Is this supposed to be a debate, or an article, or what?--All Fish Welcome 16:33, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
- I don't know if this article is worth keeping, but I've rewritten it and added a couple of halfway decent sources (though they're not as good as I'd like).--All Fish Welcome 16:46, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
How old is the earth according to the bible?
The Bible doesn’t specify how old the earth is the estimate of the earth being 6000 years old was only Bishop James Ussher's calculations and many people such as old earth creationists and evolutionary creationists believe that the idea of the earth being billions of years old does not contradict the bible.--Fg 10:55, 15 April 2007 (EDT)
Propose to delete
I'm going to list this article for deletion, on the following grounds.
- Some of it (particularly the first paragraph, but also the second and third sentences of the "Criticisms of Genealogical Dating" section) is nonsense.
- The table is lifted from another web-site, although apparently by the owner of that web-site, so there's probably no copyright issue.
- The topic is covered adequately by Date of creation.
Objections or support are hereby invited.
This is also covered, and expanded upon, in Biblical chronology dispute. There I list all the possible variations on genealogical and historical dating.
I agree--the first paragraph under "genealogical dating" is simply wrong. We don't multiply by any average number of years. We know exactly how many years each person lived before siring his son, right up to Jacob and Joseph--though we have two theories as to the birth of Abraham. Then we have two theories as to the sojourn in Egypt. We have a precise time span from the Exodus of Israel to the beginning of construction of the Temple of Jerusalem. Then we have king lists from Solomon to Jehoiachin, and the life and history of Nebuchadnezzar II, which bring us to 562 BC, which a plethora of historical records establish as the date when this king died.