Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How did they live so long? Part 2


Another explanation for the long lives of the biblical males from Adam to Abraham:

"The reason for their long lives was that Adam the First, creation of Gd, was formed with the greatest perfection in beauty, strength and size. Even after it was decreed that he would be mortal, his nature was to live a long time. When the Flood came over the land, the atmosphere was ruined for them and their lifespans shrank. Until then their lives were that long, some of them living even longer than Adam lived…"

(Ramban to Bereishit 5:4)

המצפה לישועה,

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