Secrets of the Times: Myth and History in Biblical Chronology
This book is concerned primarily with the chronology of the Hebrew Bible in its various textual forms. The central thesis is that these chronologies are essentially schematic and may be seen as mythical expressions of a belief that human history is ordered according to a divine plan.
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In ref to the age of Shem upoun leaving the Ark," You say " Noah was 500 when Shem was born, The bible says that Noah got to be 500yrs old and after that he became father to Shem, Ham and Japeth. Gen 5 vs 32. Based on that I see no reason to dispute Shems age of 100 when his son was born.