Recently, I was surprised to read a section of my school history class and see it said that writing has only been around for the last 6,000 years. I could hardly believed they said that in class curriculum!
By the time history began — that is, by the time writing was invented, about 6,000 years ago . . .
Of course, they didn’t mean it to say anything scriptural, but they couldn’t have guessed how close they are to the truth. It is true, writing wasn’t invented till about 6,000 years ago, right around the time the whole universe was made!
The had a funny way of wording that too. “By the time history began”, what they mean, of course, by the time people started recording history, it was only 6,000 years prior to now. I happen to like what I said about this idea of “history before writing” in my article, Zooneden: Prehistoric?:
Zooneden animals are often referred to as “prehistoric creatures”. Is anything wrong with this title? If so, what would the problem be?
First off, prehistoric means “before written history”. And, in the evolutionary timeline, prehistory means, before humans evolved the brains and sense to start making a written history and records of themselves. For the evolutionist, the end of prehistory marks the advancement of brains in the human world.
However, does such a thing as prehistory just exist in the mind of the evolutionist or does (or did) it really exist?
To answer this question we must start at the Bible, of course. What does the Bible say about this “prehistory”? Quite a lot.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
When it comes to the Bible it says that “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Notice the word “beginning”. The Hebrew word for this word is, re’shiyth and it literally means the first thing to happen.
But, it goes beyond that. “In the beginning” literally marks the first moment of time. When the Bible says “in the beginning” it really means in the beginning.
Someone might say:
So, the Bible mentions the starting point of time, that still doesn’t prove there is no such thing as prehistory!
Actually it does. When the Bible says that God created time and that fact is written down, than human history, since the very beginning of time, has been recorded. Not a millisecond, second, minute or an hour is left to prehistory.
So, though I am shocked, the evolutionists got something straight, time and writing began about 6,000 years ago, exactly as the Bible says.