: In fact, Farkle, it can neither be proven nor disproven whether any of those old codgers lived that long or not. There is no proof for nor against it anywhere, as much as it obviously offends your intelligence.
Right. But the Bible MAKES that assertion, and offers not a shred of proof for it. One does not have to answer any assertion that is merely an assertion if that assertion is presented as FACT. If I said to you, all dogs who lived 2 million years ago had feathers which were made out of peanut shells ," and if you replied, "prove it," and I then replied with total silence, would you feel obligated to take the effort to disprove my claim?
With regards to the Bible's claims about it's accuracy, I believe it says that "ALL scripture is inspired by GOD and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for making things up, for setting up money-making religious rackets, for scaring the shit out of vulnerable people, etc....." Something like that.