THE FINAL CHAPTER OF ADAM’S BIOGRAPHY – THE THRILLING STORY OF ENOCH (G-5-HBS)

FINAL CHAPTER OF ADAM’S BIOGRAPHY

In the first section of the Book of Genesis (chapters 1–11), we have world events—

  • first the Creation,
  • then the Fall,

and now the Flood in chapters 5–9. In chapter 5 we have the book of the generations of Adam through Seth. Cain’s line has been given to us and is now dropped. It will be mentioned again only as it crosses the godly line. This is a pattern that will be set in the Book of Genesis.

In one sense, chapter 5 is one of the most discouraging and despondent chapters in the Bible. The reason is simply that it is like walking through a cemetery. God said to Adam, “… For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Gen. 2:17), and they all died who were the sons of Adam. Paul says, “For as in Adam all die …” (1 Cor. 15:22).

Genesis 5:1-5 KJV

[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;

[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 an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

[4] And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

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

Genesis 5:1

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


  • Corresponds with the phrase, “The Book of the Generation of Jesus Christ,” Who was the Last Adam [Mat. 1:1].
  • The “Likeness of God” is the “Glory of God” [II Cor. 4:6]. Through the Fall, man lost that glory; however, at the First Resurrection of Life, every Believer will regain that glory [Rom. 8:17.

Genesis 5:2

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


  • Refers to the fact that homosexuality is a grievous sin before God.
  • The blessing was lost as a result of the Fall, but has been regained in Christ.
  • Adam, in the Hebrew, is the word for humankind in general beside the specific name for the first man.

Genesis 5:3

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


  • God originally intended for mankind to procreate “sons and daughters of God” into the world; due to the Fall, sons and daughters could be brought into the world only in the likeness of their original parent, Adam, a product of his fallen nature; it is called “original sin”.
  • means that Adam no longer had the Image of God; the “likeness” and “image” are now after Satan [Jn. 8:44].
  • Even though Seth was not the Promised One, still, he represented a ray of hope; through him, rather his line, the Promised One would come.

Genesis 5:4 

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


  • The intimation is, Adam was able to father children, and Eve to conceive, for some 800 years. Exactly how many children they brought into the world we aren’t told. But it had to be many.

Genesis 5:5 

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


  • The family history of this, the Heavenly Race, is marked by death; no matter how long a member of the family lived, yet three words attend the name: “and he died”.

Genesis 5:6

And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:


  • Seth fathered a son by the name of Enos at the age of an hundred and five years.

Genesis 5:7

And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:


  • Seth fathered more sons and daughters eight hundred and seven years after Enos.

Genesis 5:8

And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.


  • Here we see Seth died after nine hundred and twelve years of life on earth.

Genesis 5:9

And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:


  • We see here Enos fathered a son named Cainan at the age of 90.

Genesis 5:10

And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:


  • Enos fathered more sons and daughters eight hundred and fifteen years after he fathered Cainan.

Genesis 5:11

And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.


  • Here we see Enos died after nine hundred and five years of life on earth.

Genesis 5:12

And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:


  • Cainan fathered a son by the name of Mahalaleel at the age of seventy years of life on earth.

Genesis 5:13

And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:


  • Cainan fathered more sons and daughters after Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years later.

Genesis 5:14

And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.


  • Here we see Cainan died after nine hundred and ten years of life on earth.

Genesis 5:15

And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:


  • Mahalaleel fathered Jared at the age of sixty and five years of life on earth.

Genesis 5:16

And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:


  • Mahalaleel fathered more sons and daughters eight hundred and thirty years after he fathered Jared.

Genesis 5:17

And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.


  • Here we see Mahalaleel died after eight hundred ninety and five years of life on earth.

Genesis 5:18 

And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:


  • Jared fathered Enoch at the age of a hundred sixty two years of life on earth.
  • Enoch and Abel are the only two men from creation to the flood, with the exception of Noah, listed who lived for God. There may have been others, but the Bible doesn’t say.

Genesis 5:19

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


  • Jared fathered more sons and daughters eight hundred years after he fathered Enoch.

Genesis 5:20

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


  • Here we see Jared died after nine hundred sixty two years of life on earth.

THE THRILLING STORY OF ENOCH

But before he died, Jared had a son by the name of Enoch.

Genesis 5:21-24 KJV

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

[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.

Genesis 5:21 

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


  • Apparently, Enoch was 65 years of age when he was converted and entered into this Divine fellowship; the name “Methuselah” means: “The Deluge (the flood) shall be sent when he is dead”; so, Methuselah was a living, walking testimony that judgment was coming upon the Earth because of its terrible wickedness; however, only Noah and his family believed; so the flood came a little less than a thousand years after Methuselah was born.

Genesis 5:22

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


  • Three statements are made in the Bible respecting Enoch: “he walked with God” [Gen. 5:22]; “he witnessed for God” [Jude, Vs. 14]; “he pleased God” [Heb. 11:5].
  • Enoch did not live a life of isolation, but he did live a life of separation. Such is demanded of all Believers.

