Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | September 8, 2008

25. Age of the Earth—Prof. James Strong

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Professor James Strong

Professor James Strong

Ever heard of Strong’s Concordance?

Professor James Strong (1822-1894) compiled it. He was a Biblical scholar and theology professor at Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, NJ.

Strong first published his concordance in 1890. It is still in print today well over a century later.

Strong devised a numbering system for Hebrew and Greek root words for the concordance to help English readers. This system is still used today in many reference works and by many authors. It has 8674 Hebrew roots and 5523 Greek roots.

Many don’t know Professor Strong also authored Tables of Biblical Chronology (1875). It covered the time span from Creation to 100 AD in detail. Strong calculated Creation at 4172 BC.

Strong wrote this in the preface to Tables of Biblical Chronology:

“The following Tables have been prepared in the belief that the numerical statements of the Bible were deliberately and systematically made, and may therefore be relied upon for purposes of exact and definite chronology.”

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 25th in a series of blog posts on the Age of the Earth. I began with the Biblical testimony that the earth is 6,000 years old, because the evidence from nature should be interpreted and understood in the light of clear Biblical truth. The prequels have considered the issue’s importance, what Jesus thought, and the Genesis genealogies. Current posts are surveying the historic teaching of the church. Future articles will discuss scientific evidence on the age of the earth, explaining fallacies of radiometric dating methods and giving examples of scientific methods which yield short ages.

Read the prequels:
1. How Old Is the Earth?
2. Why Is the Age of the Earth Important?
3. Earth: Young or Old?
4. Age of the Earth—Jesus’ View
5. Age of the Earth—Jesus Interpreted OT Literally
6. Age of the Earth—What Did Jesus Say?
7. Age of the Earth—What Did Jesus’ Contemporaries Think?
8. Age of the Earth—Genealogies
9. Age of the Earth—What Does Begat Mean?
10. Age of the Earth—Interlocking Genealogies
11. Age of the Earth—Any Gaps in Genealogies?
12. Age of the Earth—No Gaps in Genealogies
13. Age of the Earth—Any Missing Generations?
14. Age of the Earth—Scriptural Confirmation (Adam to Noah)
15. Age of the Earth—Scriptural Confirmation (Noah to Abraham)
16. Age of the Earth—Luke’s Testimony
17. Age of the Earth—Luke & Cainan Puzzle
18. Age of the Earth—Luke & Cainan Explanation
19. Age of the Earth—Add It Up
20. Age of the Earth—6,000 Years Old
21. Age of the Earth—History’s View
22. Age of the Earth—Church Fathers’ Opinion
23. Age of the Earth—Josephus, Luther, Calvin
24. Age of the Earth—Archbishop Ussher

Read the sequel:
26. Age of the Earth—Kepler & Newton

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Monday September 8, 2008 A.D.

And Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot. And Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans. (Genesis 11:26-28 NASB)

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