First of all: I don't want to argue with you.
The list I've posted is correct.
It is a timeline from Adam to Jesus Christ, not a genealogical tree.
Neither Shem, Ham and Japheth were triplets nor Abram, Nahor and Haran.
The answer to this problem (Abraham born in 1948 or 2008) can be found in the New Testament only. Abraham was born in 2008.
0 a. H. < Adam * > (1. Generation)
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him
130 a. H. < Seth * > (2. Generation)
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth
0 + 130 = 130
235 a. H. < Enos * > (3. Generation)
And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos
130 + 105 = 235
325 a. H. < Cainan * > (4. Generation)
And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan
235 + 90 = 325
395 a. H < Mahalaleel * > (5. Generation)
And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel.
325 + 70 = 395
460 a. H. < Jared * > (6. Generation)
And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared.
395 + 65 = 460
622 a. H. < Enoch * > (7. Generation)
And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch.
460 + 162 = 622
687 a. H. < Methuselah * > (8. Generation)
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah.
622 + 65 = 687
874 a. H. < Lamech * > (9. Generation)
And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.
687 + 187 = 874
1056 a. H. < Noah * > (10. Generation)
And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 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.
874 + 182 = 1056
1656 a. H. < Flood >
And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
1056 + 600 = 1656
1658 a. H. < Arphaxad * > (12. Generation)
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood.
1656 + 2 = 1658
1693 a. H. < Salah * > (13. Generation)
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.
1658 + 35 = 1693
1723 a. H. < Eber * > (14. Generation)
And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber.
1693 + 30 = 1723
1757 a. H. < Peleg * > (15. Generation)
And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg.
1723 + 34 = 1757
1787 a. H. < Reu * > (16. Generation)
And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.
1757 + 30 = 1787
1819 a. H. < Serug * > (17. Generation)
And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug.
1787 + 32 = 1819
1849 a. H. < Nahor * > (18. Generation)
And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor.
1819 + 30 = 1849
1878 a. H. < Terah * > (19. Generation)
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.
1849 + 29 = 1878
2008 a. H. < Abraham * > (20. Generation)
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
Terah died at age 205 in Haran.
And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
So Abraham left the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran until his father died. Then God brought him here to the land where you now live.
After his father's dead, Abraham left Haran at the age of 75 years.
1878 + 205 - 75 = 2008
I take no offense. Let's study the scriptures together and discover what they say! The King James Acts 7:4 is different then what you quote
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
3And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
4Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.
Breaking this verse into two parts:
4aThen came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran:
I read verse 4 to mean that Abram left his father alive in Haran.
4b when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.
I read that to mean that when he heard his father was dead, he (Abraham) removed him (Terah's body) into this land, wherein ye now dwell.
Genesis 12:1 says Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
It says from thy father's house, not his grave. So based on this I believe that Abram did not wait until his father was dead to leave.
After all Joseph's bones were brought approximately 400 years after his death to Israel out of Egypt.
Last edited by HeLives; June 25th, 2012 at 06:10 PM. Reason: clarity
Sorry, I should've been a little clearer. If you look at the first link and scroll down a little, you'll see they have produced a chronolgical table much like you but differing by 60-years because of the different interpretation of Genesis 11:26 and the age of Terah when Abraham was born. This is a well-known issue and the second link I gave deals solely with that issue.
Last edited by james46888; June 25th, 2012 at 07:20 PM. Reason: spelling
Ok wait...let me see if I'm getting this....carry the 2, divide by 48 and considering that Abraham was was walking at 2.5 miles per hour.....
ok. Never mind. I am NOT a math person. ;-)
1 Thessalonians 5:4 (New International Version)
4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
Come soon Lord Jesus - Take us Safely Home
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
If and I say if this is a parallel in scripture....the rapture may not be as soon as some people think.
Joseph, the husband of Mary, whose father was also named Jacob, from the line of David, was not the father of Jesus. He is the stepfather.
I was just showing that there are many parallels in scripture. There are a lot of hidden meanings in scripture. It just shows there is an author and none of this is happening by chance.
God called Abram out of "thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy father's house". When we get raptured we will be called, "out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy father's house."
Perhaps HeLives didn't mean "hidden meanings" as in the sense of tarot cards, but more like "types" and "patterns" that aren't readily seen... until maybe someone points them out.
ETA: Oh, and I think much of this would be (if it is) patterns pertaining to Israel's timing ("the end shall be at the time appointed [mow'ed]" - Daniel 8:19, 11:27, 11:35), not our rapture... and therefore (as pertaining to Israel) also would be figured in "biblical/prophetic" years of 360-days, as all time-prophecies pertaining to Israel do. Of course, as we know, our rapture happens first.