Well the Moses is credited for being the author of the first five books of the OT. The earliest of anyone mentioned in the bible after Adam and Eve is around 2125 BC - 2100BC... No one knows when creation was before this.. so we are looking at a known guesstimate of roughly 4000 years that man has been recorded not including the span between creation and Abraham. I just spit out 3million just for giggles counting about 10,000 years as one day being a thousand years . By adding up the ages of man from Adam untill Abraham was roughly between 3000-5000 years now do not quote me on this because I haven't added it up.. There are theologians out there who thrive on this data... I have trouble keeping my eyes open long enough to try and read all the geneologies. The only time frame we could even say could be thousands of years is the first seven, but here is the deal... It specifically states an evening and a morning were the next day on each day, so if you see wiggle room there then so be it, I don't. Now with that being said, there are some things that do not make sense to me, such as how did people get to the Western hemisphere and Australia.... The first man and woman were created in the garden of Eden, which laid between the Tigris and Euphrate s rivers. Cain after murdering Abel, had to leave and ended up in the land of Nod which is east of the assumed Garden of Eden. I don't understand where race came from, because the only account for seperation was at the tower of Babel when their languages were confused and they were scattered out in all the lands. I don't think the bible is inaccurate, I think the time it was written, that events that happened in a certain area were talked about. I believe it only mentions the things that were intended for man to see the relationship with God from the beginning... Not every detail since creation is recorded. These are supposed to be words breathed by God to Moses. We have to remember that the events Moses wrote happened 300-400 years before his time.