*perhaps I’ll make it to 120 years, it is entirely feasible afterall.


It has been some time since I last visited Genesis. In fact, of late, I have felt a conviction to read the word chronologically as opposed to my habitual chapter-hopping. This evening I felt inspired to read right from the beginning. Perhaps I’ll actually power through the old testament in the coming weeks? (God willing)…

Anyways…amidst the extensive accounts of the desendents of Adam (many of whom, the bible tells, lived past the age of 800 years), I stumbled upon this verse:

Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not struggle with humans forever, because they are flesh and blood. They will live 120 years.” (Genesis 6:3 GWT)

I have sort of always had a clouded awareness — a quite mild fascination rather — with the fact that those first listed generations of man lived about eight times the average life-span of your typical human being dwelling today (and in recent centuries).

Did the flood also attribute to this? I am reading on…
Also, I had been unaware until now that a person who lives beyond the age of 110 is referred to as a Supercentenarian. Neat!


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