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Human lifespan declines

In the Bible, specifically in the book of Genesis, there is a reference to a decrease in lifespan after the Great Flood. According to the Bible, before the flood, people lived for several hundred years, but after the flood, their lifespans dramatically decreased.

While the Bible provides a religious explanation for this change, from a historical and scientific perspective, several theories have been proposed to explain the decrease in lifespan after the flood.

And the LORD said, My spirit appearance shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be limited to 120 years.

Genesis 6:3

After these things, when the rulers had become jealous of Adam, they wanted to diminish the human lifetimes, but they were unable because of fate, which was established since the beginning.

For their lifetimes were determined: for each of the people one thousand years according to the circuit of the luminaries. But although the rulers were not able to do this, each of the evildoers took away ten years.

So all of the remaining time amounts to nine hundred thirty years, and these are spent in grief and weakness and in evil distractions. Thus life has gone, from that day until the consummation of the age.

Nag Hammadi Code

The Book of the Heavenly Luminaries

https://www.ccel.org/c/charles/otpseudepig/enoch/ENOCH_3.HTM

The genealogy from Adam

The genealogy from Adam (the first man, according to the Bible) to Noah is as follows:

  1. Adam lived for 930 years.
  2. Seth, Adam’s son, lived for 912 years.
  3. Enosh, Seth’s son, lived for 905 years.
  4. Kenan, Enosh’s son, lived for 910 years.
  5. Mahalalel, Kenan’s son, lived for 895 years.
  6. Jared, Mahalalel’s son, lived for 962 years.
  7. Enoch, Jared’s son, lived for 365 years.
  8. Methuselah, Enoch’s son, lived for 969 years.
  9. Lamech, Methuselah’s son, lived for 777 years.
  10. Noah, Lamech’s son, lived for 950 years.

The flood is said to have occurred in Noah’s 600th year. If you add up the ages, starting with the birth of Adam to the birth of Noah, and then add Noah’s age at the time of the flood (600 years), the total time from the Garden of Eden to the flood is:

930+912+905+910+895+962+365+969+777+600 = 8,225 years.

Revelation 20

The reference to a thousand-year period in the Book of Revelation, commonly known as the “Millennium,” is found in Revelation 20:1-6. Here’s the passage:

Revelation 20:1-6 (New International Version)

  1. And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain.
  2. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
  3. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
  4. I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
  5. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.
  6. Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

This passage describes the binding of Satan and the reign of Christ with his followers for a thousand years, an event that occurs at the end of time according to Christian eschatology.

777 Years – Full -> 1000 years?

…some find a link between the genealogy descended from Cain (Gen 4:17–22) and that from Seth (5:6–32). Both lists end with a figure named Lamech (Heb. למך, lemek), and the contrast between them is stark. The first Lamech had taken God’s assurance of sevenfold vengeance on anyone who kills Cain (4:15) and multiplied it by eleven for even a blow—that is, vengeance was no longer in God’s hands, and it was fiercer (4:23–24). The Hebrew for “seventy-sevenfold” is שׁבעים ושׁבעה [shib‘im weshib‘ah], “seventy and seven” (4:24). In 5:31 the second Lamech’s lifespan is 111 times seven years; in Hebrew, שׁבע שׁבעים שׁנה ושׁבע מאות שׁנה [sheba‘ shib‘im shanah usheba‘ me’ot shanah], “seven and seventy years and seven hundred years.” The 77 part comes first, in opposite order to that in 4:24. The first Lamech speaks bluster and threat; the second Lamech speaks hope and faith. The first embraces humans’ descent into sin and departure from God; the second bemoans it and looks for the gracious act of God. Rhetorically, the contrast enlists the audience to approve of the second and to side with him so that they can be loyal to God’s purpose through Noah—of whom Abram, and thus Israel, are the proper heirs.

JONATHAN MCLATCHIE

Adam and 1000 years

The body of Adam was so great, that if he stood up his head would reach into the seventh heaven. But he was not as yet endowed with a living soul.

The soul had been made a thousand years before, and had been steeped all that while in the sea of light which flowed from Allah.

God now ordered the soul to enter the body.

