5. Flood to Promise

1657 The eight saved people leave the Ark (Gen 8:13-19) (2347BC).
1658 Arphaxad was born 2 years after the flood (Gen 11.10) and died in 2096 (Gen 11.13).
1693 Salah was born when Arphaxad was 35 (Gen 11.12) and died in 2126 (Gen 11.15).
1723 Eber was born when Salah was 30 (Gen. 11:14) and died in 2187 (Gen 11.17).
1757 Peleg was born when Eber was 34 (Gen 11:16) and died in 1996 (Gen 11.19).
The Tower of Babel was built around this time and the peoples were scattered.  One non-biblical source gives a date of 1762.
1787 Reu was born when Peleg was 30 (Gen. 11:18 and died in 2026 (Gen 11.21).
1819 Serug was born when Reu was 32 (Gen. 11:20) and died in 2026 (Gen 11.23).
1849 Nahor was born when Serug was 30 (Gen 11:22) and died in 2049 (Gen 11.25).
1878 Terah was born when Nahor was 29 (Gen 11.24) and died in 2083, in Haran (Gen 11.32).
1948 The first of Terah’s sons (Nahor or Haran) was born when Terah  was 70 (Gen 11.26).  Though Abram was listed fist, he was evidently not the eldest.
2007 Noah died
2008 Abram born.  This date is derived from the assumption that Abraham left Haran very shortly after Terah died.  Abraham was 75 when he left Haran (Gen 12:4) whilst Terah was 205 when he died in 2083 (Gen 11.32).
Haran died in Ur (Gen 11.27).
Terah and family moved from Ur to Haran (presumably named after his prematurely dead son).
2083 Gen. 11:32 So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.


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