TimeSpan: Bible Chronology is a Language

Time Span. Jerusalem ablaze.
Short articles that examine timespans that bear witness to Christ.

Keeping time by the Sun & Moon is a universal language

According to secular understanding, chronology is the order in which events or dates occur. In the Bible, however, chronology is more than just a timeline of events. When combined with numbers, it forms a language.

Most cultures use the sun and moon to measure time; the Bible is no exception (Genesis 1:14-17). Even though different languages are spoken worldwide, all cultures use the same celestial bodies to keep track of time. Over time, people developed this numeric language by calculating cosmic cycles and measuring human body parts.

The Bible makes full use of the language of time. It continually weaves numbers and timelines into the narrative. This relationship between numbers and narrative begins at the start of the Bible, with the creation of the world. The first chapter of the Bible establishes the language of chronology. This relationship is demonstrated in the below video.

https://youtu.be/afVN-7vY0KA
The Creation story in Genesis 1 sets the stage for the use of numbers in the Bible.

Genesis is like a seed

The Book of Genesis is actual history, but it becomes more condensed the further one looks back. The earliest chapters are like a seed, but by the end of the Bible, it has grown into a tree “bearing 12 fruits for each month of the year” (Rev. 22:2).

The Genesis chronology is saturated with meaning and is arranged like a fractal.

Bible chronology is like a fractal, with Christ center

The chronology of the Bible is a fractal. It repeats, but never in exactly the same way, always appearing larger and smaller, complex yet simple. The fractal leads to and flows from Christ.

Click on Fractal of Heaven
The Throne Room of God, fractal.

Peaks and valleys express time in the Bible

Click on The Winding Path
The Bible timeline is like a straight road or a long winding path.

In the Bible, time is not always linear. All of creation, including space and time, is curved. This means that the chronology of the Bible can also be curved.

God can manipulate time as the creator of both the Bible and time. This is shown in Matthew 24:22, 2 Peter 3:12, and Enoch 80:2, where the passage of time is stretched or shortened.

Click on the Road to Heaven
Timelines in the Bible are a road to Christ.

TimeSpan #1

From the Promised Land to Christ
30 Jubilees to Christ
The time from the Promised Land to Christ’s death is precisely 30 jubilees, according to the route of the “kings of Israel.”

To be explained soon.