The creation of the universe has been attributed to time plus the gradual development of things since the time of the first royal family - the Nimrod Dynasty. As men of great age and wisdom were venerated in Nimrod's court, it was established that no one knew the true nature of creation. Mankind had moved as a tribe of several thousand, the number never being determined exactly, to the district on the planet Eretz known as Babel.
However, ancient documents, handed down by descendants of Abraham of Ur, and collated by Moses of Egypt, purport to be a record from a Creator that communicated with men. This account has the original pair of human beings coming out of the jungles of what presumably was near to where Babel stands today. It also tells of a great disaster - a flood - that nearly destroyed mankind. None of this, though, is found in extant records carefully preserved by the Nimrod Dynasty.
Until the era of the Jewish Renaissance, dates were figured from the time of the beginning of the capital city of Babel, in the 39th century before the present. However, the council of elders in Babel was greatly influenced by the scholarship of Governor Solomon, who was popularly called a king among that people. At that time, the time of mankind's beginning was accepted as 1802 years before Babel. From that time on, dates were referred to as "Year of the World," and, for better or worse, are the dates used to enumerate the years to this day.