Nathan Hoffman and the Missing 650 Years
This YouTube video “Were the Pyramids Built Before the Flood? (Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew)” by Nathan Hoffman (NathanH83 channel on YouTube) is utterly amazing. I just want to repeat that; this is an utterly amazing video and fun to watch. In it, he references the award winning documentary “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” by
To summarize, the date of the Biblical Deluge was encoded in the the Old Testament genealogies, much as James Ussher thought, only the Ussher chronology uses an Old Testament that has been deliberately and very substantially modified by an entrenched Jewish political leadership determined to prove to the rank-in-file that Jesus could not possibly be the promised Messiah. In short, Ussher was not using the original text.
I regard the Old Testament as primarily a record of world cataclysms. If this is so, providing us with a date of the last major world catastrophe would be an essential part of the text. It was there. It was taken out. By adding back the missing 650 years, the Old Testament is telling us that the biblical deluge occurred around 3000 BC. This more or less agrees with both the start of the fifth and last Great Cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar (3106 BC according to my work) and the start of the Yuga calendar of India (3105 BC according to Christian Irigaray).