TABLE #6 SHOWING THE MANNER OF DEATHS OF SOME BIBLE CHARACTERS WITH "FULL LIFE SPANS"
|NAME OF BIBLE CHARACTERS||AGE OF DEATH||MANNER OF DEATH AND COMMENTS||BIBLE REFERENCE|
|Abraham||175||Peaceful. The Amplified Bible has this to say...`Then Abraham's spirit was released (implying willingly), and he died at a good (ample, full) old age, an old man, SATISFIED AND SATIATED, and was gathered to his people.' The above scripture states that Abraham lived a FULL, SATISFYING LIFE (completed his task on earth satisfactorily), died at an old age (end of life span for that time) and gave up his spirit willingly (and happily).||Gen 25:7,8
Addition and Emphasis Mine
|Isaac||180||Peaceful. The Amplified Bible has fairly similar 'comments' to say about Isaac's death i.e. his spirit departed, he was an old man and was satisfied and satiated||Gen 35:29|
|Jacob||147||Peaceful. Jacob knew that he was about to die...`As the time drew near for him to die, he called for his son Joseph....' Gen 47:29 TLB. He then prophesied over his sons (Gen Chapter 49). Then "When Jacob had finished his prophecies to his sons, he lay back in the bed, breathed his last, AND DIED.' Gen 49:33 TLB. Death should not only be peaceful but should come as no surprise!||Gen 49:33
|Joseph||110||Peaceful. He finished his calling on earth....`God turned into good what you meant for evil, for HE BROUGHT ME TO THIS HIGH POSITION I HAVE TODAY SO THAT I COULD SAVE THE LIVES (HIS CALLING) OF MANY PEOPLE (FROM THE FAMINE). Gen 50:20 TLB. Emphasis and addition mine.||Gen 50:22|
|Aaron||123 (Numbers 33:39)||Peaceful. Also planned as noted in the
following verse......`Then the Lord said to
Moses and Aaron at the border of the land
of Edom, "The time has come for Aaron to
die-for he shall not enter the land I have
given the people of Israel, for the two of
you rebelled against my instructions
concerning the water at Meribah. No take
Aaron and his son Eleazar and lead them
up on to Mount Hor. There you shall
remove Aaron's priestly garments from
him and put them on Eleazar his son; and
Aaron shall die there."'
Numbers 20:23-26 TLB
Death should not come as a surprise-there is time and opportunity even to pass the anointing on!
|Moses||120||Peaceful. His death, like Aaron was also planned......`after you see the land (of Canaan) you must die and join your ancestors....' Deut 32:50 TLB. Addition mine. IT was God's original intention for Moses and Aaron to enter the promised land. Because THEY (The implication from Numbers 20:23-26 is that Aaron was party to Moses' rebellion) disobeyed him at Meribah (Moses struck the rock twice instead of speaking to it as commanded), they were deprived of the privilege of leading the Israelites into Canaan proper (Numbers 20:11-12). Note the higher accountability of people in leadership positions. In essence, Moses (and Aaron) did fulfill their spiritual calling of leading the Israelites out of Egypt towards the promised land but lost their final reward of entering and stepping on this land. His life span could be considered `fairly full' I suppose, except for the one and final honour of actually physically stepping into the promised land.||Deut 34:7|
|David||70||Peaceful. Death also came as no surprise to
King David. `As the time of King David's
death approached, he gave this charge to
his son Solomon: "I am going where every
man on earth must some day go...."'
1 Kings 2:1, 2 TLB
|1 Kings 2:10,11|