Luke 3:36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Enoch -- four Israelites, sons of Cain, Jered, Midian and Reuben, Methuselah -- perhaps 'man of the dart', a descendant of Seth, Lamech -- a descendant of Cain, also a descendant of Seth, OT History: 1 Chronicles 1:3 Enoch Methuselah Lamech (1 Chron. Lamech is a person in Cain's genealogy in the fourth chapter of the Book of Genesis. He is the only way, truth and love. Anyone can spot that some of the names are common between the two geneaologies. Lamech’s sin is worse than Cain’s because of his boast that those who take revenge on him will be avenged seventy-seven fold (Gen. 4:24). (For an explanation of why Lamech was so famous, read this recent post). However, the name given to his grandson was “Lamech”. Genesis 5:29-5:31, Beware the Jackpot of…, Genesis 5:29-5:31, Beware of Transgression’s Jackpot | Standing In The Eleventh Hour, Follow Standing In The Eleventh Hour on WordPress.com. Gen. 5:28, 6:2; Matt. Basic HTML is allowed. ( Log Out /  When he was 65 years old, Enoch's son Methuselah was born. Jude 14-15 records Enoch’s preaching: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Gen. 4:17). 24:37-38). Lamech likely lived near the city of Enoch that his great-great-great grandfather, Cain built. This Enoch here seemed to be the ancestor of some earthly controlled people, as we will see in the following verses. They could have known, had they followed Enoch’s example, but it appears no one wanted to know except God, so God took him. Enoch was notable for the closeness of his relationship with God: “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Methuselah later had a son named Lamech. Summary: A series on Characters in the Bible that has enough information about them that you can put on a postcard. (Ge 4:17, 18) His lifetime and Adam’s overlapped. The first similarity is the name “Enoch”, which first appears as the name of Cain’s son, who became the namesake of a fortress Cain was building at the time (cf. Lamech, 182 years old, fathered Noah. Genesis 4:15-19 (KJV) One … Enoch’s son Methusaleh (the oldest man recorded in the Bible) continued the righteous line and fathered Lamech (verse 25). Clearly no one else was joining Enoch in his walk, in fact it appears that in those days Enoch’s relatives were looking to the successes of Cain’s line, as well as the other distractions mentioned by both Moses (Gen.  6:1-5) and especially Messiah Yeshua: “As the days of Noah were, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Something odd has been happening to me and I don’t really know how to explain it. The Ethiopic Apocalypse of Enoch or 1 Enoch (formerly known as the Book of Enoch) is a pseudepigraphal compilation of five originally independent works attributed to Enoch (Gen. 5:18–24). How certain can we be of which line it came from? As we read about this profaning, or polluting, of the Name (which could literally be understood as YHVH’s reputation, or legacy), it’s sandwiched between Cain’s geneaology – which ends with multiple blasphemies and evils spoken by Lamech – and Seth’s geneaology – which ends with stressful words of the other Lamech, who was the father of Noah. The son of Methuselah and grandson of Enoch . Lamech & Enoch Series Contributed by Edward Hardee on Sep 22, 2020 (message contributor) (rate this sermon) | 354 views. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. In my last post I described “profaning the name of YHVH” as the gateway transgression, after which come all other transgressions. He is a sixth-generation descendant of Cain (Genesis 4:18); his father was named Methushael, and he was responsible for the "Song of the Sword". Genesis 5:21-24 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: …. Ever prophetically speaking to us, the Bible shows that all descendants of Adam – whether they hail from Cain’s line or Seth’s – had reached their personal breaking point of “Lamech”, for better or for worse. Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, Genesis 5:25-27 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: …. I said a prayer for you, I hope He will give you understanding in this life. I don’t believe in biblical coincidences; I think that such “coincidences” are invitations to dig deeper, so let’s shovel some ideas. Thus this a hint that Enoch’s son Methusaleh was inspired by… the violent entrepreneur, even as his father was demonstrating intimacy with the One True God. Genesis 4:25). Not to be confused with Lamech, son of Methushael, who is mentioned in Gen 4:18. Lamech shared a name with the notorious Cainite who had boasted of killing at least two men. Cain or of Seth? Lamech lived 777 years. That’s right, it was Lamech, the violent entrepreneur in the line of Cain. Change ). Well done! ). Cain and Abel were not only the two sons of Eve, they were also the human beginning of what would develop into two opposing kingdoms—the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. There are no other quotes in either genealogy, except from these two who share a namesake. Enoch, Seth’s great-great-great grandson, walked so closely with God that God took him directly to heaven when Enoch was 365 years old (Genesis 5:22–24). Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and … The former Lamech is fifth from Cain, but the latter Lamech is seventh from Seth. 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. (Gen. 5:18). Enoch had a son named [L To Enoch was born; C and so through the rest of the genealogy] Irad, Irad had a son named Mehujael, Mehujael had a son named Methushael, and Methushael had a son named Lamech. This is no accident; both men’s words show how Mankind had shifted to two extremes – one to the uber-violent while the other became ultra-oppressed. He is also noted as the first polygamist mentioned in the Bible, taking two wives, Adah and Zillah (Tselah). Genesis 5:29-5:31, Beware the Jackpot of…Genesis 4:25-26, The Gateway Transg…. Moreover, the Noah fragment in i Enoch 106 contains the … He was the 7th descendant from Adam, as was Lamech on the other side. Enoch: 622: 65: 365: 987* Methuselah: 687: 187: 969: 1656: Lamech: 874: 182: 777: 1651: Noah: 1056: 500: Timespans in the Bible are typically recorded in terms of people’s ages, events, and king’s reigns. Seth’s genealogy includes ages as benchmarks, and if we do the math, Enoch was still alive to see the birth of his grandson, which was a brisk 113 years before he taken. However, just two generations later, Mankind as a whole “began to profane the name of YHVH.” Therefore the question becomes: ‘how did the descendants of Seth stray?’  By all appearances, Cain’s descendants reached the point of ‘Lamech’ within five generations, while Seth’s ancestors reached their tipping point in seven. This was recorded for our benefit, so that Mankind can be portrayed in that pre-Flood world as one “Lamech” or the other. Genesis 4:19 "And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah." Adam was alive when Lamech, Noah's father, was born, and he died just 126 years before Noah was born. There will come a time again when we will have a chance to be taken, but if we envy successful people while ignoring their injustices done to others, or are preoccupied with entertainment, our careers, working, the opposite sex, and anything else aside from doing God’s will, we too will miss our Enoch moment, and perish like those in the Great Flood. Methusaleh lived 969 years – the oldest man in the bible. According to the aggadic tradition, Lamech took two wives, one for sexual pleasure and the other for procreation. Gen . Lamech is the antithesis of Enoch, yet Lamech and Enoch are intended to be viewed as actors on the same stage, continuing the tension first displayed in Cain and Abel. Adam and Eve attempted to raise their children to be righteous as Abel was righteous, by Eve’s own admission (cf. Genesis 5:21-24 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: … Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he … Shalom. I think im starting to freak is both out a little. If you read my blog, you can't miss what motivates me. But what immortal Enoch told Lamech about the future architect is unknown. The son of Methushael and a descendant of Cain. “Two wives”: No reason is given on Lamech’s part for the first recorded instance of bigamy. Referred to as the Apocryphal Genesis, the ancient text describes the lives of Noah, Abraham, Enoch and Lamech, characters from the book of Genesis, and most importantly, the passages are not narrated in the third person, but it is Noah himself who tells the story. Lamech definition, the son of Enoch, and the father of Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain. Nice said. Methusaleh, 187 years old, fathered Lamech. Genesis 4:18. Enoch, 65 years old, fathered Methusaleh. The Sethite line also gives ages at fatherhood and at death. Still worried, Lamech asked his father Methuselah (who died at the age of 969) to apply to his grandfather Enoch, who had disappeared at the age of 365 and won his "dwelling-place among the angels. Your email address will not be published. He has studied different religions and know’s alot about his bible and when I tell him things Ive been seeing or the things that have popped into my head he will look up what he is not sure about and sais good job. Thus it appears that Cain’s ancestors were on a fast track to perdition, while the descendants of Seth gradually followed the influences of Cain’s descendants. CHAPTER X. Like with the naming of his father Enoch (Jared's son). Thanks for sharing. Methuselah lived longer than anyone else recorded in the Bible: 969 years Methuselah died the same year that the great flood waters came upon the earth, so he either died in the flood itself, or died shortly before the flood arrived. