In a message dated 7/3/02 12:59:27 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
I am looking for references for how old is the concept of the 6000 yr old
earth or creation. I know this was discussed in earlier posts but am unable
to find them. Thanks.
Stephen J. Krogh, P.G.
The PanTerra Group
You may want to check out "Before the hills in order stood: the beginning of
the geology of time in England" by John G.C.M. Fuller in Lewis, C.L.E. and
Knell, S.J., eds., The Age of the Earth: from 4004 BC to AD 2002: Geological
Society (London), Special Publication 190, p. 15-23.
>From 94 AD to 1800 AD there were about 156 estimates of the age of creation.
A frequency distribution of estimates (Fuller, fig.2) indicates numbers from
6500 to 3600 BC, with two peaks at about 4000 BC and 5500 BC. These peaks
correspond with the estimates based on the Septuagint and Massoretic texts.
Karl V. Evans
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