The Numbers as in age being symbolic in the Patriarch's of the OT. Of course, the same goes for the NT. It was believed Jesus was 33 years old when crucified. Enoch being 365 years old when taken into heaven. I believe this to be intentional numerology sometimes intertwined with Astrology symbolism such as the number 12 for the 12 desciples and the 12 tribes. As for the longevity? To be for sure, we have to put it into practice. This is what I'm doing right now. You have to live a Life of virtual Immortality as the only way to prove if it's valid or not. We have no other choice really.
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