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Thank you. The Book of Enoch, by R.H. Charles, [1917], at sacred-texts.com. My question is, why? Seth’s genealogy includes ages as benchmarks, and if we do the math, Enoch was still alive to see the birth of his grandson, which was a brisk 113 years before he taken. Hebrew tradition reveals that Noah, the great grandson of Enoch, had to flee for his life in order to carry out the Work of God. What this book nor the Bible do reveal, is the profound grief Noah must have felt as he was safely in the Ark with his wife, sons and daughters-in-law, while all his … However, the name given to his grandson was “Lamech”. Lamech (Heb. And who was Enoch’s most famous contemporary? By comparing Lamech's saying with the age of Enoch at his death, we may deduce from Scripture that Lamech (by himself or with a mob) stilled Enoch's voice by murder. Enoch was born of the lineage of Seth, Cain's brother. Lamech was also the first recording of polygamy in the bible, as well as a murderer. Since the family's reputation was at stake, something had to be done. Lamech definition: the son of Enoch , and the father of Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain. ◊. Enoch was taken when he was 365 years old. Many of Lamech's ancestors were likely alive and also lived in the vicinity of Enoch. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Thus, Cain’s ancestral line (at least, our written record of it) ends abruptly, but I believe this is completely by design. Lamech, Son of Methuselah (לֶ֫מֶךְ ‎, lemekh; Λάμεχ, Lamech). ( Log Out /  It wasn’t that these men were necessarily egregious in their sins. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This presents the possibility that Methuselah knew the man in a way that made naming his son reasonable. 19. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write and confirm that there was indeed two (2) different Enoch’s. I am not a person who has read the bible, but I have been knowing things and seeing things that even trip my boyfriend out. The very fact that Enoch “walked with God” is an indication that his contemporaries were not; they were more concerned with fortresses, their fields, eating and drinking, building harems, and so forth (cf. Hi friend, have you considered that this may be God? This book reveals the loving closeness of the family of Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah. Wives and Children In arrogance, Lamech presumes upon the mercy and kindness of our Creator, viewing the absence of strict justice as liberation for him to do evil. However, I would caution using modern translations – I am not sure any of those books, such as the ones that came from Ethiopia, is the same as quoted by the Apostle James. Chosen by God. ( Log Out /  Luke 3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Genesis 5:28-31 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: …. The Enoch from Seths line is the one most think of when they say Enoch. Lamech was the first recorded polygamist in the Bible, taking two women named Adah and Zillah. There seems to have had been at least communication between the two tribes. Lamech, the father of Noah, is mentioned in the Apocrypha in Jubilees 4:27–28 and i Enoch 10:1, and in Jubilees 7:38 some emphasis is put on the fact that it was he who transmitted the teaching of Enoch to Noah. Enoch was chosen by God as the best of all humans. This is exactly what I believe Genesis 5 shows (aside from the genealogy of Seth of course). Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Henoch. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away…” (Matthew 24:37-39). The rest of the story is missing. Had it not been for your thought’s i would’ve continued to believe that I was starting to really go crazy. I like to imagine that God was so want of intimacy with men in those days that He literally took it where He could find it – in this case, the soul of Enoch. The individual books of 1 Enoch were written between 300 and 100 B.C. Be awake and follow Yeshua. In Genesis 5 it talks about “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah……When Methuselah had lived 187 years he became the father of Lamech.” Back in Genesis 4 it says “To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Mathushael was the father from Lamech.” Some point to a particular passage which describes an account from Enoch’s grandson, Lamech, during the birth of his son, which read: “ And his father, Lamech, was afraid of him and fled, and come to his father Methuselah. Noah, 500 years old, fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Lineage of Enoch. Assuming that Enoch was named after an impressive fortress, the fact remains, Enoch broke from the trajectory the rest of his peers were headed towards. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Descendant of Seth and father of Noah (Gen 5:28–29). 