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
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