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I've been studying some Scripture for a while, a lot of which has been Genesis. Soon after a friend took me to his Bible study, three of us were reading more and discussing different beliefs.

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comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
I haven’t gotten very far into Hughes’ thoughts. What I do see is “the only way out of this dilemma that I can see is to suppose that this 2-year interval is actually a chronological correction”. Beyond this 2-year problem I’ll need to check on this question's one. Thanks.
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comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
I'll see what Hughes may have said then. Thanks.
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comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
I excluded parts of verses such as Gen 5:32 and 7:11. To me those seemed to make my question harder to understand yet would have no effect on an answer.
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comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
Thanks, David. I've searched the Internet and found nothing to date to answer this. Regarding the 2 year difference on the combination of the 3 verses below (i.e. Gen 5:32 with Gen 7:11 and Gen 11:10) one person handed me the book "Genesis" by a Professor Gerhard von Rad. It says, “There is an inconsistency between the data in Ch. 5-32 and Ch. 7-11 on the one hand and Ch. 11.10 on the other which has not yet been satisfactorily solved, if one decides against simply deleting the words “two years after the flood”, for at this time Shem was not 100 years old, but 102.”
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One thing that seems a little odd is regarding Noah and Joseph. In both cases, the same number/age for those two is given the first time, and then again only 4 verses later.
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comment Noah - 600 before his 600th
Thanks. I understand what you're saying, and I keep wondering why ages specifically would be repeated. The repeating of a person's age is done for only 3 people in Genesis. It's for Noah in the case above, Abraham when he becomes a father and his son Isaiah is born, and with Joseph in the last 5 verses of Genesis. Do you also see no impact on understandings re: those? hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/6236/2873
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Regarding the numbers, ages seem to be one thing with Jesus being the “about” 30 (and able to start his public ministry) vs. ages in Genesis being exact like 965 and 127. As for numbers of days, one thing I've found interesting is how the word “about” is used, one point being with the transfiguration just days after Jesus’ prediction of his death. While Matthew and Mark say it happened “after 6 days”, Luke’s says “about an 8 days after”.
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comment What is an “early catholicism”?
Here's another link to go with the Oxford. theearlycatholicchurch.com
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