Biblical Error by two bible authors calling Nebuchadnezzar a King before he became King.

By Guy Cramer

Since posting a paper called Stephen Hawking's Universe Implodes people have attempted to find errors within the paper.

Recently it was brought to my attention that both Jeremiah 46:2 and Daniel 1-2 refer to Nebuchadnezzar as King even though he was not yet King. According to a Clay tablet - Babylonian chronicle recording events of Nebuchadnezzar. It was first translated in 1956 and is now in the British Museum. Part of the cuneiform text on this clay tablet translated:

...At that time Nebuchadnezzar conquered the whole of the Hatti-land. For 21 years Nabopolassar (Nebuchadnezzar's Father) had ruled Babylonia. On the eighth of Ab he died; in the month of Elul Nebuchadnezzar returned to Babylon and on the first day of Elul (= 6 September 605 B.C.) he sat on the royal throne in Babylon.

Daniel 1:1-2
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god. (NIV)

Jeremiah 46:2
Concerning Egypt: This is the message against the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish on the Euphrates River by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: (NIV)

Daniel 1-2 takes place in 606 B.C. and Jeremiah 46:2 refers to the Battle of Carchemish which took place in May-June 605 B.C clearly prior to the information on the Babylonian chronicle showing Nebuchadnezzar becoming king after these two events on Sept. 6th, 605 B.C. Both Daniel and Jeremiah use the same Hebrew word for King in these passages.

I emailed Dr. James D. Price, Professor of Hebrew (Retired) about the original Hebrew text used

Guy Cramer wrote: << Could the word king (concordance # 4428) be used to indicate prince inline for the throne, could Daniel be referring to the king which would become King? >> 

Dr. Price response: I think your last statement is right. Daniel wrote the book, of course, quite some time after the event, so at the time of writing Neb. was the king. Such anachronisms are quite admissible in historical documents. It is also true that a coregent crown prince was at times called king, so for example Belshazzar. But I don't know that Neb. was a coregent when his father died.

James D. Price.

So these references to king by both Daniel and Jeremiah do not prove the Bible is inaccurate and it does not prove the date of 606 B.C. is incorrect as The Servitude of the Nation (Loss of Israel's independence), which is a key point in Stephen Hawking's Universe Implodes. Professor Hawking has read the paper and his assistant contacted me and said he was going to respond to the paper (over 10 years ago), but as yet has not.

One reason people won't consider any evidences supporting any Biblical accuracy is that many people feel that the Bible has been discredited as it claims that the number for Pi is 3 which as we know is not accurate. The following paper discusses this Biblical error in detail: Pi in the Bible. The solution shows the number buried within the misspelled word for Pi is 3.14150943 which is only an error of 0.00026%.

An Honest Man Alters His Ideas To Fit The Truth.
A Dishonest Man Alters The Truth To Fit His Ideas.

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