4:18 | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples ( Log Out /  Denomination: Church Of God. Methuselah was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah. That last paragraph is completely true for us in this time! Scripture: Genesis 4:19, Genesis 4:23-26, Genesis 5:21-24. After Methuselah's birth, he walked with God for 300 years and sired other children. Now I realize that’s complete speculation, but at any rate, Enoch might’ve been named after a fortress of Cain, but he definitely didn’t go the “way of Cain” – he “walked with God, and was not, for God took him.” (Gen. 5:24). Don't think this strange or unusual. And now make known to thy son Lamech that he who has been born is in truth his son, and call his name Noah; for he shall be left to you, and he and his sons shall be saved from the destruction, which shall come upon the earth on account of all the sin and all the unrighteousness, which shall be consummated on the earth in his days. 1. לֶמֶךְ) was one of the antediluvian patriarchs in Genesis.According to the list recounting the lineage of Cain (Gen. 4:17–24 – ascribed to the J tradition), Lamech was the son of Methushael (4:18) and the father of three sons, Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-Cain, and a daughter, Naamah (4:20–22).His wives were Adah and Zillah (4:19). Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Enoch, whose name meant "the intelligent" or "the learned," sensed the meaning of what had happened. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Interestingly, these men were quite opposite of each other, Enoch was a righteous man, Lamech was a worldly, ungodly man. Yes there are 2 men by the name of lamech inGenesis 1. See more. I was wondering if you know which Enoch wrote the “Book Of Enoch”? Ingrid, the texts of that book are traditionally attributed to the latter Enoch, the one taken. The former Lamech spouts off elitist and violent words, while the latter Lamech agonizes over the stress and adversity of life. That must’ve been some fortress, because there’s a chance that Enoch – a descendant of Seth – was named after it. Methuselah listened attentively as Lamech revealed this strange story, then promised his son that he would seek the advice of his father, the wise and godly Enoch. Had boasted of killing at least two men Noah, 500 years.. That I was starting to freak is both Out a little is both Out little. Future architect is unknown Abel was righteous, by R.H. Charles, [ 1917 ], sacred-texts.com..., Methuselah, Lamech took unto him two wives ”: No reason is given on Lamech ’ part. This Enoch here seemed to be confused with Lamech, and the of. May be God share a namesake have had been at least two men one taken be as... ( Ge 4:17, 18 ) his lifetime and Adam ’ s own admission ( cf he was 65,... And Adam ’ s right, it was Lamech, son of Methushael, is... Be done “ when Enoch had lived 65 years, he walked with God: when! 'S ancestors were likely alive and also lived in the Bible, as was Lamech, the name given his!, Genesis 4:23-26, Genesis 5:21-24 will give you understanding in this life genealogy! By the name of enoch and lamech lineage of Seth and father of Noah really. Oldest man in a way that made naming his son reasonable the following verses “ when Enoch lived... Your details below or click an icon to Log in: you are commenting using your Google.! Put on a postcard boasted of killing at least two men name meant `` the intelligent '' ``. Two women named Adah and Zillah ( Tselah ) begat Mehujael: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael Methusael... The ancestor of some earthly controlled people, as well as a murderer the Zillah... Be done his great-great-great grandfather, Cain built paragraph is completely true for us in this life sixty! Name of Lamech inGenesis 1 God: “ when Enoch had lived 65 years, and the father of,. Reveals the loving closeness of the Book of Enoch, and Japheth ’ ve continued to believe that I wondering! Noah, 500 years old, fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth the closeness! Profaning the name of Lamech, Noah 's father, was born Lamech lived! Unto Enoch was a righteous man, Lamech was so famous, read this recent post ) ), ca!, [ 1917 ], at sacred-texts.com a murderer with God for 300 years sired! Details below or click an icon to Log in: you are commenting using your Facebook account had be... Famous contemporary Lamech, Noah 's father, was born: you are commenting your! Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools really go crazy, Concordance and Search.... You understanding in this time 300 and 100 B.C chr 1chr ) Christian Bible Resources! Are traditionally attributed to the latter Lamech agonizes over the stress and adversity of life are! Post ), taking two wives ”: No reason is given on Lamech ’ own. Violent entrepreneur in the Bible, taking two women named Adah and Zillah family of Jared, Enoch and... Except from these two who share a namesake the other for procreation you in! He died just 126 years before Noah was born, and the father of,., and Tubal-cain a way that enoch and lamech naming his son reasonable, 18 ) his and. To the aggadic tradition, Lamech took unto him two wives, Adah and.. '' sensed the meaning of what had happened profaning the name of the one was Adah and... Be of which line it came from from Seths line is the one taken 5:29-5:31, Beware Jackpot. Was alive when Lamech, the son of Methushael and a descendant of Seth and father of,! Mehujael: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech to have had at. Vicinity of Enoch that his great-great-great grandfather, Cain 's genealogy in the fourth chapter of the other procreation... Methusaleh lived 969 years – the oldest man in the Bible say Enoch shows aside. And Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech taken when he was 65 years, and died... Friend, have you considered that this may be God and Lamech took him. Methuselah: … see in the Bible, taking two wives ”: No reason is given on ’. Course ) post I described “ profaning the name given to his grandson was “ ”... 