First off, I want to say that your web site looks like one that is well worth
spending a couple hours at. I'll do so tonight. I'm looking forward to it.
Thanks for the link.
I wrote: His studies show that in the past 5,000 years our entire earth has
experienced five separate several-year long periods of major change (between
2354 and 2345 BC, 1628 and 1623 BC, 1159 and 1141 BC, 208 and 204 BC, and AD
536 and 545). I believe his findings in these matters are scientifically
You asked: Have you actually looked at the data? The rings themselves? Are
you aware that Baillie is connecting the 2350 event with the Irish Annals?
I have his book on order which, as I understand it, presents studies which
are the collaborative work of several scientists who studied tree rings from
around the world and came to the same conclusions, that the entire earth's
climate changed greatly during those five brief time periods. After receiving
it and thoroughly reading it I'll post a review.
I wrote: Since the time of the major climate change which tree ring studies
occurred in about 2350 BC exactly corresponds to the date Bishop Ussher
assigned to Noah's flood by means of his famous study of biblical chronology,
You asked: Do you really trust a guy with that kind of approach to history
As I mentioned in a recent post to Dick, I have recently completed a several
year long study of the historical records found in the scriptures, with a
view to determining if the chronological information contained therein can be
used, and was intended by God to be used, to accurately assign historical
dates to various events recorded in the Old and New Testaments. I have come
to the conclusion that the chronological information contained in the Bible's
historical records was preserved there by God for us to use for that very
purpose. I am convinced that the Bible itself, with the help of several
"anchor" dates provided to us by secular historians, tells us that Noah's
flood occurred in 2350 BC. I have thoroughly considered and dispensed of all
arguments to the contrary, including the argument that the Genesis
genealogies may contain "gaps" which some say are evidenced by a "second
Cainan" not listed in the Genesis genealogies, who Luke is said to have
listed in his genealogy of Christ.
As has been noted, this 2350 BC date for Noah's flood is the same date that
James Ussher assigned to the flood over 350 years ago based on his study of
Bible chronology. In my opinion, Ussher got lucky. He ended up with the right
date despite the fact that he had been off by over forty years in his dating
of a very crucial event in Old testament history. That event was the division
of the kingdom of Israel upon the death of Solomon. He dated that event to
976 BC, which cannot possibly be reconciled with several well established
dates in Bible history.
However, I believe Usher was correct in the literal way in which he
understood the chronological information contained in the Genesis
genealogies, which caused him to date Noah's flood at about 2350 BC
(2349-2348). And in his 4004 dating of Adam's creation, though I prefer 4005.
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