October 3

Genesis 5

This is the book of Generations. Let’s hit the high points here:

Adam was 130 years old when he had his last son Seth. Damn, not bad.

Adam lives to be 930 years old. Yup. That tree of life is some good stuff. The eat the apple and die thing finally takes effect?

Seth has his first son at the age of 105 (those are some good genes) and dies at a ripe old age of 912 years old.

Enos lives to be 905, Cainan lives to be 910, Mahalaleel lives to be 890, Jared lives to be 962, Enoch lives to be 365 (Dies an “early” death because God “takes” him), Methuselah lives to be 969, Lamech lives to be 777, and finally Noah starts kicking out children at the age of 500.

Apparently no one can break the millennium barrier. OK. There is no evidence empirical or otherwise that a human being can live for any of these ages. The oldest person on record today is still Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That’s the longest that we’ve been able to stretch it. The bible is just wrong here. Maybe the writers of the bible no math good.

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Posted October 3, 2014 by Michael in category "Genesis