What does chronology have to do with geology? Everything! The Biblical view of a young earth is taught in the chronologies of the Bible. Since the mid-20th Century Egyptian Chronology has been the ruling standard for determining the chronology of history. There is a problem, however. If accepted, the Egyptian Chronology would make the Biblical Chronology untenable, as it purports to record a much older human history. It is crucial that we unravel this apparent contradiction if the Bible is to be trusted in all it states. Here is what Colin Renfrew, Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge University had to say in the introduction to Jame’s book, Centuries of Darkness:
“…the existing chronologies…in human history are in error by several centuries, and that, in consequence, history will have to be rewritten…The first step, however, is to recognize the depths of our ignorance. To realize how the existing “chronologies” in different parts of the Mediterranean are bolstered up by circular arguments, where specialists in one area believe that those in other areas must know what they are talking about, and blindly use dating systems which are no better than their own…I feel that critical analysis is right, and that a chronological revolution is on its way.” James et al., Centuries of Darkness, Rutgers University Press, 1993, pp. xiii-xv.