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Again, God was playing farmer by planting the garden and letting it grow (Genesis 2:9).
Having a proper understanding of biblical genealogies is a prerequisite to attempting to address the Genesis genealogies.
Although many Christians claim this makes the days exactly 24-hours in length, the Hebrew word translated "day" in English actually has three literal translations; the daylight portion of a 24-hour day, a 24-hour day, and a long, unspecified period of time (as in "day of the dinosaurs").
The Hebrew word translated "evening" also means "sunset," "night" or "ending of the day." The Hebrew word translated "morning" also means "sunrise," "coming of light," "beginning of the day," or "dawning," with possible metaphoric usage.
Next, God had Adam give names to "all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air" (Genesis ).
The process would have required Adam naming tens of thousands of species (minimum).Archbishop Ussher took the genealogies of Genesis, assuming they were complete, and calculated all the years to arrive at a date for the creation of the earth on Sunday, October 23, 4004 B. Of course, even assuming the method was valid, such an exact date is not possible from the genealogies of the Bible (Ussher assumed all the years the patriarchs lived were exactly 365.25 days long and that they all died the day before their next birthday).There are a number of other assumptions implicit in the calculation.As indicated earlier, the Bible does not fix the age of the earth, contrary to the claims of Answers in Genesis.