Genesis 5: Title

Do you think the length of a year was the same in ancient times as it is today? Why?

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Genesis 5:1–3 Here is the lineage of Adam’s descendants, when God created humans in his image. On the day they were created, God made male and female, blessed them, and called them human.
Adam was 130 years old when a son like him was born, named Seth.
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Genesis 5:1–3 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

How old do you think Adam was when Cain was born? Why?

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Genesis 5:1–3 Here is the lineage of Adam’s descendants, when God created humans in his image. On the day they were created, God made male and female, blessed them, and called them human.
Adam was 130 years old when a son like him was born, named Seth.
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Genesis 5:1–3 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

In 930 years, how many sons and daughters do you think Adam and Eve might have had?

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Genesis 5:1–5 Here is the lineage of Adam’s descendants, when God created humans in his image. On the day they were created, God made male and female, blessed them, and called them human.
Adam was 130 years old when a son like him was born, named Seth. After Seth, Adam lived another 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Adam lived a total of 930 years.
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Genesis 5:1–5 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Enoch was over 300 years old when Adam died. What is the likelihood that Enoch had a personal report about all that happened in the garden of Eden? Why?

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Genesis 5:19–23 After Enoch, Jared lived another 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Jared lived a total of 962 years.
Enoch was 65 years old when his son Methuselah was born. After Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Enoch lived a total of 365 years.
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Genesis 5:19–23 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

What do you think might have prompted Enoch’s exceptional walk with the Lord? What happened to Enoch?

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Genesis 5:24 Enoch had a daily walk with God, and then he disappeared from Earth to be with God all the time.
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Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

When Enoch left to be with the Lord, his son Methuselah was 300 years old and his grandson Lamech was over 100 years old. How much of Adam’s experiences do you think Enoch shared with his son and grandson?

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Genesis 5:21–25 Enoch was 65 years old when his son Methuselah was born. After Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years and had other sons and daughters. noch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch had a daily walk with God, and then he disappeared from Earth to be with God all the time.
Methuselah was 187 years old when his son Lamech was born.
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Genesis 5:21–25 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

In 969 years, how much do you think Methuselah accomplished?

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Genesis 5:25–27 Methuselah was 187 years old when his son Lamech was born. After Lamech, Methuselah lived another 782 years and had other sons and daughters. Methuselah lived a total of 969 years.
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Genesis 5:25–27 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

Noah was born over 1,000 years after God created Adam. How many people do you think inhabited the earth when Noah was born?

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Genesis 5:28–32 Lamech was 182 years old when his son was born. He named him Noah, saying, “He will comfort us in the manual labor that is painful because the Lord has cursed the ground.” After Noah, Lamech lived another 595 years and had other sons and daughters. Lamech lived a total of 777 years.
Noah was about 500 years old when his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth were born.
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Genesis 5:28–32 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

What kinds of tools and technologies might have developed in the 1,500 years prior to the Great Flood?

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Genesis 5:32 Noah was about 500 years old when his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth were born.
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Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Noah’s three sons were born when he was about 500 years old. That’s almost half the time of all the years that preceded him. How many people do you think inhabited the earth when Noah’s sons were born?

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Genesis 5:32 Noah was about 500 years old when his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth were born.
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Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.