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How old was Job when he died?


Job 42:17

AMP - 17 So Job died, an old man and full of days.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
After God restored Job's possessions, the Bible indicates that he had twice as much material wealth as he had had before his afflictions (Job 1:3; Job 42:12), and that he lived another 140 years. If the same multiplier were to apply to the years of his life as to his possessions, that would mean that he was seventy years old when he was afflicted, and lived to a total age of 210.

That seems reasonable to me (although the Bible does not give his specific age when he died, but just says that he lived to see the fourth generation of his new descendants, and was "an old man and full of days (Job 42:17)"), since he had had seven adult sons and three adult daughters who were all living on their own at the time that God originally allowed Satan to afflict him (Job 1:4).

August 07 2017 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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