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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.
(Genesis -12) The interesting part of the account is that God did not create the plants in the manner we might assume He did.
Instead of creating a world filled with full-grown plants, God actually created seeds and planted those.
Archbishop Ussher took the genealogies of Genesis, assuming they were complete, and calculated all the years to arrive at a date for the creation of the earth on Sunday, October 23, 4004 B. Of course, even assuming the method was valid, such an exact date is not possible from the genealogies of the Bible (Ussher assumed all the years the patriarchs lived were exactly 365.25 days long and that they all died the day before their next birthday).
The process would have required Adam naming tens of thousands of species (minimum).
The first, and foremost, assumption is that the genealogies of Genesis are complete, from father to son throughout the entire course of human existence.
The second assumption is that the Genesis creation "days" were exactly 24-hours in length. Although Archbishop Ussher assumed the Genesis genealogies were complete, it is clear from the rest of the Bible that those genealogies were telescoped (some names were left out for the sake of brevity), which is common in biblical genealogies but rare in modern genealogies.
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.