Genesis Chronologies

Differences between ancient Genesis sources

Usher's MT-based date of 4004 BC for creation week in Genesis when compared to the LXX-derived date of 5560 BC 1 gives a difference of 1556 years. How to explain this?

There are other differences, some of which are summarized in the table below:

Differences between MT and LXX 2
Adam to Flood Flood to Abraham Adam to Abraham
MT 1656 years 352 years 2008 years
LXX 2262 years 1132 years 3394 years
Difference 606 years 780 years 1386 years
  • 1This date is arrived at by adding the years from Adam to the flood, 2262, to the date of the flood, 3298 BC, giving the result of 5560 BC.
  • 2This chart is based on data taken from (at 15:41 min)

The Phenomenal Lung


The question presents itself: why do we need to breathe? We are well aware that breathing comes easily to each of us, both awake and asleep! Of course, there is a sudden alarm when we can’t breathe, as our life depends on it. Why is that?

Our body is a highly complicated machine that requires a considerable amount of energy to maintain and repair itself. We need energy to conduct daily activities such as walking, talking, thinking, climbing, sitting, and breathing. Where does this energy come from?

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Book Review: Prepare to Thrive: A Survival Guide for Christian Students – Part 1

Prepare to Thrive: A Survival Guide for Christian Students (Answers in Genesis, 2021) is a must-read book for any Christian student bound for a secular university. Engler discusses what students will likely encounter in the culture and classes of college and how to keep the faith despite the opposition. She explains in detail how students can grow strong spiritual, intellectual, and interpersonal foundations against anti-Christian propaganda, faulty assumptions, logical fallacies, and self-defeating secular philosophies promoted on campus. She explains how to develop critical thinking skills for analyzing false claims about Christianity, the Bible, and evolution. She shows how students can separate fact from interpretation.

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Jesus the Creator

Once again it is the time of year that we remember and celebrate the first coming to Earth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus, the Son of God, came to save sinners and give us eternal life (John 3:16). Sinners are people who have a sin nature, naturally rebel against God, and break his commandments. Everyone who descended from Adam and Eve, which includes all of us, has a sin nature (1 Cor 15:20–22). The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). Jesus came to live the sinless life we could not live (Heb 4:15), pay the just penalty for our sins by dying in our place (Heb 2:17, 1 John 2:2, 1 Pet 3:18), and then, being raised from the dead (1 Cor 15:1–11), give eternal life to those who would trust Him (John 10:10, Rom 5:17).