Genesis 11:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 11:17, NIV: "And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:17, ESV: "And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:17, KJV: "And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:17, NASB: "and Eber lived 430 years after he fathered Peleg, and he fathered other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:17, NLT: "After the birth of Peleg, Eber lived another 430 years and had other sons and daughters."

Genesis 11:17, CSB: "After he fathered Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and fathered other sons and daughters."

What does Genesis 11:17 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

After fathering Peleg, Eber lived another 430 years and had other children. Adding the numbers together, Eber lived to be 474 years old.

Peleg is noteworthy for his connection to the incident at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1–9). His name is associated with earth being "divided" (Genesis 10:25). This link also helps to make sense of the sudden drop in lifespans. While post-flood lives are already shortening, compared to the patriarchs of chapter 5, Peleg and those who follow him will live half as long as his father Eber. Within a few more generations, man's days are cut down again by half (Genesis 11:19–24).