At the age of 130, Jacob told Pharaoh that the days and years of the son are shorter and worse than the days and years of the fathers (Genesis 47:9). In Jacob's days, people looked back with longing on their fathers who lived for eons. Job 14 describes the geological ages associated with a lifetime during the dinosaur age. One of Job's markers for the brevity life was that the sea (Hebrew west) dried. Indeed, drill cores show that the Mediterranean dried repeatedly. Ancient river beds cut deep canyons through hundreds of meters of rock as they dropped down to a sea bed thousands of meters below its modern level. Job said their faces deformed before they died. The skull is the only part of our skeleton that keeps growing as we age. If we lived for geological ages, our faces would grow Neanderthal, but our grandchildren would look much like moderns. The fossils supports Job's claim that they lived for geological ages.
If Job and Jacob are correct, then ancient orbits would not be like modern ones. The ancients recorded that the planets once passed close to Earth. They mentioned planet horns, as though they saw them as we see the moon. Sumerian seals show planet-gods sporting horns on their heads and one seal shows an extra planet arranged around the Sun. Every ancient society told stories of a shattered a planet. The Bible mentions a day when the Sun and Moon remained in the sky for a day. Later the stars fought from their courses and heavy rain fell. The Bible mentions the shattering of a planet four times, using similar descriptions as the Canaanites.
Biblical references to Noah's flood use 30-day months and a 360-day year. The earliest calendar records agree with Noah's calendar. Then the lunar orbit seemed to have changed, needing 5 more days per year to fit the Sun's cycle. Then the year increased to 365 days and 10 or 11 days were added to the lunar calendar to fit the Sun's cycle. The changes seemed to have happened rapidly, suggesting close encounters.
The earliest records of Venus, the Ammizaduga Tablets, record a Venusian orbit that spent week too long on the far side of the Sun and half as many weeks too short in the morning and evening phases. Ptolemy's maximum elongations of Venus do not fit our ephemeris. The Mayans recorded the modern synodic cycle for Venus, but their morning and evening phases are part way between the Babylonian and modern observations. These suggest a gradually expanding solar system.
Ancient eclipses almost never fit modern mathematical calculations. The Bamboo Annals from China list eclipses that never occurred according to our mathematics, as do Mayan records. The Chinese list a conjunction of the five planets in 1576 BC in which our estimates show Venus 40 degrees distant. Venus is the only planet that has a rotational tidal synchronism with Earth. Every time it passes us, it points the same face towards earth as though we interacted gravitationally with it in the past.
The optical parallax to the Sun has continued to decrease, even since radar established the canonical AU in the 1960s.
How could days and years both accelerate? We call it gravity, although no one has actually detected any of it. Paraconical pendula precess differently depending on the position of the Sun, Moon and probably the planets. The Sun's pull on Earth's trailing hemisphere is slightly higher than on the leading side. This is probably a result of the propagation delay in the gravitational phenomena. The gravitational offset gradually and continually accelerates days and years, orbits and rotations, exactly as Jacob states.
What is gravity? Newton and Einstein both presumed that it is a perpetual motion effect, that it does not affect the matter that transmits it. Yet we can directly observe the history of galaxies. The earliest galaxies were naked midgets. Elohim created the plural heavens (galaxies) and Earth first. At first the earth had no form, was not extended until Elohim continued to command light to continue to be. Light evidently has a relation with matter, giving it form. Half way through the creation week, He continued to form the Sun, Moon and Stars and continued to place them in the spreading place. This is precisely what we observe as the stars continued to come out, spread out and accelerate out from originally naked galactic cores. The visible properties of matter continued to change throughout cosmic history. The earliest atomic clocks clocked tiny fractions of the frequencies of modern atoms. Atomic clocks evidently accelerate along with the accelerating orbits as billions of galaxies grew into huge, local growth spirals. He is the One who calls the stars to emerge and come out in unbroken continuity, so that none go missing (Isaiah 40:26).
Where do scientists get their notion of clock-like orbits? All scientists are trained to reason, measure and mathematicate with a first law, the notion that all things remain the same (2 Peter 3: 3 - 6). Evidently the Earth has only orbited the Sun about 6,000 times as the clocks, the days and the years accelerate. Ever notice that life keeps on speeding up as you age? There are no fixed references anywhere, no mathematical constants or fixed laws. The creation is enslaved to change, exactly as the Bible states in Romans 8:19 - 22. Think about it.
The picture is in the public domain. It shows page nine of the Dresden Codex - some of the Mayan records of Venus' orbit.