- Are There Gaps in the Genesis Genealogies? -- “Chronologists working from the Bible consistently get 2,000 years between Adam and Abraham. Few would dispute that Abraham lived around 2000 B.C.”
- Are the Genealogies in Genesis 5 Complete? -- “There is a controversy whether the genealogies in Genesis 5 are complete.”
- Are There Gaps in the Biblical Genealogies? -- “On these various grounds we conclude that the Scriptures furnish no data for a chronological computation prior to the life of Abraham...
- Biblical timeline from Creation to Christ -- "Dating is from biblical creation, rather than correlated to historical BCE dating."
- Do the Genesis Genealogies Contain Gaps? -- “...the occurrence of fluidity in some genealogies does not prove fluidity in all genealogies.”
- How Young Is the Earth? Applying Simple Math to Data Provided in Genesis -- “Genesis 5:3 states that Adam was 130 years old when Seth was "begotten." How old was Adam when he begot Seth? Adam was 130. Does it matter whether Seth was Adam's son, grandson, great-grandson, or an even later descendant? No, the answer is the same: 130.”
- Infeasibility of Gaps in the Genesis Genealogies -- “In the Genesis 5 and 11 lists, however, additional biographical information makes them ‘tighter’ than any other genealogy.”
- Mind the Gap -- “The author of Genesis perhaps had many reasons to include ages - to show declining lifespans after the flood, perhaps to indicate the distance between primeval human life and his present.”
- Primeval Chronology -- “Our current chronology is based upon the prima facie impression of these genealogies.”
- The Biblical Genealogies Were Known To Have Gaps -- “Although the genealogies are accurate and representative, I don't believe Moses or his contemporaries viewed them as being complete.”
- The Genesis Genealogies -- “In modern times, genealogies are for the purpose of communicating detailed information about history and family relations.”
- The Meaning of the Chronogenealogies of Genesis 5 and 11 -- “At present  there are two major historical interpretations, i.e., interpretations that do not dismiss the figures in Genesis 5 and 11 as non-historical.”
- The Selective Genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11 -- “As is common in ancient genealogies, it is apparent that this genealogy contains gaps.”
- Who Was Born When Enosh Was 90? A Semantic Reevaluation of William Henry Green’s Chronological Gaps -- “Chronological computation has always been so inviting because Gen 5 and 11 specify the age of each patriarch at the birth of his descendant, unlike any other genealogies in Scripture or in extant ancient Near Eastern writings.”
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Genesis Chronology and Genealogy
Those few of you who follow this blog might remember that I posted a (brief) Biblical timeline from creation in 2009. This is a subject of interest to me, though not one that is without controversy. Even among those who take an historical view of Genesis, all are not agreed on the completeness of the genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11. Here are some links to articles that discuss the subject from different angles.