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Age of the World according to the Bible

Updated on May 29, 2013
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Man  
Age when first son was born  
death age (years after firstborn)  
Population of world at his death, ( average 4 children)  
Adam
Cain, Abel, 130 (Seth), other sons and daughters
930 (800)
8
Seth
105 (Enosh), other sons and daughters
912 (807)
9
Enosh
90 (Kenan), other sons and daughters
905 (815)
17
Kenan
70 (Mahalel), other sons and daughters
910 (840)
32
Mahalel
65 (Jared), other sons and daughters
895 (830)
128
Jared
162 (Enoch), other sons and daughters
962 (800)
512
Enoch
65 (Methuselah), other sons and daughters
365 (300, walked with God, so God took him away)
2,048
Methuselah
187 (Lamech), other sons and daughters
969 (782) Survived his first born son by 5 years
8,192
Lamech
182 (Noah (sounds like Hebrew word for "comfort"), other sons and daughters
777 (595)
32,768
Noah
500 (Shem, Ham, Japheth), other sons and daughters (sons born before flood (17th day of 2nd month))
950 (450)
6
Shem
100 (Arphaxad) (2 years after flood), other sons and daughters
600 (500)
13
Arphaxad
35 (Shelah), other sons and daughters
438 (403)
24
Shelah
30 (Eber), other sons and daughters
433 (403)
96
Eber
34 (Peleg), other sons and daughters
464 (430)
384
Peleg
30 (Reu), other sons and daughters
239 (209)
1,536
Reu
32 (Serug), other sons and daughters
239 (207)
6,144
Serug
30 (Nahor), other sons and daughters
230 (200)
24,576
Nahor
29 (Terah), other sons and daughters
248 (119)
98,304

Adam to Noah population Diagram

Noah to Abraham population diagram

1946 years + 7 creation days have passed as a TOTAL until the birth of Abram (Abraham).

About 2000 years have passed from Adam to Abraham.

About 2000 years have passed from Abraham to Christ.

About 2000 years have passed from Christ until today.

TOTAL age of the world according to the Bible is about 6000 years.

Psalm 90:4 says that for God a thousand years is like a day; in that case lets assume the 7 creation days were actually 7000 years.

If creation was 7000 years, than the age of the world is about 13,000 years. Please note, that it is only the prerequisites of life, and life itself is this old. Genesis 1:1 only says that God created the earth IN THE BEGINNING. This means that Earth as a planet may be billions of years.


From Adam to Noah: Genesis chapter 5.

From Shem to Terah (father of Abram (later Abraham)) Genesis chapter 11.

Only 3 people ascended to heaven: Enoch, Jeremiah, and Jesus of Nazareth.

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