Daniel P. Barron

Genesis 5

Friday, October 22, 2021 

1 This is the record i of the generations of Adam. In the day Gods, he created Adam, in the likeness of Gods he made him. ii 2 Male and female he created them, and blessed them and called their name Adam iii in the day they were created. 3 And Adam lived 130 years and begot in his own likeness, as his own image, and called his name Seth. 4 And after begetting him (Seth), the days of Adam were 800 years, and he begot sons and daughters. 5 So all the days of Adam which he lived were 930 years, and he died. iv

And Seth lived 105 years and begot Enosh. 7 And after begetting him (Enosh), Seth lived 807 years, and begot sons and daughters. 8 So all the days of Seth were 912 years, and he died. v 9 And Enosh lived 90 years and begot Cainan. vi 10 And after begetting him (Cainan), Enosh lived 815 years and begot sons and daughters. 11 So all the days of Enosh were 905 years and he died. vii 12 And Cainan lived 70 years and begot Mahalalel. viii 13 And after begetting him (Mahalalel), Cainan lived 840 years and begot sons and daughters. 14 So all the days of Cainan were 910 years and he died. ix 15 And Mahalalel lived 65 years and begot Jared. x 16 And after begetting him (Jared), Mahalalel lived 830 years and begot sons and daughters. 17 So all the days of Mahalalel were 895 years and he died. xi 18 And Jared lived 162 years and begot Enoch. xii 19 And after begetting him (Enoch), Jared lived 800 years and had sons and daughters. 20 So all the days of Jared were 962 years and he died. xiii 21 And Enoch lived 65 years and begot Methuselah. xiv 22 And after begetting him (Methuselah), Enoch walked with the Gods xv 300 years and had sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were 365 years. 24 And Enoch walked with the Gods, and he was not, because Gods, he took him. xvi

25 And Methuselah lived 187 years and begot Lamech. 26 And after begetting him (Lamech), Methuselah lived 782 years and begot sons and daughters. 27 So all the days of Methuselah were 969 years and he died. xvii 28 And Lamech lived 182 years and begot a son. 29 And he called his name Noach xviii saying, “This one will comfort xix us from our labors and from the toil of our hands from the ground which Yehvah cursed.” 30 And after begetting Noach, Lamech lived 595 years, and begot sons and daughters. 31 So all the days of Lamech were 777 years and he died. xx

