Q. I’m going through an exercise of charting the offspring of Adam by the dates of births and deaths provided in Genesis. The Scripture says that after 70 years, Terah had his 3 sons. Were Abram, Nahor, and Haran triplets, or is this verse saying that all three boys were born during those 70 years?
This continues to be a fun exercise. Never realized the huge overlap of generations. For example, Terah is the 9th generation from Noah, and Noah was alive for much of Terah’s life. I wonder if they had family reunions!
A. I believe the intent of the passage is that all three were born after Terah had reached age 70, but they weren’t all born at the same time. By the way, here’s a link to a similar study I did. You can use it to compare notes if you like. Let me know if you come up with any differences. Read: From Adam to Abraham