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The Posuk says that Noah was 600 years when he went into the Teivah (Bereshit 7:6,11). Rashi (Bereshit 8:14) and the rest of the Mefarshim say that the flood took an entire year to complete. The Posuk then says that Noah lived another 350 years after the flood (Bereshit 9:28). That should put his final age at 951. Why then does the Torah (Bereshit 9:29) say he died at 950?

I have a feeling that that I heard once that the flood wasn't counted as part of the cycle of the world but I am not sure if that will help define a persons total age.

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Maybe it means 600 years after the start of the flood? –  Double AA Oct 14 '12 at 13:35
@DoubleAA could be, but the narrative doesnt sound like that. It says he exited and lived 600 years after the flood. Sounds like afterwards! But maybe youre right! –  Yehuda Oct 14 '12 at 13:42
It seems you got it backwards - 600 before and 350 after. Perhaps the year of Mabul paralleled end of 600 and beginning of 350. –  JNF Oct 14 '12 at 14:58
Maybe it was into the 350th year and into the 600th year, so 349.5+599.5=950 –  Double AA Oct 14 '12 at 15:39
Possibly related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10997 –  msh210 Oct 14 '12 at 16:41

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