History of the Bible Time Project
I’ve been working on documenting this Bible Time Theory since January of 1998. As Bible studies go this study is larger than all other Bible related studies except for those dealing with the original language grammars and vocabulary. It encompasses all direct (and many indirect) references to time spread throughout the entire Bible. The printed Bible Time charts have roughly 6000 end notes, if that helps establish scale.
The study originally covered a day-for-a-year theory that suggested that there is a modern, day-accurate, replay of the Bible’s time line under way since 1974. When that idea was first postulated in mid 1998, the Bible’s story was still in Genesis 11. It is now past Acts, having passed many important headlines along the way.
The entire Bible Time theory has grown up, and can now substantially explain many issues related to the structure of the Bible itself. Stated simply, the Bible replays its own trunk time line over and over again at various scales in various parts of history. This is the key for understanding Jesus’ actions, but also Noah’s flood, Abraham’s life, and other passages too. Knowing this pattern and the underlying math allows a full explanation of what are otherwise odd or obscure time references found in the Bible narrative.
Bible Time 101: Day-for-a-Year Theory
This is an introductory course dealing with basic issues of time measurement for units of time above 1 day. It includes an introduction to the Bible’s 30 day/month calendar. This level also covers the historical chronology of the human race since Adam.
The Bible contains very few, if any, raw chronologies ready for general study. In this level students learn how to convert genealogies as given in Exodus 6, Genesis 11 and Genesis 5 into Chronologies which can be used for more extensive study in the advanced classes.
This course ends with an explanation of the math and theory behind the day-for-a-year replay of the historical Bible Chronology. That theory also fixes the day-accurate alignment between the Bible’s 30 day/month calendar and the modern Gregorian Calendar. That correlation provides the basis for day-accurate predictions using various day-accurate strategies.
All related course materials for Bible Time 101 are presented under the Theory section of the web site. Links to this section are in the top banner of all pages.
Bible Time 102: Book Order
Most Christians know the Bible as a guide for understanding God’s personality and how He relates individually with people. The Bible is also widely used as a standard for personal morality and ethics. The Bible is also popularly used to understand how God dealt with nations in the past. There is little if any widely accepted technique for mapping the Bible’s content to modern headline events. The Bible Time theory provides the mathematical framework for doing this, and it assigns various Bible stories to various dates.
In the early years of the Bible Time research the nature of the fulfillment headlines often seemed quite odd. Watching Bible stories unfold caused a deeper evaluation of what the Bible stories meant. That caused a deeper evaluation of what the Bible stories actually said since God is not doing things by following, say, the NIV, but the underlying original texts. Word-for-word translations are usually better at explaining headlines than the more recent, loose translations.
This struggle for an accurate text has become a separate project, the Paleo.In, where an audited word-for-word translation will be composed. A component of that effort is a reordering of the Bible’s books into their inspired order.
The books of the Bible were originally separate scrolls. Normally they are bound together in printed Bibles as an anthology with no particular order to those books.
Tradition has driven the standard printed book orders, not Holy Spirit inspiration. It is, though, possible to use Isaiah and Luke-Acts to piece together the original, author-intended inspired book order for the Bible. In the right order, each chapter in Isaiah provides a 1-to-1 map and related commentary for each book of the Bible. Luke-Acts does the same, but not following the Luke-Acts chapter breaks.
When presented in their inspired order the books become self-interpreting, with an extensive set of internal commentaries which are otherwise invisible to people reading in the standard printed book orders. Just as the Bible’s trunk time line replays again and again within the various sub-stories, so, too, the Bible’s 66 book trunk narrative repeats again and again within the Bible’s various books. This repetition provides a verifiable, internal, commentary on the Bible’s content that matches well what we’ve seen with modern headline fulfillment events.
This inspired Book Order also conclusively fixes the Bible’s canon as the 66 standard books in the protestant Bible. By ordering the books the scope of the Time problem is also fixed to a specific Christian canon.
After 10 years of working on this problem, those inspired internal commentaries also provide the best basis for understanding many of the modern fulfillment headlines that prophetically follow the day-for-a-year time line.
All materials related to the book order subject are on the www.biblebookorder.org website. We offer bibles printed in this order and eventually will offer Bibles with book-order related cross references that explicitly reveal the internal commentaries.
The Book Order work also provided a verifiable test on English translations. Our current favorite, is Lamsa’s English Translation of the Bible from the Aramaic of the Peshitta. It is abbreviated LAM in Bible quotes. We also have an updated modern English correction used on this web site and abbreviated BRB.
We’re currently using this translation because no other modern English translation contained as much of the expected text as found in the Book Order work.
While on the subject of Bible translation, let me note how they work here. All Bible quotes are available in several Bible versions. The alternative versions are available as noted along the bottom of the quote box. By selecting, say, KJV, you can read the KJV of the same quote. The following is an example. Try selecting KJV to see how it works.
