Bible Chronology  

of the Biblical Patriarchs

 

(This is a standard genealogical table taken from the Internet. Appreciation is expressed to the anonymous author that put it together.)

 

Also see, Bible Chronology and numeric patterns from Creation to the Flood--- to the Exodus
Chronology: A,'  'B,' and 'C.'   (and numeric Patterns: D., E., F., G., H.)

 

There are three main texts of the Old Testament, each giving a different chronology.

  1. Septuagint text-
  2. Samaritan Pentateuch text-
  3. Masoretic text

The chronology of the Biblical patriarchs, from Adam to Jacob, according to each of these three texts is given in the following table. Unfortunately, few early copies of the Septuagint survive, and even they differ a little. The Alexandrine text is followed here, with differences noted in footnotes.

 

F = age on becoming father of next patriarch
L = length of life
B = anno mundi birth
D = anno mundi death (or translation, in the case of Enoch)

 

Septuagint

Samaritan

Masoretic

Patriarch

F

L

B

D

F

L

B

D

F

L

B

D

Adam

230

930 0 930

130

930

0

930

130

930

0

930

Seth

205

912

230

1142

105

912

13

1042

105

912

130

1042

Enosh

190

905

435

1340

90

905

235

1140

90

905

235

1140

Cainan

170

910

625

1535

70

910

325

1235

70

910

325

1235

Mahalalel

165

895

795

1690

65

895

395

1290

65

895

395

1290

Jared

162

96

960

1922

62

847

460

1307

162

962

460

1124

Enoch

165

365

1122

1487

65

365

522

887

65

365

622

987

Methuselah

187

969

1287

2256

67

720

587

1307

187

969

687

1656

Lamech

188

753

1474

2227

53

653

654

1307

182

777

874

1651

Noah

502

950

1662

2612

502

950

707

1657

502

950

1056

2006

Flood

2262

1307

1656

Shem

100

600

2164

2764

100

600

1209

1809

100

600

1558

2158

Arphachshad

135

615

2264

2879

135

438

1309

1747

35

438

1658

2096

Cainan

130

460

2399

2859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelah

130

460

2529

2989

130

433

1444

1877

30

433

1693

2126

Eber

134

504

2659

3163

134

404

1574

1978

34

464

1723

2187

Peleg

130

339

2793

3132

130

239

1708

1947

30

239

1757

1996

Reu

132

339

2923

3262

132

239

1838

2077

32

239

1787

2026

Serug

130

330

3055

3385

130

230

1970

2200

30

230

1819

2049

Nahor

79

208

3185

3393

79

148

2100

2248

29

148

1849

1997

Terah

70

205

3264

3469

70

145

2179

2393

70

205

1878

2083

Abraham

100

175

3334

3509

100

175

2249

2424

100

175

1948

2123

Isaac

60

180

3434

3614

60

180

2349

2529

60

180

2048

2228

Jacob

 

147

3494

3641

 

147

2409

2556

 

147

2108

2255

 

 

Methuselah: Other LXX texts give F = 167, but if this were correct, he would have died 14 years after the Flood.
Noah: Regarding the extra 2 years, compare Genesis 5:32, 7:6, and 11:10.


Arphachshad: Other LXX texts give L = 535 or 565.
Cainan: He is omitted from the other two texts, but is attested in Luke 3:36.
Eber: Other LXX texts give L = 404.
Nahor: Other LXX texts give F = 179, L = 304.
Terah: F for him is variously given as 70 or 130 (with corresponding change in L). 130 has historically been favored, but a majority of modern scholars favor 70.

 

There are of course still other variations within each text. It is assumed that there is no cumulative error from rounding ages to a whole year (or perhaps in some cases to the nearest 5 or 10 years).

 

WHERE TO FIND THIS DATA IN GENESIS

 

 


 

Also see, Bible Chronology and numeric patterns from Creation to the Flood--- to the Exodus
Chronology: A,'  'B,' and 'C.'   (and numeric Patterns: D., E., F., G., H.)

 

 

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