What does it mean that in Peleg's time "the earth was divided (Gen.10:25)?
The verse could mean one of two things:
1. That when Peleg died, the Tower of Babel was built,
and the languages of the world were divided.
2. Shem and the following three generations lived to the
ages of 600, 438, 433, and 464; Peleg and the following
four generations lived to the ages of 239, 239, 230, 148,
and 205. Thus starting from Peleg's generation, human
lifespans were cut in half.
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