Adam lived to be 930 years old. The he died (Genesis 5:5)
Adam began to die after he sinned in the Garden of Eden, but his was in such good shape that he lived to the ripe old age of 930 years. Humans that were close to perfection lived extraordinary ages as well (Genesis 5:1-32, Genesis 9:29)
The extraordinary ages that people lived back mankind's early history show that humans were meant to live forever, but since Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they lost out on everlasting life for themselves and all their future offspring (Romans 5:12)
That is why we grow older/old, get sick, and die.
Supposedly Methuselah lived to be 969 years old.
However there has been talk that the Septuagint Genesis 5 numbers are in tenths of years, which "will explain how it was that they read 930 years for the age of Adam instead of 93 years, and 969 years for Methuselah instead of 96 years, and 950 years for that of Noah instead of 95 years.
Noah also lived longer than Adam (950) and so did Jared (962).
Maybe it's because they didn't have all the added hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics in their food.
Clean air and fresh water must have helped as well.
Personally speaking I believe God made man and man made religion. You can't believe everything written in the bible!
The tower of babel bible story alone should raise questions regarding the "explanation" of why we have foreign languages.
Even with all the modern equipment we have today it would be impossible to build a tower from earth to the moon let alone heaven!
Thank you for your answer. Some have theorized that the year in the times before the Flood was just a month long. However, there is no Scriptural basis for this view. Had the year been a 30-day month, this would mean that Enosh would have become.....
Had the year been a 30 day month, this would mean that Enosh would have become a father before he was eight years old, and others such as Kenan, Mahalalel, and Enoch would have fathered children before they were six years old (Genesis 5:9, 12, 15, 21). A comparison of Genesis 7:11 with Genesis 8:3,4 shows that 150 days amounted to five months. The fact that the Bible also mentions the 10th month and subsequently, one 40-day period and at least two 7-day periods as passing during this year, indicates the year was 12 months long (Genesis 8:5,6,10, and verses 12-14)
I do believe and trust everything in God's Word. I am sorry that you don't.
snapcracklepop. There is no need to be sorry. You didn't write it. I've studied the history of the bible/how it was "put together" by men as it was canonized (Which books to include or not).
As with everything politics, power, & bias had a hand
dashingscorpio I agree with you when you say that pesticide free additives, hormones, clean air and fresh waters contributed to Adam and Eve's longevity of life. A Bible verse says Adam would die that very "day" if he disobeyed God (Genesis 2:17)
And yet he went on to live to be 930 after eating the apple.
I do wonder since God is "all knowing"; he had to (know) what Adam and Eve would do once he put that tree in the Garden of Eden. After all it's impossible to "surprise" God!
dashingscorpio, Adam died within God's day of 1,000 years. Notice the Bible principle at 2nd Peter 3:8--"However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that "one day" is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as "one day"
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