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How old was Job when he died?

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May 24, 2011 10:16PM

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After his restoration he lived one hundred and forty years longer. This is what the Bible states , and there is no mention of how old he was before his misfortune, except it states that he was no longer young.

Speculating logically though we could mention that chapter 42 tells us that God blessed Job by giving him double everything that he had by way of livestock. EG before he had 500 asses afterward he was given 1000 etc. By telling us specifically that he was given an extra 140 years and incidentally saw a fourth generation of his progeny, it could be considered logical that he was 70 years old at the time his trials befell him. This would make him 210 at his death.

The account also suggests some extra proof of a future physical resurrection to life of his first 10 children. In the resurrection he will meet his first 10 children along with his second 10.

He was given twice the number of livestock but only the same number of children, why? Because in the resurrection it will be double.