People in the Bible lived a really long time. Check out this table for the ages of Patriarchs from Adam to Noah.
Table 1. Ages of the Patriarchs from Adam to Noah
|7||Enoch||365 (translated)||Genesis 5:23|
After the flood, people lived shorter lives, but it is still several hundred years. Even Abraham was 175 when he died, according to the Bible.
Table 2. Ages of the Patriarchs after Noah to Abraham
Is there any scientific support for these old ages. For example, if scientists found the bones of someone like Peleg who lived 239 years, would we be able to tell that he was really 239 years old? What is the best way to describe these ages? Were the ancients really bad at counting, exaggerating, had a different calendar system that inflated ages, or were they really this old?