I overheard in conversation this morning:
My mate from college said that he drew a graph of the genealogy in Genesis 4 - and worked out that Noah's Dad probably knew the living Adam.
My question is: Is it plausible that Noah's Dad knew Adam?
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Yes, Adam lived long enough to be able to see Lamech - Noah's father. :)
According to the Bible, Noah's father was Lamech. For the purpose of this question, we assume that Adam, Lamech and Noah were actual, historical people, we get:
These figures mean that Adam lived for another 56 years after Noah's father, Lamech, was born.
The genealogy clearly shows Lamech and Adam were alive at the same time. What isn't clear is if they ever met face to face. I know of no biblical reference to indicate either way. One could argue either position. About all that can be said is they lived in the same region. Interesting that Adam being the first man, his activities and where abouts are never mentioned again after creation. Did he retire into obscurity with shame knowing he had sinned and caused the fall of mankind and separation from the Creator? Put yourself in his sandals.