In Bereishit 6:3 we read that Hashem set a limit on a man's lifespan to 120 years.

But in Divrei Hayamim II 24:15 we read:

Now Jehoiada grew old and was sated with days, and he died; he was a hundred and thirty years old upon his death.

Before you mark my question as a duplicate of this one, let me specify my question: If Jehoiada really did live 130 years, why did he? Why did Hashem grant him extra 10 years beyond the set limit? Was it because he had ordered to guard Joash?

  • That's not necessarily the only, or even the commonly understood meaning of bereishis 6:3 – robev Apr 15 at 13:22

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