Sunday, September 03, 2017

Numerology of the ages of the patriarchs

IS THAT IN THE BIBLE? Some Curious Numerical Facts about the Ages of the Patriarchs. Paul Davidson makes a thought-provoking case that the Masoretic Text adjusted the length of the patriarchal period in Genesis to make the total a number that had eschatological significance.

I don't know if he's right or not, but assuming he is, it makes me want to ask the next question: Why did they do that?

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