B.L. Freeborn – Oct. 2012 (updated Sept. 2022)
Noah’s age was the original topic of this blog and solving the mystery behind it. Once it is figured out the mystery and the mocking stops, and it is not quite as fun anymore. So, do we really want to solve it?
In earlier posts it was speculated that 950 is a limit and the many ways to convert the number to obtain other numbers was discussed.
Looking back over all those numbers one number should have stood out. Notice that if 950 is inches we obtain 950 / 12 = 79.16 feet and we can also say that if 950 meant months then we obtain the same 79.16 years. This should have been a glaring red flag but most people do not see it as important for one of two reasons. The first reason is their society has already shifted away from the ancient system of measurement and is now using the less scientific (Yes – less!) metric system and so, do not recognize the importance of this number.
The second reason is, although they may live in a country such as the US, still using the more scientific system (yes – more!) of feet and miles, they just do not recognize the number as representing the diameter of the planet they are sitting upon. The average diameter of the Earth is 7920 miles which any educated person should have recognized in 79.16 in a jiffy (but we didn’t).
So let us list the quarrels that will arise from this paragraph:
1 – Is the mile a more scientific system than the metric?
2 – Does Noah’s age refer to the diameter of the planet?
The derivation of the mile system is something of a wonder and leaves one with the chilling realization that as far as science goes, we are just babes lost in the woods. Note just these few simple facts. The number of seconds in a day is 86400. The number of seconds of longitude is 86400, also. The diameter of the Sun is 864000 miles. Each mile is composed of 5280 feet. The average diameter of the Earth is 7920 miles or 5280 x 1.5. The time it takes light to travel from the Sun to earth is 500 seconds and therefore to cross Earth’s orbital diameter is 1000 seconds. It is as if someone long ago chose these units of measure because they reveal the harmony of the universe.
The second question can only be answered by looking at the other ages of the patriarchs for similar information.
By listing the patriarchs, the age at which they fathered a son and the age to which they lived, a table can be formed. If we are diligent we can add the gematria of each man’s name as a first column. We will use the original spelling of the name as found in the Torah and the number value for each Hebrew letter as still used today.
So we have……
MAN’S SON LIVED TOTAL YEAR
NAME: GEMATRIA BORN AFTER AGE DIED
ADAM 45 130 800 930 930
SETH 700 105 807 912 1042
ENOSH 357 90 815 905 1140
KENAN 210 70 840 910 1235
MAHALALEL 136 65 830 895 1290
JARED 214 162 800 962 1422
ENOCH 84 65 300 365 987
METHUSALEH 784 187 782 969 1656
LAMECH 90 182 595 777 1651
NOAH 58 500 350 950 2006 Born in 1056 (biblical count)
This is the compiled list of the generations of Adam. If there is any validity to the idea that Noah’s age divided by 12 represents the diameter of the Earth then something else here must support that idea.
With very little trouble we see that Enoch did not live as long as his sires. In fact, the poor fellow lived about 1/3 of their life spans. He died at the respectable age of 365 years which sounds remarkably like the number of days in a year.
Noah’s gematria is 58 and his father was 500 when he was born. Compare 58 to the distance Earth travels about the Sun in any given year or just over 584 million miles. Furthermore, compare this 584 to 58,500 (gematria followed by father’s age).
Twice the number of feet in a mile is 10560 and the year Noah was born was 1056.
Here is another example of how this is built to make us look closer. See the 777. The number itself catches our attention with its solid repetition. Does it seem as if it is bracketed by the 950 and 969 to draw our attention even further? And looking closer at the 595 to its left, 969 above it and 782 kitty-corner, we find the average of 595 and 969 is? 782. This repeats the 782 and is very nearly the value of Methusaleh’s gematria of 784. This value reminds us somewhat of the polar diameter of Earth at 7899 miles but not enough to be convincing. However, 784 does equal 14 x 56!
If you care to work on it for yourself, you will find that some numbers are sines, cosines and tangents. This is a mystery worth solving!