A bar chart that shows the length of life of each of the 22 patriarchs in Genesis.

Bar chart of the lives of the 22 patriarchs - Comment on 2010 December 13 (2)

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2010 December 13 (2)
This bar chart emphazises more visibly the difference of the length of life before the flood and the much shorter length of life after the flood. Read more:

After I worked on the chronology of the patriarchs in Genesis today, I thought it might be a good idea to show this information in the form of a bar chart. So here comes this bar chart.

This bar chart emphazises more visibly the difference between the length of life before the flood and the much shorter length of life after the flood.

It shows the length of life of each of the 22 patriarchs.

When one for example has a look at the life of Shem then it can be seen that he lived 98 years before the flood and 502 after the beginning of the flood. So he had a good knowledge of the time before the flood and lived a very long time after the flood and therefore had the opportunity to observe many of his descendants and he may have recorded much of the data from Genesis. He was still alive when Abraham was already a very old man; and between the two was a distance of 8 generations.

Shem is the one who gives his family his name: The Semites.

Another interresting example is the grandfather of Abraham, Nahor, he grew 148 years old, quite an age, but all his ancestors after the flood, at least in this list, except Peleg, were still alive when he died; even Noah was then still alive.

Abraham was the father of many nations, not just of the Jews. The real first Jew was Jacob; he also had the name Israel, "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel." Jacob was the first Jew and therefore the Jews are called Israelites in the Bible and their country's name is Israel.

One of the ten bars before the flood stands out being exceptionally short, the one of Enoch. The reason it is so short is because Enoch led such a life, which also we should lead. He allowed the spirit in him to fill his soul and this spirit filled soul has then also filled his body and his body got spiritualized and therefore transformed so that he could get raptured - with his body remaining alive.

Now to the bar chart:

 


Bar chart of the lives of the 22 patriarchs

No., Name, Age, Year of birth, Year of death, Age at birth of son.
One letter, for example A for Adam, represents about 30 years.


 1 Adam       930    0  930 130
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 2 Seth       912  130 1042 105
   SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
 3 Enos       905  235 1140  90
        EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 4 Cainan     910  325 1235  70
           CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
 5 Mahalaleel 895  395 1290  65
              MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
 6 Jared      962  460 1422 162
                JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ
 7 Enoch      365  622  987  65
                     EEEEEEEEEEEE
 8 Methuselah 969  687 1656 187
                       MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
 9 Lamech     777  874 1651 182
                             LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
10 Noah       950 1056 2006 502 .  NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
   Flood        1 1656 1657 500                         F
11 Shem       600 1558 2158 100 . . . . . . . . . . SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
12 Arphaxad   438 1658 2096  35                         AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
13 Salah      433 1693 2126  30 . . . . . . . . . . . .  SSSSSSSSSSSSSS 
14 Eber       464 1723 2187  34                           EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
15 Peleg      239 1757 1969  30 . . . . . . . . . . . . .  PPPPPPPP
16 Reu        239 1787 2026  32                             RRRRRRRR
17 Serug      230 1819 2049  30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  SSSSSSSS
18 Nahor      148 1849 1997  29                               NNNNN
19 Terah      205 1878 2083   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  TTTTTTT
20 Abram      175 2008 2183 100                                    AAAAAA
21 Isaac      180 2108 2288  60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  IIIIII
22 Jacob      147 2168 2315   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  JJJJJ

 

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