Read Genesis 10:1-32; 11:10-26. Chapter 10 of Genesis gives us the historical record of how Noah’s sons populated the earth after the flood. The year the flood was over is 1657 A.C. (After Creation) or 2460 B.C. (if Abraham was born 2166 B.C.). The Lord has given us the historical times of when He made man and each of the significant events that follow. It takes some digging through the text of Scripture and archeological dating to put it all together. The amazing thing is that Noah and Adam’s grandson Seth overlap by 84 years and Noah and Abraham overlap by 57 years. The information of the pre-flood years was easily passed on accurately after the flood by natural means and we know that God made sure the record was accurate (we know it was accurate by the resurrection of Jesus Christ- John 2:18-22).
We are to take the written history of the Bible instead of the historical account of people when a discrepancy arises. Why? Jesus validated the Scriptures as true by rising from the dead just as He said He would. He validated the scriptures from Abel (Genesis) to Zechariah (Chronicles) in Luke 11:51. Genesis was the first book of the Hebrew order of Scriptures and Chronicles the last. Jesus validated the historical record of Adam and Eve in Matthew 19:1-6. The Bible is true and accurate from beginning to the end.
We have an accurate historical record of God’s works among the people He created. Genesis tells
us how everything began very good and was then ruined by sin entering the world. Genesis tells us how God will remedy the sin problem. The New Testament is the historical account of God saving His people from their sin, the teaching account of how we can live overcoming sin, and how God will one day judge those who haven’t been pardoned from their sin.
A day of judgment is coming. We need to prepare by receiving pardon from our sins by repenting of our sins, by believing Jesus died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead on the third day and is Lord over all. Do you believe this? If not, you will experience the penalty of sin, eternal torment in the Lake of Fire. If you do believe this you are pardoned and are forgiven of all you sins, empowered to live free from slavery to sin, and commissioned to take the message of the salvation available in Christ to your family, friends, neighbors, fellow employees, and all in your sphere of