Why does God include Adam and his descendants' genealogy and lifespans?

God lists Adam's descendants--Seth, Enosh, Keenan, etc.-- and notes their lifespan (930 years, 912 years, 905 years, 840 years, etc.).  This information seems a bit random.  What is the reason that he does this, and how is this information useful?

Genesis 5:1 - 32

KJV - 1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him. 2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Clarify Share Report Asked September 16 2013 100media imag1441 2 1 1 Amy Hubbard

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