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Dating of the World and the Jewish calendar

Discussion in 'Natural Revelation and God's Creation' started by Anton Bruckner, Feb 28, 2005.

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  1. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    correct me if I am wrong here. The Jewish calendar says that it is the year 5765.

    In the Book of Exodus this calendar commenced Exodus - Chapter 12

    Exd 12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,


    Exd 12:2 This month [shall be] unto you the beginning of months: it [shall be] the first month of the year to you.


    Now supposing that the Jewish year is correct and it continued from the Exodus, wouldn't that make the Exodus to have occured around 3765 B.C. And if this is so, wouldn't it push the age of the earth a little back from the 6000 yr marking.
     
  2. tcalbrecht

    tcalbrecht Puritan Board Junior

    The Jewish calendar begins with creation, not the Exodus.

    Exodus 12:2 defines the first month of the Jewish year. However, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hoshanah, is the seventh month.
     
  3. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    ok. roger that.
     
  4. gwine

    gwine Puritan Board Sophomore

  5. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Many quote Ussher as saying that creation began at 9 am, however the article notes that the correct source for this statement is John Lightfoot.
     
  6. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    The "leap years" in Jewish history were calculated differently and by different organisations throughout their history, so we just can't be that accurate.

    Has this topic been covered here yet? It's interesting. Occasionally a day or two or three were just simply not counted, to keep the harvest festival etc.. at the right time and season.

    Although I find the good Bishop's numbers handy ;)
     
  7. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    Now, my question that was piggy backing on this one.

    How are we to reconcile History that is stated to be around 5000 B.C and 4000 B.C, are we to determine that they are all cultural myths.

    I heard Hank said that the generations leading to Christ are not to be taken as absolute, implying that there could have been using the Skipping Method to keep the History handy in the memory of the Jews.

    Sorry fellas, its just that when I see Egypt Divided into Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom etc it kinda puzzles the heck out of me.
     
  8. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    Hey Keon!

    I'd not give in to the "skip" theory. If you give up one point of our traditional belief that Scripture is true, then the dam breaks!!

    Best to you.
    Tim
     
  9. LadyFlynt

    LadyFlynt Puritan Board Doctor

    I don't go for the skip theory either...Hank uses it because he doesn't believe in a young earth (I don't think anyhow, I think he combines evolution and creation using the "intellegient design" theory...correct me if I'm wrong). Personally, unless it's on the cults and abberations, I don't listen to anything Hank has to say. Infact, to be plumb honest with you, he grates on my nerves BIG TIME!
     
  10. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Moderator

    We only have about 3000 years of recorded history in the archeological record (outside of Scripture). The rest is all implied, depending on your presuppositions. I have no problem accepting the biblical dates as is. The first 11 chapters of Genesis tell us everything we need to know about how the ancients could accomplish what they did.
     
  11. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Moderator

    Oh, and Hank is not an evolutionist. He wrote a book refuting evolution, The Face that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution.
     
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