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Sometimes reading the generations gets old and is difficult due to the odd spelling of the foreign names. Yet the generations of man are there for a reason.
You will note from Genesis 5 that we have the exact age of the earth at the flood. We know how hold Adam was when Abel was born and so on until the flood. We can add it up and know exactly the age of the earth. At the flood, the earth was 1656 years old. At Noah's death the earth was 2006 years old. The Genealogies in Chapter 11 do the same thing with the years showing us that Abraham was born in the 1948th year of the world...or about 60 years before Noah died. That give us the age of the earth at Abraham. Now...through genealogies listed here and in other places in the Bible, we know the lineage of Christ exactly from Adam to Christ...both through Mary, and in case there was any questions through Joseph too. When we know how many generations there were...and how long they typically lived, then we can get a fairly accurate estimate as to the actual age of the earth...if we believe the Bible that is. Do you want a spoiler...it is not the millions of years that most scientists claim and certainly not billions of years. The actual age of the earth according to the Bible is about 6,000-10,000 years.
Now...faith comes into play in trusting the Bible at this point, but it is not all faith. God has given us evidence that the earth is not as old as science claims, yet scientists seem to ignore that evidence. If you are interested in strengthening your faith regarding this topic, then I recommend watching the movie, Is Genesis History?
Genesis 10:1 "Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.  The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.  The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.  From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations. The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.  The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.  Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.  He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.”  And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.  From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,  and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city).  Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,  Pathrusim, and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim). Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and Heth;  the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite;  the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite;  the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were dispersed.  And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; then as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.  These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands and in their nations. And children were born also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder.  The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.  The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.  Arphaxad begot Salah, and Salah begot Eber.  To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.  Joktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,  Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,  Obal, Abimael, Sheba,  Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.  And their dwelling place was from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.  These were the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands, according to their nations. These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood."
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I recently watched "Is Genesis History?" on netflix. Very interesting show and certainly changed the way I look at things. I will probably watch it again at some point as it was pretty good.
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We bought the license and showed it publicly one saturday. It contains many concepts that scientists don’t want us to consider.