The book of Genesis in the bible claims to be a true and literal written record of early history. Chapters five and eleven in particular, are extremely specific in the recounting of the length of time lived by successive members of the lineage from Adam to Jesus.
Interestingly, when these ages at death are plotted on a graph against the corresponding generation number, two intriguing sections of data jump vividly from the graph. The first is a nearly linear plot that suddenly turns into an exponential decay curve until the age of Abraham is reached.
As you observe and analyze this visual display of written data, a picture of some sort of reality necessarily emerges.
One simple question remains.
What message does this mathematical representation of seemingly innocuous data send to you?