The Age of The Earth

Below is the working out of the age of the earth which was used in the sermon In The Beginning. All the bible references are listed for you to research this in your own time. Please contact us if you find any discrepancies.

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Period Years Accumulation Reference
Creation to Adam (6 days) 0.016 0 Genesis 1:27,31
Adam to Seth 130 130 Genesis 5:3
Seth to Enos 105 235 Genesis 5:6
Enos to Cainan 90 325 Genesis 5:9
Cainan to Mahalaleel 70 395 Genesis 5:12
Mahalaleel to Jared 65 460 Genesis 5:15
Jared to Enoch 162 622 Genesis 5:18
Enoch to Methuselah 65 687 Genesis 5:21
Methuselah to Lamech 187 874 Genesis 5:25
Lamech to Noah 182 1056 Genesis 5:28
Noah to the Flood 600 1656 Genesis 7:11
The Flood to Arphaxad 2 1658 Genesis 11:10
Arphaxad to Salah 35 1693 Genesis 11:12
Salah to Eber 30 1723 Genesis 11:14
Eber to Peleg 34 1757 Genesis 11:16
Peleg to Reu 30 1787 Genesis 11:18
Reu to Serug 32 1819 Genesis 11:20
Serug to Nahor 30 1849 Genesis 11:22
Nahor to Terah 29 1878 Genesis 11:24
Terah’s age at death 205 2083 Genesis 11:32
Abram’s age at Terah’s death -75 2008 Genesis 12:4
Abram to Isaac 100 2108 Genesis 21:5
Isaac to Jacob 60 2168 Genesis 25:26
Jacob to migrating to Egypt 130 2298 Genesis 47:9
Egypt to the Exodus 430 2728 Exodus 12:40
Exodus to construction of 1st temple 480 3208 1 Kings 6:1
1st temple built 4th year of Solomon’s reign -4 3204 1 Kings 6:1
Solomon’s reign 40 3244 1 Kings 11:42
Rehoboam’s reign 17 3261 1 Kings 14:21
Abijah’s reign 3 3264 2 Chronicles 13:1-2
Asa’s reign 41 3305 2 Chronicles 16:13
Jehoshaphat’s reign 25 3330 1 Kings 22:42
Jehoram’s reign 8 3338 2 Chronicles 21:5
Ahaziah’s reign 1 3339 2 Kings 8:26
Athaliah’s reign 7 3346 2 Kings 11:4,16
Joash’s reign 40 3386 2 Chronicles 24:1
Amaziah’s reign 29 3415 2 Chronicles 25:1
Uzziah’s reign 52 3467 2 Chronicles 26:3
Jotham’s reign 16 3483 2 Chronicles 27:1
Ahaz’s reign 16 3499 2 Chronicles 28:1
Hezekiah’s reign 29 3528 2 Chronicles 29:1
Manasseh’s reign 55 3583 2 Kings 21:1
Amon’s reign 2 3585 2 Chronicles 33:21
Josiah’s reign 31 3616 2 Kings 22:1
Jehoahaz’s reign 0.25 3616 2 Kings 23:31
Jehoiakim’s reign 11 3627 2 Chronicles 36:5
Jehoiachin’s reign to Babylonian Captivity 0.25 3628 2 Kings 24:8,15-16
Babylonian Captivity 70 3698 Jeremiah 25:11
Rebuilding of Jerusalem to Jesus’ crucifixion (69 weeks) 483 4181 Daniel 9:25-26
Jesus’ ministry -30 4151 Luke 3:23
First passover of Jesus’ ministry -1 4150 John 2:13
Second passover of Jesus’ ministry -1 4149 John 6:4
Third passover of Jesus’ ministry -1 4148 John 11:55
Herald the Great’s Death (4 B.C.) 0 4148 Historical Records
Christ’s Birth (6 B.C.) 6 4154 Matthew 2:16
1 A.D. to 2017 A.D. 2017 6171 The Gregorian Calender

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