Genesis 35:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 35:28, NIV: "Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years."

Genesis 35:28, ESV: "Now the days of Isaac were 180 years."

Genesis 35:28, KJV: "And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years."

Genesis 35:28, NASB: "Now the days of Isaac were 180 years."

Genesis 35:28, NLT: "Isaac lived for 180 years."

Genesis 35:28, CSB: "Isaac lived 180 years."

What does Genesis 35:28 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Isaac lives a good, long life, reaching 180 years of age. His father Abraham had also reached a considerable number of years (Genesis 25:7). Their lifespans serve as evidence of God's blessing, a part of His covenant promise to bless them (Genesis 17:1–8; 26:3–5). That covenant blessing was not entirely fulfilled in their lifetimes, but they both lived to see it partly completed, and carried on to the next generation (Hebrews 11:13–16).

No report is given of Rebekah's death. She was Jacob's mother, and was last depicted in Genesis when he fled from his murderous brother (Genesis 27:42–45). The general assumption is that Rebekah died before Jacob and his family returned to the land of Canaan.