February 9, 2018
A common assumption is that Genesis 5 and 11 contain complete, father-son genealogies without gaps and, therefore, one can rely on these genealogies to accurately calculate a date for creation and Noah’s flood. However, as we’ve previously presented,1 strong evidence shows that genealogy gaps exist. In this article, we will present additional evidence for genealogy gaps found in the Genesis 11:1–9 story of the Tower of Babel. Bishop Ussher and other no-gap proponents typically date this event at Babel ~101 years after the flood around the time of the birth of Peleg (assuming Peleg is the fourth generation after Noah’s sons).2 However, the three reasons below suggest it is impossible for this incident to have occurred so soon after the flood.
January 29, 2018
Around the turn of the last century, studies showed that babies who were breastfed had a lower mortality rate and fewer incidences of diseases than those who were bottle-fed. Since that time, there has been a growing research effort to understand what is special about human milk that provides infants with better health and protection against disease. This research, especially in recent years, has produced some remarkable findings.
January 5, 2018
With the arrival of the new year, new things are afoot. And one of the new creations at Reasons to Believe is a web feature called Voices—the official blog of our visiting scholars.