Monday, September 4, 2023

Genesis Chapter 5


This period is called the antediluvian age which is the time before the flood.

Adam & Eve

Methuselah died at 969 years old

Noah whose family built an arc to prepare for a global flood

Genesis 5 is a genealogy that records the descendants of Adam and Eve through their son Seth.

Verses 1-32

Adam fathered Seth and died at the age of 930

Seth fathered Enoch and died at 912

Enoch fathered Kenyan and died at the age of 905

Kenan fathered Mahalalel and died at the age of 910

Mahalalel fathered Jared and died at age 895

Jared fathered Enoch and died at the age of 962

Enoch fathered Methuselah. Enoch didn’t die but instead God took him at the age of 365.

Methuselah fathered Lamech and died at the age of 969

Lamech fathered Noah and died at the age of 777

Noah fathered Shem, Ham and Japheth and that is where our next story begins with the life of Noah.

The reason that God includes these generations of families in the Bible is because of the promises made in the previous chapters to these families and their descendants. This list is not just records of generations but also evidence of God’s faithfulness to the promises made generations ago.