It appears to be prophecy!
Possible translation: MANKIND - POSSESSED - FEEBLE, FRAIL, MORTAL - SORROW - THE BLESSED GOD - COMES DOWN - TO INSTRUCT - HIS DEATH SHALL BRING - THE DESPAIRING - COMFORT AND REST.
Adam: "man, humanity, humankind"
Seth: "possessed, appointed"
Enosh: "mortal, feeble, frail"
Mahalalel: "The blessed God"
Jared: "shall come down, a descent"
Enoch: "teaching, to instruct, to initiate or discipline, dedicate, train up"
Methuselah: "his death shall bring"
Lamech: "the despairing"
Noah: "comfort, rest"
These names form the beginning of Jesus' genealogical line through Adam's son Seth (see Luke 3:36-38). The names are Hebrew (Old Test. was orig. Hebrew) & derived from Hebrew root words (which requires a decent root study to understand). As with most Bible lessons, be sure to research everything, check the source & pray the Spirit of God will lead you.
Salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone, he loves you. He died for your sins, he was buried & he rose again on the 3d day as the Scriptures say. He calls us to repent and to put our faith in him. He will one day return!
Unlike today, where dictionaries have given word fixed meanings, back then words in common usage sometimes had obscure or changing meaning these therefore are a best guess:
Adam: Earth/Soil (he was formed by God from the ground) it also has a generic meaning for "human" as all people are descended from him
Seth: Placed or Appointed
Cainan: Smith/Artificer, one who makes things
Mahalaleel: Praise/Glory of God
Enoch: Dedicated or disciplined
Methuselah: Man of the Spear
Lamech: Servant of God, one who makes pleas to God
Noah: One who brings rest
It should be noted these Hebrew words are derived from other languages. Adam is derived from the Egyptian Atum which means the first creation of God. It was likely during the Babylonian captivity the Hebrews changed this name to Adam. Most other Hebrew words are derived from Aincent Sumer/First dynasty Egypt the language of the world before the fall of the tower of Babel. Enoch is generally considered to be short for Emunderanki or Enmendurana which is Sumerian for the king of the two meeting places. He also has his own epic in which he is taken to heaven by God to bring knowledge back to man and returns a second time to heaven never to be seen again.
It has been thought that these names are not an exhaustive list of all men during the first bronze age but a royal bloodline. Hence the names only list one son per father and no women.
The Sumerian king list includes similar names that begin with the "man" Enki A-lulim who ruled form Eridug a land south of the Garden of Eden in Iraq and ends with Enoch "Enmendurana" who was the last to rule is Sippur where ancient temples to Elohim (the name of God in Genesis) have been discovered. and lastly Enoch's son Ubar-tutu who ruled until "the flood swept over the land" Note in The Bible Methuselah died the same year the flood swept over. At which point the "the kingship again descended from heaven" to their version of Noah. It is likely these people were taught to Abraham as a Child in Ur and he passed on this history of human kings to his children, but did not Diefy them as the other Sumerians did. It was this system of Ancestor worship that Abraham rejected in favor of worshiping only the creator or head of the Sumerian Pantheon, El (Elohim) but not human patriarchs.
Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, Shem, Arphaxad, Shalah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Abram (Abraham), Issac, Jacob, Levi, Kohath, Amram, Moses
Genesis chapter 4 mentions Lamech as the descendant of Cain. Genesis chapter 5 mentions Lamech as the descendant of Seth. However, the two genealogies are so improbably similar that one or both is fictional. The names in the two genealogies are, although the exact order of Enoch, Irad/Jared and Mahujael/Mahalaleel has changed: CAIN .............. SETH Cain ................Cainan Mehujael ....... Mahalaleel Irad ............... Jared Enoch ............ Enoch Methusael ..... Metheluselah Lamech ......... Lamech
Lamech was the father of Noah, and Methuselah was the father of Lamech. Therefore, Methuselah was Noah's grandfather. See Genesis 5 to see where I got this from.
Methuselah had a son named Lamech when he was 187. He also had other sons and daughters till he died at age 969. Lamech was the father of Noah.
Enoch, whom God took directly to heaven.Enoch was the father of Methuselah. In the Old Testament of the Bible, it says that Methuselah purportedly lived for 969 years. Lamech was Methuselah's son.
"When Methuselah had lived 187 years he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died." Gen 5:25-27 He lived to be the oldest person on earth's record, he died sometime before the flood. Lamech went on to be the father of Noah.
According to Genesis, 601. This is at least internally consistent with the flood occurring after the death of Methuselah, as if you add up the reported ages of Methuselah when his son Lamech was born and Lamech when his son Noah was born, you come up with Methuselah being about 369 when Noah was born. Methuselah reportedly died at 969, meaning Noah would have been about 600 at the time.
Nine generations: Adam to Seth, Seth to Enosh, Enosh to Kenan, Kenan to Mahalalel, Mahalalel to Jared, Jared to Enoch, Enoch to Methuselah, Methuselah to Lamech, and Lamech to Noah. (Genesis 5:3-28)
There are only 3 named in Gen. 4 Cain and Abel and then Seth Seth 6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: 7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. 9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: 10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: 11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died. 12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel: 13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: 14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died. 15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: 16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died. 18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: 19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: 26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. 30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: 31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. 32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Gen 5:6-32 (KJV) Cain 16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.Lamech and his two wives 19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.Gen 4:16-24 (KJV)
He lived to be the oldest person on earth's record, he died sometime before the flood. His father was Enoch. His son, Lamech, went on to be the father of Noah. No other information is given about him."When Methuselah had lived 187 years he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died." Gen 5:25-27
The genealogy given in 1 Chronicles 1:3 has Enoch as the grandfather to Lamech via his son Methuselah who was the oldest record living human - 969 years old.
