Time Before Creation
The Known History of the World
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!