Genesis 5

From Adam to Noah
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;

5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

(5:2) He ... called their name Adam.
God created a man and a woman, and he "called their name Adam." So the woman's name was Adam, too!
5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

(5:4) And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters.
Finally, sometime in the next 800 years, Adam begat some daughters. These nameless ones are the first (and nearly the last) girls to be born in the Bible.

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

5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

(5:5-32) The amazingly long lives of the patriarchs

(5:5) And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. Adam finally dies -- 930 years after eating from the tree of knowledge, contrary to God's false prophecy that Adam would die the day that he ate the forbidden fruit (2:17).

5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
(5:8) Nine hundred and twelve years
Seth lived 912 years.
5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

5:10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
(5:11) Nine hundred and five years
Enos lived 905 years.
5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:

5:13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
(5:14) Nine hundred and ten years
Cainan lived 910 years.
5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

5:16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
(5:17)
Eight hundred ninety and five years
Mahalaleel lived 895 years.
5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

(5:18) Jared ... begat Enoch.
Was Enoch the seventh from Adam?
5:20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
(5:20)
Nine hundred sixty and two years
Jared lived 962 years.
5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

(5:23)
Three hundred sixty and five years
Enoch lived 365 years before he was taken (alive?) by God.

(5:21-24)
Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Must everyone die?
Did Enoch die?
Has anyone ever ascended into heaven?

5:25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.

5:26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

(5:25) Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.
When Lamech was born, nine generations were alive at once. Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, and Lamech were all alive at the time of Lamech's birth. Adam lived to see his great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson.
5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

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.

5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

(5:27) Nine hundred sixty and nine years
Methuselah lived 969 years. (World record holder.)
5:31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
(5:31)
Seven hundred seventy and seven years
Lamech lived 777 years.
5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
(5:32) Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
When Noah was 500 years old, he had three sons.
[Thee sons in one year? Was that with one (nameless) wife or several?]
Who was Noah's youngest son?