(ii.) A nearer attempt to date at least the chronology of St Paul's earlier years as a Christian could be made by the help of the Galatian Epistle if we could be sure from what point and to what point its reckonings are made.
Thus these three different reckonings agree closely, but all equally depend on the Greek and Roman standards, which are not well fixed.
His reckonings by Olympiads are generally wrong, the error arising chiefly from carelessness.
Also he gives two different reckonings of the segmentation, counting first eleven body segments without the caudal furca (p. 40), and then the caudal furca as itself the eleventh segment (p. 41).