Righteous Reckoning? Before we begin this study we need to define some terms in the context in which we will be using them, as they may not be familiar to many people. Accession is the act of taking possession of the throne, or officially becoming king. An accession year is the year in which the king begins to reign.
#5f THE REGNAL YEARS OF THE HEBREW KINGS
THE REGNAL YEARS OF THE HEBREW KINGS
However, the Biblical record records fourteen years between the reigns of these kings with two kings between them "Ahaziah who ruled for two years and Jehoram who ruled twelve years 1 Kings ; 2 Kings What at first glance appears to be a discrepancy can be easily explained by historians. Ancient kingdoms had different ways of recording regnal years of their kings. The Assyrians and Babylonians credited the entire year when a king died to his reign, even if he died at the beginning of the year and his successor ruled eleven months of that year.
The book was originally his doctoral dissertation and is widely regarded as the definitive work on the chronology of Hebrew Kings. The chronology of the kings of Israel and Judah rests primarily on a series of reign lengths and cross references within the books of Kings and Chronicles, in which the accession of each king is dated in terms of the reign of his contemporary in either the southern Kingdom of Judah or the northern Kingdom of Israel , and fitting them into the chronology of other ancient civilizations. However, some of the biblical cross references did not seem to match, so that a reign which is said to have lasted for 20 years results in a cross reference that would give a result of either 19 or 21 years. Thiele noticed that the cross references given during the long reign of King Asa of Judah had a cumulative error of 1 year for each succeeding reign of the kings of Israel: the first cross-reference resulted in an error of 1 year, the second gave an error of 2 years, the third of 3 years and so on. He explained this pattern as a result of two different methods of reckoning regnal years: the accession year method in one and the non-accession year method in the other.
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