Friday, October 23, 2015

Genesis 25:7

Genesis 25:7

And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

a. NLT: Abraham lived for 175 years,

b. NIV: Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years.

c. YLT: And these are the days of the years of the life of Abraham, which he lived, a hundred and seventy and five years;

d. Amplified Bible: The days of Abraham’s life were a hundred and seventy-five years.

e. Septuagint: And these the years of the days of the life of Abraam as many as he lived, a hundred and seventy-five years. 

f. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: Now these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: a hundred years, seventy years, and five years.

1. “And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived…”

a. these are the days [3117 * yowm] [Strong: from an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb):--age, + always, + chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever(-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as (... live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year(-ly), + younger.]

b. of the years [8141 * shaneh, shanah] [Strong: from 8138; a year (as a revolution of time):--+ whole age, X long, + old, year(X -ly).]

c. of Abraham’s [85 * ‘Abraham] [Strong: contracted from 1 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram:--Abraham.]

d. life [2416 * chay] [Strong: from 2421; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:--+ age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.]

e. which he lived [2425 * chayay] [Strong: a primitive root (Compare 2421); to live; causatively to revive:--live, save life.]

2. “…an hundred threescore and fifteen years.”
a. hundred [3967 * me'ah or metyah] [Strong: properly, a primitive numeral; a hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction:--hundred((-fold), -th), + sixscore.]

b. years [8141 * shaneh or shanah] [Strong: from 8138; a year (as a revolution of time):--+ whole age, X long, + old, year(X -ly).]

c. threescore and fifteen [7657 * shib`iym] [Strong: multiple of 7651; seventy:--seventy, threescore and ten (+ -teen).]

1). five [2568 * chamesh masculine chamishshah] [Strong: a primitive numeral; five:--fif(-teen), fifth, five (X apiece).]

d. years [8141 * shaneh or shanah] [Strong: from 8138; a year (as a revolution of time):--+ whole age, X long, + old, year(X -ly).]

1). Abraham’s father lived 205 years.

a). Genesis 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

2). Once sin entered the the earth death also entered. From that moment the ages began to be less and less.

 3). Abraham was 75 when his father Terah died in Haran: Genesis 12:4, which means Terah was 130 when Abram was born not 70 as Genesis 11:26 implies. Doing the math reveals Abraham was born 352 years after the flood. This shows some intriguing revelations.  Shem at the birth of Abram, would be 450 years old and he would live another 150 years. When Shem dies Abraham was 150 years old.  Abraham lived another 25 years before he died. Shem was 550 years old when Isaac was born, Genesis 21:5; and he died 10 years before Jacob and Esau was born, Genesis 25:26. Shem was 590 years old when Isaac and Rebekah were married. He seems to fall off the Biblical landscape and yet he lived 500 more years after the flood. It is sobering to think that Shem survived the flood and did not have a prominent effect in the after flood culture. Even though he lived for another 502 years after the flood, it is Abraham that has the prominence, not Shem. Using the Biblical timeline and the length of lives the post flood patriarchs lived we have the following information.

a). Shem, Noah’s son who lived for 98 years before the flood, lived 502 years after the flood. Abraham was 150 years old when Shem died.

b). Arphaxad, Shem’s son, born two years after the flood lived a total of 438 years and died 440 years after the flood. Abraham was 88 when Arphaxad died.

c). Salah, Shem’s grandson and Arphaxad’s son, was born 37 years after the flood. He lived a total of 433 years and died 470 years after the flood. Abrah was 118 years old when Salah died.

4). According to the Biblical chronology, Shem’s grandson, Salah lived until Abraham was 118 years old. Because the Bible does not give the age breakdown of the descendants of Japeth and Ham like it does with Shem’s we have to compare them. Using those comparisons, if Shem’s grandson Salah was contemporary with Abraham for 118 years it is probable that Ham’s grandson, Nimrod was also contemporary with Abraham. Jewish tradition teaches they were not only contemporaries, but because of Abraham’s faith, they were enemies. In the battle with the four Mesopotamian kings in Genesis 14, in which Abraham “slaughtered” all four. Jewish tradition teaches that Amraphel was none other than Nimrod, and Chedolaomer was none other than Elam, the son of Shem! Eber, Shem’s great grandson and Salah’s son was born 67 years after the flood. He lived a total of 464 years. He died 531 years after the flood. Eber was not only a contemporary of Abraham, but he outlived him by four years. Peleg, Eber’s son and Shem’s great great grandson was born 131 years after the flood, but only lived for 239 total years. Abraham was 18 when he died.

5). Though the death of Abraham is recorded here, he was alive when Jacob & Esau were born. Isaac was 60 years old when they were born, (enesis 25:24-26). Abraham was 160 because he was 100 years older than Isaac, (Romans 4:19).

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