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Gramps,

Please tell me what you know about this Peleg, Was he a Priesthood holder. Why was the earth changed so violently.? We know so little about this person.

JLeo

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Dear JLeo,

The only source information on Peleg is found in Genesis 10:25; Genesis 11:16-19, as shown below:

And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan

And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

 

And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

 

And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

However, from that information it has been deduced that Peleg was born in 2247 B.C., 101 years after the flood, and that he lived to be 239 years old.

President John Taylor made these interesting comments about Peleg and the violent changes in the earth’s topology-

“How far the flood may have contributed to produce the various changes, as to the division of the earth into broken fragments, islands and continents, mountains and valleys, we have not been informed; the change must have been considerable. But after the flood, in the days of Peleg, the earth was divided.-See Gen. 10:25,-a short history, to be sure, of so great an event; but still it will account for the mighty revolution which rolled the sea from its own place in the north, and brought it to interpose between different portions of the earth, which were thus parted asunder, and moved into something near their present form; this, together with the earthquakes, revolutions, and commotions which have since taken place, have all contributed to reduce the face of the earth to its present state; while the great curses which have fallen upon different portions, because of the wickedness of men, will account for the stagnant swamps, the sunken lakes, the dead seas, and great deserts” (The Government of God, Ch.12).

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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