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Tree Rings and Biblical Chronology

Methuselah tree

About two miles high, in the White Mountains of eastern California, grows a unique tree, Pinus aristata (also referred to as Pinus longaeva). Commonly known as the Bristlecone pine, it is not a tall or stately appearing tree; it is very slow growing, only one inch in diameter per 100 years and up to 25-30 feet tall. The remarkable fact about the tree is that it is noted as the oldest known living thing in the world, far surpassing the vastly more famous Sequoia. Due to the remote location of Bristlecone forests, few people have heard of these trees, much less visited the area of their growth…

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