In a recent post that got a lot of attention, I spoke about three different view on what caused the world to be divided and for the peoples of the world to scatter, post-Flood. The usual position is that the incident at the Tower of Babel was the cause. When the Tower was supposedly knocked down, the city was abandoned, and the peoples went there separate ways, the world after the Great Flood of Noah, was replenished with humans, all from the sons of Noah, sometime after the Ark came to rest (estimates vary from 100 to 300 years afterward).
How do we reconcile an old earth with the Bible? Even if we grant the world is very old, God’s creation of Adam and Eve is dated by the Masoretic Text to 6,000 years ago, and the Septuagint to 7,600 years ago. But what if there were “generation gaps” (or additional gaps in the chronologies supplied in Genesis 5 and 11? Does this “buy us time” so to speak and make anthropology and archeology coincide with what the Bible teaches? That’s a major subject in Rebooting the Bible, Part 2. The following article below is drawn from Chapter 2 of