Genesis 5:23 

And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:


  • Converted at 65 years old, he faithfully lived for God some 300 years.

Genesis 5:24 

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.


  • Enoch was one of the two men in history who did not die, Elijah being the other. He was translated, and as Paul said, “that he should not see death” [Heb. 11:5]).

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Genesis 5:25

And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:


  • Methuselah fathered Lamech at the age of a hundred eighty seven years of age.
  • Noah will be born to Lamech.

Genesis 5:26

And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:


  • Methuselah fathered more sons and daughters seven hundred eighty two years after he fathered Lamech.

THE GENEALOGY OF ENOCH TO NOAH

Methuselah lived longer than Adam. These two men, Adam and Methuselah, pretty well bridged the gap between creation and the Flood.

According to our genealogy, this man Methuselah could have told Noah everything from the creation of the world. I personally feel that we have a gap in the genealogy given here. We know that in the opening of the New Testament the genealogy that is given of the Lord Jesus leaves out quite a few, and purposely so, because there is an attempt to give it in three equal segments.

Certain ones are left out, but you will notice that it follows through accurately. I am sure that this genealogy is accurate, but the important thing is that we may have a gap here that would account for the fact that man has been on this earth a great deal longer than we have supposed.

Scripture is not clear right here.

Why isn’t it?

Because God is not anxious to insist upon that. What He is trying to get over to us is the religious, the redemptive, history of mankind on this earth.

Genesis 5:27-32 KJV

[27] And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

[28] And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

[29] And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

[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.

Genesis 5:27 

And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.


  • Methuselah lived longer than anyone has ever lived, 969 years; he apparently died just before Noah’s flood; despite his Godly father, there is no record that he lived for God.

Genesis 5:28

And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:


  • Lamech fathered a son.

Genesis 5:29

And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.


  • We are now introduced to Noah, one of the central figures of the Bible, and of all time. His name means “rest”.
  • It seems that Lamech, the father of Noah, had been given a Revelation concerning this child. The comfort he brought, as it regards the curse, had to do with the Ark, and the One Who would ultimately come through his lineage, the Son of God, Who would remove the greater curse — the curse of the broken Law [Gal. 3:13].

Genesis 5:30 

And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:


  • Lamech fathered more sons and daughters after he fathered Noah.
  • But none of the brothers and sisters of Noah believed the Word of the Lord, and thereby perished in the flood.

Genesis 5:31

And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.


  • Here we see Lamech died after seven hundred seventy seven years of life on earth.

Genesis 5:32 

And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


  • Due to the fact that every human being on the face of the Earth died in the flood, with the exception of Noah and his family, this means that every person who has ever lived since then is a descendant of either Shem, Ham, or Japheth, who are all sons of Noah.

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8 thoughts on “THE FINAL CHAPTER OF ADAM’S BIOGRAPHY – THE THRILLING STORY OF ENOCH (G-5-HBS)

  1. Thanks for sharing this expository bible study about Adam. 

    The first man was created by God and planted in the garden of Eden. I love reading the book of Genesis. it is the book of the beginning that led to all other happenings in the Word of God, unto the coming of Jesus as a baby to the book of Revelation. 

    I will be coming back frequently to this site to have bible study.

    1. Hello,

      You are welcome for the sharing of this information, it is my duty to spread this Good News.

      Thanks for your comment and you are more than welcome to visit as much as you like.

      May The Lord Bless You,

      Jerry

  2. The Bible is considered an Anthology, a collection of writings of various forms that bind the belief that they are part of God’s divine revelation. 

    These writings include historical writings, hymns, prayers, proverbs, scriptures, parables, essays, poetry, and prophecies. The writings that make up the Bible are traditionally called the “canon” of Scripture. 

    The canon means that a certain scripture tradition or group of believers sees it as a true representation of “God’s word” or God’s will.

    1. Hello,

      Thank you so much for sharing as well as adding to this information. Please feel free to comment on more sections on this website.

      Thanks Again,

      Jerry               

  3. Thank you for this blog post on the Holy bible, genesis 5. 

    I am always trying to read chapters of the Holy Bible several times per month, to understand it better. It is good to have a website like yours to help me understand it better and to remind me of certain chapters.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi,

      You are most certainly welcome for this information. We all need some type of routine, as well as, understanding with our study habits.

      Thank You For Your Interest,

      Jerry                  

  4. It’s been a long time since I studied this section of Genesis, thank you for sharing and breaking it down so clearly. 

    I like the thought that every person alive today is possibly a descendant of the sons of Noah. 

    Do you believe the book of Genesis – the entire book – could have been given to Moses by revelation, directly from God?

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on this portion of Holy Bible Study

      The answer to your question can be found in 2nd Timothy Chapter 3: Verses 16 Through 17.

      Please Have A Blessed Day.

      Jerry


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