Genesis chapter 5

The lineage from Adam to Noah.

 


 

THE LINEAGE FROM ADAM TO NOAH

 

VERSE 1. This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God’s likeness.

the generations of Adam. This is the family album. The Bible tells us the lineage from Adam and Eve all the way to the children of Noah. There are eleven generations.

 

VERSE 2. He created them male and female, and blessed them. On the day they were created, he named them Adam.

“Adam” and “Man” are spelled with the exact same consonants in Hebrew, so this can be correctly translated either way.

 

VERSE 3. Adam lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.

 

VERSE 4. The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 5. All the days that Adam lived were nine hundred thirty years, then he died.

nine hundred years. When they read this verse, some people find it impossible to believe that humans could live this long. For that reason, they devalue the Bible as figurative and not to be taken at face value.

However, we are inclined to say, “Why not?”

In our day, most people live 70 or 80 years. But why couldn’t they have lived longer in that earlier era?

In recent years, scientists have been theorizing that our lifespan is determined by a part our DNA called a telomere. Perhaps in that earlier era, people’s telomeres were calibrated differently.

After the Flood, people’s lifespans quickly truncated to what we experience. Perhaps the Flood recalibrated our telomeres.

 

VERSE 6. Seth lived one hundred five years, then became the father of Enosh.

 

VERSE 7. Seth lived after he became the father of Enosh eight hundred seven years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 8. All of the days of Seth were nine hundred twelve years, then he died.

 

VERSE 9. Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan.

 

VERSE 10. Enosh lived after he became the father of Kenan eight hundred fifteen years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 11. All of the days of Enosh were nine hundred five years, then he died.

 

VERSE 12. Kenan lived seventy years, then became the father of Mahalalel.

 

VERSE 13. Kenan lived after he became the father of Mahalalel eight hundred forty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters

 

VERSE 14. and all of the days of Kenan were nine hundred ten years, then he died.

 

VERSE 15. Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Jared.

 

VERSE 16. Mahalalel lived after he became the father of Jared eight hundred thirty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 17. All of the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety-five years, then he died.

 

VERSE 18. Jared lived one hundred sixty-two years, then became the father of Enoch.

 

VERSE 19. Jared lived after he became the father of Enoch eight hundred years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 20. All of the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty-two years, then he died.

 

VERSE 21. Enoch lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Methuselah.

 

VERSE 22. After Methuselah’s birth, Enoch walked with God for three hundred years, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 23. All the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years.

 

VERSE 24. Enoch walked with God, and he was not found, for God took him.

God took him. Enoch has a very special place in human history. Like the prophet Elijah, Enoch didn’t die. Rather, he was directly taken up into heaven, alive.

Here is the description of Elijah being taken up into heaven:

2 Kings 2:11. As they continued on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

The narratives from Enoch and from Elijah give us a preview of what will happen to us believers when Jesus returns in glory at the end of time. We too will be taken up to meet the Lord in the air.

 

VERSE 25. Methuselah lived one hundred eighty-seven years, then became the father of Lamech.

 

VERSE 26. Methuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 27. All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years, then he died.

 

VERSE 28. Lamech lived one hundred eighty-two years, then became the father of a son.

 

VERSE 29. He named him Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, caused by the ground which the LORD has cursed.”

 

VERSE 30. Lamech lived after he became the father of Noah five hundred ninety-five years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

 

VERSE 31. All the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy-seven years, then he died.

 

VERSE 32. Noah was five hundred years old, then Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

 


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