. This Chapter explores how this works and when they apply.

  • Jesus’ Passion Dates (4 articles, 5,264 words)

    The Passion of Jesus, the week of his crucifixion, is the most well documented week in all of the Bible. The timing of the week can be established as a high-speed replay of his ministry and therefore of all of human history. Unlike his ministry the week continues past his era and is highly prophetic for future, including end-times, events. There are 3 key sections.

  • Harmony (46 articles, 17,560 words)

    This Chapter looks at the chronology across Passion Week.

  • Tools (11 articles, 10,013 words)

    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 (9 articles, 15,325 words)

    This chapter contains detailed specifications of the various calendars that are important to studying time in the Bible. This includes the Gregorial and Julian calendars. It also addresses the problems with the Roman calendar.

  • Notes (8 articles, 9,165 words)

    This chapter contains notes on serious issues when dealing with historical time. This includes the use of zero, date drift and others.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (15 articles, 32,251 words)

    Along the way there have been many, many questions. This Chapter takes the best and deals with them.

  • Reports (33 articles, 72,244 words)

    This chapter has a series of reports that look carefully at some time related question in some Bible passage.

  • Bibliography

    This page is a bibliography of sorts for the Bible Time web site. Books and Web Sites that readers might find interesting are listed here.

  • Modern Exodus Plagues -- Introduction (3 articles, 3,041 words)

    The Book of Exodus contains a schedule for an extensive set of End-Times Plagues, modeled after the narrative for the ancient plagues on Egypt. This series of prophetic dates has been known generally as the "Financial Crisis." Each of the dates in the series has generally carried a series financial system headline as that system of financial slavery is both plagued by Jesus and collapses for all the world to watch.

  • Noah Replay (2 articles, 1,128 words)

    In 2029 there is a prophetic replay of the 7000th anniversary of Noah's flood. This chapter provides various articles on this most serious of headlines.

  • Team (7 articles, 5,395 words)

    A few articles about the team.

  • Index to Scripture References

    This page lists all the scripture references on the website. Sorted by books. Linkable back to the referencing pages.

  • Sitemap

    Use this list of chapters and articles to manage a complete read of everything here.


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Phil Stone
Updated August, 2023.