three score and ten

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A life span. The number 70 (= 60 + 10).

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  • From the Bible, Psalm 90, verse 10: "The days of our years are three score and ten."
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"The days of our years are threescore years and ten..."Psalms 90:10

Submitted on November 25, 2012

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drei Punkte und zehn

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