- why did people live so long before the flood?
found at http://www.homestead.com/all_is_all/BiblicalChronology.html
longevity of people born before
at the date that Adam died (930) and then looking at the date that Lamech,
Noah's father, was born (874) you can see that their lifetimes overlap by 56
years, which means they could have known each other.
died in the year of the flood - possibly in the flood.
the time that the tower of Babel was built.
Noah's son, outlives Abraham, and they probably knew each other!
was born two years after the flood, yet outlives Abraham's father, Terah.
is born about 200 years before Abraham (Peleg: year of earth divided, which is
1757). He lives to be 239 years old, and dies in 1996.
was born in 1948).
dies when Abraham is 58!!
son, Shem, outlives Abraham, and dies when Abraham's grandson,
is 48 years old!!!
was 99 years old when God made his everasting covenant with him (year: 2047).
The bible says that the law covenant that God made with Moses came 430 years
later, when Moses was 80 years old. So all you have to do is add 430
years to 2047, which is 2477, subtract 80 years from that, and you find that
Moses was born in the year 2397.
shows us how easily the chronology of events from Adam onward could have been
passed down from son to son, with the person witnessing the events still
Why did people live so long before the flood?
bible gives us a clue when it says there was a canopy of water that surrounded
the earth. This watery canopy filtered out the sun's harmful rays that
cause rapid aging. It also caused the earth to be like a terrarium.
The sun's rays reflected off the canopy of water and were evenly dispersed
throughout the earth - from north pole to south pole. - and kept it at a
constant temperature. Because the watery canopy acted as a filter,
keeping out the carbon 14 rays of the sun, things discovered before the flood
appear older because they have less carbon 14 atoms, or none at all.
also answers the question of why people (and other animals) lived much longer
before the flood, and why the reptiles (dinosaurs) grew so large. Reptiles
grow for as long as they live.
If, for instance, a certain reptile were to live for five hundred years, it
might grow to be the size of a bus, or larger.
the watery canopy fell, causing the flood, it left the earth unprotected from
the sun. People, and animals as well, no longer lived as long as they
use to and, consequently, the reptiles no longer grew to be so large.
Ths is why we no longer have dinosaurs (giant reptiles). They did not
grow feathers and fly away, as some scientists would have you believe; they
just don't live as long, and so they don't have the chance to grow as big as
they use to.
addition, when the watery canopy fell, the north and south poles were
instantly plunged into a deep freeze. This is why palm trees were found
frozen in the ice in Siberia, and Wooley Mamoths were found with buttercups
still in their mouths. Only an instant catastrophe on the scale of the
flood could have caused this.