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12-03-2016, 06:35 AM
How old does the bible say the Earth is?
Many people believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old. If the bible said this, surely it is 8,016 years old now?
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12-03-2016, 07:29 AM
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(12-03-2016 06:35 AM)Kyx Wrote:  Many people believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old. If the bible said this, surely it is 8,016 years old now?

No not surely. The Bible is a collection of made up stories.

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12-03-2016, 07:48 AM
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(12-03-2016 06:35 AM)Kyx Wrote:  Many people believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old. If the bible said this, surely it is 8,016 years old now?

The bible does not state the Earth is 6,000 years old, that number is based off the Ussher Chronology, in which he added up all of the begats and tagged them to historical events that we knew, such as the reign of Nebuchadnezzar.

Many such studies have been done by numerous people over the centuries, they all generally agree to this time frame. However, it put the bible in contradiction with basically every branch of science, so we have people that refuse to acknowledge the bible is absurd and declare archeology and science to be absurd.

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12-03-2016, 07:50 AM
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(12-03-2016 06:35 AM)Kyx Wrote:  Many people believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old. If the bible said this, surely it is 8,016 years old now?

Well, it doesn't say that and even if it did it wasn't written in the year 1BCE so adding 2016 would not make sense....

The bible lists genealogies and gives the ages of each man when the son was born so people worked backwards adding up the years and calculated that creation happened in what we now call 4004BCE (on October 22 no less).

The Jews did something similar and by their counting it is now the year 5776. They use a lunar calendar so the years aren't quite the same but the idea is.

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12-03-2016, 07:50 AM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2016 07:56 AM by cactus.)
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It's true, because the people back then kept such accurate ancestral records. Yep. Drinking Beverage

They didn't even have to write this shit down. Just passed it down through oral tradition. How did this multi-millennial game of telephone produce such accurate historical records? It's a fucking miracle, that's how. Don't question it, or God will send you to hell. Beat_stick

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12-03-2016, 10:29 AM
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(12-03-2016 07:50 AM)cactus Wrote:  It's true, because the people back then kept such accurate ancestral records. Yep. Drinking Beverage

They didn't even have to write this shit down. Just passed it down through oral tradition. How did this multi-millennial game of telephone produce such accurate historical records? It's a fucking miracle, that's how. Don't question it, or God will send you to hell. Beat_stick




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12-03-2016, 11:25 AM
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According to the bible, the age of the earth is 5776 years, plus 6 additional days.

The years since Adam are counted separately from the time of creation. According to the bible, only the time from Adam onward is included in the 5776 years. The six days prior to Adam are a whole different conversation.
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12-03-2016, 11:34 AM
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(12-03-2016 11:25 AM)Aliza Wrote:  According to the bible, the age of the earth is 5776 years, plus 6 additional days.

The years since Adam are counted separately from the time of creation. According to the bible, only the time from Adam onward is included in the 5776 years. The six days prior to Adam are a whole different conversation.

Why would this be at all? Did not God tell moses these dates and figures to account down in the 1st 5 books of the torah? Why would he tell him details of creation in day accounts if to say those are different from then counting the days of x person lived x years and onward until his time.

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12-03-2016, 11:38 AM
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Bishop Ussher calculated the creation of the Universe as being at 6:30 PM, October 24, 4004 BC.
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12-03-2016, 11:54 AM
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(12-03-2016 06:35 AM)Kyx Wrote:  Many people believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old. If the bible said this, surely it is 8,016 years old now?

According to the lab rats:
Quote:The age of the Earth is 4.54 ± 0.05 billion years (4.54 × 109 years ± 1%). This dating is based on evidence from radiometric age dating of meteorite material and is consistent with the radiometric ages of the oldest-known terrestrial and lunar samples.

Following the development of radiometric age dating in the early 20th century, measurements of lead in uranium-rich minerals showed that some were in excess of a billion years old. The oldest such minerals analyzed to date—small crystals of zircon from the Jack Hills of Western Australia—are at least 4.404 billion years old. Comparing the mass and luminosity of the Sun to those of other stars, it appears that the Solar System cannot be much older than those rocks. Calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions – the oldest known solid constituents within meteorites that are formed within the Solar System – are 4.567 billion years old, giving an age for the solar system and an upper limit for the age of Earth.
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