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Adam’s creation to the Flood

(Genesis 5:1-29; 7:6)

From Adam’s creation to the birth of Seth, 130 years
Then to the birth of Enosh, 105 years
To the birth of Kenan, 90 years
To the birth of Mahalalel, 70 years
To the birth of Jared, 65 years
To the birth of Enoch, 162 years
To the birth of Methuselah, 65 years
To the birth of Lamech 187, years
To the birth of Noah 182, years
To the Flood, 600 years
Total 1,656 years#
# The figures shown for the pre-Flood period are those found in
the Masoretic text. Although the figures differ from those in the
Greek Septuagint,[1] the Hebrew is to be preferred.[2]
  1. Insight on the Scriptures, Vol. 1,
    Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of New York (1988),
    From Adam’s creation to the Flood, p.459
  2. Lange's commentary; Lange, Johann P.
    A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures (1864), p.272

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4026 BCE, Adam’s creation
2370 BCE, Floodwaters fall

See also: Bible's timeline

Pages in category "Antediluvian narratives"

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