A Few Bible Tid-Bits

I received Christ as my savior in 1972. Actually, March 22, 1972. Yeah, I’ve had my ups and downs throughout the decades. Sometimes I’ve felt like the heavens were ‘brass’ and other times God has touched me with the Holy Spirit in a way I can only describe as of ‘many waters’ flooding through my very being, though that was a very rare experience indeed.

Anyway, I’ve read the Bible many times through and I take delight in some tid-bits that I’ve put together and thought I might share just a few. Now please don’t take what I’m about to write as precise, because I’m not positive as to the accuracy, but never the less they are interesting … to me.

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Here we go:

Adam was 587 years old when Methuselah was born. Methuselah died the same year as the flood. Adam died only 26 years before Noah was born.

Noah lived after the flood 350 years. According to my calculations, that means Noah was still alive when Abraham was born. That means that Abraham was 58 years old when Noah died.

Abraham lived 175 years. Shem lived 500 years after the flood. So, according to my calculations, Shem lived 33 years after the death of Abraham. Meaning also that Shem was still living when Isaac and Jacob were born. Jacob was 67 years old when Shem finally died.

Now I doubt that Abraham ever met Noah or Shem. The Bible certainly doesn’t suggest it. But I’m curious if word had ever gotten around to Abraham, Issac and/or even Jacob that at least one or more of the survivors of the flood were still around … contemporary with them? Who knows?

Okay, that’s enough for now. Again, the numbers may not be absolutely right, but I think they’re pretty close, or at least close enough to make it interesting.