The former Lamech spouts off elitist and violent words, while the latter Lamech agonizes over the stress and adversity of life. Lamech, Son of Methuselah (לֶ֫מֶךְ ‎, lemekh; Λάμεχ, Lamech). Lamech was the first recorded polygamist in the Bible, taking two women named Adah and Zillah. 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. 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. Don't think this strange or unusual. The former Lamech is fifth from Cain, but the latter Lamech is seventh from Seth. 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. I said a prayer for you, I hope He will give you understanding in this life. This Enoch here seemed to be the ancestor of some earthly controlled people, as we will see in the following verses. The son of Methuselah and grandson of Enoch . 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. He is the only way, truth and love. 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. 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 … In my last post I described “profaning the name of YHVH” as the gateway transgression, after which come all other transgressions. When he was 65 years old, Enoch's son Methuselah was born. 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. 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. Moreover, the Noah fragment in i Enoch 106 contains the … Enoch’s son Methusaleh (the oldest man recorded in the Bible) continued the righteous line and fathered Lamech (verse 25). 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. (Gen. 5:18). Like with the naming of his father Enoch (Jared's son). Methuselah later had a son named Lamech. Noah, 500 years old, fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Gen. 5:28, 6:2; Matt. I don’t believe in biblical coincidences; I think that such “coincidences” are invitations to dig deeper, so let’s shovel some ideas. He is also noted as the first polygamist mentioned in the Bible, taking two wives, Adah and Zillah (Tselah). Hi friend, have you considered that this may be God? 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.” Methusaleh lived 969 years – the oldest man in the bible. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out /  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. 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. It wasn’t that these men were necessarily egregious in their sins. Thanks for sharing. That must’ve been some fortress, because there’s a chance that Enoch – a descendant of Seth – was named after it. Lineage of Enoch. Methuselah was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah. Lamech & Enoch Series Contributed by Edward Hardee on Sep 22, 2020 (message contributor) (rate this sermon) | 354 views. Enoch was born of the lineage of Seth, Cain's brother. Ingrid, the texts of that book are traditionally attributed to the latter Enoch, the one taken. Lamech (Heb. ◊. The son of Methushael and a descendant of Cain. 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 … They could have known, had they followed Enoch’s example, but it appears no one wanted to know except God, so God took him. Wives and Children 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. 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. Chosen by God. “Two wives”: No reason is given on Lamech’s part for the first recorded instance of bigamy. 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. He was the 7th descendant from Adam, as was Lamech on the other side. There seems to have had been at least communication between the two tribes. 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). Thus, Cain’s ancestral line (at least, our written record of it) ends abruptly, but I believe this is completely by design. 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. How certain can we be of which line it came from? ( Log Out /  Change ). Enoch was notable for the closeness of his relationship with God: “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Enoch, 65 years old, fathered Methusaleh. 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". The Book of Enoch, by R.H. Charles, [1917], at sacred-texts.com. Lamech shared a name with the notorious Cainite who had boasted of killing at least two men. ). This book reveals the loving closeness of the family of Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah. 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). Enoch was taken when he was 365 years old. But what immortal Enoch told Lamech about the future architect is unknown. 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. Anyone can spot that some of the names are common between the two geneaologies. Cain or of Seth? The Sethite line also gives ages at fatherhood and at death. The individual books of 1 Enoch were written between 300 and 100 B.C. There are no other quotes in either genealogy, except from these two who share a namesake. 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. Lamech definition: the son of Enoch , and the father of Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain. According to the aggadic tradition, Lamech took two wives, one for sexual pleasure and the other for procreation. Enoch was chosen by God as the best of all humans. 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. After Methuselah's birth, he walked with God for 300 years and sired other children. 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. 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. ( Log Out /  As a collective whole, mankind was certainly violent and sensuous, but in the end, they all died because “they didn’t know” (as Messiah is quoted above). Enoch, whose name meant "the intelligent" or "the learned," sensed the meaning of what had happened. CHAPTER X. Thank you. 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: …. Lamech was also the first recording of polygamy in the bible, as well as a murderer. Adam and Eve attempted to raise their children to be righteous as Abel was righteous, by Eve’s own admission (cf. See more. Methusaleh, 187 years old, fathered Lamech. 19. Gen . The Enoch from Seths line is the one most think of when they say Enoch. 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. (For an explanation of why Lamech was so famous, read this recent post). My question is, why? Lamech definition, the son of Enoch, and the father of Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain. 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. 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). Descendant of Seth and father of Noah (Gen 5:28–29). Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Yes there are 2 men by the name of lamech inGenesis 1. Not to be confused with Lamech, son of Methushael, who is mentioned in Gen 4:18. 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. Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Henoch. Lamech is a person in Cain's genealogy in the fourth chapter of the Book of Genesis. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. (Ge 4:17, 18) His lifetime and Adam’s overlapped. Denomination: Church Of God. 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). Lamech likely lived near the city of Enoch that his great-great-great grandfather, Cain built. This was recorded for our benefit, so that Mankind can be portrayed in that pre-Flood world as one “Lamech” or the other. 4:18 | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Your email address will not be published. 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. 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. Summary: A series on Characters in the Bible that has enough information about them that you can put on a postcard. If you read my blog, you can't miss what motivates me. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and … This is exactly what I believe Genesis 5 shows (aside from the genealogy of Seth of course). 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: …. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I was wondering if you know which Enoch wrote the “Book Of Enoch”? , '' sensed the meaning of what had happened fifth from Cain but... 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