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Old 11-24-2002, 10:56 PM
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The best I can tell, Methuselah died (by my accounting) 1656 years after creation. I also calculated the flood to be 1656 years after creation. Does this mean Methuselah died in the flood?

Has anyone else tried to calculate this?
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Old 11-24-2002, 11:45 PM
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The death of methuselah was a signal, that the judgement of God was about to occur.

Can some one find the actual meaning of his "name" ?
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Old 11-24-2002, 11:50 PM
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According to Cruden's Concordance, Methesulah means "he has sent his death" or "the arms of his death" or "spoil of his death".

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Old 11-25-2002, 12:11 AM
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Your question interested me, however I took another approach.
Try calculating the ages of Methuselah's descendents down to Noah.
Methuselah had Lamech when he was 187.
Lamech had Noah when he was 182, putting Methuselah at 369 at the time.
Noah was 600 years old when the flood began.
{Gen. 7:6}
This puts Methuselah at 969 at the time of the flood.
This does not necessarily mean that he died in the flood however.

He could have died just before it.

A search shows that his name means "when he is dead, it will begin."

If this is so, the flood did not begin until he was dead.
Who knows?

MR
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Old 11-25-2002, 06:10 AM
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I don't know, #63 and his wife next to him!! But I have a Father-in-Law livin' in Alabama that can do calculations in his head . . .!

Before the flood!! The flood was a condemning judgment upon the reprobate folks who refused to believe the gospel of that ark--possible that ole M was living while the ark was being constructed--but the judgment waters were not for him--Romans 8: 1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus." Just because that verse was unwritten at the time didn't mean that it didn't exist in God's mind--you know it did!!

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Please forgive me, # 63!! But is that your wife next to you on your "mug shot" or is that your daughter!!! Ha! HA! Just had to throw that one in!

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Old 11-25-2002, 08:45 AM
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Methuselah, means, as is stated earlier, "When He dies it (the judgement of God) shall come." (or something to that effect.) Apparently, Methuselah was the living notification of God's pending judgment. Gen 6:27, Methuselah did not die in the flood.

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Old 11-25-2002, 09:02 AM
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According to Henry Morris, 'M' died in the same year of & just prior to the flood.
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Old 11-25-2002, 11:08 PM
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Why is only Noah mentioned as having been found righteous through God's grace so that only he and his wife and sons and daughters-in-law were saved?

Genesis 7:1(NASB)
1 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.

And "time" means literally "generation"?

Just curious.

Ken
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Old 11-26-2002, 07:12 PM
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I find it interesting that Methuselah was alive while Adam was alive. They probably had conversation. Fascinating history!
 

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