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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.When examining individual genealogies, one can find examples where individuals are excluded or added to the lists found in Genesis.We don't know how long Adam worked the garden before God gave him another assignment.However, it wouldn't have been much "work" if Adam was there for less than 24 hours.
Instead of creating a world filled with full-grown plants, God actually created seeds and planted those.
Our English expression: "The dawning of an age" serves to illustrate this point.
The intended meaning of the word should be determined from the context.
Similarly, the key genealogical terms (such as "son" and "father") have much broader meanings in Hebrew than their corresponding English words.
The Hebrew word translated "son" can also have the meaning of "grandson," "great grandson," "descendant," etc.