Daily Devotional – August 28
Where in the Bible does it say the Earth is 6,000 years old? There is no place in the Bible that gives the exact date of creation. By studying the genealogies of Genesis, however, we can figure out an approximate timeline from Creation to the time of Abraham.
|VERSE IN GENESIS||FATHER||SON||FATHER’S AGE AT SON’S BIRTH|
|7:01||Age of Noah at the Flood||600|
|CREATION TO FLOOD||1656|
|11:10||Shem||Arphashad||2yrs after flood|
|11:26, 32; 12:4, Acts 7:4||Terah||Abram||130|
|Age of Earth at time of Abram’s Birth 2008||2008|
From creation week to Abram’s birth was 2008 years. If we round the number to 2000 years from creation to Abraham, and 2000 years from Abraham to Jesus, and 2000 years from Jesus to now, that’s about 6000 years since creation. If we trust the Bible to mean what it says, the Earth/universe is about 6,000 years old, NOT hundreds of thousands of years, NOT millions of years, NOT billions of years. Note- The Jewish calendar states the Hebrew year is 5779, (2018 A.D).
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
~ Genesis 1:1
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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