How Old Is the House

Conflicts in Science      by Royal T. McArdell

About the Book:  How Old Is the House challenges many popular beliefs about scientific theories and scientific issues. Arguments both for and against popular theories and issues are presented so that you can make your own decisions as to what to believe.  The Introduction is about a house that is either new or 150 years old- perhaps you can figure it out.  Read the Introduction to the book and add your comments to the web log or send questions to the author.  Items you can view are shown at the left below.

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Book Topics:
The Big Bang
Planet Earth
Our Moon
Dinosaurs & Coal
Global Warming
Energy Problems
Intelligent Design
Bible Accuracy
Early A.D. Writings
Natural Laws
Questions & Ans.


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About The Author

News Articles:
Big Bang Issues
Revolving Univ.
More CO
2 Please
Law of Biology
Evolution & Math
Early Universe
Seas Not Rising
Early Bible events

Organic Soup
Polar Bears ok
The Great Flood
Creation of Time
Faster Than Light


St Paul
, Minnesota -- June 6, 2007

 Early Biblical Events Are Accurate

People and events described in the early part of the Bible are regarded by many as just stories and not factual accounts. After studying the first few chapters of the Book of Genesis, the author of the book “How Old Is the House” explains that most of the early events and places that are described appear to be historically accurate. Most of the individual locations are known to archaeologists and some are even shown on current maps.

According to the Bible, Adam lived from about 4004 BC until about 3070 BC. Adam began life with Eve in the Garden of Eden located near the confluence of four rivers. One of them was the Euphrates and it still exists today although the post flood landscape probably differs markedly from pre-flood times.  The Garden was probably somewhere in the region of present day Iraq. 

Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden to the east and most likely lived  nearby. They had many children. Enoch was the first city to be founded and was named after Cain’s eldest son. Cain was Adam’s eldest son. No record of the City of Enoch exists today, probably because it was destroyed along with the Garden of Eden in the great flood. The ruins of most early post-flood cities mentioned in Genesis have been located including Nineveh, Calah, Resen, Gaza, Babylonia, Ur and many others.  For example the city of Ur is still shown on present day maps of Iraq, and other non-biblical records and ruins collaborate many of the locations and events described in the early parts of the Bible including the names of the rulers of the cities. Lot and his family, for example, lived in the city of Sodom and fled just before Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. The destruction of these cities was also observed from a distance by Abraham who saw smoke rising from the ruins the next morning. The burned-up remains of these two cities can be seen today.

Most early human inhabitants of the Earth described in the Bible lived for hundreds of years. Their life spans covered many generations and their exact ages are documented in Biblical records. For example, Cain’s eldest son, Enoch, was Noah’s great great grandfather. It would have been fairly easy to maintain records of ancestors and early events, as lives overlapped much more than they do today. Other records of the great flood also exist separate from the Bible.

Since people, places and events appear to have been clearly described in these ancient writings, how should we handle the descriptions of the origins of the Universe, the Earth, Adam and Eve. The explanations given in the Bible are easy to dismiss as merely stories because the accounts of their beginnings defy human reasoning.  Because the accuracy of the great number of things that have been confirmed, we should not be too quick to dismiss those things that we do not understand as merely stories.  There are no reasons to believe that these people were any less intelligent than people living today, and the records they kept were very detailed accounts of lives, places and happenings.  The enormous differences between ages of early events measured by scientific tools and the descriptions from the Bible can be reconciled if one considers the possibility that time as we understand it may be a created concept.

A time line of major Biblical events is shown in the book “How Old Is the House” and other related information and references can be found at the author’s book web site


 Roy McArdell
Author: How Old Is the House


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