Dating old testament

06 Dec

The dating of events in Hebrew Old Testament is often assumed to be incorrect by many secular scholars.Much of the scholarship related to the dating of these sites is based upon pottery and other items that are associated with certain civilizations and times.To take but two examples, there is no consensus about who wrote the book of Job (I believe it was Solomon, giving the book a date of ca. Study Bibles and Introductions generally have information at the beginning of every book, including a section on authorship and date (although, as I say, the dating is most often given as a "range" within which the commentators believe the book may have been written).

His Asian campaign was recorded on the southern wall of the temple of Amun at Karnak in Upper Egypt, where Rehov appears after the term "The Valley" (probably referring to the Beth-Shean/Jordan Valley) and before the city name Beth Shean.The Bible says that King Shishak invaded Israel in the fifth year of the reign of Solomon's son, Rehoboam.The biblical timeframe would place Solomon's death at 930 B. C., exactly within the range of radiocarbon dates (940-900 B. High-precision radiocarbon dating of Tel Rehov establishes a date earlier than that suggested by previous studies utilizing pottery finds.For many of the books of the Bible we are only able to give approximate dates.Psalms, for example, was written by a variety of authors and spans at least several generations beginning with David.