Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
I found this at user.pa.net...
Do a search for "pre-Flood" to find below:
When the Earth was created, the weather was always clear and sunny. There was never any rain. The vegetation was watered by the morning dew, which was
why the people scoffed when Noah warned of an impending flood– because they didn’t know what rain was. The pre-Flood calendar was a perfect year of 12
months, with 30 days in each month. Now we have 365 a days in a year. According to scientists, the reason for this is that the Earth has been moved
away from the sun by a million miles, resulting in 2% less heat; and the tilt of the axis is now 23-1/2 degrees, which accounts for the harshness of
the seasons. The magnetic field was also changed. This upsetting of the delicate balances of nature has been blamed for the reduction of the human
life span. Methuselah lived to be 969 years old, while Moses lived only to be 120.
Could be a possible explanation??
Its very interesting to note that it is recorded, in the Genesis account, that Enoch was taken exactly when he was 365 years old.
The Book of Enoch the Prophet states:
Chapter LXXI [section XIII]
The book of the revolutions of the luminaries of heaven, according to their respective classes, their respective powers, their respective periods,
their respective names, the places where they commence their progress, and their respective months, which Uriel, the holy angel who was with me,
explained to me; he who conducts them. The whole account of them, according to every year of the world for ever, until a new work shall be effected,
which will be eternal.
This is the first law of the luminaries. The sun and the light arrive at the gates of heaven, which are on the east, and on the west of it at the
western gates of heaven.
I held the gates whence the sun goes forth; and the gates where the sun sets.
(the passage continues with the circuit of the sun and the lengthening days and then an equalization between night and day and then the days being
shorter. The northern view of the seasons.)
Another interesting chapter says this:
These are the leaders of the chiefs of the thousands, those which preside over all creation, and over all the stars; with the four days which are
added and never separated from the place allotted them, according to the computation of the year.
And these serve four days, which are not computed in the computation of the year.
Respecting them, men greatly err, for these luminaries truly serve, in the mansion of the world, one day in the first gate, one in the third gate, one
in the fourth, and one in the sixth gate.
And the harmony of the world becomes complete every three hundred and sixty-fourth state of it. For the signs,
And the days, Uriel showed me; the angel whom the Lord of glory appointed over all the luminaries.
In those days Uriel answered and said to me, Behold, I have showed thee all things, O Enoch;
And all these things I have revealed to thee. Thou seest the sun, the moon, and those which conduct the stars of heaven, which cause all their
operations, seasons, and arrivals to return.
In the days of sinners the years shall be shortened.
In those days the fruits of the earth shall be late, and not flourish in their season; and in their season the fruits of the trees shall be
The moon shall change its laws, and not be seen at its proper period.
But in those days shall heaven be seen; and the barrenness shall take
place in the borders of the great chariots in the west. Heaven will shine more than when illuminated by the orders of light
; while many chiefs
among the stars of authority shall err, perverting their ways and works.
[edit on 14-6-2004 by lostinspace]