1And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.began…: Heb. built F. Kings 6:1 KJV
1In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites had come out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the LORD. F. Kings 6:1 NIV
Bible Time 201: Jesus’ Ministry
Jesus’ life was the word of God become flesh. There are various meaning to this thought, first expressed in John chapter 1. One of those meanings is that the chronology of the Bible, as rendered in the Bible Time 101 level work is also the chronology of Jesus’ life.
At a pace of one day in Jesus’ life per year in the Bible chronology, Jesus lived out the Bible’s time line. The same historical Bible chronology is also the chronology of Jesus’ ministry at exactly 30 historical years to each day of ministry.
Also important, and surprising to students at this level is the extensive use of the Bible’s chronology in Jesus’ various parable sets. Jesus usually provides exact timing clues that link his parables back to historical events in the Bible chronology. This course explores all of those links.
All related course material is presented under the Life tab at the top of this web site.
Bible Time 202: Jesus’ Passion
The most important week in human history was the week of Jesus’ Passion.
The week gets more text in the Bible than any other week.
Chronologically, Jesus continued his ministry year chronology across this week, while at the same time He began again with a new, very fast, replay of the Bible’s Chronology. Passion week was a complex replay-within-a-replay. This level of coursework explores how to determine the hotly debated chronology of Passion Week.
It also looks at how this week replays the Bible’s chronology and lays out the darkest time in human history, the 3 hours of darkness that were World War II.
All materials related to this topic are presented under the Passion tab at the top of this web site
Bible Time 301: Lost Tribes
When the Assyrian army entered ancient Israel and deported the population to distant lands, the Bible’s documented history of the tribes of Israel ended. This was in fulfillment of various aspects of the Mosaic covenant, but it was not the end of these tribes.
Using the Bible’s Chronology as a sort of prophetic train schedule it is possible to find the tribes. The seal-date strategy used here identifies the tribes and shows how essentially all modern nations can trace their lineage back to one of the 12 patriarchs, and Jesus’ disciples.
This is foundational to any study of end-times events in general since it is impossible to know the players without first accurately knowing the modern locations and characteristics of each of the lost tribes. (Why, for example, did towers fall in New York City, while trains blew up in Spain?)
All tribes materials have been moved, and are now presented on a separate web site bibletribes.org. This material will soon include a extra-credit field trip to Disneyland, God’s classroom for study of the lost tribes riddle.
Bible Time 302: Exodus Plagues
The most common, simple, theory of the end-times found in the Church today is call the 7 year tribulation. This theory is poorly defined, founded as it is in in both a poor book order and without any knowledge of overall Bible chronology.
But, at the core, the Tribulation theory does get right a 7 year period of interest in the season of Jesus’ return. That 7 year period began when the United States invaded Baghdad at the start of the second Persian Gulf War in early 2003.
In July of 2006, one half way through the tribulation, war broke out on the norther border of modern Israel. The schedule for the second half of the tribulation is given by the Book of Exodus, with all modern dates and associated predictive Bible stories easily computed.
This prophetic date series includes comet McNaught, the Virginia Tech shootings, and identifies the modern Moses who precedes Jesus in ruling the world.
All materials related to the Exodus Plagues is presented in the Exodus tab at the top of this web site.
Bible Time 401: Charts
The theory as presented in lower level courses is only a student’s introduction. Life is always more complex than school. In this case world history since the Protestant Reformation is also much more complex than what has been covered so far.
Covered at this level are the various prophetic wars in Europe that have happened since the reformation, the colonization of the New World, the American Civil war and the various wars of the 20th century.
Also covered are some of the more spectacular non-war related events like opening of world’s fairs, opening of famous Opera Houses, the Olympic games, famous evangelism meetings, like those of like Billy Graham, landing on the moon, grand gatherings of people that have happened around the globe and a range of published fictional works that have prophetic purposes in the world today. All of these events, and many others, follow precise, dated prophetic stories from the Bible.
In order to capture the complex relationship between the Bible and world history we produce a set of printed charts. Those charts present world history as a series of interrelated time lines, with the same replay-within-replay style as found in the Bible itself and a matched structure of prediction-to-fulfillment. The 2007 edition contains roughly 1000 pages, spread across 2 volumes, with over 6000 notes.
Bible Time 402: Studies in Charts
An audio CD set that accompanies the charts. These explore additional aspects of the time line, especially the fractal nature of Jesus’ design for the history of the human race.
It is possible to explore specific questions as students may have need.
Audio CDs will be available soon after the charts.
My purpose in this effort is to raise up people, graduates, who have an accurate understanding of the Bible, and the time in history in which we live. People who can speak with authority about the events they are seeing happen around them in headline news.
There is a group on Yahoo where we watch headlines unfold and discuss their significance. This is informal, and interactive were the discovery and collective understanding of fulfillment headlines is usually hashed out first. Visit Yahoo for the Bible Time group.