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1. Chapter 5 of Genesis lists the 10 patriarchs from Adam to Noah and gives 3 numbers for each one telling the age of the first son, the remaining life, and total age at death, but these ages are far beyond a normal lifespan. So let's assume for this question we take these values as literal ages and we learn Adam lived for 930 years. Based on these figures, who is the LAST patriarch listed that could actually have been born during Adam's lifetime? (Gen 5, NIV)
2. It is common knowledge that Methuselah was the oldest man listed in the Bible. Based on the chronology in Chapter 5 of Genesis, Methuselah would have died 1656 years after the creation of Adam. What else does Genesis say happens the same year as Methuselah's death? (Gen 5 and 6, NIV)
3. In Chapter 7 we learn the floods raged for 40 days, but Noah had built a boat to survive the flood according to God's guidance. According to the Genesis text, exactly how long was Noah's family stuck on a floating petting zoo before stepping foot back on dry land? (Gen 7:11 and Gen 8:14-16)
4. Here's one more question on the longevity of life. Noah's son Shem would have been 100 when he spent time on the ark. Shem then lived a really long time afterward. Based on the Genesis numbers, did Shem actually outlive Abraham? (Gen 11:11 NIV)
5. The number 7 is a special number in Genesis and pops up frequently. However, another lesser-known number is also considered special in relation to the patriarchs' ages, but it may take you a minute to think about it. Which number might this be?
6. In Genesis chapter 23 Abraham's wife Sarah has died and the special number 400 (40 times 10) appears as the price for the field and cave in which he wishes to bury Sarah. In which unit of currency did Abraham pay the 400 units? (Gen 23:15)
7. In Chapter 32, Jacob sends gifts consisting of 200 goats, 200 ewes, 30 camels, 40 cows, and 20 donkeys to his brother Esau. Why does Jacob send such a lavish gift to his brother? (Gen 33 NIV)
8. The number 12 is a special number throughout the Bible and is also the number of sons Jacob had. How many of the 12 sons were from Jacob's favorite wife, Rachel? (Gen 35 NIV)
9. Joseph was clearly his father's favorite son, and if there was any doubt, his father had given him a fancy coat to prove it. On top of this, Joseph had told his brothers he had a special dream where all the brothers would bow down to him one day. So the brothers sold Joseph into slavery for 20 shekels of silver. How did they convince Jacob, the father, that Joseph died? (Gen 37 NIV)
10. Towards the end of Genesis, Joseph has his father and brothers move to Egypt. In all, 70 of Jacob's descendants move to Egypt. In which fertile region does Pharaoh have Jacob's family settle down? (Gen 46:28 NIV)
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