Dating on earth summary
The following is a summary of the biblical evidence presented on this website regarding the age of the earth.
For more detailed explanations of each topic, please click on the associated link.
We don't know how long Adam worked the garden before God gave him another assignment.
However, it wouldn't have been much "work" if Adam was there for less than 24 hours.
More information and examples can be found in our article . The particulars are important, so let's look at what Genesis 1 says: Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with seed in them, on the earth"; and it was so.
The second assumption is that the Genesis creation "days" were exactly 24-hours in length. Although Archbishop Ussher assumed the Genesis genealogies were complete, it is clear from the rest of the Bible that those genealogies were telescoped (some names were left out for the sake of brevity), which is common in biblical genealogies but rare in modern genealogies.In reality, the Bible makes no claim as to the age of the earth, although it does establish a minimum age.This page examines some of the history of the controversy—what the Bible actually says and does not say—and the scientific evidence surrounding the age of the earth.In fact, the original biblical languages contained many fewer words than modern English, which means that the words in those languages had more different meanings.
In the Genesis 1 creation account, each "day" ends as "evening and morning 'n' day," where "n" is the day's number.
We understand this from the word "sprout," which refers to God allowing the earth to produce plants through germination (sprouting).