In Genesis 5 it stands written concerning the descendants of Adam through to Noah and his sons.
Now, in making my own chronology of years, I have come across an issue in applying the numbers together: The term “He was X years old” is used in the same fashion as saying “In his X year”. This could mean two things:
- The year spoken of is to be understood in regards to how many full circulations of the sun he has experienced since his birth.
- The year spoken of is to be understood as the year in which he participated in, be it 1 day or 359 days.
Adam was created Year 6/1/1, and so would he then be 2 years of age when the date was 6/1/2, one complete year’s length later, or when it was 1/1/2, at the beginning of the second year?