32 And Noach was the son of 500 years, and Noach begot Shem, xxi Ham, xxii and Japheth. xxiii

Genesis 4 - Genesis 6

Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf. xxiv

  1. “record” - סֵפֶר (sêpher) - This is not a specific term. It is used for a book (e.g. Nehemiah 22:22; Jeremiah 25:13), a certificate (Deuteronomy 24:1,3), a letter (e.g. 2 Samuel 11:14), and in the verb form, for example, it is translated “record” in Psalm 87:6 (NKJV). In other words, this (Genesis 5) is a written record of Adam’s generations. ^
  2. The Lord makes known again (Genesis 1:26-27) that man is created in His image, and it is a timely statement. Genesis 4 records two murders. Genesis 9:6 reveals that justice demands the life of the murderer, because man is/was made in God’s image. Proper treatment of other men has much to do with the fact that they are made in the image of God (see also James 3:9). ^
  3. “Adam” - אָדָם (âdâm) - Both Adam and Eve are called Adam. Adam is the term God used on that first day for mankind (both male and female) e.g. Genesis 1:26. “Adam” (אָדָם, âdâm) is used 558 times in the Old Testament for either a man (e.g. Genesis 16:12; Exodus 13:13, 15), men (even though it is in a singular form, e.g. Deuteronomy 4:28; Isaiah 22:6), or mankind in general (e.g. Job 28:28; Isaiah 2:11). It is also the name of a city in Joshua 3:16. ^
  4. Adam was never born (Genesis 2:7). He was created on the sixth day of creation, in the year 4258 BCL (years Before Christ, that is, Lunar years), and lived all of his days, 930 years, as a man, an adult. We may be amazed at the length of the life of Adam, but this is one of the saddest statements in the Bible, “. . . and he died.” He died because he disobeyed God one time. The potential for eternal life was there for Adam (Genesis 2:16; 3:22), but he choose to disobey God; and it was to his doom. Moreover, not only did Adam die because of one act of disobedience, but his offspring (mankind) as well suffered this fate (see Romans 5:12-19). And, for the majority of them, they suffer eternally (Matthew 7:13-14). As far as Adam is concerned, Scripture never says whether God saved his soul or not. ^
  5. Seth was born in 130 SC (years Since Creation), 4128 BCL (years Before Christ, that is, Lunar years), and outlived Adam by 112 years. Figuring mathematically, Seth died in 1042 SC, 3216 BCL. ^
  6. “Cainan” - קֵינָן (qêynân) - is found only here (Genesis 5) and 1 Chronicles 1:2 in the Hebrew. In the LXX it is also found in Genesis 10:24; 11:12; 1 Chronicles 1:18 (Alexandrian Text); and in the NT in Luke 3:35-36. See footnotes for those passages. ^
  7. Enosh was born in 235 SC, 4023 BCL, and died in 1140 SC, 3118 BCL. He outlived his father, Seth, by 98 years, and his grandfather, Adam by 210 years. ^
  8. “Mahalalel” - מַהֲלַלְאֵל (mahalal'êl) - is found in Genesis 5, 1 Chronicles 1:2; and Luke 3:37. The only other use of this name is for a man of Judah, the son of Shephatiah, in Nehemiah 11:4. ^
  9. Cainan was born in 325 SC, 3933 BCL, and died in 1235 SC, 3023 BCL. He outlived his father, Enosh, by 95 years, and his great grandfather, Adam, by 305 years. ^
  10. “Jared” - יָרֶד (yâred)- in verse 16, יֶרֶד (yered) - is found Genesis 5 and 1 Chronicles 1:2. It is also the name of a man of Judah, who was the father of Gedor in 1 Chronicles 4:18. ^
  11. Mahalalel was born in 395 SC, 3863 BCL, and died in 1290 SC, 2968 BCL. He outlived his father, Cainan, by 55 years, and his great, great grandfather, Adam, by 360 years. ^
  12. “Enoch” - חֲנוֹךְ, hanokh - see Genesis 5:19-24; 1 Chronicles 1:3; and Jude 14-15. ^
  13. Jared was born in 460 SC, 3798 BCL, and died in 1422 SC, 2836 BCL. He outlived his father, Mahalalel, by 132 years, and outlived his great, great, great grandfather, Adam, by 492 years. ^
  14. “Methuselah” - מְתוּשָׁלַח (metushâlah) - is found only here (Genesis 5), 1 Chronicles 1:3 and Luke 3:37. ^
  15. “walked with God” - This is not a common expression. It is used of Noach (Genesis 6:9). It is said of the nation of Judah (Hosea 11:12) and of Levi (Malachi 2:6). Israel is told this is what they have been instructed to do (Micah 6:8).What is it to “walk with God”? It is to walk in faith in God (Hebrews 11:5), walking in His ways (Psalm 26:3; 86:11; 119:3), walking in His statutes (Leviticus 26:3, 11-12; Isaiah 2:3; Hosea 14:9; Zechariah 3:7). ^
  16. Enoch was born in 622 SC, 3636 BCL, and was taken from the earth in 987 SC, 3271 BCL, about 57 years after Adam died. Enoch has outlived everyone who has ever lived and died; because Enoch “did not see death” (Hebrews 11:5). Also, over 3000 years before Christ was born, Enoch prophesied of false teachers and Christ’s second coming (Jude 14-15). ^
  17. Of those who have died, Methuselah had the longest recorded life span. He was born in 687 SC, 3571 BCL, and died in 1656 SC, 2602 BCL. This is the same year as the flood (mathematically). Whether or not Methuselah died in the flood, it doesn’t say. Methuselah did not outlive his father, Enoch, but he did outlive everyone else who is recorded (except for those who entered the ark), even his own son, Lamech, by 5 years. Methuselah was a contemporary with his 5 times great grandfather, Adam, but he outlived him by 726 years. ^
  18. “Noach” - נֹחַ (noach) – Noach evidently means rest. The verb form, similar in spelling, is used, for example, in Numbers 11:25 (rested); Joshua 3:13; and Nehemiah 9:28. Besides Genesis chapters 5-10, Noach is also mentioned in 1 Chronicles 1:4; Isaiah 54:9; Ezekiel 14:14, 20; Matthew 24:37-38; Luke 3:36; 17:26-27; Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; and 2 Peter 2:5. Being that Noach was born in 1056 SC, 3072 BCL, Noach was not a contemporary with Adam. Noach was born 126 years after Adam died. Yet, all Noach’s recorded living relatives lived contemporaneously with Adam. Noach and his sons are the only ones mentioned, by name, that did not live while Adam was alive. There is a "Noah" in Numbers 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; and Joshua 17:3, but this “Noah” is a female, the daughter of Zelophehad; and her name is spelled differently in the Hebrew. (נֹעָה, no`âh) ^
  19. יְנַחֲמֵנוּ (yenachamênu) - “will comfort us” - the same root word is next used in Genesis 6:7 for “sorry.” See footnote for Genesis 6:7. ^
  20. Lamech was born in 874 SC, 3384 BCL, and died in 1651 SC, 2607 BCL, just 5 years before the flood (mathematically). It is mysterious why Lamech’s life is cut short (in comparison to the others). Nonetheless, he outlived Adam by 721 years, but dies 5 years before his father, Methuselah, who died in 1656 SC, 2602 BCL (the year of the flood). ^
  21. “Shem” - שֵׁם (shêm) - This is the same exact Hebrew word for “name” in the Hebrew Bible (e.g. Genesis 2:11, 13-14; etc.). Shem is mentioned only in Genesis chapters 5-7, 9-11; and in 1 Chronicles 1:4, 17, 24; and Luke 3:36. ^
  22. “Ham” - חָם (hâm) - This is the same exact word for “hot” as used in Joshua 9:12 (Job 37:17, here in the plural form). Ham is mentioned in Genesis chapters 5-7 & 9-10 and 1 Chronicles 1:4 and 8. Ham is also another name for Egypt (Genesis 14:5; Psalm 78:51; 105:23, 27; 106:22). ^
  23. Japheth - יָפֶת (yâphet) - appears to have something to do with being enlarged (widened, in a good way). In Genesis 9:27 Noach says, “May God enlarge Japheth” (יפְתְּ אֱלהִים לְיֶפֶת, yapht 'elohiym leyephet). The word for “enlarge” is akin to Japheth. Japheth is only found in Genesis chapters 5-7 & 9-10 and 1 Chronicles 1:4-5. ^
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