Bible longevity

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Prior to the flood, Genesis 5 records that people lived extraordinarily long lives: routinely over 900 years. Methuselah is known for living longer than any other human in history, dying at the age of 969.

Human lifespan

According to the Bible's book of Genesis, God restricted the human lifespan to 120 years during the time of the Flood:

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Genesis 6:3

According to the book of Psalms, the average human lifespan (which at the time of the writing would have been 3,000 years ago, and we know must have been at least 2,500 years ago given the Dead Sea Scrolls) was 70 years:

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Psalms 90:10

Pre-flood longevity

This longevity is believed by Creationists to be so extraordinarily long in part because environmental conditions were optimal before the Earth was destroyed during the global flood, per Canopy theory.

Born Ancestor Son Born Age Died Other Children Reference
0 Adam 130 930 930 Abel, Cain, s&d Genesis 5
130 Seth 105 912 1042 s&d
235 Enos 90 905 1140 s&d
325 Cainan 70 910 1235 s&d
395 Mahalaleel 65 895 1290 s&d
460 Jared 162 962 1422 s&d
622 Enoch 65 365 987 s&d
687 Methuselah 187 969 1656 s&d
874 Lamech 182 777 1651 s&d
1656 FLOOD Genesis 7:6
1056 Noah 502 950 2006 s&d Genesis 5:32 , Genesis 9:29
1558 Shem 100 600 2158 Elam, Asshur, Lud, Aram, s&d Genesis 11
1658 Arphaxad 35 438 2096 s&d
1693 Salah 30 433 2126 s&d
1723 Eber 34 464 2187 Joktan, s&d
1757 Peleg 30 239 2026 s&d
1787 Reu 32 239 2026 s&d
1819 Serug 30 230 2049 s&d
1849 Nahor 29 148 1997 s&d
1878 Terah 100 205 2083 Nahor, Haran
1978 Abram 100 175 2153 Ishmael, Zimram, et. al. Genesis 25 , Genesis 17:24 , Genesis 12:4
2078 Isaac 40 180 2258 Esau Genesis 21:5 , Genesis 25:20 , Genesis 35:28
2248 EGYPT
2118 Jacob 91 147 2265 Reuben, Simeon, et. al. Genesis 30 , Genesis 35
2196 Levi 137 abt 2337 Exodus 6:16
Kohath 133 abt 2670
Amram 137 Aaron, Miriam
Moses 120 Deuteronomy 34:7

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