From the last part of this series we have 1561 years +/- 5 years from creation to the birth of Noah’s three sons or at least the oldest of them when Noah was 500 years old. In fact based on information in Genesis 11 we can conclude that Shem was actually born when Noah was 502 years old so the 500 years old would seem to refer to the birth of Noah’s first born son which would not have been Shem.
Genesis 7:6-11 (KJB)
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood
of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his
sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters
of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and
of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the
male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters
of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second
month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day
were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and
the windows of heaven were opened.
These verses show that the Flood started when Noah was 600 years old so adding 100 years to our earlier figure we get 1661 years +/- 5.
Genesis 8:12-14 (KJB)
13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first
year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the
waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah
removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and,
behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the seven and
twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
Here we see that the Flood ended when Noah was 601 years old with the Flood lasting one year. This gives us a time from Creation to the end of the flood of 1662 years +/- 5.
------ Charles Creager Jr.
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