Alternatively, life is such a struggle between man’s body and soul, that with so many years to live, a person is bound to succumb over time.
Man’s lifetime slowly decreased from 900 to 120 by Moses’s time.Today we bless people to live as close to that limit as possible.In truth, most of the commentators (Targum, Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Ramban, Radak, R.In the second half of the 16th century, Jews were subject to grave Church-sponsored persecutions: Pope Julius III and Pope Clement VIII condemned the Talmud and other Hebrew writings as "obscene," "blasphemous" and "abominable" -- and ordered them all seized and burned.(paradise), life has never been without problems, but these are the normal stresses of everyday life.I was curious about the blessing we give people to live till 120 years. Is that just a nice, very high number, or is that considered the upper limit?
I wouldn’t think so since there was a woman who did live till 122 in recent years.
See also these articles on this topic: wish you till 120 years!
In 1583, a convert to Judaism named Joseph Sanalbo was burned at the stake in Rome.
If we study the lifespans of the Biblical figures from the Flood and on, they declined from 950 (Noah) to 600 (Shem) to the 400’s, and then to the 200’s.
Then going from Abraham to Moses, they went from the upper 100’s to the middle and lower, down to 120 with Moses.
"If something extremely bad occurs, people forget all their usual daily worries and become totally preoccupied with this single, truly serious problem.