Time is a framework of history. An accurate history requires an accurate framework of dating events. The meaning of the past cannot be understood without the meaning of time the difficulty is understanding the nature of time has been well stated by Augustine: (I know what it is if no one asked me, but if I want to explain it to an inquirer, I do not know how.) It is often as difficult to date past historical events as it is to give the precise meaning of time. The further that one becomes removed from a given past event the more difficult the time element becomes. Life itself demonstrates this truth. It is easier to relate the time element of personal past events which occur in the immediate past (last year) then to give the time element of the past personal event in the distant past (10 to 40 etc., years ago). Yet time is so important. When it is compared to life; one has little of it and even knows less about it. In the Bible, time is regarded as extremely important. That is why God has put so many time notions into His Sacred Book. The Bible contains chronological data (the stream of time) from its opening pages in Genesis and continues its time frame as its historical events unfold to the reader. The Bible deals with chronology. As a history book, it cannot be separated from its chronological material; biblical history and biblical chronology go hand-in-hand. The concept of history and the Bible contains a three full-time element past, present, and future. That is because, as Exodus 3:14 records, God is the great I Am That I Am-present; I Was What I Was-past; and I Will Become What I Will Become-future. The past aspect of time relates to complete history'; the present aspect of time refers to the continuous history'; in the future aspect deals with the realm of prophecy or incomplete history'. The Hebrew God is both the creator and the controller of history and chronology. He is the Lord of history and reveals Himself in time--past, present and future.
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Book Description Chronology Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110940887002