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Plants spouted, grew to maturity, and produced seeds. However, the text clearly states that the (soulish) animals, including the wild animals (carnivores), cattle (herbivores) and "creeping things" (rodents? Then God created Adam, the first man (Genesis , 2:7).
He placed the man into a special garden that He had planted (Genesis 2:8).
(Genesis -12) The interesting part of the account is that God did not create the plants in the manner we might assume He did.
Instead of creating a world filled with full-grown plants, God actually created seeds and planted those.
The age of the earth has been a topic of debate among Christians over the last two centuries.
Several Christian ministries promote the idea that the earth is less than 10,000 years old, which they say comes from the Bible.
Again, God was playing farmer by planting the garden and letting it grow (Genesis 2:9).
The Hebrew word translated "evening" also means "sunset," "night" or "ending of the day." The Hebrew word translated "morning" also means "sunrise," "coming of light," "beginning of the day," or "dawning," with possible metaphoric usage.
Next, God had Adam give names to "all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air" (Genesis ).
The process would have required Adam naming tens of thousands of species (minimum).
Archbishop Ussher took the genealogies of Genesis, assuming they were complete, and calculated all the years to arrive at a date for the creation of the earth on Sunday, October 23, 4004 B. Of course, even assuming the method was valid, such an exact date is not possible from the genealogies of the Bible (Ussher assumed all the years the patriarchs lived were exactly 365.25 days long and that they all died the day before their next birthday).
There are a number of other assumptions implicit in the calculation.
By cross referencing the biblical genealogies with other events dated in the Bible, one can find instances where numerous genealogies were telescoped, resulting in the exclusion of numerous generations of individuals.