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To: DallasMike

Please do not try to create confusion that is not there!

Yes, four people were left out of a geneology during the time of the kings, but that will never give us millions of years; it won’t even give us thousands. More to the point, the geneologies of Genesis are quite specific as to the cronological ages of people when they gave birth to the next named person, thus eliminating the question of possible omitted generations. We have an exact span from Adam to Noah in that geneology.


24 posted on 11/09/2009 12:15:14 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: editor-surveyor
Yes, four people were left out of a genealogy during the time of the kings, but that will never give us millions of years; it won’t even give us thousands.

A lot more than four! Get out your Bible, write down the genealogies in each of the scripture passages I mentioned, and start comparing. You make my point that young-earthers generally aren't as familiar with what the Bible as they believe themselves to be.

Matthew was written for Jews who likely knew the genealogy in 1 Chronicles far better than you know your own ancestry for the past 100 years. So why did the Jews who read Matthew not balk about the huge discrepancy with 1 Chronicles? Because they understood the various ways that Jews maintained genealogies.

If you say that the genealogical "discrepancies" cannot make up thousands of years, then why did the Jews of Jesus' day call themselves Sons of Abraham and why is Jesus so often referred to as the son of David?

The first point is that you cannot use Biblical genealogies to give you a date for the creation of the earth.

The second point is that, unless you allow for proper interpretations of Hebrew and Greek, you cannot reconcile what God has told us through his word with what he has shown us through his creation. The distinctions you create are artificial.


29 posted on 11/09/2009 12:38:17 PM PST by DallasMike
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To: editor-surveyor; count-your-change
Yes, four people were left out of a geneology during the time of the kings,

Oh, missing links. We can't trust it since there are missing links.

56 posted on 11/10/2009 11:56:27 PM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: editor-surveyor; count-your-change
Yes, four people were left out of a geneology during the time of the kings, but that will never give us millions of years; it won’t even give us thousands.

Good grief!!! How difficult can it be to understand that if the dating method is inaccurate then all that is drawn from the method is questionable.

57 posted on 11/11/2009 12:00:04 AM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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