Methuselah 969 / Jared 962 / Noah 950 / Adam 930 / Seth 912 / Kenan 910 / Enosh 905 / Mahalalel 895 / Lamech 777 / Enoch 365 / Shem 600
Aging is seen as a progressive failure of near perfect renewal in humans between 20 and 35 years of age. This currently irreversible series of changes inevitably ends in death. Roughly 100,000 people worldwide die each day of age-related causes.
Although science is at great pains to explain the plausibility of the longevity of the above noted gentlemen, no one mentions the effect of gravity on the human body, or why this phenomenon is attributed to only this particular lineage of these patriarchs and not to their women folk, or the rest of the population in general.
Gravity is the most dominant force in the universe and once you are clutched as a fetus, the struggle worsens as one ages, and gravity always wins. It is the cause for the haggardness of the aged and it does not matter in which age or era you live or whether you are a body builder, anorexic, obese, or big boned, gravity is gravity is gravity. After more than a hundred years on earth, the flesh inevitably succumbs to its pull. Men know it from the transformation of their scrotums and women from their breasts. A 900year old man would probably be antiquated and petrified mush, but these men were ostensibly still virile at that age and their women could still bear children. (After Seth became father to Enoch he continued to live 807 years and became father to sons and daughters’ Gen 5: 6-7). In Sarah’s instant, she and the 99 year old Abraham ‘were both old, being advanced in years and she had stopped menstruating’ Gen. 18: 11, yet a year later, she bore him Isaac??
Age initiates cervical osteoporosis in women and giving birth at that age, would inevitably result in fatality for both mother and child. As Abraham’s underwear was loin cloths and not speedos or jockeys, there’s no chance on earth his virility would have endured the depreciation of sperm volume either.
Then there’s senility, which refers to mental deterioration and infirmity or a condition of weakness of mind and body, usually associated with advanced age, characterized by dementia; the inability to remember simple, recent events, general confusion and bewilderment, and increasing debility. Dementia is not merely a problem of memory or a single disease, but a non-specific syndrome. It reduces the ability to learn, reason, retain or recall past experience and there is also loss of patterns of thoughts, feelings and activities.
However, one should bear in mind that these spurious assertions emanate from the same scholars who subscribed to the idea that the sun was brought to stand still, that the Red sea was parted by the wave of a staff; heavens opening with booming voices, angels of men and old guys flying into heaven in fiery chariots. Their most radical brainwash was of a man ascending straight up into the heavens, and apparently, expected to return the same way, where everyone will see him hovering above the clouds amidst blaring trumpets. Their audience and fertile ground for these allegations were the ignorant and uneducated masses, the rural illiterate; the poorest of the poor and the simplest of the simplest. They would believe anything as long as it puts bread on the table.
For the hi-tech, modern and 21st century man, to still be dogmatic about these disingenuous and deceitful contentions shows how far the mind has progressed and the difference in attitude between then and now. To express faith in these preposterous and specious allegations, of people living for that length of time, on earth, reveals an anemic, lazy and slothful mental bearing. Unfortunately, the practice becomes part of their DNA and gets perpetuated by default, through generations.