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Eon, a variation of aeon (Greek αίών—a space of time, an age, a cycle (of time), especially of the present age as contrasted with the future age, and of one of a series of ages stretching to infinity.") [1]: an indefinitely long or immeasurably long period of time; usually meaning thousands and thousands of years; a period of time so very long that it cannot be measured: also, a period of one thousand million years, a unit of time equal to a billion years. (U.S. 1,000,000,000 years = one billion years): an age.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (Greek αίώνος aeonos "eon").[2]


Eon equals an age; cosmological eons, ages. An example of an astronomic eon or age is the unit of measure used when talking about how long ago the solar system was created.


Eon, aeon: the longest division of geologic time, geological time; a geological age; the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history); also, the largest division of geologic time, defined as a unit of geological time equal to a billion years.

Age; a very large division of geologic time usually longer than an era; a major division of geological time, subdivided into eras, comprising two or more eras; a geological era, such as "the Precambrian eon", "the Cenozoic era"; an era is usually divided into two or more periods, "the Triassic, the Jurassic, the Tertiary (relating to or denoting the first period of the Cenozoic era, between the Cretaceous and Quaternary periods, and comprising the Paleogene and Neogene subperiods)".


Aeon (often capitalized); in Neoplatonism, Platonism, and Gnosticism a power existing from eternity; an emanation or phase, one of the emanating powers of the supreme deity emanating from the supreme being and culminating in the demiurge.


Some less literal translations of the original texts of the Bible, such as the New International Version, have attempted to give credence to the theory of evolution by stating that the word for "day" in the book of Genesis is more correctly translated as "eon". However, this is erroneous.[3]

See also


End times

Big Bang




  1. Strong's G165 αίών
  2. Matthew 28:18-20 "end of the age, end of the world, end of time"
    See multiple versions of Matthew 28:20 with Greek texts
  3. Genesis 1: YÔM ≠ eon (creation.com) Day-age theory assessed by Lucien Tuinstra

External links

Eon definition and meaning - Collins English Dictionary

Eon dictionary definition | eon defined (yourdictionary.com)

Eon - Wikipedia

EON - definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Eon - definition of eon by The Free Dictionary

Aeon - definition of aeon by The Free Dictionary

Eon - Definition of Eon by Merriam-Webster

Aeon - Definition of Aeon by Merriam-Webster