How old was Lamech when he died?


In Genesis 5, the genealogy of Adam was recorded. So many times I just skipped this part, but today I read and checked carefully and found something interesting to share. In verse 30, it says Lamech lived 777 years and he died. But this doesn’t make sense to me. Lamech gave birth to Noah when he was 182 and the flood happened when Noah was 600, so by then Lamech should be 782. Weird? One generation back, Methuselah, who was the father of Lamech, lived 969 years and gave birth to Lamech when he was 187. 969=187+182+600, PERFECT! So what’s wrong? I guess there are only two possibilities: 1 Lamech went into the ark; 2 He died when he was 782. What do you think?

I got the reason after I post this entry. Because Lamech died before his father Methuselah did, who died in the flood. This poor man didn’t have the chance to see the giant flood. His death may be a result from a fight between tribes or a MONSTER attack! Anyways, it’s always good to study Bible carefully. At least I can remember these names for a while.

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