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The Genealogies of Genesis

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Most people skip over biblical genealogies. This person begat this person. But putting those ages into a chart reveals some interesting things.

This chart must use an arbitrary starting year. I chose 4004 B.C. to show the dates from the traditional fundamentalist perspective.

Patriarch Years Lived Age When Begat Son Time Span Lived
Adam 930 130 4004 – 3074
Seth 912 105 3874 – 2962
Enosh 905 90 3769 – 2864
Kenan 910 70 3679 – 2769
Mahalalel 895 65 3609 – 2714
Jared 962 162 3544 – 2582
Enoch 365 65 3382 – 3017
Methuselah 969 187 3317 – 2348
Lamech 777 182 3130 – 2353
Noah 950 500 2948 – 1998
Flood 2348
Shem 600 100 2448 – 1848
Arphaxad 438 35 2348 – 1910
Shelah 433 30 2313 – 1880
Eber 464 34 2283 – 1819
Peleg 239 30 2249 – 2010
Reu 239 32 2219 – 1980
Serug 230 30 2187 – 1754
Nahor 148 29 2157 – 2009
Terah 70 2128 –
Abram 175 (Gen. 25:17) 100 2058 -1883
Isaac 180 (Gen.35:28) 60 1958 -1770
Jacob 1898 –

 

As you can see, according to the bible, Abraham lived at the same time as his ancestors Noah, Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, and Terah. Eleven generations sitting around the table!

In fact, Noah’s son Shem, would have lived into the time of Jacob!

Using the Bible’s chronology, Adam was “created” when civilizations had been thriving in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and elsewhere for thousands of years and homo sapiens had been roaming the planet for 100,000 years.

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December 31, 2009 at 11:07 pm

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The Banana Was Made for the Human Hand

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Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameraon discuss how the banana was made just for the human hand. I’m wondering if they think a certain anatomy part was made just for the human hand.

One thing they don’t seem to realize is that the banana he’s holding was domesticated by humans.

Video that debunks Comfort’s.

So much for the atheists worst nightmare.

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December 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

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