Wikipedia has the following paragraph in its entry under Ancient Egypt:
Under Chinese Dynasties, the following chart can be found:
How would you go about reconciling your belief that approximately 4000 years ago the entire earth was flooded, and only a few human beings survived, with the fact that there is historical evidence for at least two thriving civilizations existing around 4000 years ago, civilizations that did not get completely wiped out, but continued to thrive for thousands of years?
Easy, piecing together any ancient dynasty is going to be chalked full of assumptions and in the end will rest overwhelmingly on speculation. CTD already mentioned the one hugely flawed assumption that no two dynasties were simultaneous. Sorry, but just how short-sighted and frankly dumb is that? So what will rule the day in the end are oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s presuppositions - the secular historian is going to find it awfully convenient if his guess
places the chronology outside the timeline of the Bible. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve long found the ancient dynasty arguments against the flood to be about as weak an argument as one could level against the Bible.
Nevertheless, if you have two conflicting accounts, how do you go about determining which one is true? Who has the more reliable source? Sir William Ramsey was a highly regarded archeologist and like you a skeptic of the Bible. He set out in the 1800s to disprove the claims of the Bible, but after many years o fresearch in the Middle East and Asia, in the end he became a believer because the Bible over and over again proved him wrong. He called Luke a historian of the first rank. Well, Luke was a doctor, not a historian, so just maybe Luke had Someone helping him out. The Bible always proves far more reliable than secular sources. More here on my sister site: http://www.bibleevidences.com
What evidence do you have to compel us to believe the secular Egyptian dates (guesses) are right? If it is so convincing, why is it easy to find even secular historians who agree its flawed and needs revision?
You can find a good article on this topic here:http://creationwiki....ical_Chronology
Also see:http://www.kent.net/...lacedDynasties/I began with a mind unfavorable to it...but more recently I found myself brought into contact with the Book of Acts as an authority for the topography, antiquities, and society of Asia Minor. It was gradually borne upon me that in various details the narrative showed marvelous truth...Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy...this author should be placed along with the very greatest historians.
- William M. Ramsay
PS. Merry Christmas everyone...