by Rod Martin, Jr.
The Bible's first book gives us a rather simple formula for revealing this new Genesis timeline. The details of that formula and of its discovery fills a large part of the upcoming book, The Bible's Hidden Wisdom, God's Reason for Noah's Flood.
The diagrams below provide three timeline views. The first reveals the span from the end of the dinosaurs to present time, showing the length of humanity's existence by this new Genesis timeline. The second zooms in for a closer look at the human period. The third zooms in further still for a closer look at the most recent Ice Age and the later patriarchs before Moses. Also shown are several geological events to give the timeline greater perspective.
This timeline pushes the beginning of humanity back to 10,454,130 BC and Noah's Flood back to 27,970 BC.
e Pleistocene Epoch lasted from 1.8 million to about 10,000 years ago. It was a period filled with Ice Ages and brief islands of warmth. The current epoch, the Holocene, is one such warm period. The previous warm period was called the Eemian and it lasted about 17,000 years, from 131,000 to 114,000 years ago. According to some researchers, humanity experienced a genetic bottleneck about the time Mt. Toba, Sumatra last erupted. With a power ten thousand times that of Mt. Saint Helens, a great portion of the life centered on Southeast Asia was thought to have been wiped out. Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) died out about the time of the Great Flood as determined by this timeline. Could Neanderthal have been the "daughters of men" referred to in Genesis (Gen. 6:1-2)? Some researchers have found skeletal remains that suggest that Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis may have mated. Could the Flood have been created for them?