Apocrypha: Why People Before the Flood Lived Less Than 1000 Years

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The apocryphal Book of Jubilees gives an intriguing explanation as to why Adam and many others before the flood lived less than 1000 years:

And [Adam] lacked seventy years of one thousand years; for one thousand years are as one day in the testimony of the heavens and therefore was it written concerning the tree of knowledge: “On the day that ye eat thereof ye will die.”

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