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5: the Begots

Posted by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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 1This is the book of the generation of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him to the likeness of God.

    2He created them male and female; and blessed them: and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

    3And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot a son to his own image and likeness, and called his name Seth.

    4And the days of Adam, after he begot Seth, were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and daughters.

    5And all the time that Adam lived came to nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.

    6Seth also lived a hundred and five years, and begot Enos.

    7And Seth lived after he begot Enos, eight hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

    8And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.

    9And Enos lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.

    10After whose birth he lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters.

    11And the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.

    12And Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Malaleel.

    13And Cainan lived after he begot Malaleel, eight hundred forty years, and begot sons and daughters.

    14And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.

    15And Malaleel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.

    16And Malaleel lived after he begot Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.

    17And all the days of Malaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.

    18And Jared lived a hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Henoch.

    19And Jared lived after he begot Henoch, eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

    20And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.

    21And Henoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Mathusala.

    22And Henoch walked with God: and lived after he begot Mathusala, three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

    23And all the days of Henoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.

    24And he walked with God, and was seen no more: because God took him.

    25And Mathusala lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.

    26And Mathusala lived after he begot Lamech, seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begot sons and daughters.

    27And all the days of Mathusala were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.

    28And Lamech lived a hundred and eighty-two years, and begot a son.

    29And he called his name Noe, saying: This same shall comfort us from the works and labours of our hands on the earth which the Lord hath cursed.

    30And Lamech lived after he begot Noe, five hundred and ninety-five years, and he begot sons and daughters.

    31And all the days of Lamech came to seven hundred and seventy-seven years, and he died. And Noe, when he was five hundred years old, begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

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ashellbell
by Amazing Athiest on Mar. 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM
How are these people (A) procreating at such an old age and (B) living so long?
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Thriftchick
by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 3:49 PM
A & B: They were perfect
ashellbell
by Amazing Athiest on Mar. 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM
No they weren't.


Quoting Thriftchick:

A & B: They were perfect

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shsteele05
by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I'm going to have to side with Ash on this one. The fall made Adam and Eve imperfect beings, so no they were not perfect.

Biblical time frustrates me. I've done a lot of thinking about it and time really isn't explained as well as it is now. Where we have seconds, minutes, hours, etc. up to centuries, etc.

Back then it doesn't seem like they were too worried about keeping track of time, so really we don't know how long Adam and Eve were in the Garden, plus we don't know their method of time keeping. What if a year to them is three months to us? I'll admit it...we don't know!!

Though, I do think that if you compare how long someone lives today verses 100 years ago, it is very different. Imagine comparing today with 3000 years ago (maybe it has been done).

Just my thoughts.

Sandy

Quoting ashellbell:

No they weren't.


Quoting Thriftchick:

A & B: They were perfect


Thriftchick
by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM
As we go farther and farther away we live less years
ashellbell
by Amazing Athiest on Mar. 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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So, 200+ years ago when religion ruled and the average lifespan was 30 years, it's because they were doing it wrong? Or is it more likely due to not having medical advances...


Quoting Thriftchick:

As we go farther and farther away we live less years

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MyMyOhMy
by jr debate team on Mar. 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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In addition to exaggeration, there is the possibility of a change from a lunar calendar to a solar calendar. 35 (the average-ish life span) = 455 and 900 would be about 70.

123Kathy
by sr debate team on Mar. 7, 2012 at 7:21 AM

I never thought about until now. I know God is really big on writing things down  also. That is the reason we have the book Numbers.

Quoting shsteele05:

I'm going to have to side with Ash on this one. The fall made Adam and Eve imperfect beings, so no they were not perfect.

Biblical time frustrates me. I've done a lot of thinking about it and time really isn't explained as well as it is now. Where we have seconds, minutes, hours, etc. up to centuries, etc.

Back then it doesn't seem like they were too worried about keeping track of time, so really we don't know how long Adam and Eve were in the Garden, plus we don't know their method of time keeping. What if a year to them is three months to us? I'll admit it...we don't know!!

Though, I do think that if you compare how long someone lives today verses 100 years ago, it is very different. Imagine comparing today with 3000 years ago (maybe it has been done).

Just my thoughts.

Sandy

Quoting ashellbell:

No they weren't.


Quoting Thriftchick:

A & B: They were perfect

 



shsteele05
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Something else to keep in mind is who the author of the Book of Genesis is. It is Moses. He is writing all of this down from memory of the stories(yes I said stories! stories can be non-fiction and fiction) past down from generations. I'm sure there is a lot of things that were left out. Not intentionally, though. I feel we have what we need within the Bible. The rest will be explained to us when we die. That's what I believe anyway!

Sandy 

Quoting 123Kathy:

I never thought about until now. I know God is really big on writing things down  also. That is the reason we have the book Numbers.

Quoting shsteele05:

I'm going to have to side with Ash on this one. The fall made Adam and Eve imperfect beings, so no they were not perfect.

Biblical time frustrates me. I've done a lot of thinking about it and time really isn't explained as well as it is now. Where we have seconds, minutes, hours, etc. up to centuries, etc.

Back then it doesn't seem like they were too worried about keeping track of time, so really we don't know how long Adam and Eve were in the Garden, plus we don't know their method of time keeping. What if a year to them is three months to us? I'll admit it...we don't know!!

Though, I do think that if you compare how long someone lives today verses 100 years ago, it is very different. Imagine comparing today with 3000 years ago (maybe it has been done).

Just my thoughts.

Sandy

Quoting ashellbell:

No they weren't.


Quoting Thriftchick:

A & B: They were perfect




Thriftchick
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM
When I die I know nothing at all
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