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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
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Message 99 of 230 (395289)
04-15-2007 10:23 PM

there is an odd difference in that verse than others. let me explain
Genesis 6:3
"an hundred and twenty years"(KJV)
this is what God said right before the flood
now look at how the ages are written
Genesis 11:12
"12And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:"(KJV)
now i see a difference between AGE of man and length of time. it says "five and thirty years" what does that mean?
i think that what God said in Genesis 6:3 was that MAN will live for another 120 years then he will cause the flood, because it says that Noah was 500 years old, when God said this, when the flood came noah was 600.
so about 100 years later the flood came, same as what God said? not quite, let me explain: God said that he would give man 120 years then he will judge them. now Genesis goes back and forth in Genesis 5 it ends with talking about how Noah had 3 kids. then in Genesis 6 it starts off explain how man multiplied bla bla and God saw that they were bad and then he sees Noah, and it explains how he has kids AGAIN. so im thinking heres how the chronology worked
noah was 480 when God said to himself "My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years" then 20 years later Noah begets Shem, Ham, and Japeth. God speaks to Noah when he is 500 and it took Noah 100 years to build the Ark and explain to people about the flood. then when Noah was 600 Flood came. I THINK that is a good explanation on WHAT God meant according to the context structure.

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