Re: Geezer Patriarchs

Karen G. Jensen (
Sun, 9 Nov 1997 15:48:07 -0600

Fri, 7 Nov 1997 14:56:44 -0400 David Campbell noted:

>most importnant part of these genealogies is not the numbers, however, but
>the repetition of "and he died." Mankind is fallen.

In Genesis 5 "and he died" is repeated over and over; in Genesis 11 it is not.
Perhaps this is because death was "news" at first, but after the Flood, it
was not.