Seventh-day Adventists always have been interested in biblical chronology, both historical and prophetic. The founders had participated in the Millerite movement, and had belonged to the segment that after 1844 still held that the 2300 prophetic days of Dan. 8:14 were fulfilled on Oct. 22, 1844, although they abandoned the Second Advent as the expected event for that day. Seventh-day Adventists believe that no time prophecies extend beyond the 2300 days; they thus set no dates for the Second Advent. In historical biblical chronology, SDA scholars generally hold that the time statements in the Bible are valid but not necessarily all-inclusive; that exact B.C. dates cannot be assigned, for example, to the Creation or to any biblical events before the time of the later Hebrew kings ( see SDAC...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.