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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Biblical living up to 900 years
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 11:15:48 -0000
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D. Spencer Hines
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Vires et Honor
"Todd A. Farmerie" <> wrote in message
| Gordon Banks wrote:
| > On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 08:06, Chris Collin wrote:
| >>I recently finished a course in the Pentateuch (first 5 books of the
| >>Bible), where the professor pointed out that the ages of humans
| >>declined steadily from the first generations on. This was part of
| >>humanity becoming human, and one can interpret parts of Genesis to
| >>show the development of what we could call "human" characteristics
| >>we multiplied and devoloped socially and technologically. Along
| >>this was the lessinging of lifespan.
| > What were they before they were human?
| I am not sure this whole line of discussion is goint to get us
| on-topic (in fact, I'm sure it is not). The historical nature of the
| events described in the book of Genesis is an article of faith, and as
| such falls outside the realm of normal scholarly analysis. Debating
| logical or theological explanations for seeming inconsistencies
| depends on personal beliefs, but more importantly is well beyond the
| charter of this group and such discussions usually end badly.