Originally posted by coolhanddan
reply to post by Reignite
If you would like to present more than one set of data, or confirm the data set with another source, please do and I will be happy to dig deeper into
the website presents a chart with different people presented in different parts of the bible.
In the website the answer is given as "God's will", why is this not enough proof if you believe the Bible as fact? To really research the
issue, look at more then one source for information. The Egyptian as well as Chinese have data during the time periods you speak of and they do not
have any people living that long.
are you kidding? the chinese have whole sets of records of humans and devas living for over 60.000 years.
have you never read a single story of the Sutta Pitaka?
and if you say that was not of the same time as the bible, how do you know and what does it matter?
if longevity can occur at one specific moment, it can also occur anywhere.
Please research more than one book (or website)....
if you really are too lazy to look for yourself, fine:
WikiPedia Longevity (biblical)
as you can see, the (biblical) range of lifespan is from 120 to 1.000.
Quote: "The Torah claims several individuals with long lifespans."
Now are you suggesting that millions of people are believing the wrong numbers? Are you going to explain this to them??
I am not here to confirm or deny anything in a religious text since you need FAITH to believe in said text.
Quote from you: "I have researched this and I have the answer you are looking for."
Either you are now lying to me , or i am "misinterpreting" your post. Can you correctly translate it for me please?
Just like the argument about the stars and planets revolving around the earth, a virgin human birth, the ability to drain a sea at will,
turning water into wine, turning a wooden stick into a living snake, raising the dead, living on "manna" alone for 40 years, a talking snake, eating
an apple to become smart, destroying a fortification with musical horns, a magic box that makes you win battles and gives you sores when you touch it,
the world is 6000 years old ect..ect... please do not expect people to take the Bible as fact just because you do.
As you might or might not know, the stories you are sampling here are based on MUCH larger stories.
I do not know if every single story of the bible has yet been found on clay tablets yet, but i do know there are libraries containing over 50.000
tablets alone, telling those stories on a much larger scale, and way more detail about names, ages and environment.
edit on 22/9/10 by Reignite because: clarified the wikipedia link