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How old is the Earth?

July 20, 2009

John Allan

Beginning with history…

The Kurkh Monolith lists the battle of Ahab (1 Kings 16:29) to be 853-852 B.C. So we begin with that date.

The reign of Solomon (40 years – 1 Kings 11:42) can be dated at 971-931 B.C. 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.

To this date we add the years of sojourn in Egypt (430 years, Exodus 12:40), producing the date of 1876 B.C. as the year Jacob entered Egypt. Interestingly, the Bible records Pharaoh’s query of Jacob’s age (and Jacob’s answer – 130 years) in Genesis 47:8-9. This would make the year of Jacob’s birth 2006 B.C.

Isaac’s age at Jacob’s birth was 60 years (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). According to Genesis 12:4, Abraham was 75 when he left Haran, presumably after Terah died at 205 years; thus, Abraham was born when Terah was 130 years old. So, the birth date of Abraham is around 2166 B.C.

Now we go to the beginning of creation and work towards Abraham.

Creation to Abraham

Adam to Abram – 2,018
Abram to Christ – 2,166
Christ to Present – 2,011
Age of the earth: Approximately 6,000 years old

Even if we missed a year or two here or there (or even a millennia or two), the earth is still between 6 – 10,000 years old; a distant figure to what evolutionists proclaim today (4.6 BILLION years old!).

This entry was posted on Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 10:02 pm and is filed under Christian Evidences.

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