Scientists say they finally know the age of the moon. What does the Bible say?
Today the news reported that “A new analysis of lunar rocks brought to Earth by Apollo astronauts suggests that the moon formed 4.51 billion years ago — just 60 million years after the solar system itself took shape.” “Some previous studies have argued for a younger moon that coalesced 150 million to 200 million years after the solar system was born.”
What do Biblical sources, that predate Apollo collected rocks by almost 2000 years, say about the age of the moon?
Pirkê de Rabbi Eliezer (circa 100 CE) specifies that the moon formed no more than 2/3 of an hour after the sun. Now that’s a Creation hour. When we convert the hour from creation time to our time we get 106.53 million years; which means that the moon formed no more than 70 million years after the sun, matching the new scientific measurements!
To read more about the sun and the moon see The Genesis One Code. The 3rd edition of the book, published yesterday, has been revised and updated based upon reader feedback.