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How old is the universe?

by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

  

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We can’t tell how old the universe is by examining it, because we don’t understand how it got here in the first place. The age according to ancient Jewish tradition, calculated by compiling the chronologies written in the Torah, is currently 5,768 years.1

For a more complete answer, see How old is the universe? from Chabad.org

Footnotes

  • 1. The Jewish year 5768 began in September, 2007. Please calculate accordingly for future years.

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