Scripture is filled with chronological information. Chronology anchors Scripture solidly in real-world history and underscores its authenticity. The Genesis chronogenealogies record an unbroken line of descent from Adam to Abraham and provide a solid foundation for constructing a reliable chronology. Grammar and context support this, and numerous other Scriptures confirm it. The Genesis chronogenealogies show that Adam to Abraham covered 2,000 years.
This is the third in a series of six articles on the age of the earth.
2008.05 Age of the Earth 1 — Essentials
2008.06 Age of the Earth 2 — Jesus’ View
2008.08 Age of the Earth 4 — History’s View
2008.09 Age of the Earth 5 — Radiometric Dating
2008.10 Age of the Earth 6 — Scientific Dating Methods
Click 2008.07 Age of the Earth 3 — Genealogies
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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
This is the book of the generations of Adam.
In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.
When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth. Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and became the father of Enosh. Then Seth lived eight hundred and seven years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
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