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In the beginning...

  • "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)
  • By some theologies, the fall of Satan and other demons occured before God created the physical world.
  • "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)
  • "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding." (Job 38:4)


  • c. 13700000000 BC. Creation of the universe ("heavens"), according to Old Earth Creationism and the Big Bang theory.
  • c. 4550000000 BC. Creation of the earth, according to Old Earth Creationism
  • 5600 BC. Date of Noah's Ark, according to Black Sea deluge theory.
  • 5500 BC. Date of creation, calculated from the Septuagint. Note: the Septuagint gives longer ages for the Genesis geneologies than does the Vulgate.
  • 5199 BC. Date of creation, according to Traditional Catholics.
  • October 23, 4004 BC. Date of creation, according to the Ussher-Lightfoot Calendar.

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