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Used to denote the period of a man's life (Genesis 47:28 ), the maturity of life (John 9:21 ), the latter end of life (Job 11:17 ), a generation of the human race (Job 8:8 ), and an indefinite period (Ephesians 2:7 ; 3:5,21 ; Colossians 1:26 ). Respect to be shown to the aged (Leviticus 19:32 ). It is a blessing to communities when they have old men among them (Isaiah 65:20 ; Zechariah 8:4 ). The aged supposed to excel in understanding (Job 12:20 ; 15:10 ; 32:4,9 ; 1 Kings 12:6,8 ). A full age the reward of piety (Job 5:26 ; Genesis 15:15 ).

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Age'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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