From my previous posts we a time from Creation to the end of the flood of 1662 years +/- 5
Genesis 11:10-32 (KJB)
10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was
an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two
years after the flood:
11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five
hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and
13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four
hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred
and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat
17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred
and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred
and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat
21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred
and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat
25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred
and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram,
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat
Abram, Nahor, and
of his nativity, in
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name
of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's
wife, Milcah, the daughter of
Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and
his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them
Canaan; and they came unto
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five
years: and Terah died in
Flood – Arphaxad: 02
Arphaxad – Salah: 35
Salah - Eber: 30
Eber - Peleg: 34
Peleg – Reu: 30
Reu - Serug: 32
Serug – Nahor: 30
Nahor – Terah: 29
This gives us an time from the flood to Abahams father Terah of 222 year with variation in time of birth durring the year producing an uncerinty of +/- 4 years. Adding this to the earlier figure gives us a time from creation to Terah 1884 years +/- 9.
Now the 70 year from Terah to Abram, Nahor, and
Genesis 12:1-4 (KJB)
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee
out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from
thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will
bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt
be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse
him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families
of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken
unto him; and
seventy and five years old when he departed out of
These are the next verses after the death of Terah sugesting it occurred after Terah’s death. Note that Abram leaves Haran at the age of 75 years and Terah died at 205 years old, indcating that Abram was bon when Terah was 130 which wich would be consitent with his brother Haran being the oldest born when Terah was 70. meaning that
Luke 3:35-36 (KJB)
35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son
of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was
the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son
of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was
the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
The one gap in this genealogy is the fact that Genesis 11 omits the Cainan mentioned between Arphaxad and Salah however assuming that it also amounts to a gap in time would prbably only add a gap 30-40 years and at most possibly around 400 years but the best explantion is for Cainan’s ommision in Genesis 11 was that he died befor his son Salah was born and Salah was raised by his grandfather Arphaxad. Arphaxad was 35 when Salah was born and since most men a phyically capable of fathering a child by age 14 that meas that there is plenty of room for Cainan it have fathered Salah and then having died his son was rased by his granfather. A possible senerio could be that Cainan was born when Arphaxad 18 years old and Salah was born when Cainan was 17 and Arphaxad was 35. In any event the likely hood is that inserting Cainan would not have any affect on the time line any giving us our time from creation to the time Abram leaves
------ Charles Creager Jr.
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