Again, these reviews of Barr make use of his four essays:
- UBC – Ussher and Biblical Chronology, 1985
- BCLS – Biblical Chronology: Legend Or Science?, 1987
- LBC – Luther and Biblical Chronology, 1990
- PSC – Pre-scientific Chronology, 1999
...one of the most powerful forces governing Luther's chronological thinking, the Danielic prophecy of the seventy weeks.
The reader may notice that only Luther and not others like Ussher are spoken of as using Daniel's Seventy Weeks prophecy. I have not yet studied any of the biblical chronologies in detail, yet Luther's use of Daniel's prophecy gives enormous weight to it's use for the intertestamental period, so often spoken of as the "Silent Years" by today's scholars. Why do even today's Lutherans practically ignore it? Too touchy to talk about?
In the next Part 6j, I will cover Barr's demand for extra-biblical information or secular histories to have a true biblical chronology.