There seems to be so much controversy over defining what exactly a 'generation' is.
I have heard it said a generation is 25 years; some claim it is 40 years; and some even say 70 years.
I think the scriptures describe the 70 years as life expectancy, with mightiness 80 years or something like that.
I don't think it is accurate to define the length of generation as the same length of time as life expectancy, but I could be wrong.
Anyway, I am wondering if anyone has ever done the math on this scriptural clue:
Matthew 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
If one follows the lineage and a date timeline, would this give more accurately the approximation of a generation?
And about this following scripture, does this show a concluding time frame? Does this mean the covenant will exist only for a specific duration?
1 Chronicles 16:15 "Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;"
By determining the length of a generation, then we should be able to figure out how many years would bring us to the thousandth generation.
(Also would need to know whether this refers to covenant with Abraham, the covenant decree with Jacob, the ark of the covenant with Moses, or whether it refers to the oath sworn to Isaac. And most importantly, were these all the same god?)