Want an explanation of the regnal dates used for the Hebrew kings?  The dates used by The Biblical Timeline follow the work of Edwin Thiele and his book The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. If you want to understand Thiele’s work and how he arrived at the specific dates we use, watch the video below.

Do you know that we have a picture of a biblical figure from that person’s lifetime? In 841 BC Jehu, King of Israel, paid tribute to Shalmanesar III of Assyria and this event was recorded on a monument that is known as the the Black Obelisk of Shalmanesar III, currently housed in the British Museum. If you have watched the video then you know that this is one of the key events that allows us to establish the dates for the kings of Israel and Judah.

Jehu (prostrate) pays tribute to Shalmanesar III (2nd from left) as recorded on the Black Obelisk of Shalmanesar III. The obelisk also records tribute from Egypt and three other nations and dates to 841 BC. (Photo: British Museum)