MemberApril 16, 2021 at 4:43 pm
First, those who give this as evidence are usually trying to find corroboration of their particular unique dates and say this is scientific proof. It is not.
Right on, Ron. Eclipses are useful at best for clarifying a date by less than 50 years. They are useless for pinpointing which century an event </font>occurred<font face=”inherit”>. Most of the “absolute astronomical dating” for events prior to 747 BC is nothing but confirmation bias. In order to accurately calculate a date from astronomy you need accurate positions of the planets over several months. The best case of that in antiquity is an LBAT tablet from the 37th year of Nebuchadnezzar. There have been no finds of older observations with sufficient accuracy prior to that one.