Bible History - History of the Early Earth

  1. CREATION
    1. The Seven Days of Creation
      1. Light
      2. Firmament
      3. Dry land and vegetation
        1. Grass
        2. Herb
        3. Tree
      4. Lights
        1. Sun
        2. Moon
        3. Stars
      5. Fish and fowl
      6. Land animals and man
        1. Land animals
          1. Cattle
          2. Creeping things
          3. Beasts of the earth
        2. Man (Geneses 2:7)
          1. Body
          2. Soul
          3. Spirit
      7. Rest
    2. Seven Blessings of Creation
      1. Genesis 1:4
      2. Genesis 1:10
      3. Genesis 1:12
      4. Genesis 1:18
      5. Genesis 1:21
      6. Genesis 1:25
      7. Genesis 1:31
      8. Notes
        1. No blessings on the second day
        2. Double blessings on the third day
  2. CHRONOLOGY
    1. From Creation (around 4,000BC) to Birth of Abram (around 2,100BC)—approximate dates.
      1. 4,000BC – Creation
      2. 3,500BC – Birth of Jared, Enoch’s father
      3. 3,000BC – Enoch translated
      4. 2,500BC – Death of Jared
      5. 2,300BC – Flood
      6. 2,200BC – Babel
      7. 2,000BC – Abraham
    2. Birth of Men in Messianic Line (Genesis 5,11) – dated from Creation
      1. Adam – 0
      2. Seth – 130
      3. Enos – 235 (Genesis 4:26; cp.Genesis 3:9; Genesis 4:9)
      4. Cainan – 325
      5. Mahaleel – 395
      6. Jared – 460
      7. Enoch – 622 (Genesis 5:21-24)
      8. Methuselah – 687 (lived to 969 and died the year of the flood)
      9. Lamech – 874
      10. Noah – 1,056
      11. Shem – 1,559 (Genesis 5:32; Genesis 7:6; Genesis 8:13-14; Genesis 11:10)
      12. Arphaxad – 1,659
      13. Salah – 1,694
      14. Eber – 1,724
      15. Peleg – 1,759 (see Genesis 10:25,32)
      16. Reu – 1,788
      17. Serug – 1,820
      18. Nahor – 1,850
      19. Terah – 1,879
      20. Abram – 2,009 (Genesis 11:26,32; Acts 7:4)
    3. Generations
      1. Gentile ages
        1. 10th - Noah
        2. 20th – Abraham
      2. Special men
        1. 7th – Enoch (Jude 14)
        2. 14th – Eber (Genesis 11:16-17; Luke 3:35; Genesis 10:21; Genesis 14:13)
        3. 7th from Eber – Abraham
  3. CAIN’S LINE (Genesis 4:16-24)
    1. The Generations
      1. Adam
      2. Cain
      3. Enoch (Genesis 4:17)
      4. Irad
      5. Mehujael
      6. Methusael
      7. Lamech
    2. The Civilization (Genesis 4:19-24)  -see essay Wayward Civilization
  4. THE FLOOD
    1. Building the Ark (Genesis 6:3,14-16)
    2. Entering the Ark (Genesis 7:1,7-10)
    3. Forty Days of Rain (Genesis 7:11-12,17)
    4. Landing the Ark (Genesis 7:24; Genesis 8:3-4)
    5. Mountain Tops Seen (Genesis 8:5)
    6. Birds Sent Out (Genesis 8:6-12)
    7. Leaving the Ark (Genesis 8:13-16)
  5. TABLE OF NATIONS (Genesis 10)
    1. The Fathers of the Nations (Genesis 5:32; Genesis 9:18-19)
      1. Ham, the younger (Genesis 9:24)
      2. Japheth, the elder (Genesis 10:21)
      3. Birth order:  Japheth, Shem, Ham
    2. The Division of the Nations (Genesis 10:32)
      1. Divided by continents
        1. Japheth (Genesis 10:2-5) goes to Europe
        2. Ham (Genesis 10:6-20) goes to Africa
        3. Shem (Genesis 10:21-31) goes to Asia
        4. Note: this is a generalization and not an exact rule
      2. Divided around Israel (Deuteronomy 32:8)
      3. Divided to best seek the Lord (Acts 17:26-27)
  6. BABEL (Genesis 11:1-9)
    1. Universal Language – Perhaps Hebrew
      1. What Jesus spoke to Saul (Acts 26:14)
      2. How the saints praise in heaven (Revelation 19:1-6) – Alleluia is a Hebrew word
      3. Possibly the pure language of the kingdom (Zephaniah 3:9)
    2. Universal State (Genesis 11:3-4)
      1. Against God’s command (Genesis 9:1)
      2. Against God’s purpose (Acts 17:26-27)
      3. Against God (Psalm 2:1-3; Proverbs 1:10-16)
    3. God’s Division (Genesis 11:6-8; Genesis 10:32)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26:26

Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.