Bible Chronology - Creation to the Great Flood

The first table column shows a running number accumulating the years beginning with creation in the first week. The next column lists the life span of those in the line leading down to Noah. Seth was born after Cain killed his own brother Abel, and the line to Noah is through Seth, and that genealogy also gives us the chronology through this period. None of the decendents through the male line of Cain survived the flood, but that line added to the total number of people on the earth before the flood. Notice that Methuselah, the man recorded in scripture with the oldest age, expired the same year as the great flood; and his father Enoch, lived 365 years (same as the days in a year), then was taken to be with God (Gen 5:24). And we know from the New Testament that Enoch did not experience death, “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” (Heb 11:5 AV).



YearsPeriodBible passages, with commentary in braces {}
130-Gen 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
235-Gen 5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
325-Gen 5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
395-Gen 5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
460-Gen 5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
622-Gen 5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
687-Gen 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
874-Gen 5:25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
930930 yearsGen 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
987365 yearsGen 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him.
1042912 yearsGen 5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
1056-Gen 5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
1140905 yearsGen 5:10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight
1141115 years and begat sons and daughters: 11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
1235910 yearsGen 5:13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: 14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
1290895 yearsGen 5:16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
1422962 yearsGen 5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
1556-Gen 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1651777 yearsGen 5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: 31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
1656969 yearsGen 5:26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
1656-Gen 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

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Published 28 October 2004

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