Hidden Message in Adam Genealogy- Remarkable

Adam

Adam’s name means “man”. As the first man, that seems straight forward enough.

Seth

Adam’s son was named Seth, which means “appointed”. Eve said, “For God hath appointed me

another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.”

Enosh

Seth’s son was called Enosh, which means “mortal, frail, or miserable”. It is from the root anash,

“to be incurable”, used of a wound, grief, woe, sickness, or wickedness. It was in the days of Enosh that men began to defile the name of the Living God.  

Kenan

Enosh’s son was named Kenan, which can mean “sorrow, dirge, or elegy”.

(The precise denotation is somewhat elusive; some study aids, unfortunately, presume that Kenan

is synonymous with Cainan.)

Balaam, looking down from the heights of Moab, uses a pun upon the name of the Kenites when

he prophesies their destruction. We have no real idea as to why these names were chosen for their children. Often they may have referred to circumstances at birth, and so on.

Mahalalel

Kenan’s son was Mahalalel, from mahalal which means blessed or praise; and El, the name for God.

Thus, Mahalalel means the “Blessed God”. Often Hebrew names include El, the name of God,

as Dan-i-el, “God is my Judge”, etc.

Jared

Mahalalel’s son was named Jared, from the verb yaradh, meaning “shall come down”.

Enoch

Jared’s son was named Enoch, which means “teaching, or commencement”. He was the first of

four generations of preachers. In fact, the earliest recorded prophecy was by Enoch, which amazingly

enough deals with the Second Coming of Christ (although it is quoted in the Book of Jude in the

New Testament):

Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying,

“Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to

convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against.”

— Jude 14–15

Methuselah

Enoch was the father of Methuselah, who we have already mentioned. Enoch walked with

God after he begat Methuselah. Apparently, Enoch received the prophecy of the Great Flood and

was told that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld. The year

that Methuselah died, the flood came.

Enoch, of course, never died: he was translated (or, if you’ll excuse the expression, raptured).

That’s how Methuselah can be the oldest man in the Bible, yet he died before his father!

Lamech

Methuselah’s son was named Lamech, a root still evident today in our own English word,

“lament or lamentation”. Lamech suggests despairing.

(This name is also linked to the Lamech in Cain’s line who inadvertently

killed his son Tubal-Cain in a hunting incident.)

Noah

Lamech, of course, is the father of Noah, which is derived from nacham,

“to bring relief or comfort”, as Lamech himself explains in Genesis 5:29

The Composite List

Now let’s put it all together:

Hebrew

English

Adam

Man

Seth

Appointed

Enosh

Mortal

Kenan

Sorrow;

Mahalalel

The Blessed God

Jared

Shall come down

Enoch

Teaching

Methuselah

His death shall bring

Lamech

The Despairing

Noah

Rest, or comfort.

That’s rather remarkable:

Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that)

His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.

Here’s the Gospel is hidden within a genealogy in Genesis!

 

Hallelujah Glory to GOD

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