If Abram was born when Terah was 70 years old, and Terah died at age 205, then Abram must have been at least 135 when he left Haran, since he left after his father died (205 – 70 = 135). How then could he be 75 when he left Haran?
Actually, the Bible never says Abram was born was Terah was 70 years old. It says that Terah was 70 before having sons. Abram is listed first among Terah’s sons, but this is because of his importance, not the fact that he was born first. For instance, Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, are never listed together in the order that they were born. 1 Abram was born when Terah was 130, not 70.
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Ruckman, P. S. (1980). Problem Texts. Pensacola, Fla.: Pensacola Bible Institute.
- Ruckman, 1980, p. 43 ↩