Topic: After the Flood: Discussion

An article focusing on the 426 years1) between Ussher's date for the flood and God's call of Abraham. Focusing on reconciling the Biblical account with historical data.

'Answers in Genesis' Chronology Biblical landmark Historical event
2348 BC Noah's Flood
2348 to 2000 BC Ice Age
2242 BC Tower of Babel
2242 -to 1200 (?) BC Spread of Civilisations
1922 BC Call of Abraham
'Tentative Old Earth' Chronology Biblical landmark Historical event
50,000 BC Noah's Flood
50,000 to 10,000 BC Upper Paleolithic
10,800 BC Tower of Babel
10,800 to 9,500 BC Younger Dryas
1922 BC Call of Abraham
  • Historiographic divergence: pre- vs post-Abrahamic reliability
    • Sceptical of an extended Egyptian timeline
      • “My own considered opinion is that the accepted Egyptian chronology is grossly inflated, but inflated not only in one but in several areas and periods: the Early Dynastic period; the Old Kingdom and First Intermediate; and certainly the Third Intermediate Period” 2)
  • Tower of Babel
    • Population = 25,000 3) (2242 BC)
    • Sumerian Ziggurat
      • Proximity to Mount Ararat
      • Pattern of pyramid building across the world
        • “This could explain why we see ziggurat-shaped structures around the world by ancient people-they were built by people who were scattered from Babel.” 4)
      • Theological significance of a Sumerian Ziggurat
  • Dating Skepticism
  • Literal Genealogies
  • Regional Flood
  • Tower of Babel
    • Sumerian Ziggurat
      • Theological significance of a Sumerian Ziggurat
    • Ancient Symbol for an ancient technology
      • Theological significance
  • Symbolic Genealogies
    • Responding to long history of non-symbolic Genealogies
    • Evidence for Symbolic Genealogies
  • Intelligent Design
    • Ancient civilisations were more sophisticated then we give them credit for
  • Paradigms
  • Pre-Abraham near-universal starting points eg Haley's Comet
  • Types of dating
  • King Lists
  • Artefacts
  • Geography
7000-1600 BCYangtze civilization
3100-2700 BCBronze Age China
2070-1600 BCXia dynastyFirst dynasty mentioned by in Sima Qian'sRecords of the Grant Historian
3150–2686 BCEarly Dynastic Period
2686–2181 BCOld Kingdom
2181-2055 BCFirst Intermediate Period
2055-1650 BCMiddle Kingdom
9500–8900 BCClovis
3500-1000 BCWoodland Culture
1400–400 BCOlmec
3000–2100 BCEarly Minoan
2100-1600 BCMiddle Minoan
1600–1100 BCLate Minoan
1531 BCSack of Babylon
1586-1461 BCOld Hittie Kingdom
7000-3300 BCPre-Harappan
3300-2600 BCEarly Harappan
2600-1900 BCMature Harappan
1900-1300 BCLate Harappan
1300-300 BCPost-Harappan
6500–4100 BCUbaid period
4100–2900 BCUruk period
2900-2334 BCEarly Dynastic periodGilgamesh
2334-2218 BCAkkadian EmpireSargon of Akkad
2218–2047 BCGutian Period
Item Date Notes
Pech Merle 25,000 BC Cave painting
Lascaux Cave Paintings 15,000-10,000 BC Cave painting
Göbekli Tepe 10,000-9,000 BC Settlement
Watson_Break 3500 BC Mound site
Bradshaw Rock paintings 3000 BC Cave painting
Skara Brae Village 3100-2500 BC Settlement
Methuselah (tree) 2833 BC Tree
Great Pyramid of Giza 2580 BC Pyramid
Stonehenge 3000-2000 BC Stone Circle site
Sargon of Akkad 2334–2284 BC Person
Epic of Gilgamesh 1300-1000 BC Date of oldest edition Document

1) Bodie Hodge, 'How Does Man’s History Fit with the Biblical Timeline?', Answers in Genesis (2006) https://answersingenesis.org/bible-timeline/how-does-mans-history-fit-with-the-biblical-timeline/ Accessed 17 June 2019
2) Murray R. Adamthwaite, 'Perspectives on ancient chronology and the Old Testament—part 1', Journal of Creation 31(3):61–67, December 2017
3) Dr AJM Osgood, 'A Better Model for the Stone Age Part 2', Journal of Creation 3(1):73-95 April 1988
4) Hodge, 'How Does Man’s History Fit with the Biblical Timeline?'
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