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#1 Averroes110

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:33 PM

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How long did he live? and what Prophet lived longest?

do christians accept the facts that they lived this long aswell?

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#2 ron

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:14 AM

How long did he live?


I'll give the Jewish answer according to the Torah. I don't think Christians would give different answers.

"Moses was 120 years old when he died, but his eyes had not dimmed, and his natural powers had not left him." Deut 34:7.

In fact, it seems that he died on his 120th birthday, because earlier that same day, he made a speech that said: "Today I am 120 years old and I can no longer come and go." Deut 31:2.

and what Prophet lived longest?


The oldest man recorded in the Torah is Methuselah, who lived 969 years. (Gen. 5:27). However, Jews don't consider him a prophet. I think (but I'm not sure) that the oldest prophet would be Abraham, who "lived a total of 175 years." (Gen. 25:7).

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:06 PM

Noah, according to Islam, lived 950 years.
Noah is also considered one of the five top prophets.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:18 PM

Noah, according to Islam, lived 950 years.
Noah is also considered one of the five top prophets.


Indeed, the Torah records Noah's age as 950:

"All of Noah's days were 950 years, and he died." Gen. 9:29

I didn't list him because in Jewish tradition he's not considered a prophet. This mostly has to do with the Jewish definition of "prophet," which is technical and perhaps narrower than the Muslim definition. See http://www.jewfaq.org/prophet.htm.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:54 PM

I don't think he is considered a prophet in Christianity either.

Hey Ron, do you believe that they actually lived that long? What are some explanation for this, I've heard the crazy 6000 Young Earth Creationist stories explain it but what do you think?



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