Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date Pharoahs
Fri Nov 3, 2017 01:34
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This annular solar eclipse #06607 'over Cannan occurred at 13h 14sec, on 30 October, (Julian), or: 19 October, (Gregorian), just after noon when the sun was obscured by the moon as it passed the face of the sun.

Since this eclipse was annular, at max cover obviously, the common phenomenon, 'Ring-of-Fire', was almost directly at zenith on that day. Since the solar zenith, on 30 October was just over one month after the fall equinox, we can estimate that this annular solar eclipse was just over half way in decline, toward the winter solstice, in 1207 BC.

The 'actual' moment is recorded at wwwtorahcalendar.com as: JDay1280869.0517336.

Enjoy,
Robert P. Killian
Monaco

  • So what happened to the idea that this "Sun standing still" was not a time marker, that these events occurred at the time of the solstice? A solar eclipse would place the Moon and the Sun in the same ... more
    • Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date Pharoahs — Robert Killian, Fri Nov 3 01:34
      • Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date Pharoahs Robert Killian, Sat Nov 4 03:02
        Solar Eclipse #06607, just after 13h on 30 October 1207BC, (Julian), occurred, in biblical timeline, in 31st year of Deborah, the 3rd Judge in Israel. That SAME YEAR, Pharoah Merneptah reigned in... more
        • re:Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date Pharoahs Marianne Luban, Sat Nov 4 09:31
          Robert Killian wrote: "So, if this calculation of a early 'synchronization' of Secular and Biblical sequential timeline could be established, we could have at least this one point in time confirmed,... more
          • re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharoahsRobert Killian, Sun Nov 5 03:06
            Perhaps it may help in our attempt to establish a correct, mathematically verifiable sequential chronology of a timeline that covers the 300 years since Sihon, King of the Amorites was slain in the... more
            • I still have not seen an explanation of how the Moon in the west over the Valley of Ajalon, and the Sun in the east over Gibeon, can constitute a Solar Eclipse? To view this event the observation... more
              • Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date pharaohsMarianne Luban, Sun Nov 5 09:03
                Jon wrote: "I still have not seen an explanation of how the Moon in the west over the Valley of Ajalon, and the Sun in the east over Gibeon, can constitute a Solar Eclipse." See here. The moon is in... more
              • Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharoahsRobert Killian, Sun Nov 5 08:45
                For years I have assumed that the celestial mechanics of a Solar eclipse requires, in every case, that our Sun is obscured as our Moon 'passes' across the face of the Sun. It seems to me, in all... more
                • I'm sure Humphreys and Waddington also understand this, yet they make no attempt to explain why these two heavenly bodies described as being in separate regions of the sky can be interpreted as an... more
                  • Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharoahsRobert Killian, Sun Nov 5 10:35
                    Indeed, perhaps Humphreys and Waddington did understand the celestial mechanics of a Solar eclipse. However, I'm quite sure that they would have no idea of why a scribe/historian could divine the... more
          • re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharohsRobert Killian, Sat Nov 4 11:23
            In my opinion,---You were correct to place the reign of Merneptah in 1207BCE. Doing so would be, I think, in the year of the death of Amuwanda III, 2685AM, 1207BCE, and ac. Suppilluma III, and 31st... more
            • re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharohsMarianne Luban, Sat Nov 4 13:07
              Robert Killian: "In my opinion,---You were correct to place the reign of Merneptah in 1207BCE." No, I wasn't. Didn't you write here, just a couple of months ago, that you agreed with Joe Baker in... more
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