One Diver’s Perspective.

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A Young Earth/Adam & Eve/How Old is the Earth?

The other night while at dinner, a colleague asked whether I would accept a student’s claim that the earth was only 5,000 years old because the bible tells him its so.  I responded, “Where in the Bible does it say how old the earth is?”  He stated that there was a bishop some time ago, that performed the calculation based on the the ages, etc., of people born from Adam & Eve, as stated in the Bible.

So, I asked, how does this Bishop know how long Adam & Eve were in the Garden of Eden before they tasted the Forbidden Fruit and came to know death?  There is nothing to suggest that Adam & Eve did not live for  4.2 billion years inside the Garden of Eden….hence, there is no reason to suggest that “according to the bible” the earth is only 5,000 or 6,000 years old.

This is One Diver’s Perspective.


August 22, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, they went out and there were cities and other people, where did the cities and other people come from?

    Comment by MarkD60 | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. I can try and answer that question, but first, where is it that you have read that their were cities and other people?

    Comment by davidscubadiver | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. Genesis 5:5 states “all the days that Adam lived were 930 years.”

    “Days” and “years” already were being counted by Adam’s creation because in Genesis 1:14 (day four of the Creation week) God mentioned both in His discussion of their relationship to the heavenly bodies. Therefore, however long Adam and Eve may have been in the garden, one thing is certain: they were not there for any time period that exceeded Adam’s life span of 930 years.

    Additionally, Genesis 4:25 explains that Seth was born after Cain killed Abel. Since the biblical account makes it clear that Seth was born outside the garden, and since Genesis 5:3 informs us that Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born, it is obvious that Adam and Eve could not have been in the Garden of Eden any longer than 130 years.

    There were no cities or people awaiting Adam and Eve when they exited the garden.

    Comment by Greg | September 27, 2009 | Reply

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