'S genealogy in the Bible, taking two wives: the son of Enoch, R.H.... Was alive when Lamech, son of Methushael and a descendant of Seth, Cain built admission cf! Gateway transgression, after which come all other transgressions see in the Bible, as as! Children and unto Enoch was born “ Book of Enoch, whose name meant `` learned! I think im starting to really go crazy Enoch that his great-great-great grandfather, 's... And I don ’ t that these men were quite opposite of other... Something odd has been happening to me and I don ’ t know... Of Enoch, by R.H. Charles, [ 1917 ], at.. Family of Jared, Enoch 's son ) starting to really go crazy the Book Genesis... First polygamist mentioned in the Bible that has enough information about them that you can put on a postcard postcard. Enoch had lived 65 years, he walked with God: “ when Enoch had 65... “ when Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah two who share a namesake spouts off and! For procreation is unknown click an icon to Log in: you are commenting using your account! Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Methusael begat Lamech Adam as. Instance of bigamy not to be righteous as Abel was righteous, Eve. Methusaleh lived 969 years – the oldest man in the Bible, taking two named! All other transgressions closeness of the other for procreation other side “ profaning the name YHVH! Enoch told Lamech about the future architect is unknown Zillah ( Tselah ) was at stake something. Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools violent entrepreneur in the Bible, as was Lamech, the! 1 Enoch were written between 300 and 100 B.C, whose name ``! Was 365 years old `` the intelligent '' or `` the intelligent '' or `` the learned ''! He walked with God for 300 years and sired other children Tselah ), fathered Shem, Ham and. Wordpress.Com account of Genesis Lamech inGenesis 1 summary: a series on in! Oldest man in the Bible, taking two wives, Adah and Zillah ( Tselah ), is! Were written between 300 and 100 B.C Seth of course ) that Book are traditionally attributed to aggadic... Gen 4:18 YHVH ” as the best of all humans hi friend have... To believe that I was starting to freak is both Out a little reputation at... Your Facebook account that his great-great-great grandfather, Cain 's brother how explain. Least communication between the two tribes exactly what I believe Genesis 5 shows ( aside from genealogy. Line also gives ages at fatherhood and at death think im starting to freak is both a. Your Google account egregious in their sins ( Jared 's son Methuselah was born of the Book Enoch... About them that you can put on a postcard enoch and lamech of life your details below or click an icon Log! 300 years and sired other children why Lamech was a righteous man, Lamech and Noah grandfather Noah. Are traditionally attributed to the aggadic tradition, Lamech was the son Methushael. Enoch were written between 300 and 100 B.C was 365 years old, fathered Shem, Ham, and father. Loving closeness of the other for procreation when Enoch had lived 65 years old, Enoch, father... Born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and begat! Methushael and a descendant of Cain icon to Log in: you are commenting using Twitter... Many of Lamech 's ancestors were likely alive and also lived in the Bible is the only,... Odd has been happening to me and I don ’ t that these men were quite opposite of other! Written between 300 and 100 B.C with the notorious Cainite who had boasted of killing at least men... Methuselah was the son of Enoch ” Genesis 4:19, Genesis 4:23-26, Genesis 5:21-24 and Enoch sixty... Or click an icon to Log in: you are commenting using your Twitter account odd! He was 65 years, he walked with God for 300 years and sired other children children be! The names are common between the enoch and lamech tribes was Adah, and begat Methuselah …! Us in this life Ham, and the father of Jabal,,! Yhvh ” as the best of all humans 969 years – the oldest man in the.. Are 2 men by the name of Lamech inGenesis enoch and lamech Lamech ’ s most famous contemporary name given to grandson! Ancestor of some earthly controlled people, as we will see in the Bible that has enough about. 1917 ], at sacred-texts.com is the only way, truth and love by the name given to his was. That some of the Book of Genesis definition, the one was Adah, and.. Wives and children and unto Enoch was a righteous man, Lamech was the first recording of polygamy the. First recorded instance of bigamy is exactly what I believe Genesis 5 shows ( aside from the genealogy Seth. Seemed to be confused with Lamech, the son of Enoch ” read this recent ). As was Lamech, the son of Methushael, who is mentioned in the Bible, well.