The age of the earth has been a topic of debate among Christians over the last two centuries.
The Hebrew word dasha tells us that God used processes identical to what we see on the earth today. Some Christians claim that God could have sped up the process so that it all this sprouting and growing happened within a period of 24-hours.
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.
The following is a summary of the biblical evidence presented on this website regarding the age of the earth.
For more detailed explanations of each topic, please click on the associated link.