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The First Two Cases Of Triplets In The Bible?
I started reading The Bible again, from the very beginning. Genesis chapter 5:32 says: "And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham and Japheth." Does that mean they were all born in the 500th year of Noah's life? That's what it sounds like and that would mean they are triplets! Then again, Genesis Chapter 11:10-27 lists the descendants of Shem. Verse 26 says: "Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran." This would imply that they were all born in Terah's 70th year of his life, making them triplets!
Just something somewhat interesting, I've observed in my reading.
Also, I would consider these 2 different instances of foreshadowing of Jesus, in that the number 3 represents a trinity. I would, except, according to The Bible Ham is not such a great man. I don't know about the rest of them. If you take Genesis chapter 9:21-22 literally, Ham saw his father (Noah) naked in his tent and did not cover him, but instead told Shem and Japheth and they covered him (Verse 22-23).
I've heard really bad implications of what verse 24 could be implying, when it says: "So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him." He curses Ham in the next verse. Hopefully, this story is literal, in the sense that Ham neglected to cover his father with a blanket and nothing worse. However, if that's the case, cursing him seems way too harsh. I know it was different, harsh times, and that is why it seems nearly impossible to make complete sense of this story.
I just wanted to point out, that from what The Bible says, it sounds like Shem, Ham and Japheth were triplets, and so were Abram, Nahor and Haran!
One more interesting tangent/fact (at least to me it's interesting and I had fun figuring it out/doing the math!):
From the time of Adam to Terah's (Abraham's father) death was 2,114 years. I'm trying to keep track to see what year this supposedly is without using A.D. and B.C., according to The Bible from the time of Adam to now. I know I can just look it up. I have before, but this is fun and I want to see how close I get to the number said!