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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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Jan
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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.”
Jan
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Jan
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Jan
13
comment Noah - 600 before his 600th
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.
Jan
13
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
Jan
13
accepted Speaking to stocks and stones?
Jan
12
comment The number 40's “real meaning”
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”.
Jan
12
comment What is an “early catholicism”?
Here's another link to go with the Oxford. theearlycatholicchurch.com
Jan
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revised Noah - 600 before his 600th
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11
asked Noah - 600 before his 600th
Jan
10
comment What is the literary funciton of Acts 1:15-26?
That's a good question. +1 By mentioning the need for Judas' replacement, it's almost an introduction of Levi, who would become the 12th, take the name Matthew, learn from the other apostles, and write later.
Jan
10
asked Noah's father Lamech and the Lord's curse
Jan
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asked Speaking to stocks and stones?
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comment What is an “early catholicism”?
I'm no scholar, but this is a great question to look into. I need to get some more history via the findings and answers to this. Thanks. +1
Jan
9
comment Extents of lives only noted sometimes in Genesis
Yes. While the totals of lifetimes/lives are given for everyone else, they are not given from Shem through Nahor. Then these are given for Nahor's son Terah through Joseph.
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accepted While Ishmael & Esau were also fathers, they’re the only 2 we can’t determine the # of paternal years for