Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
i dont remember that in the bible.
It's not atually in the bible.
The bible makes no reference to dates or times - or little anyway. Which kind of makes sense if you accept that it was written by many people over an extended period of time and went through many changes. Dates would've got in the way of telling good stories.
What the 6,000 years or 10,000 years that people are referring to are some calculations made by a guy a few hundred years ago - Paley I think, maybe in the 1700s or 1800s?
He tallied up all the generations that were listed in some of the biblical stories - from Adam through Noah and Abraham and Moses and so on to Jesus - added 1700 years or so for good measure and got a figure of 6,000 years or something like it.
Other people have done the same with varying results depending on how long each generation is and which generations you count - remember the bible isn't one book but many, so there are quite a few contradictions.
Clearly doesn't match the scientific interpretations of geology, radiometric dating, palaeontology and evolution so there's the tension.