Creation - The Flood

Chart dating from Creation to the Flood

All dates on this chart have been plotted directly from data found in the Holy Bible, New International Version®.
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society.

See Critical Path for information on the continuity of the biblical chronology.


    1057 AM [Chart]
    3167 BC [Chart]

    2007 AM
    2217 BC

Biblical References:
    Genesis 6 - 9

    Noah, his sons and their wives are uniquely situated in the history of the Earth.  These people are the only people to have experienced the Earth before and after the Flood.  They would be able to compare first-hand what the environment was like before and after the Flood.  For example, one thing that seems clear from the biblical narrative is that prior to the Flood it had never rained.  In today's environment rain is an essential element in the weather cycle.  This one factor is an indication of the difference in the ecology of pre-Flood Earth.

See The Flood for a detailed description of the events surrounding the Flood and Noah's involvement in it.