As I read about Noah last night, it occurred to me (not sure why) that there was something fishy about the Bible given genealogy from Adam to Noah. So, I crunched the numbers. Sure enough, Noah’s father Lamech and gradfather Methuselah, must have been on the ark with the rest of Noah’s family. Either that or they were really good at treading water because they both lived well over a hundred years after the flood.
I’m not saying that there’s any great theological significance to this. I just find it interesting.
But then, I wonder why I’ve never heard this before. After all, it only took a few minutes to crunch the numbers and then a few more to double check.
Editor’s note, 1/16/2014
Ummm. Apparently I cannot add correctly, at least not at night. See the comments. Lamech died five years before the flood and Methuselah died the year of the flood.
One of the benefits of blogging is that one may be corrected. I appreciate that.