Joseph Smith Translation and the Ages of Patriarchs

The accounts of the Patriarchs from Adam down to Joseph in the book of Genesis and Moses include ages of each Patriarch when their son was born, when they died, etc. Joseph Smith corrected several of these in his inspired translation of the Bible, but very few of his corrections have been included in the published standard works. Here is a link to a paper explaining these changes.

What’s the point?

The timeline of the first 2000 or so years of human history can be studied using what information is available in Genesis. Latter-day revelation adds a few changes and additions and even more so when accounting for these changes. It can be instructive  to study and compare these different views on the timeline.

The more we understand about the lives of the people in the scriptures, the more those people, as well as the scriptures themselves, become real to us. Its easier to relate to people when we can connect to them in very human ways.

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Genesis Timeline

Issues in Making a Timeline of Genesis

See also Genesis Projects

Files

One Page Timeline (At-a-Glance): A one page document showing the whole timeline of the Modifies Genesis Timeline at a glance.

Things I Learned: A simple list ad explanation of some fun things I learned or wondered about that helped me connect to the people of Genesis.

GENESIS ONLY TIMELINE:

GENESIS ONLY TIMELINE EVENTS: A list of each event that occurred in the timeline, including its calculated year, margin of error, and reference. This version is made ONLY using the Old Testament scriptures.

GENESIS ONLY TIMELINE: An excel document showing the lifespan of each Patriarch from Adam to Joseph, as well as information about each event in the timeline. Difficult to convert to PDF without messing up the formatting. Can be easily printed from the excel document. This version is made ONLY using the Old Testament scriptures.

GENESIS WITH LATTERDAY REVELATION TIMELINE:

GENESIS WITH LATTERDAY REVELATION TIMELINE EVENTS: A list of each event that occurred in the timeline, including its calculated year, margin of error, and reference. This version is made using the Genesis and Moses accounts, as well as insights from D&C 107.

GENESIS WITH LATTERDAY REVELATION TIMELINE: An excel document showing the lifespan of each Patriarch from Adam to Joseph, as well as information about each event in the timeline. Difficult to convert to PDF without messing up the formatting. Can be easily printed from the excel document. This version is made using the Genesis and Moses accounts, as well as insights from D&C 107.

MODIFIED GENESIS TIMELINE:

Modified GENESIS TIMELINE EVENTS: A list of each event that occurred in the timeline, including its calculated year, margin of error, and reference. This version is made using the Genesis and Moses accounts, insights from D&C 107, and the modified ages of the Patriarchs from the Joseph Smith Translation.

Modified GENESIS TIMELINE: An excel document showing the lifespan of each Patriarch from Adam to Joseph, as well as information about each event in the timeline. Difficult to convert to PDF without messing up the formatting. Can be easily printed from the excel document. This version is made using the Genesis and Moses accounts, insights from D&C 107, and the modified ages of the Patriarchs from the Joseph Smith Translation.

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