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 ; Ephesians 3:5 Ephesians 3:21 ; 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 ; Job 32:4 Job 32:9 ; 1 Kings 12:6 1 Kings 12:8 ). A full age the reward of piety ( Job 5:26 ; Genesis 15:15 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Age". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".