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This would destroy any evidence of alleged millions of years anyway.So the rock layers can theoretically represent the evidence of either millions of years or a global flood, but not both.It confirms that the Bible’s history is giving us the true age of the creation.Today, secular geologists will allow some catastrophic events into their thinking as an explanation for what they see in the rocks.
From a biblical perspective, we would expect the dates given for creation of the earth to align more closely to the biblical date than billions of years.In 1913, Arthur Holmes’s book, The Age of the Earth, gave an age of 1.6 billion years.14 Since then, the supposed age of the earth has expanded to its present estimate of about 4.5 billion years (and about 14 billion years for the universe).But there is growing scientific evidence that radiometric dating methods are completely unreliable.15 Christians who have felt compelled to accept the millions of years as fact and try to fit them into the Bible need to become aware of this evidence.Three of the old-earth advocates included Comte de Buffon, who thought the earth was at least 75,000 years old.Pièrre La Place imagined an indefinite but very long history.
If we add up the dates from Adam to Abraham, we get about 2,000 years, using the Masoretic Hebrew text of Genesis 5 and 11.3 Whether Christian or secular, most scholars would agree that Abraham lived about 2,000 B. Quite a few people have done this calculation using the Masoretic text (which is what most English translations are based on) and with careful attention to the biblical details, they have arrived at the same time frame of about 6,000 years, or about 4000 B. Two of the most popular, and perhaps best, are a recent work by Dr. The first four in table 2 (bolded) are calculated from the Septuagint, which gives ages for the patriarchs’ firstborn much higher than the Masoretic text or the Samarian Pentateuch (a version of the Old Testament from the Jews in Samaria just before Christ).