How did people live up to 200 years in biblical times? ?
Why don’t we live that long too?
- 2 months agoFavorite Answer
After the Great Flood, the environment changed for the worse (more UV rays and less O2) resulting DNA codes being significantly corrupted more and more. The reason why people age is that after years of UV rays and such jacking with their DNA, it doesn't work as well and the body in turns begins to wear down. So ages went from the 900s to less than 200 after just a few generations.
- antoniusLv 72 months ago
At those times they were always inventing a god and they used all sorts of lies to promote their BS. They likely would have noted human age by use o Egyptian years; a year then would be about 1 month today. Methuselah 969 yrs would be about 80.75 yrs,Adam 930 yrs, more like 77.5 yrs, and Noah 950 years, maybe 79.17 yrs. Also the bible likes to add zeros.
- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
Evidently, back in the Good Old Days, people had constant-length telomeres, proteins that didn't get cross-linked by sulfide bonds, and enzymes strongly resistant to degradation by free radicals. You see how easy religion is? (Note: I'm a humble person; no need to thank me.)
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
Up to 900+, actually. They probably had longer telomeres than we do. One bad mutation in Noah or his wife, and presto change-o, gradually shortening life spans.
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- sk8terboy1963Lv 42 months ago
They didn't. That's all part of the magic pretend make believe woo woo they are trying to sell you. People live longer today because of scientific advancement of medicine. Better antibiotics and other medication. We are more educated about diet now then we were back then. You would be very lucky to live to about 60 or so back then. And that's if your teeth didn't kill you first. Nobody on this planet ever lived past 130 tops. If people actually lived that long, then we would have a more complete picture of history filled with details. Never happened.
- sarahLv 72 months ago
God is trying to get enough righteous people to fill the earth. In the beginning humans were meant to live forever. So lived almost 1000 years. Which is one day with God. But they used that time to become very wicked. No telling what all they did. why God brought the flood of Noah's day. So he cut there time down to 120 years. If someone is good and kind and loving for his whole life or even the last half he will probably be good forever. Eventually he will have enough righteous people to fill the earth. Even if Adam and Eve sinned and most humans sin that did not stop his purpose.
- SBR32277Lv 72 months ago
The same reason Gods live forever, we make stuff up.
- Anonymous2 months ago
God decreed that His Spirit (which is as gentle as a dove) could not contend with humans living past 120 years. Like many of God's decrees, this came into effect over a period of time. Aaron was the last of the patriarchs to live past that age; he was 123 when he finally died.
The atmophere was not corrupted when God first made the world. It was perfect. This enabled everything, not just mankind, to live a very long time. Bear with me, dear reader, as I explain.
In the beginning, the world had a subtropical atmosphere... the temperatures were warm over most of the world. I know this because reptiles are cold blooded; they can't survive in cold climates, they need heat. Reptile fossils are found in regions that have freezing winters, so there must have been no winters before the flood. The 'water canopy' kept the world in a state like a terrarium; it never rained.
This makes me think that the world wasn't spinning on a tilt back then: it's axis must have been parallel to the sun.
Bubbles trapped in amber (fossilized sap) prove the air had 50% more oxygen. Oxygen-packed air meant everything lived ten times longer: horns, tusks, fangs, reptiles, bugs, grasses and trees grew huge. We know the age of tigers by the length of their fangs. You don’t think sabre-toothed tigers were born that way, do you? Tigers are born without teeth.
Fossils were created when silica permeated the tissues of plants and animals making them into stone replicas of themselves.
Picture tsunami waves engulfing everything in mud. Buried under billions of tons of water for over a year, the minerals turned them into stone. Stone cannot be dated. You can't hold up a rock and decide how many times it's travelled around the sun (how we determine a year).
Oxygen molecules bonded to hydrogen to form the water that filled the oceans. There were no oceans before the flood.
Fallen angels originally had bodies of their own. They made love to the daughters of men and had children by them. These half-breeds were known as the Nephilim. They were giants. Heroes. Men of renown. People sacrificed their children to them at places like Stonehenge. They were pure evil... a good part of the reason why God flooded the world.
Eight people survived the flood 4500 years ago.
One hundred years later, their offspring directly disobeyed orders to disperse and instead came together to build the Tower of Babel.
"Nothing will be impossible for them." God said... So to slow technology (so we wouldn't kill ourselves off) He mixed up their languages and scattered them - also dividing the land. Gen. 10:25 and 11:8-9
I mean - can you imagine? Electricity has always existed... we just recently learned how to harness it. What would have happened if the ancient Egyptians had that power?
The people were scattered throughout the world - and we are all descendants of them.
They took the stories of God, creation, the pre-flood people and world, and the stories of the flood with them.
The Chinese word for 'boat' contains the number 8 for the 8 people that were on the ark. There are stories about these events found in every ancient culture around the world (230 at last count).
The pyramids found all over the world are replicas of the tower of Babel.
Go to Google earth and search 'Tower of Babel'... the site is still there. Then Google 'Noah's Ark TURKEY'... a tourist attraction since the 70's.
Then Google 'POLYSTRATE fossils'....
Trees that were buried upright during the flood.
Minerals entered the tissues of plants and animals after burial in mud; under the forces of extreme pressure - everything fossilized and became stone. The only reason why fossils even exist is because of the worldwide flood.
God's decree about the 120 limit was right before the flood. The flood was a catalyst to put the decree into effect, by removing the extra oxygen from the air. And it is so. No one has lived past 120 years since Aaron. Men are given 70 to 80 years MINIMUM, and longer if they have the strength, up to a maximum of 120 years. Any person who dies before that allotted time died as a result of demonic activity. "Satan comes to kill." according to Jesus. If you are in obedience to Christ, you have been given authority over all demons and even Satan himself. If you haven't already done so, invite Jesus into your heart today, so that you might not perish.
- Huh?Lv 72 months ago
The bible is fiction. Noah died at 950 years old! How anyone can take that nonsense seriously is a testament to stupidity.
- tentofieldLv 72 months ago
They didn't. Historical records show ages to be much lower than they are today. The Bible is not a historical record.
- JuliLv 42 months ago