Genesis 5 – The Descendants of Adam to Noah

Genesis 5 – The Descendants of Adam

Genesis 5 is the book of the generations of Adam to Noah. In the first verse it tells us that God created man in the likeness of himself (moral likeness with God as well as a likeness in emotions and intellect).,  In verse 3, we are told that Adam has a son in ‘his own likeness, after his image’. Here Adam’s children are born in his likeness or sinful state.

Verses 4 through 24 give us the lineage from Adam to Methuselah.

Adam to Adam’s son Seth fathers Enos, Enos fathered Cainan, Cainan fathers Mahalaleel, and Mahalaleel fathers Jared. Jared fathers Enoch. Enoch fathers Methuselah.

Verses 25 through 32:  Methuselah to Noah

Methuselah fathered Lamech: and Lamech fathered Noah, and Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Enoch walked in favor of God and is the only man who didn’t die. God took Enoch to be with him before he died.


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