I get the impression that liberal scholars have a problem with biblical chronology as put forward by conservative scholars. Can someone tell me where the problem lies? Im referring to the Old Testament from Abraham onward. (Can we avoid the pre-flood era please because that topic tends to get thrashed on Internet forums.) As I understand it, Bible historians use the destruction of the first temple in 586 BC as their point of reference. No one argues about that by more than a couple of years do they? The key touchpoint reference is Jeremiah 25. This reference sounds straight forward enough and allows both secular as well as Bible students an agreed point in time - 604/5 BC to work from. Then, using Hebrew records we can extrapolate the reigns of kings and other major events backwards to Abraham and/or forward to Christ. So, whatâ€™s the problem?