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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
simple 
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Message 112 of 230 (426332)
10-06-2007 5:07 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by thestickman
12-05-2002 10:00 AM


Easy. The 120 years was not how long man would live. It was a time till some big event for man would come, a warning. In other words, sort of like
'Man, this is the Almighty, and in 120 years something real real big is coming down.
Many assumed this was the flood. I used to assume the same thing, which is one reason why some still say it took 120 years to build the ark.

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simple 
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Message 114 of 230 (426406)
10-06-2007 1:55 PM
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10-06-2007 5:36 AM


I now feel that the 120 year warning was warning of a time that the fabric of the universe of man would be changed, and the spiritual and physical no longer together. If you recall, the tower of babel, and the 'division' of Peleg's day fell about 120 years after that warning.
Peleg, according to a very popular and accepted method of chronology, was born 101 years after the flood. If this warning was 19 years, or so before that, we still had a lot of time for the year of the flood, and building of the ark as well. No need to go with the old idea that it was the flood that the warning referred to, and that it took 120 years to build it.
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simple 
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Message 227 of 230 (566495)
06-24-2010 11:40 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by thestickman
12-05-2002 10:00 AM


Nope
The 120 years need not refer to how long man would live. Many take it to refer to how long till t the flood, for example.

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