Teach Us to Number Our Days

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Taking Genesis and Matthew Literally we can Date Creation of the UNIVERSE

 

There are two books we can recommend that can assist you in determining the Biblical age

of the Universe. They are Kay Arthur /Janna Arndt's children's book "God's Amazing

Creation" (pages 66-71) and Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones' book "The Chronology of the Old

Testament".

  

In "God's Amazing Creation" children are taught how to number the years from

Adam to Abraham to Christ to the Present Day as follows :

 

The New Testament confirms there are no missing gaps of time from Adam to Enoch the

prophet who named his son Methuselah which means "When Dead it Comes" or "When

Dead, Judgment". This was referring to the future Flood of Noah. The very year

Methuselah died (1656 AM) the Flood began ! Thus, there can be no gaps up to and

including the Flood of Noah.

 

Continuing the count of years from Shem to Abraham children are taught:

To account for the time from Abraham to Christ the New Testament refers to the

number of Generations :

 "So all the generations from Abraham to David are 14 generations; and from David

  until the carrying away into Babylon are 14 generations; and from the carrying away

  into Babylon unto Christ are 14 generations."                      Matthew 1:17 

 

Whether you use 30 years for a generation or 50 years or anything in between the age of

the Creation is between 5,280 to 6,120 years. I estimate 46.63 years for a generation.

 

A More Rigorous, Scholarly Accounting  

Of all Bible Scholars today, Dr. Jones provides the most detailed and accurate accounting

of Literal Biblical years from Creation to Christ. His work "The Chronology of the Old

Testament" is a masterpiece that ranks equal to, if not greater than, Archbishop

Ussher's "The Annals of the World". Here is my diagram of his approach to

calculating the years from Creation to Christ :