The human life span changes in the Bible - Why?
The human life span changes in the Bible from almost 1,000 years (Noah died at the age of 950 or 350 years after the flood) to 120 years for Moses. Is this fact or fiction? And if true why does our human life span change so dramatically?
One of the sugestions was that all the long ages was to do with using the lunar month as a year. I once read that someone once worked these very long life spans using the lunar method and they worked out as reasonable lifespans in solar years.
There is strong evidence that it is from the decline of the electromagnetic field around the earth as an effect from the Fall of Man and increased by the effects of the Great Flood. For example, the atmospheric conditions and oxygen content would have had greater support for longevity of life pre-Flood.
Google Dr. Carl Baugh who has a patent on a chamber that can create pre-Flood conditions which has produced interesting results.
MickS- using the Lunar month as a year is untenable. This results in people having children before reaching puberty.
ShrMC- the Biblical reference to 1000 years being as a day to God is poetic hyperbole, used to show that God is not bound by our sense of time. You are correct that no one lived to 1000 years, but Methuselah made it to 969 years.
Planks and Nails is on the right track. Forensic evidence exists showing that the earth's oxygen pressure was much higher before about 4400 years ago, which is the time of the flood in the days of Noah. Planks also refers to the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which allows rapid healing of injury and rejuvenation of cells. Since the earth was under these conditions prior to the flood of Noah, lives could easily have extended to over 900 years.
Another factor to consider is genetic breakdown. As more mutations enter the gene pool, life spans reduce, although this factor is far more gradual than the catastrophe of the flood of Noah.
I never suggested that lunar months as years was the answer, only that some one once used that system to work out, that when converted to solar years made more sense.
Ussher's date for the Flood is 2348 BC, but that's impossible. There were too many people on Earth at that time. Egypt's 6th dynasty started 3 years later. Sargon the Great conquered Sumer 13 years later.
it's a story. it isn't based on fact but like many things in the bible, it's made to look like something amazing happened to attract believers.
I spent 50 years wondering about the seemingly outrageous longevity of the early patriarchs. But then I approached this and other problems as an investigator, tracking clues in the Bible.
Short answer: No, the life spans of individual humans didn't change. Those were the spans of tribes.
I found far more than answers to my questions.
The ages given appear to be code for much longer ages! Longer?!
Science tells us that humanity is about 200,000 years old at a minimum. Thirty years ago, their estimate was 50,000 years old. Scientists continue to discover more bones that push back the age of Homo sapiens.
Literal Genesis gives us humanity's age at about 6000 years! That's far too short. So, either Genesis is false, or the years need to be multiplied by some factor. And there's precedent in the Pentateuch for such multiplication.
Genesis 5:2 gives us our first clue. Here, it talks about Adam as a group, both male and female. Adam is the earliest tribe of humanity. And Adam lived to 930 years of age (perhaps longer when multiplied by some factor).
I detail the research in a series of hubs on Genesis.
Not only does this new timeline explain the seemingly outrageous longevity of the early patriarchs, but it gives us far more:
* A biblical timeline compatible with those of science.
* The Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" matrix embedded in Genesis.
* The identity of the culprit behind the need for Noah's Flood.
* The real reason for Noah's Flood -- the special type of "wickedness" which raised God's ire, but which was "cured" by the Flood.
* The solution for why God gave such protection to a liar and murderer (Cain).
I'm also writing a book on this and much more -- "The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood."
http://www.genesiscode.net/books/the_bi … wisdom.php
Every bad thing Man has done in the last several thousand years has not justified the Flood. So, what did?
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