Bean't queer at all, as I can see, sir," says mine host, handing back our glass, "seeing as this here is the Blawing Stwun, his self," putting his hand on a square lump of stone, some three feet and a half high, perforated with two or three queer holes, like petrified antediluvian
rat-holes, which lies there close under the oak, under our very nose.
This two-years-for-one-twelvemonth-period theory does not attempt to explain the ages of the antediluvians, nor does it address regnal years in Samuel-Kings-Chronicles, but it does offer a more reasonable explanation for the ages of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, and possibly some other important leaders or events in succeeding generations.
The present study does not seek to address the extended lifespan of several figures in the antediluvian generations, for which there are already at least two competing explanations, one based on the "Metonic Cycle" and one based on the "sexagesimal system augmented by seven.
Considering the ages of a number of the antediluvian lives, see the "Metonic Cycle" which is based on 19 years.
Whatever the pro-abort antediluvians
of the Assembly may think, you can't simply ignore the natural law by pretending that the MAP is a harmless contraceptive.
5 years as the mean for each of those antediluvian "generations," we arrive at a situation where the oldest man, Methuselah, who reached the age of 969 years, would have lived through just six generations while Lemech, the last of the antediluvians, who lived 777 years, would have witnessed just five generations.
If we examine the Torah's data regarding the onset of the male generative capacity in the antediluvian period, we will discover the mystifying, albeit consistent fact that not a single man fathered children before he was at least 65 years of age.