We do find several descendants of Cain with the same name as those of Seth, subject to translation of the original spelling:Adam ............................................. Adam........................................................ Seth........................................................ EnosCain ............................................... Cainan (Cain)Enoch ............................................ Mahalaleel (Mehujael)Irad ................................................ Jared (Irad)Mehujael ....................................... Enoch (Enoch)Methusael ..................................... Metheluselah (Methusael)Lamech ......................................... Lamech (Lamech)This would be more apparent in the above comparison if the order of Mahalaleel, Jared and Enoch are reversed. The reason is no doubt the syncretism of two originally separate traditions.
Noah's grandfather, Methuselah, is mentioned as the son of Enoch, and the father of Lamech at Genesis 5:21-27, and this is recounted at 1Chronicles 1:3 and Luke 3:37.
Gen 5:25-27"When Methuselah had lived 187 years he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died."He lived to be the oldest person on earth's record, he died sometime before the flood. His father was Enoch. His son, Lamech, went on to be the father of Noah.
Genesis 5:25-31 Relevant portion from the NIV. 25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died. 28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed." 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.
Lamech is mentioned in Genesis chapter 4. It is recorded that he had two wives and he killed a man in self defense. Also in Genesis chapter 5 there is another Lamech mentioned. He was the son of Methuselah and the father of Noah
A:Enoch was part of Jewish legend, so to that extent he was 'Jewish'. Strict Jewish tradition would not consider anyone Jewish who was not a descendant of Judah, in which case Enoch was certainly not Jewish. There are two parallel traditions of Enoch, one a descendant of Cain and the other a descendant of Seth, but the descendant of Seth is usually meant when we talk about Enoch. The two genealogies involving Enoch are so improbably similar as to be fictional. The names in the two genealogies are, although the exact order of Enoch, Irad/Jared and Mahujael/Mahalaleel has changed:CAIN .............. SETHCain ................CainanMehujael ....... MahalaleelIrad ............... JaredEnoch ............ EnochMethusael ..... MethuselahLamech ......... LamechWhat we really have here is evidence of one original tradition that diverged and now forms of two separate traditions.
Gen:5:25: And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
Methuselah was a descendant of http://www.answers.com/topic/adam who lived to be 969 years old, according to the Bible. Methuselah is not a major figure in the Bible; he is mentioned only in passing in Genesis, 1 Chronicles 1:3, and Luke 3:37. According to the King James version of Genesis 5:25-27, "And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech. And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died." Lamech was the father of Noah, making Metheselah Noah's grandfather. Biblical scholars say Methuselah died in the year of the Great Flood, though the Bible gives no indication whether the old man was a victim of the flood itself. Luke 3:37 traces the lineage of http://www.answers.com/topic/jesus-christ back through Noah and Methuselah to Adam. The name of Methuselah is now a synonym for any old or long-lasting person.
Tradition states that Methusaleh died seven days before the Flood (Rashi commentary, Genesis 7:4).Answer 2Did Methuselah Die During the Global Flood? by Brad Harrub, Ph.D.In Genesis chapter 5, Moses recorded the genealogy of Adam. The name that commonly stands out in that list is Methuselah. Methuselah is the oldest person recorded in Scripture, and his name is often used today when referring to something or someone very old. In verse 21 of that chapter, we learn that Methuselah was the son of Enoch. We are then informed: Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech. After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died. Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years and had a son (vss. 25-28). Lamech's son was Noah. The Bible records in Genesis 7:6 that Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters were on the Earth. In light of this information, we can take the age of Methuselah when Lamech was born (187), add to that Lamech's age when he begot Noah (182) and the age of Noah when the floodwaters came (600), and determine that Methuselah was 969 years old the year the Flood occurred [187+182+600=969]. Since Genesis 5:27 indicates this was the age at which Methuselah died, it is logical to conclude that he died the year of the Flood. However, the Bible does not indicate that he died as a result of the Flood. [Remember, his father was Enoch, one of a select few who walked with God and was taken directly by God, not experiencing death. Thus, Methuselah's father was a very righteous man, who undoubtedly set a proper example for his son.] While the exact meaning of Methuselah's name is unknown, many scholars have suggested that it means: "When he dies, it shall be sent," implying that the Flood would result when Methuselah died (Morris, 1976, p. 160). But, here again, we cannot be certain and should not be dogmatic.
There were two Lamechs: 1. Lamech in Genesis 4 (also the first polygamist mentioned in the Bible) had two wives: Ada and Tselah. He is known for his "Song of the Sword". 2. Lamech in Genesis 5 was the father of Noah and son of Methuselah. His wife's name is not mentioned in the Bible.
Yes, according to the Bible at: Genesis 5:28+29Additional information:It should be noted that the Lamech of Genesis 4:18-24 is NOT the same man as the Lamech of Genesis 5:25-29. The first Lamech was a descendent of Cain. The second was a descendent of Seth; the son of Methuselah and father of Noah.
Enoch (six generations from Adam)(Genesis 5:21)Enoch lived on for 65 years and became father to Methuselah.(Genesis 5:25)Methuselah lived on for 187 years and became father to Lamech.(Genesis 5:28-29) Lamech lived on for 182 years and became father to Noah