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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Generation

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In the long-lived patriarchal age a generation seems to have been computed at 100 years, (Genesis 15:16 ) comp. Genesis15:13 and Ecclesiastes 12:40 But subsequently the reckoning was the same which has been adopted by modern civilized nations, viz. from thirty to forty years ( Job 42:16 ) (Generation is also used to signify the men of an age or time, as contemporaries, (Genesis 6:9 ; Isaiah 53:8 ) posterity , especially in legal formulae, ( Leviticus 3:17 ) etc.; fathers, or ancestors. (Psalm 49:19 )

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Generation'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/g/generation.html. 1901.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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