Chronology

Susan Cohen, Karin Sowada

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Abstract

The examination of the history and interactions between Egypt and the Levant relies on understanding the chronologies of both regions, and establishing synchronisms between them. Forming these chronologies and correlations first requires determining relative and absolute chronological sequences for both regions, based on historical, archaeological, astronomical, and scientific data, each of which requires its own interpretation and analysis. Once regional chronologies have been established, it is then possible to link these together to create a chronological framework encompassing events, developments, and eras in both Egypt and the Levant. The different methods to establish these sequences each have challenges, resulting in different approaches and sometimes competing chronologies. The continued application of scientific dating techniques to these issues will over time bring a degree of clarity to dating schemae and help establish firmer chronological synchronisms between regions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook on Ancient Egypt and the Hebrew Bible
EditorsSusan Tower Hollis
Place of PublicationOxford ; New York
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 14 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • chronology
  • radiocarbon dating
  • absolute dating
  • Hebrew Bible
  • king lists
  • relative dating
  • archaeology
  • Egypt
  • Levant

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