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Genesis Chapter Five


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1. This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him Adam was like God in the sense of having faculties of will and reason.*

2. male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3. And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:  

and the days of Adam after he begat Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters.


And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.


6. And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begat Enosh:  

7. and Seth lived after he begat Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

8. and all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.  
9. And Enosh lived ninety years, and begat Kenan.


Strong's 7018, from qayin a spear

A son of Enosh, the son of Seth

Ancestor of Jesus.

10. and Enosh lived after he begat Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:  
11. and all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years: and he died.  
12. And Kenan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalalel:


2 names in the Bible

Strong's 4111, from mahalal praise and el lord or god, Praise of God

Son of Kenan the grandson of Seth

2. The ancestor of Athaiah, one of the children of Judah who dwelt in Jerusalem after the return from exile (Nehemiah 11:4).

13. and Kenan lived after he begat Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:


14. and all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.


15. And Mahalalel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:


2 names in the Bible

Strong's 3382, from yarad to come or go, to descend

Son of Mahalalel, fourth descendent from Seth

2. A son of Ezra, a descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:18) (also call Jered)

16. And Mahalalel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:


17. and all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.



18. And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and begat Enoch:



19. and Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:




20. And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.




21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:


Strong's 4968, from math male, man and shelach a missile, weapon, sprout, Man of the Dart

Son of Enoch, longest lived individual recorded in the bible, 969 years. He died in the year of the flood.

Ancestor of Christ




22. and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:


23. and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:  
24. and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.  
25.  And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:




26. and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters.




27. And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.  
28. And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:  
29. and he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, [which cometh] because of the ground which Jehovah hath cursed.


2 names in the Bible

From Strong's 5146, from nuach to rest

The tenth in descent from Adam, in the line of Seth was the son of Lamech and grandson of Methuselah. Noah begot three sons beginning at age 500, Shem, Ham and Japheth. He was a righteous man and perfect among his contemporaries. Like Enoch, he walked with God. The Apostle Peter calls him "a preacher of righteousness." (2 Peter 2:5). He lived two hundred and fifty years contemporaneously with Adam. The words of his father spoke at his birth are (Genesis 5:29) regarded as prophetic, portraying Noah as a type of Him (Christ) who is the true "rest and comfort" of mankind. (Matthew 11:28). God entered a entered into a covenant, to deliver Noah from the deluge. He lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

Ancestor of Christ

2. Strong's 5270, from nua to tremble, totter, quiver, wave, waver

One of the daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 26:33) who were given a share in the land as their father had no sons, of the tribe of Manasseh.


30. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:  
31. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.  
32. And Noah was five hundred years old: And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


From Strong's 8035, from shem name

The first or second son of Noah, some think he is named before his brothers because he was the forefather of the Hebrews. He is called "the father of all the children of Eber," He is the ancestor of Syria (Aramaic), Israel (Canaan), Chaldea (Arpachshad), Assyria (Asshur), part of Persia (Elam), and Arabia (Joktan). Canaanites settled in areas occupied by Shemites, but they ruled, at one time or other, and Canaan thus became "his servant" (Genesis 9:25, 26) Noah foretold his preeminence over Canaan (9:23-27) as along with Japheth he covered his father's nakedness. He died at six hundred years of age, having lived many years contemporaneously with Abraham, he died 35 years after Abraham's death.

Ancestor of Christ




3 names in the Bible

Strong's 2526, unknown; Abrams Publications, from the verb חם (ham), to be hot, or the verb חמה (hmh), to protect or surround. Some translators use hot, sunburnt, black.

The middle or youngest son of Noah. His descendants include  Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), Put (Libyia), and Canaan. The first monarchy in Babylonia was founded by Nimrod, the grandson of HamHe failed to show respect to his father's nakedness and as a result his youngest son, Canaan, was cursed by Noah. Genesis 9:20-27.

2. From Strong's 1990, unknown. A place East of the Jordan named between Ashteroth-karnaim and Shaveh-kiriathaim. Here Chedorlaomer smote the Zu-zim of Ham. (Genesis 14:5).

3. (2) A designation for Egypt: "the land of Ham" (Psalm 105:23), "the tents of Ham" (Psalm 78:51) Probably derived from the native name of Egypt, Kemi, or Khemi.



From Strong's 3315, from pathath to be simple; Abrams Publication, from the verb פתה (pata), to grow bigger with whatever.

Oldest or middle son of Noah, his descendants include Celts (Gomer), the Medes (Madai), and the Ionians or Greeks (Javan),  Armenians, Lydians, Tibarenians, and Moschians. Noah blessed Japheth, "may God make wide or enlarge for Japheth," (Genesis 9:27)

Map of the Descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth (See https://bible-history.com/old-testament/desc-shem-ham-japheth)