Genesis Chapter 5
"The Book of the Generations of Adam"
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
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;"
In the first two verses of Genesis five, Adam and his wife are presented in their unfallen state, created in the image of God, and without sin. We can see Genesis five, and Luke 3:36-38 follow the same generations from the first Adam, to the "Last Adam", which is Christ.
There are four principal Hebrew words rendered "man", and when we use "Man, or "Adam" we must refer back to the Hebrew to see which case it is used in. These cases are:
a. Adam, denoting the origin of man, as being made from the dust of the ground.
b. "Ish", is in regards to this sex, a male.
c. "Enosh", has regard to his infirmities, as physically mortal, and incurable.
d. "Geber", has respect to his strength, a mighty man.
This verse starts out addressing mankind in general, as we see in "a." above. To the creation of male and female alike, however this is a specific male and female bonding that God had made one. In verse one, the word "him" at the end of the verse is added, for it is not in the Hebrew Text.
Genesis 5:2 "Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."
Lets take a closer look at the name "Adam", for Adam, as it is given in this verse is in reference to both the "male and female", and not to the specific man "Adam". From the very beginning of the forming or creation, when God gave Eve to Adam, God made them "One". The man and the woman, husband and wife are one, and treated as one at their joining.
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:"
Seth is the first child of Adam's generations, for Cain was not Adam's son; and Abel was killed [murdered] by Cain before He had children, so there was no progeny, or future generations of Abel.
You can only accept this as fact, that the eating of fruit by Eve was her seduction by Satan, the "tree of the knowledge of Good and evil"; for if you are so naive to think "the eating of fruit" in the Garden of Eden had anything to do with apples and trees, then you deserve to be deceived.
Why is it important to stress this part of God's Word? Because if you don't understand what happened then, the prophecies dealing with Christ and the end times will not be understood properly. This event is given continually given throughout the Word of God.
Genesis 5:4 "And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:"
These "days of Adam", and his generations, are only given to the lineage of Adam. There is no record given that is known of the days of Cain, or any of Cain's lineage, except their names, and in a few cases, what they did.
Genesis 5:5 "And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died."
Remember the verse in II Peter 3:8; "A day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day..." Adam did not complete that first day with the Lord, on the Lord's time schedule.
Genesis 5:6 "And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:"
This is the Enos from Genesis 4:26, who allowed the false worship of Jehovah; turning the worship of the heavens, and rocks, and trees, into a form of Godliness. This is where we can see the start of religious forms. It is called worshipping the creation, and not the Creator.
Genesis 5:7 "And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:"
Genesis 5:8 "And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died."
Seth also died short of the thousand year period. As you study on into Genesis five, note that this is the blood line, the pure pedigree that our Lord Jesus Christ would come into the world, and be born through. This is the blood line of both Mary.
Satan knew this, and this is why he, and the fallen angels were continuing to attack it down through the ages. We will go deeper into this in the next chapter. Satan tried to destroy that lineage, and block God's way of salvation, through Jesus Christ, for mankind to come back to Him. Satan failed.
Genesis 5:9 "And Enos lived ninety years and begat Cainan:"
Genesis 5:10 "And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:"
The rest of Genesis five deals with the genealogy from Adam to Noah. However, notice that the "Lamech", the son of "Methuselah", in verse 25 is of Adam's seed through Seth's offspring; while the "Lamech", the son of "Methusael" was from Satan, through Cain. The seed, or offspring of Cain are the wicked seed, and a great deception exists in the Scripture. This deception because the Kenites men will have similar names, they will appear to be of God; when in fact they are not. An example of this is found in Jeremiah 35.
If you were not familiar with Jeremiah the Prophet's father, "Hilkiah", who was a priest of Judah; you could mix him up with "Jeremiah the son of Habaziniah" [Jeremiah 35:3]. What is the difference? One is a Prophet of God, while the other is a head of the "House of the Rechabites" [the Kenites], and this is spelled out in I Chronicles 2:55. The Rechabites are Kenites who are the offspring of Satan, through Cain. Be alert when you see a name.
Most ministers teach that Moses' father-in-law, "Jethro" was a Kenite. They teach it because they were taught it, and in ignorance failed to check it out for themselves. They will try to blend Noah's generations, as well and Moses' generations with these Kenites. This indifference to God's Word by them, is pointed out in Exodus 3:15-25, where we read the father-in-law's name is "Reu'el", and not "Jethro". "Jethro" is a title, such as mayor, or governor over the Kenites area, and not the name of a man.
