Really Old People



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    Daily Reading: Genesis 5

    Genesis 5 is the Genealogies of Adam. While sometimes these are seemingly unimportant, there are several things of interest to note in these.

    First: Enoch. There is not a lot we know about Enoch, except it says that he walked with God, and he was not for God took him. We know that no one is perfect, yet Enoch was one that walked in such a way that God did not leave him on this earth. We don't know how he was taken, but it just says that he was not...for God took him.

    Methuselah: This is the oldest recorded man in the Bible. He lived to be 969 years old. As you will notice, the life expectancy was much greater before the flood than it was after the flood.

    Note also that the ultimate purpose of these genealogies is to show the line to Christ all the way from Adam. Jesus' lineage can be traced all the way back to the beginning because of records like this.

    This record also notes the age of the earth to the exact year at the time of the flood. Each of these ages can be added up to know exactly how old the earth was when the flood was on the earth...and if I remember right when they are added up it comes out very close to 2,000 years.

    Genesis 5
    [1] This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
    [2] He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.
    [3] And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.
    [4] After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters.
    [5] So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.
    [6] Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh.
    [7] After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters.
    [8] So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.
    [9] Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.
    [10] After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters.
    [11] So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
    [12] Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel.
    [13] After he begot Mahalalel, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters.
    [14] So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.
    [15] Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.
    [16] After he begot Jared, Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters.
    [17] So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.
    [18] Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch.
    [19] After he begot Enoch, Jared lived eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters.
    [20] So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.
    [21] Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah.
    [22] After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters.
    [23] So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
    [24] And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
    [25] Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.
    [26] After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters.
    [27] So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.
    [28] Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and had a son.
    [29] And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD has cursed.”
    [30] After he begot Noah, Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years, and had sons and daughters.
    [31] So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.
    [32] And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


 

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