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        In the long-lived patriarchal age a generation seems to have been computed at 100 years, Ge 15:16 comp. Gene 15:13 and Eccl 12:40
        but subsequently the reckoning was the same which has been adopted by modern civilized nations, viz. from thirty to forty years Job 42:16 (Generation is also used to signify the men of an age or time, as contemporaries, Ge 6:9; Isa 53:8 posterity, especially in legal formulae, Le 3:17 etc.; fathers, or ancestors. Ps 49:19

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Smith, William, Dr "Meaning and Definition for 'generation' in Smiths Bible Dictionary". - Smith's; 1901.

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