Ok, going back to Genesis 5, I decided it would be interesting to make some graphs of the ages of these men who reached a huge age.
This was hard to do, as I tried to make timeline graphs with OpenOffice Calc and it didn’t come out well in numerous attempts. Instead, I have made a spreadsheet with one cell representing ten years. The coloured bars change when the first son is born.
People today are lucky if 4 generations of a family are alive at the same time. These figures in visual format show at one point nine of these ten men were alive simultaneously! This would make family parties really interesting.
Noah was 600 when the flood came, which previous fathers had already passed away. We don’t know when Noah passed away, or how old his sons are, so I made some approx guesses using black dots.
Later, God limited the lifespan of man considerably in Genesis 6. I’ve added another bar in comparison,
1. Are there predictions of Jesus’s life in the name lineage of his ancestors? – 2. Noah’s era (Genesis 5) – 3. Up to Christ (Luke 3) – 4. Timeline of the first men