Time Line From Creation

Q. My husband and I were discussing the time line in my Bible. Could you please tell us when humanity began on Earth since before Noah. Would it be over 5000 years, if so, how much? Thank you for your answer.

A. While the actual dates are a matter of opinion, most scholars who take the Bible literally date Adam’s creation at about 4000 years before Christ making it about 6000 years ago. The Bible does tell us that the Great Flood came in the 1656th year after Adam, but it takes some research in Genesis 5-7 to discover that.

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