Genesis 5 – Methuselah Dead at 969

Dear Reader,

Once upon a time, tales of a great detective were invented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These tales were so well crafted, and the admiration of the detective to this day is still so strong that many tourists leaving the Baker Street tube station in London go in search of 221B Baker Street. At the time Doyle was writing 221B Baker Street did not exist. Sherlock Holmes only existed, and still does only exist as a character in a well-loved set of books.

And the moral of the story is, the presentation of something as fact, does not make it so. With that in mind I present for your ruminations the following illustration.Family_Tree_of_Seth-v01There is a pattern to many of the verses in Chapter 5, “ and <father> lived <x1> years and begat <son> and <father> lived <x2> years after he begat <son> and the years of <father> were <x1 + x2> and he died”. A similar pattern can be used to read the illustration. For example Seth lived 105 years and then had a son Enos. Seth lived a 807 years after the birth of Enos, and died at the at the age of 912.

Observations

  • Given that all the years of Lamech totaled 777, I thought there might be some references in mythology to the number 777. A quick Google search revealed little. There are of course reams of digital paper concerning the number 7. There is  a Wikipedia entry titled, “777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley”. For the time being I shall pass on the Kabbalah. For completeness though here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for Kabbalah, “Kabbalah’s definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, New Age, and Occultist syncretic.” (1)

J

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2 thoughts on “Genesis 5 – Methuselah Dead at 969”

  1. I have sometimes wondered if a translator messed up on the word for years, and the original says moons, when they are talking about how long people lived. Though I admit having someone father a child at 100 moons old is a problem with this theory.

    I think 221 Baker street is an institutional building of some kind. A phone exchange or something equally exciting.

    1. Thank you for the post. Chapters 6 through 9 are all about the great deluge. Admittedly I fear we will be there for a while. After that I have planned an interlude about magical thinking.
      J

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