Timeline Review

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged.

(Genesis 8:1) KJV

The wind which God sent to evaporate the flood water caused rapid cooling and the formation of equatorial and polar ice.

Evidence of equatorial glaciation is arbitrarily assigned to the Permian ATH (arbitrary time hack).

After Noah’s flood Pangaea was a contiguous landmass and this is when the events of the tower of babel take place. Animals kinds and people groups spread out across the surface of the Earth.

The Time Span from Noah’s Flood to Peleg (Genesis 11:10-26)

  • Arphaxad was born 2 years after the flood,
  • He was 35 at the birth of Selah,
  • Selah was 30 at the birth of Eber,
  • Eber was 34 at the birth of Peleg,
  • 2 + 35 + 30 + 34 = 101 Years

We have to figure that the majority of the equatorial ice had gone before Pangaea broke up, otherwise it would have prevented migration into the southern hemisphere of the unique animals for which Australia, for example, is well known.

The breakup of Pangaea is synchronous with the formation of tectonic plates and upthrust of major mountain ranges. After Peleg’s tectonics people groups and populations animal kinds were separated by oceans or mountains and began to diversify to become unique to their particular location.

The Time Span from Peleg to Abraham (Genesis 11:10-26)

  • Peleg was 30 at the birth of Reu
  • Reu was 32 at the birth of Serug
  • Serug was 30 at the birth of Nahor
  • Nahor was 29 at the birth of Terah
  • Terah was 70 at the birth of Abraham
  • 30 + 32 + 30 + 29 + 70 = 201 Years

… you write that it was 201 years, using the ordinary assumption that his father, Terah, was 70 when Abram was born.  Abraham is listed first, but that does not necessarily mean that he was the first born of his brothers.  Shem is also listed first, but it seems that Japheth is the eldest of the three brothers.  Terah probably started having children when he was 70, and had the three sons over time.

Stephen, in Acts 7:4, tells us that Abraham left the city of Haran after his father Terah died, and Terah died at the age of 205 (Gen 11:32). Genesis 12:4 informs us that Abram was 75 when he left the city of Haran, making Terah 130 when Abram was born.

So, while there are 60 more years to add to the 201, and to the 302, it still “slam dunks” the fudgers.

– Howard Bass – Streams in the Negev

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