Time Line of the Ancients

from Eden to Egypt




Bible reference



930 / 930

Genesis 5:4



912 / 1042

Genesis 5:8



905 / 1140

Genesis 5:11



910 / 1235

Genesis 5:14



895 / 1290

Genesis 5:17



962 / 1422

Genesis 5:20



365^ / 987

Genesis 5:23



969 / 1656

Genesis 5:27



777 / 1651

Genesis 5:31



950 / 2006

Genesis 9:29



[600 / 2158]

Genesis 11:10–11  ~2446 BC


Flood Year

1065 + 600

Genesis 7:11           ~2348 BC



438 / 2096

Genesis 11:12–13  ~2346 BC



433 / 2126

Genesis 11:14–15



464 / 2187

Genesis 11:16–17



239 / 1996

Genesis 11:18–19  ~ 2247-2008 BC



239 / 2026

Genesis 11:20–21



230 / 2049

Genesis 11:22–23



148 / 1997

Genesis 11:24–25



205 / 2083

Genesis 11:32


Abram (Abraham)

175 / 2183

Genesis 25:7                 ~1948 BC



180 / 2288

Genesis 35:28–29        ~1848 BC


Jacob (Israel)

147 / 2315

Genesis 25:26; 47:28 ~1689-1542 BC


Enters Egypt

[130 / 2298]

Genesis 47:9 


Just as Seth was not first born (Gen. 5:8), neither was Shem, and neither was Abram.

* Birth order of the three sons of Noah: Shem not born first (Gen. 5:32). When Shem was 100, his son Arphaxad was born two years after the flood began (Gen. 11:10): 1656 + 2 = 1658. Simple math proves that Shem was born in 1558, when Noah was 502. Ham is called the younger (Gen. 9:24), and from the Hebrew it is clear that Japheth was the elder (Gen. 10:21).

** Year of Abraham’s birth: Abram not born first (Gen. 11:26). Terah died at age 205, THEN after he died, Abram, at age 75, departed for the land of Canaan (Gen. 11:32; 12:4; Acts 7:4). This means that Abram was born when Terah was 130 years of age: 205 - 75 = 130. Since Terah was born in 1878, then 2008 was the year Abram (later Abraham) was born: 1878 + 130 = 2008

We calculate the BC dates on the basis of 1 Kings 6:1; Gal. 3:16-17 w. Gen. 12:1-3

According to 1 Kings 6:1, it was 480 years before Solomon began to build the temple (about 966BC) that the Exodus from Egypt took place - about 1445 BC.

Then, Paul says that the Law was given 430 years after God made the Promise to Abraham (Gal. 3:16-17). And that promise is found in God's words to Abraham at some point prior his leaving Haran to come to the land of promise - at age 75 (Gen. 12:1-3).

The Giving of the Law at Sinai was in about 1445 BC, so add to that 75 + 430 and we have the birth of Abraham in about 1950 BC. (we adjust for overlap of months in a year - possible births earlier or later in a given year) - and we use 1948 BC as the approximate birth of Abraham BC.

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Comment by Jim Brenneman on January 13, 2018 at 3:26pm

Lou said: "You reject Egypt as pre-flood,"

Actually, the fact is that the commentator REJECTS the biblical record which states quite clearly that EGYPT ORIGINATED POST-FLOOD.

Obviously he is rejecting Egypt as post-flood. . .

Gen. 10:6, 13-20 clearly state that Egypt had its beginning AFTER the Flood -

    • v. 6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim (Heb. word for Egypt), Put, and Canaan.
    • v. 13-20 Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,

    • 14 Pathrusim, and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim).

    • 15 Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and Heth;

    • 16 the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite;

    • 17 the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite;

    • 18 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were dispersed.

    • 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; then as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.

    • 20 These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands and in their nations.

    • 32 These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood.

The Bible states it quite plainly - from the three sons of Noah - from these the nations were divided on the earth after the Flood.

Comment by Jim Brenneman on January 13, 2018 at 3:13pm

Comment by Lou Hamby about 10 AM of Jan 13

looking at your time line...my question is Egypt was built and fully robust after the flood?  It did not exist before the flood?  

Between the flood date and Abraham in Egypt 642 years?  When was Egypt's first building date after the flood in your assessment?  You reject Egypt as pre-flood, and would of been destroyed so after departing the Ark, there was Babylon?  But what of Egypt? 

Comment by Jim Brenneman on January 13, 2018 at 10:35am

No Lou, I don't reject Egypt as before the Flood; the Bible does.

No Lou, I don't reject Egypt as before the Flood; Geology does.

The Bible shows that Mizraim (Egypt) is a descendant of Ham.

Geology shows that the entire civilization of Egypt is ATOP the Flood deposited strata.

Building begins in Egypt after Babel, don't you agree? Isn't that what the Bible teaches? You do believe in the Bible right? So there is no such thing as Egypt until the after the birth of the son of named Egypt (Heb.: Mizraim) reaches adulthood (Gen. 10:6, 13-14, 20)

There is no such nation or land as Canaan till after the Flood either. Canaan was not even born till after the Flood, so how could the land of Canaan exist until after the Flood, and after Babel.

Babel began to exist about 100 years or so after the Flood - and they were BUILDING VERY LARGE STRUCTURES, included among the builders was the family of Mizraim (Egypt). SO when this family-group was scattered by the confusion of tongues they were already fully robust and capable of building substantial structures.

Mizraim was fully robust when they changed locations from Shinar to the Nile Delta.

Here at Creation Conversations we accept that Genesis 10 and 11 are true and accurate records of HISTORY.

Then Babylon? Babylon? Doesn't even exist in the Bible until the time of the divided Kingdom! Perhaps you mean Babel. Babel began to exist about 100 years after the Flood.

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