Teach Us to Number Our Days

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Eusebius Pamphili (about AD 263 - 339) - Biblical Chronology

 

The most important work of the early Bible historians was that of Eusebius Pamphili of

Caesarea (about AD 263 - 339). His work "Chronicon" traces history from Creation to

325 AD. He begins by summing the Biblical ages of the patriarchs when they are  

recorded as having a son. Eusebius does this for the Septuagint, the Hebrew, and

Samaritan versions of the Old Testament. Thus, he establishes the number of years to

the Flood of Noah and the birth year of Abraham as dated from the creation of Adam.

Although Eusebius strongly endorsed the Septuagint even though it has on internal ERROR

which projects Methuselah's death 14 years beyond Noah's flood which is patently

impossible.

 

The Hebrew Bible has no such problem but with pin-point accuracy documents

Methuselah's death as occurring precisely on 1656 Anno Mundi (AM or year from creation)

which is the year that began the flood of Noah.

 

Note: chart above corrects Eusebius' mistake of assigning Terah's age of 70 at Abrams birth instead of 130.  

The prophet Enoch named his son Methuselah, which in the Hebrew tongue means "When

Dead, Judgment". Indeed, the worldwide flood resulted in the death of every man,

woman, and child that was not on board the ark of safety. 

The following Chart summarizes Eusebius' year totals

                            Septuagint   Hebrew   Samaritan 

Adam to Noah's Flood       2,242      1,656      1,307

Noah's Flood to Abram        942         292        942

Abram to The Exodus          505         505        505

The Exodus to 1st Temple     480         480        480

Temple to It's Destruction     432         432        432

Temple Ruin to 2nd Temple      70          70          70

2nd Temple to Tiberius 15th   548         548        548

Tiberius to Constantine 20th    300         300        300

Grand Totals . . . . . . . .   5,518       4,281      4,583

Implied Creation Date :       5,190 BC   3,953 BC   4,255 BC