by **jimwalton** » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:07 pm

In contrast to your 5 possibilities, the Sumerians used a sexagesimal number system (a combination of base 6 and base 10). When the numbers of the Sumerian kids are converted to decimal, they correspond to the age spans listed in Genesis:

Genesis 5:

Seth 912

Enosh 905

Kenan 910

Mehalalel 895

Jared 962

Enoch 365 – and taken away

Methuselah 969

Lamech 777

Sumerian King List:

Alulum 28,800

Alalgar 36,000

Enmenluanna 43,200

Enmengalanna 28,800

Dumuzi 36,000

Ensipazianna 28,800

Enmenduranna 21,000

Uburtutu 18,600

If we add up the years of the 8 men given in scripture, they total 6695, or 6700 for simplicity. If we add up the years of the 8 men in the Sumerian list, they add up to 241,200.

To compare, use a neutral notation system:

* = 1000

0 = 100

In Scripture: 6700 = ******0000000

In Sumer:

* = 36,000

0 = 3600

6* + 7(0) = 216,000 +25,200 = 241,200

The differences between the lists are neutralized; the totals are the same.

Genesis 5:

Seth 912

Enosh 905

Kenan 910

Mehalalel 895

Jared 962

Enoch 365

Methuselah 969

Lamech 777

In Sumer:

Alulim 800

Alalgar 1000

Enmenluanna 1200

Enmengalanna 800

Dumuzi 1000

Ensipazianna 800

Enmenduranna 600

Uburtutu 500

The lengths of lifespan are in the 500-1000 range in both cases.