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Discovery Magazine 3/1/2019

Genesis 5: A Timeline

by  AP Staff

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Did you realize...

...that Adam was still alive when Lamech, his great, great, great, great, great, great grandson was born?!
...that when Noah was born, Seth was still Alive?!
...that Methuselah died in the Year of the Flood?!
...that these are among the oldest people to ever live?!

ADAM - Age of the Earth when Adam was created = 5 days - lived 130 years & had Seth - Lived 800 more years - Died at 930 yr. old (vss. 3-5) - Age of the Earth at death = 930 yr. old
SETH - Age of the Earth at birth = 130 yr. old - lived 105 years & had Enosh - Lived 807 more years - Died at 912 yr. old (vss. 6-7) - Age of the Earth at death = 1,042 yr. old
ENOSH - Age of the Earth at birth = 235 yr. old - lived 90 years & had Cainan - Lived 815 more years - Died at 905 yr. old (vss. 9-11) - Age of the Earth at death = 1,140yr.old
CAINAN - Age of the Earth at birth = 325 yr. old - lived 70 years & had Mahalalel - Lived 840 more years - Died at 910 yr. old (vss. 12-14) - Age of the Earth at death = 1,235 yr.old
MAHALALEL - Age of the Earth at birth = 395 yr. old - lived 65 years & had Jared - Lived 830 more years - Died at 895 yr. old (vss. 15-17) - Age of the Earth at death = 1,290 yr.old
JARED - Age of the Earth at birth = 460 yr. old - lived 162 years & had Enoch - Lived 800 more years - Died at 962 yr. old (vss. 18-20) - Age of the Earth at death = 1,422 yr.old
ENOCH - Age of the Earth at birth = 622 yr. old & never died - Enoch lived 65 years & had Methuselah - Lived 300 more years, and was taken by God at 365 yr. old (vss. 21-24) - Age of the Earth when Enoch was taken = 987 yr.old
METHUSELAH - Age of the Earth at birth = 687 yr. old - lived 187 years & had Lamech - Lived 782 more years - Died at 969 yr. old (vss. 25-27) - Age of the Earth at death = 1,656 yr.old
LAMECH - Age of the Earth at birth = 874 yr. old - lived 182 years & had Noah - Lived 595 more years - Died at 777 yr. old (vss. 28-31) - Age of the Earth at death = 1,651 yr.old
NOAH - Age of the Earth at birth = 1,056 yr. old - Lived 600 years before the Flood came - Died at 950 yr. old (Gen. 5:32; 7:6; 9:29)

NOTE: Although we do not know what these men looked like, we know that many different races of people would have come from this lineage, and we have made an effort to represent as many of those races as possible!

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