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Originally posted by Amethyst
I think it has something to do with the Flood (which has been proven to have happened btw).
Before the flood, the earth was watered by a mist coming up from the ground (Genesis 2:6).
It's been suggested that climate changes after the Flood are what shortened man's lifespan.
The Ark was discovered on Mount Ararat in 1916 by Russians. They had sent word to Czar Nicholas II that they'd found it--and they'd also found rooms big enough for dinosaurs! Unfortunately by the time they were able to get proof back to Russia, the Russian Revolution had started up, and the messenger was supposedly killed.
Originally posted by shrubber
blocking out more of the sun's radiation and as such was much less harmful to humans.
Originally posted by Pavel
Its a common misconception [ as everything in the bible ]. The used lunar calendar [ based on the moon ], its just that in the midle ages people were stuped and thought everyone is like them
12 lunar years are 12 months.
Originally posted by GriBiT
I've always been intersted in the long life spans spoke about in the bible. Life spans of 100's of years. Over 900 in the case of Adam. Then they slowly decrease over time. After "Noas flood" they decreased even more until they reached the average age that we have now (70 years give or take). Whenever I think of this I recall a book by Irwin Ginsburgh, Ph.D. and his book "First, Man. Then Adam!". He reviews Genisis from a different perspective. Implying that travelers (with long life spans) crashed and were marooned here and mixed with humans here on Earth, then over time the "Alien" age span decreased as it was diluted over the many generations until modern times. He also goes into other aspects of Genesis like that when God said l"let there be light" it may have refered to the big bang. Also passages such as something refering to old scripture saying Adam came to the third planet from the sun, as if from outside out solar system. My excerpts don't do his thesis justice, but you get the general idea.
Wanted to get this started while I continued research on this.
This link shows a chart of ages in the bible as a start.
On this site they have a different hypothethis, but I don't fully agree with it. They talk about the age dropping after "Noas flood" but it took quite a while for the life span to slowly decrease. I really added this link just to show a visual of the life spans in the bible in a chart.
Bible Life Span Chart
I really want to find something online to link to about the book "First, Man. Then, Adam!" I'll keep searching. In the mean time....Your thoughts?
Originally posted by instar
Maybe we did live that long ,so long ago. It may be part of our evolutionary path. huge lifespans would mean severe overpopulation. The more the populations grew the shorter we lived as a result.
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