As I noted in an earlier post, I recently became aware of the alternative, or “new”, chronology advocated popularly by author and egyptologist David Rohl. In the past few weeks I have managed to read most of his books, including The Lords of Avaris and From Eden to Exile. Consequently, I have prepared and published a complete alternative timeline based on Rohl’s work (see pages 4 and 5 in the PDF download).
In the course of my research I have come to the conclusion that there is no absolute timeline, even in the orthodox chronology. Everyone seems to have their twist and plenty of reasons why their version is correct. Many of these constitute minor adjustments and what I have tried to do with the basic timeline is reflect something like the majority view. Rohl’s timeline however represents a radical down dating of 200 to 400 years for much of the timeline and therefore cannot be expressed in terms of adjustments or tweaks to the orthodox timeline. I have assembled here what I believe is the first complete graphical representation of Rohl’s work so that it can be directly compared with the traditional or orthodox chronology. As noted in my previous post, I am not converting to the new chronology to the exclusion of the old, but I do what to present both to give you, the reader, the opportunity to critically evaluate the new chronology as an alternative.
Enjoy – The Biblical Timeline