Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Oldest Tree in the World

You may have heard of this tree. It is a bristlecone pine, located in California, and

is also known as "The Methuselah Tree"


Because Methuselah was the oldest person in the Bible, living to be 969 years old when he died.

But, guess what.


The Methuselah Tree is much much older than its namesake.

The Methuselah Tree is 4,844 years old according to some calculations

Why is this such an interesting number / age.

Think about it.

According to the Bible, the Flood of Noah occurred in about 2347 BC (Usher's Numbers) which would make that event having occurred about -- are you ready for this --- about 4350 years ago.


Obviously, after the flood everything having been totally wiped out, had to start over from scratch -- plants, trees, etc.

So the oldest living tree, the Methuselah Tree, falls right in that age range of growth beginning again after the flood.


This tree's location is kept secret so folks won't find it and cut it down.

But, there are pictures.  Want to see them?

Figured you would -- so

HERE'S THE LINK to the Bristlecone Pine Methuselah Tree the oldest living tree in the world