According to Moses’ Genesis account, early man had great longevity, with Methuselah living to 969 years, hence the saying that someone is “as old as Methuselah.”  (Gen. 5:27)  As the writer of Genesis, Moses “was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.” (Acts 7:22)   Therefore, let no man deceive you into believing that Moses used a shortened calendar year to account for the extreme longevity of early man in his Genesis account.  For Moses wrote Genesis after he was schooled “in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” who invented the 365-day calendar year.  Julius Caesar later adopted the North Africans 365-day year and to this day it has been renamed the Julian dated calendar.  After being educated in Pharaoh’s palace while passing as the African king’s grandson, Moses knew precisely how many days constituted a year based on this African standard established by Africa’s Egyptians. 

Adam died at the ripe old age of 930 years.  When challenged that God was incorrect in telling this red man that “in the day” he ate the forbidden fruit he would “surely die,” many theologians shift this argument to a theological plane by stating Adam died spiritually. Nevertheless, God kept his word, for this red man named Adam died physically the same day he ate the fruit.  But we must reconcile this with God’s accounting method that states: 


“Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years.” (2 Pet. 3:8)


In other words God kept his word, for Adam died physically and spiritually before he spent even “one day with the Lord.” Using St. Peter’s equation:


            One day with the Lord  =    1,000 years

                     Adam lived to be:   ­­   930 years old

                                      Leaving:         70 years our average life span per Psalms 90:10


This intelligent red man could not keep the only commandment in the universe given to him, and as a result he was cursed with the death sentence of “Dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return.” (Gen. 3:19)  Order Teacher James Warden's book Blacks in the Bible Vol. I  at WWW.BLACKSINTHEBIBLE.NET