It showed some indisposition to obey; thereupon God exclaimed: “Quicken Adam against your will, and, as a penalty for your disobedience, you shall leave the body sorely against your will.”

Then God blew the spirit against Adam with such force that it entered his nose, and ran up into his head, and as soon as it reached his eyes Adam opened them, and saw the throne of God with the inscription upon it: “There is no God but God, and Mohammed is His prophet.” Then the soul ran into his ears, and Adam heard the song of the angels; thereupon his tongue was unloosed, for by this time the soul had reached it, and he said, “Praise be to Thee, my Creator, one and only!” And God answered him: “For this purpose are you made. You and your successors must pray to me, and you will find mercy and loving-kindness at my hands.” Then the soul penetrated all the members, reaching last of all the feet of Adam, which receiving strength, he sprang up, and stood upon the earth. But when he stood upright he was obliged to close his eyes, for the light of God’s throne shining directly into them blinded them. “What light is this?” he asked, as he covered his eyes with one hand, and indicated the throne with the other. “It is the light of a prophet,” God answered, “who will spring from thee in later ages. By mine honour I swear, for him alone have I created the world. In heaven he bears the name of the much-lauded, and on earth he will be called Mohammed. Through him all men will be led out of error into the way of truth.”

II.ADAM I. THE CREATION OF MAN.

At the seventh hour, Adam married Eve; at the eighth, Cain and his sister were born; at the ninth, they were forbidden to eat of the tree; at the tenth hour Adam fell; at the eleventh he was banished from Eden; and at the twelfth, he felt the sweat and pain of toil.

7*11 =77 -> Adam married Eve
8*11 = 88 -> Cain and his sister were born
9*11 = 99 -> They were forbidden to eat of the tree
10*11 =110 -> Adam fell
11*11 = 121 -> He was banished from Eden
12*11 = 132 -> He felt the sweat and pain of toil

Finally, when Adam had reached his nine hundred and thirtieth year, the Angel of Death appeared under the form of a goat, and ran between his legs.

Adam recoiled with horror, and exclaimed, “God has given me one thousand years; wherefore comest thou now?”

“What!” exclaimed the Angel of Death, “hast thou not given seventy years of thy life to the prophet David?

Adam stoutly denied that he had done so. Then the Angel of Death drew the document of transfer from out of his beard, and presented it to Adam, who could no longer refuse to go.

The legends of Old Testament

After the flood – Lifespan declines

3 theories

1. Genetic Bottleneck Theory:
One scientific theory suggests that the decrease in lifespan after the flood could be attributed to a genetic bottleneck. A genetic bottleneck occurs when a population is sharply reduced in size, leading to a limited gene pool.

After the flood, according to the Bible, only Noah and his family survived. This small population would have had limited genetic diversity, making them more susceptible to genetic mutations and diseases.

Over generations, these genetic factors could have led to a decrease in lifespan and overall vitality. Reduced genetic diversity can make a population more vulnerable to various environmental factors and diseases, potentially shortening lifespans.

2. Environmental Changes and Adaptation Theory:
Another theory proposes that significant environmental changes following the flood might have contributed to a decrease in lifespan. The flood, as described in the Bible, was a catastrophic event that would have caused massive geological and environmental transformations.

Climate changes, food sources, and living conditions could have put stress on the human population. As humans adapted to these new conditions, they might have faced challenges in finding suitable food and clean water, and they could have been exposed to new diseases.

I like to propose a 3rd theory:

3. Lost advanced civilizations:

The humans before the flood were no primitive hunter-gatherers, as is the mainstream theory. They were very skilled and connected with the earth’s chakras and the cosmos. Their knowledge of the universe and life was profound. The remains of this ancient civilization can be found in recollections of the time of Atlantis and Lemuria, and some highly advanced constructions that survived the flood. Examples are the Pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge, and Göbekli Tepe. While the first 2 are wrongly dated about 3,000 BCE. Gobekli Tepe, discovered in 1963, has been carbon dated at 9,500 BCE. What is odd about Goblike Tepe is that it was buried or covered, like the people at that time wanted it to protect for something that was coming.

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