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By cross referencing the biblical genealogies with other events dated in the Bible, one can find instances where numerous genealogies were telescoped, resulting in the exclusion of numerous generations of individuals.
When examining individual genealogies, one can find examples where individuals are excluded or added to the lists found in Genesis.
An accurate understanding of biblical genealogies is difficult, yet it is important for the understanding of Scripture.
Having a proper understanding of biblical genealogies is a prerequisite to attempting to address the Genesis genealogies.
In reality, the Bible makes no claim as to the age of the earth, although it does establish a minimum age.
This page examines some of the history of the controversy—what the Bible actually says and does not say—and the scientific evidence surrounding the age of the earth.
The first, and foremost, assumption is that the genealogies of Genesis are complete, from father to son throughout the entire course of human existence.