This is restated in Numbers 10:29; "And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the midianite, Moses' father in law, ..." Moses' father in law "Reguel" was in fact a priest, and from the seed of Abraham, through Abraham's second wife "Keturah" [Genesis 25:1-6]. Midian's family tribe moved to pasture land just east of Horeb, where Moses fled to when Moses was cast out of Egypt. This area is also the land of the Kenites..
Moses' offspring have no Kenite blood in them, for they are of the tribe of Levi, and Midian on their mother's side, through Dedan. The reason he was called a Kenite, is the fact that he lived in the land of the Kenites. This is the same reason that Satan's offspring, the Kenites are called Jews, in Jesus time; for they lived in the land of the Jews. They lived in Judea, which is the land of the House of Judah.
The Kenites living in America today are called Americans, and those living in Canada are called Canadians. So the important thing to remember in Genesis five, is that we stay on guard against being misled by names, for when we are given names, and those names are identified by tribe or parentage.
Genesis 5:11 "And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died."
Genesis 5:12 "And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:"
Genesis 5:13 "And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:"
Genesis 5:14 "And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died."
Genesis 5:15 "And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:"
Genesis 5:16 "And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:"
Genesis 5:17 "And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died."
Genesis 5:18 "And Jared lived an hundred sixty ad two years, and he begat Enoch:"
Genesis 5:19 "And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:"
Genesis 5:20 "And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died. "
Genesis 5:21 "And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:"
Genesis 5:22 "And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:"
Genesis 5:23 "And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:"
Genesis 5:24 "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him."
The correct translation from the Hebrew Massorah text for, God "took him"; was "without dying". This just as Elijah was taken in II Kings 2,9. Enoch was the seventh generation from Adam, which is referred to in Jude 14, and the fact that Enoch walked and talked with God, and prophesied from God. The "book of Enoch" is available today, and writings within the "book of Jude" comes from the writings of Enoch. Today the modern church fathers have selected not to include "The book of Enoch" in Canonized Scripture, because the councils within the early Catholic Church simply would not teach it as being acceptable and within their creeds. However, we see that Enoch was acceptable to the author of the book of Jude, which is acceptable to both the Catholic Church and the modern Church world.
Genesis 5:25 "And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:"
The name "Methuselah" in the Hebrew text means," When he is dead it shall be sent," and this is reference to the flood.
Genesis 5:26 "And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:"
Genesis 5:27 "And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died."
Genesis 5:28 "And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:"
There are two Lamechs and many churchmen confuse the two as being the same person, however, they are not. The Lamech God Genesis 4:19 is a Kenite, and an offspring of Cain's generations. Their can be no confusion between the two, for Lamech the Kenite was a murderer just like his parents, Cain and Satan.
The Lamech of Genesis 5:28 was of the lineage of Adam and Seth, and was part of the lineage, or blood line, that our Lord Jesus Christ would come through.
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."
The name "Noah", means rest in the Hebrew. The phrase; "Comfort us concerning", in the Hebrew text should read; "give us rest from", and this is in reference to the "work and toil", which in the original text is pointing to the grievous toil of the ground, and that overwhelming evil deeds that are being committed.
Genesis 5:30 "And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:"
Genesis 5:31 "And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died."
Here we can see God's hand in His Word. Age 777 is spiritual completeness.
Genesis 5:32 "And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japhet."
This verse closes out the generations from Adam to Noah and his sons, which names the generations in the lineage of Christ prior to the flood. We have set the stage for chapter six, which was a time when the whole world had undergone a change in preparation, and became the cause for the flood of Noah's time.
Chapter six will present a gloom picture of humanity at its worst, yet it is also an image of what our present times are becoming. However, Jesus spoke of these times in Matthew 24:36-39:
Matthew 24:36; "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no mot the angels of heaven, but My Father only." That hour spoken of is the hour of our Lord's return.
Matthew 24:37; "But as the days of Noe [Noah, in the Hebrew] were. so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Matthew 24:38; "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinkig, marrying and given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,"
Matthew 24:39; "And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
This is why it is important to pay attention to these early chapters of Genesis, for Jesus Christ is telling us that exactly as it was in Noah's day, so shall it be at at His second coming. This is why we must be alert as we continue into the next chapter.
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