In reality, the Bible makes no claim as to the age of the earth, although it does establish a minimum age.This page examines some of the history of the controversy—what the Bible actually says and does not say—and the scientific evidence surrounding the age of the earth.As indicated earlier, the Bible does not fix the age of the earth, contrary to the claims of Answers in Genesis.Historically, their claim comes from the work of James Ussher, Bishop in the Church of Ireland, from 1625 to 1656.
The Hebrew word translated "son" can also have the meaning of "grandson," "great grandson," "descendant," etc.
Again, God was playing farmer by planting the garden and letting it grow (Genesis 2:9).
Adam was placed into the garden "to work it and take care of it" (Genesis ).
An accurate understanding of biblical genealogies is difficult, yet it is important for the understanding of Scripture.
Having a proper understanding of biblical genealogies is a prerequisite to attempting to address the Genesis genealogies.