Time Before Creation
The Known History of the World
The Concept Of Time Through The Centuries
Many are lost at the thought of a time without ‘time’, so what is the ‘concept of time’. Yahweh said that time was created for man not time was a measure of the beginning or end of anything, but a measure of the progression of time to ascertain the time of the feasts and holy days of Yahweh. Man has tried to use it as a way to set time periods of the past, for earth and man.
“Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them. Time is often referred to as the fourth dimension, along with the three spatial dimensions.
Time has long been a major subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars. Nevertheless, diverse fields such as business, industry, sports, the sciences, and the performing arts all incorporate some notion of time into their respective measuring systems. Some simple definitions of time include “time is what clocks measure”, which is a problematically vague and self-referential definition that utilizes the device used to measure the subject as the definition of the subject, and “time is what keeps everything from happening at once”, which is without substantive meaning in the absence of the definition of simultaneity in the context of the limitations of human sensation, observation of events, and the perception of such events.
Two contrasting viewpoints on time divide many prominent philosophers. One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe—a dimension independent of events, in which events occur in sequence. Sir Isaac Newton subscribed to this realist view, and hence it is sometimes referred to as Newtonian time. The opposing view is that time does not refer to any kind of “container” that events and objects “move through”, nor to any entity that “flows”, but that it is instead part of a fundamental intellectual structure (together with space and number) within which humans sequence and compare events. This second view, in the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz and Immanuel Kant, holds that time is neither an event nor a thing, and thus is not itself measurable nor can it be travelled.”
All that to say that they really don't know what time is, was, or will be in the future. Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke of ‘time’ in the context of the universe from its beginning to its ultimate end, sometime in the future, as a huge calendar of dates and years. The time period of the era of man was a very small portion of the last day of the last year. What would his calendar look like if there was no time before man?
“Prophecy is history written in advance. God lives in eternity, where there is no time. This is why a day is as a thousand years with God, and a thousand years as a day. 2nd Peter 3:8 states, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Mankind lives within the framework of time. In fact, there is coming a day when time will cease. We read in Revelation 10:6, “...that there should be time no longer.”
Can you imagine a world without time? Here’s something you’ve probably never thought about ... time will also cease to exist in Hell. We’ve all heard the familiar saying, “Time heals all wounds.” Well, if you die in your sins without Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then your wounds will never heal--because there will be NO time. Hell will have no end, because there will be no time. Without time, there can be no end. Scary huh?
This is why God has no beginning, “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” This Scripture speaks of Melchisedec (Melchizedek), the King of Salem, whose description in Hebrews Chapter 7 could only be that of the Lord Jesus Christ. God has no beginning. God always was, and always will be.”
Scofield Reference Bible III Excerpt:
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The time of a day was divided into sections or periods that were discernible to the layman of the era. Many could not afford expensive “clocks” (usually a ‘sundial’) but could put a stick in the ground and watch its shadow. Hence the ancient ‘first watch’ and the ‘second watch’ at night were not exact time periods as there was no sun at night, but it was close enough for the people of the era.
Source: Google Books
Scofield Reference Notes, Bible Hub
Time Through The Centuries
Mankind Has Had His/Her Time On This Earth. Time In Geological Terms Was About The Millions Of Years Of This Earth Before We Arrived Here, And The Millenniums Since We Have Been Here.
Time Through The Millenniums
|Time Through The Millenniums|
|Period Name:||Starting Date:|
|PRECAMBRIAN||4500 Million Years Ago, Or Earlier|
|CAMBRIAN||570 Million Years Ago|
|ORDOVICIAN||500 Million Years Ago|
|SILURIAN||435 Million Years Ago|
|DEVONIAN||395 Million Years Ago|
|CARBONIFEROUS||345 Million Years Ago|
|PERMIAN||280 Million Years Ago|
|TRIASSIC||225 Million Years Ago|
|JURASSIC||192 Million Years Ago|
|CRETACEOUS||136 Million Years Ago|
|TERTIARY||65 Million Years Ago|
|QUATERNARY||2.5 Million Years Ago|
This Quaternary Time Period Is The Time We Are In Now. It Has Lasted For About Two And A Half Million Years So Far Archeologists Have Assumed. What Does The Bible Say About This Length Of Time On Earth? Is This Really Possible?
How does anyone know when these times were?
The geologists were convinced that these times or periods were in the past millenniums of the earth. Where did all these periods come from? Were they just thought up by learned men to distinguish one time period from another? Yes, they were trying to divide the geological ‘finds’ that they saw into some time periods that would show which came first, second, and so on.
Halley’s Bible Handbook (HBH) has a short section about the kings and pharaohs of the time before the flood. (HBH, p. 71), Archaeological Note, “Berosus, a Babylonian historian of 300 BC basing his history on archives in the temple of Marduk, copied from primitive inscriptions, many of which have been found, named ten long-lived kings who reigned before the Flood….”
The Weld Prism and Nippur Tablets:
The Weld Prism And Nippur Tablets (See (Halley) Pages 48, 49), Assigning Thousands Of Years To Each Reign, Name The Pre-Flood Kings As:
|The Weld Prism and Nippur Tablets Timeline|
|Name:||Reigned At:||Number Of Years:|
For A Total Of 345,000 Years!
“Then The Flood Overthrew The Land”.
(Halley, 1965) (HBH, pp. 69-73)
Compare also the “King's List” in (Zon/NIV) Sumerian, Late 3 Millennium B. C. Text is located in front of Bible, “Ancient Texts Relating to the Old Testament”; no page number. These are Sumerian kings that each reigned for thousands of years before the flood.
What if the time in years was misread as years but was actually days? 18,000 days divided by 365 days would equal 49.32 Years or 64,000 years would equal 175.34; compared to Methuselah that was reported to live 969 years (Genesis 5:27), longer than anyone else recorded in the Bible, this amount of years would not be uncommon. Remember these were all supposed to have lived before the flood.
This Puts A Kibosh On The 6,000 Year Idea Of Some. This Was Recorded History From Just The Time Before The Flood, And If Any Of It Is True, Then There Is No Way To Say That Man Has Only Been On The Earth For Six Thousand Years.
Of Course, This Is Still Less Than The 2.5 Million Years That Made Up This Last Time Period According To Archeologists. However if these were days instead of years this would only be about 945.2 years!