Friday, November 12, 2010

Genealogy Timeline - Genesis 5

Below is a simple graphical representation of the genealogy in Genesis 5. The length of each bar is proportional to the age of each person. To view the full sized graphic click here.

The posts below describe the state of the world based on the genealogy in Genesis 5:

To read a short summary of Genesis 5 click here.

Other Related Posts:
The Genealogy Introduced - Genesis 5:1-2
The Genealogy: Adam to Noah - Genesis 5
Enoch: A Prophet in the Pre-Flood World - Genesis 5:21-24
Natural Death - Genesis 5:4-5
Man In the Image of Man - Genesis 5:3


  1. AnonymousJuly 08, 2011

    messed up posting the first time so this will be the second time i type this lol. As a result it will be shorter and hopefully more to the point.
    This timeline assumes the great flood occurred in 2353bc. Archaeologist claim the great pyramid was built between 2600-2500bc. While i could argue that the pyramid would not have structually survived being at the bottom of the ocean for several months that would require more speculation than i generally approve of. So my question is how do you qualify this timeline if the artifacts in the pyramid would have been destroyed duriing the flood. The artifacts in question would include hieroglyphs, on both walls and papyrus paper, and of course the mummified corpse. I am obviously making the assumption that neither the pyramid or the tomb/casket was water proof, since no evidence would lead me to believe it was. So in summary how did the artifacts mentioned remain so well preserved after being submerged for months and then left to rot for thousands of years.

  2. Let me preface my remarks by stating that I am not an expert (at all) on Egyptian archaeology.

    All the dates on this blog that I reference, unless otherwise specified, come from James Ussher's "The Annals of the World" (if you are unfamiliar with this books click on the Books link up at the top, you can also access much of its content for free on some websites if you do a little searching). Ussher has the date of creation in 4004 BC, which puts his date for the flood at 2349 BC (only a few years off from the date you stated).

    There are some who think that there were pyramids built before the flood. But if there were any pyramids built before the flood, I do not see how they could have survived the flood (How could they? The flood rose above the highest mountains, there was even water bursting out of the earth, Genesis 7:11). Which leads me to the conclusion that all of the pyramids must have been built after the flood.

    It's is important to remember that much of modern archaeology automatically eliminates the most reliable source when it comes to dating things: the Bible. And since this is the case, it is not surprising that many of the claims made are contradictory with Scripture-- after all, man, according to Romans 1:18-20 does all he can to suppress the truth.

    Also, if the flood occurred around 2350 BC, then the population had to build up quite a bit before anything like the pyramids could be built. Plus, I think it's reasonable to conclude that there was no Egypt until after the Tower of Babel, when God scattered people throughout the globe. When you take all that into account, it seems that the first pyramids could not have been built until a couple hundred years after the flood.

  3. AnonymousJuly 08, 2011

    the egyptians had countinuos historical records for hundreds of years before the supposed date of the flood. however there isn't much to argue if you use the bible as the most reliable source of history and then assume that if it doesn't make mention to an entire civilaztion that presumably survived the great flood that they didnt exist. the post flood egyptians must have just fabricated half a mullenium of their history and then dug up bodies that date back to the time period and were related to eachother(dna testing) and stuffed them in tombs.

  4. AnonymousJuly 08, 2011

    just to clarify the year i provided for the flood. 2353bc was generated from ussher's timeline, Lamech's birth in 3130bc, and then the graphics timeline, he lived 777 years. then 3130-777 gives you 2353. i'm not nit picking that the timeline may be off a few years here and there, only justifing the year i provided for the flood.

  5. You may find this article helpful if you wish to learn how the Bible's chronology and how Egyptian chronology can be reconciled:

  6. AnonymousJuly 08, 2011

    well disregard my third post. looked at the graphic with my readers and now see the sliver of pixels between Lamech's death and the flood. my apologies

  7. AnonymousJuly 08, 2011

    Certainly was an interesting article. AIG first speculated on how the works of Manetho should be interpreted as while as cite supposed problems in the sothic cycle. Unfortunately a somewhat convincing article turns bad when the claim is made that carbon dating aligns with a young earth. This makes it apparent that the author lacks even the smallest understanding of how carbon dating works. Such an error is evidence that this article is composed of slanted "truths" that are purposely constructed in a way that makes them appear accurate and logical. In lay-men terms they are willfully lying in order to try to add creditability to the bible and justify discrepancies that are in conflict with reality.

  8. AIG frequently points out the many assumptions made in carbon dating. So, I do find it ironic that the person who wrote the article jumps to the conclusion that carbon dating is more supportive of Biblical archaeology simply because the carbon date happened to coincide with the Biblical date.

    That being said, I certainly have not done any extensive study on carbon dating, or other dating methods. There are so many different topics to study, and so little time... So if you want to continue to discuss something, I'm open to it, but if you want to discuss more carbon dating stuff, you're better off finding someone more informed on the topic.