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A few years ago I was reading the Bible and came to the genealogies in the book of Genesis. You know, the ones that you fall asleep reading or skip over. As I was reading, it struck me that these dudes lived a really long time. Matter of fact, they lived so long, I started to worry some of them might have lived past the flood? Was the whole thing a sham? If the math didn't work out, this would really do a number on my faith! Anyway, as I drew out the timeline above, things got pretty tense as a neared the flood! You can see that I highlighted the real shockers and made a list of amazing discoveries. Below you will find a list of surprising discoveries. I would encourage you to do your own study (I'm not a mathematician. :). If there are any biblical scholars out there, I would love to hear your thoughts and discoveries. This exercise really strengthened my faith!
1) Earth is destroyed 726 years after Adam Dies
2) Earth is destroyed the same year Methuselah Dies (1656) (This was the biggest shocker!)
3) Noah's own father (LamechL) dies only 5 years before the flood
4) Noah could have spoken to Enosh (Noah's age 84), Kenan (Noah 179), Mahalalel (Noah 234), Jared (Noah 366), (Enoch is taken into heaven), Methuselah (Noah is 600), Lamech (Noah is 595)
5) Rapture of Enoch was 69 years before Noah's birth
6)Seth dies only 14 years before Noah's birth
7) Adam could have spoken to Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech (What do you think they talked about?
8)Noah is born only 126 years after Adam dies