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"For Ever"
by Robert C. Long

In English, "forever" is sometimes intended to mean an infinite amount of time, and sometimes not. So it is reasonable to ask how long a time is indicated by the biblical words and phrases translated as "forever," "eternal," "everlasting," and the like.

And the answer is:

Usually they indicate a time period of tens or hundreds of years.

See ForEver.pdf for details. This is the main listing. All Old and New Testament instances are included.

See ForEverC.pdf for a listing of instances where the period designated is under one hundred years.