HOW OLD IS THE
(1) In what year are we living today?
The year we are living in today is
1999 AD. This is based on our current calendar.
(2) What is the timeline of Abraham
to Jesus Christ?
“The Bible, for example, provides exact
chronological data from Adam to Solomon. Combining information from the
Assyrian Eponym Lists and the Black Obelisk, the death of Ahab has been
determined to be 853- 852 B.C. (Packer, et al., 1980, p. 48) and therefore
the reign of Solomon (some 40 years, 1 Kings 11:42) can be dated at 971-931
B.C. (Merrill, 1978, p. 97; Packer, et al., 1980, p. 50; Brantley, 1993,
p. 83). According to 1 Kings 6:1, 480 years before Solomon’s fourth year
of reign (967-966 B.C.), Moses brought the Israelites out of Egypt. The
date of the Exodus is 1446/ 1445 B.C. ( pp. 212-222; Packer,).” To this
date is added the time of the sojourn in Egypt (430 years, Exodus 12:40),
thereby producing the date of 1876 B.C. as the year Jacob went to Egypt
(Packer, et al., 1980, p. 50). Interestingly, the Bible records Pharaoh’s
query of Jacob’s age (and Jacob’s answer—130 years) in Genesis 47:9, which
would make the year of Jacob’s birth 2006 B.C. (Genesis 25:26). Abraham
was 100 years old when he begat Isaac, giving the date of 2166 B.C. for
Abraham’s birth (Genesis 21:5; Packer, et al., 1980, p. 54).”
(1)Packer, J.I., Merrill C. Tenney,
and William White, Jr. (1980), The Bible Almanac (Nashville, TN: Nelson).
(2)Thompson, Bert (1995), Creation
Compromises (Montgomery, AL: Apologetics Press).& RR 1999
***(A FIGURE OF THREE YEARS WILL BE
ADDED TO 2166 – SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM-)
(3) What is the timeline between Abraham
Terah (130 years old) bore Abraham
(Genesis 11:32 & Genesis 12:4) 2169 BC
Nahor (29 years old) bore Terah (Genesis
11:24) 2299 BC
Serug (30 years old) bore Nahor (Genesis
11:22) 2328 BC
Reu (32 years old) bore Serug
(Genesis 11:20) 2358 BC
Peleg (30 years old) bore Reu (Genesis
Eber (34 years old) bore Peleg (Genesis
Salah (30 years old) bore Eber (Genesis
Arphaxad (35 years old) bore Salah
(Genesis 11:12) 2484BC
Shem (100 years old) bore Arphaxad
(Genesis 11:10) 2519BC
Noah (500 years old) bore Shem (Genesis
Lamech (182 years old) bore Noah (Genesis
Methuselah (187 years old) bore Lamech
(Genesis 5:25) 3301BC
Enoch (65 years old) bore Methuselah
(Genesis 5:21) 3488 BC
Jared (162 years old) bore Enoch
(Genesis 5:18) Reference (Jude 14) 3553 BC
Mahaleel (65 years old) bore Jared
(Genesis 5:15) 3715 BC
Cainan (70 years old) bore Mahaleel
(Genesis 5:12) 3780 BC
Enos (90 years old) Cainan (Genesis
5:9) 3850 BC
Seth (105 years old) bore Enos (Genesis
5:6) 3940 BC
Adam (130 years old) bore Seth (Genesis
5:3) 4045 BC
God created Adam (the beginning 6th
day) CREATION (Genesis 1:26) 4175 BC
4175 BC + 1999 AD = The Earth being
6,175 years old.
**The Gregorian Calendar (that is used
today) is based on Christ being born 1AD. This is not accurate according
to scholars placing Christ birth, at 3-4BC. Thus there is an approximate
three-year calendar discrepancy. This would make 1999 AD approximately
2002 AD. BC – (Before Christ). AD - (Anno Domini) in
the year of the Lord.
The flood occurred 600 years after
Noah was born (Genesis 7:6). Thus 2519 BC was the flood.
There is 2006 years between Abraham
and Adam. There is 2169 years between Christ and Abraham.
Abraham bore Isaac (Genesis 21:5) at
100 years old.
Isaac bore Jacob (Genesis 25:26) at
60 years old.
A great thanks to Apologetics
Press and Bert Thompson for aids in this study**
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