Excerpts: "Offensive though it is to the modern mind, the Bible does indeed provide a chronology. It is not a bare chronology, but is intimately tied to God's own covenant- making events. Those covenants structure history, and like all covenants, are signed, sealed, dated, and delivered: Signed as God's written word, sealed by the blood of the covenant, dated in terms of the chronology of the Bible, and delivered to us."
"It is widely assumed in evangelicalism today that Biblical chronology is of no great theological importance. The assumption that Biblical chronology is not important lies behind the easy dismissal of it by a number of influential late nineteenth century evangelical scholars, and the continual ignoring of it in the twentieth century. The purpose of the present chapter is to demonstrate that Biblical chronology is, on the contrary, very important to Biblical theology."