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The evidence is strong that the Genesis genealogies are closed. God created Adam on Day Six, approximately 4,000 years before Christ. There does not seem to be any support for the notion that there are gaps in the Genesis genealogies.
Many people find it difficult to believe that Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. For 1,500 years after creation, men lived such long lives that most were either contemporaries of the first man Adam, or personally knew someone who was!
Because so many Christians and Christian leaders have accepted the secular dates for the origin of man and the universe, they must convince people that the Bible’s genealogical records do not present an unbroken line of chronology.
The Bible records some pretty astounding ages for the pre-Flood patriarchs.
Tim Chaffey, AiG–U.S., explains why 1 Samuel 9:1 states that Kish (Saul’s father) was the son of Abiel, but 1 Chronicles states that Kish was the son of Ner.
The Bible teaches quite plainly that the early patriarchs often lived to be nearly 1,000 years old and even had children when they were several hundred years old!
Does the genealogy in Luke 3:36 give an extra Cainan not found in similar genealogies, such as Genesis 11:12?
Why does Joseph (Jesus’s supposed father) have two different fathers listed in Matthew 1:16 and Luke 3:23?
Was Matthew incapable of basic math in his genealogy?
How could Ahaziah be both 22 years old and 42 years old when he started to reign?
In the last few years, another compromise of biblical truth has emerged, actually from within what might be termed the ‘Young Earth Creation’ movement. This compromise is the 'Recolonisation Theory.'
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