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This chart shows a time line from Adam and Eve to Noah and his sons it was created by Gerry McGovern from Calvary Chapel Hammonton.
Some interesting notes, Adam was alive for seven generations before his death which means he was able to pass down what he knew from being with God personally. He was alive to teach his children all that he knew and how wonderful this world once was before sin and death. Talk about a witness? Could you imagine Adam's "In my day stories..."? I bet they were pretty remarkable! In my day there was no pain, tears, or hunger! We had all the food you could eat it was just falling from the trees! I will never forgive my wife for what she made me do! Now look at the land! We actually have to work now, to make things grow! We had it made, back in the day! :)
Enoch who is a prophet, had a very good relationship with God, he is the only person I know of, that was taken up or raptured by God. He may of wrote a book but it was not included in the Bible. Some believe this book was not inspired by God and it can not be properly cross referenced with the other books this is why it was left out. The Nephilim, giants, or sons of God and the evil thoughts of man saddened God because he knew what he had to do.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. [Genesis 6: 4-6 KJV]
His son Methuselah, was the oldest living person to live on earth he was 969 years old, who's name meant "when he dies/died, it will be sent/has been sent" foretelling of the coming judgment upon the earth. When Methuselah died, in that same year the flood came to baptise and cleanse the earth from it's wickedness. Some think God with held judgment on humans for a very long time to show how patient he is. It took Noah 100 years to build the Ark. Sadly, only eight humans on earth feared or respected the Lord, only Noah and his family would survive. There are many different accounts of the flood but I believe without a doubt this is the correct one. I also believe that the whole world was flooded because if it wasn't. Why build a giant ship for a hundred years and gather two of every animal of the earth? Wouldn't fleeing to the mountains be easier?
Hope you guys enjoyed this little bit of ancient history! May the Lord shine his face upon you and yours!