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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 5

Overview

Genesis 5:1, Recapitulation of the creation of man; Genesis 5:3, The genealogy, age, and death of the patriarchs from Adam to Noah; Genesis 5:22, The godliness and translation of Enoch; Genesis 5:25, The birth of Noah, etc.

Verse 1

book: The original word rendered "book," signifies a register, account, history, or any kind of writing. Genesis 2:4, Genesis 6:9, Genesis 10:1, 1 Chronicles 1:1, Matthew 1:1, Luke 3:36-38

in the likeness: Genesis 1:26, Genesis 1:27, Ecclesiastes 7:29, Ecclesiastes 12:1, 1 Corinthians 11:7, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 12:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:6 - in Genesis 37:2 - the generations Numbers 3:1 - generations Luke 3:38 - of God James 3:9 - made

Verse 2

Male: Genesis 1:27, Malachi 2:15

their: Genesis 2:15, Genesis 2:23, *marg. Acts 17:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:8 - God Matthew 19:4 - that Mark 10:6 - God Luke 3:38 - of God

Verse 3

am 130, bc 3874

hundred: The chronology differs in the Hebrew Text, the Samaritan, the LXX, and Josephus. The LXX adds 100 years to each of the patriarchs Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, and Enoch, before the birth of their sons; while they take 20 from the age of Methuselah, and add 6 to that of Lamech Thus the space from the creation to the deluge is made 2,242 years, according to the Vatican copy, but 2,262 by the Alexandrine; and the sum total by Josephus is 2,265, by the Samaritan 1,307, and the Hebrew Text, 1,656. The sum total from the Deluge to the 70th year of Terah, according to these authorities, is, Heb. 292; Sam. 942; Sept. Vat. 1,172; Alex. 1,072, and Josephus 1,002.

in his: Job 14:4, Job 15:14-16, Job 25:4, Psalms 14:2, Psalms 14:3, Psalms 51:5, Luke 1:35, John 3:6, Romans 5:12, 1 Corinthians 15:39, Ephesians 2:3

called: Genesis 4:25

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:17 - all the children Numbers 32:14 - an increase 1 Chronicles 1:1 - Sheth Ecclesiastes 1:4 - One generation Luke 3:38 - which was the son of Adam 1 Corinthians 15:48 - such are they also that are earthy 1 Corinthians 15:49 - as

Verse 4

And the: 1 Chronicles 1:1-3, Luke 3:36-38

and he: Genesis 5:7, Genesis 5:10, Genesis 5:13, Genesis 5:19, Genesis 5:22, Genesis 5:26, Genesis 5:30, Genesis 1:28, Genesis 9:1, Genesis 9:7, Genesis 11:12, Psalms 127:3, Psalms 144:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:25 - and called Genesis 5:16 - and begat Genesis 11:11 - Shem

Verse 5

am 930, bc 3074

nine: Genesis 5:8, Genesis 5:11, Genesis 5:14, Genesis 5:17-32, Deuteronomy 30:20, Psalms 90:10

and he died: Genesis 5:8, Genesis 5:11, Genesis 5:14-32, Genesis 3:19, 2 Samuel 14:14, Job 30:23, Psalms 49:7-10, Psalms 89:48, Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ecclesiastes 9:8, Ecclesiastes 12:5, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Ezekiel 18:4, Romans 5:12-14, 1 Corinthians 15:21, 1 Corinthians 15:22, Hebrews 9:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:20 - he died Genesis 5:27 - he died Genesis 5:31 - he died Genesis 9:29 - nine Ecclesiastes 6:6 - though Isaiah 65:22 - for as Romans 5:14 - death

Verse 6

am 235, bc 3769

begat: Genesis 4:26

Reciprocal: Luke 3:37 - Mathusala

Verse 7

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:4 - and he

Verse 8

am 1042, bc 2962, Genesis 5:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:5 - nine 1 Chronicles 1:1 - Sheth

Verse 9

am 325, bc 3679

Cainan: Heb. Kenan, 1 Chronicles 1:2, Luke 3:37

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:1 - Enosh

Verse 10

begat: Genesis 5:4

Verse 11

am 1140, bc 2864

died: Genesis 5:5

Verse 12

am 395, bc 3609

Mahalaleel: Gr. Maleleel, Luke 3:37

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:2 - Kenan

Verse 13

and begat: Genesis 5:4

Verse 14

am 1235, bc 2769, Genesis 5:5

Verse 15

am 460, bc 3544

Jared: Heb. Jered, 1 Chronicles 1:2

Verse 16

and begat: Genesis 5:4

Verse 17

am 1290, bc 2714

died: Genesis 5:5

Verse 18

am 622, bc 3382

Enoch: Genesis 4:17, 1 Chronicles 1:3, Henoch, Luke 3:37, Jude 1:14, Jude 1:15

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:2 - Jered

Verse 19

and begat: Genesis 5:4

Verse 20

he died: Genesis 5:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:29 - nine

Verse 21

am 687, bc 3317

Methuselah: Gr. Mathusala, Luke 3:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:18 - Lamech Genesis 5:24 - walked 1 Chronicles 1:3 - Henoch Malachi 2:6 - he walked

Verse 22

Genesis 6:9, Genesis 17:1, Genesis 24:40, Genesis 48:15, Exodus 16:4, Leviticus 26:12, Deuteronomy 5:33, Deuteronomy 13:4, Deuteronomy 28:9, 1 Kings 2:4, 2 Kings 20:3, Psalms 16:8, Psalms 26:11, Psalms 56:13, Psalms 86:11, Psalms 116:9, Psalms 128:1, Song of Solomon 1:4, Hosea 14:9, Amos 3:3, Micah 4:5, Micah 6:8, Malachi 2:6, Luke 1:6, Acts 9:31, Romans 8:1, 1 Corinthians 7:17, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Ephesians 5:15, Colossians 1:10, Colossians 4:5, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, Hebrews 11:5, Hebrews 11:6, 1 John 1:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:17 - Enoch Genesis 5:4 - and he Isaiah 38:3 - I have 1 Corinthians 7:24 - abide

Verse 23

am 987, bc 3017, Genesis 5:23

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 6:6 - though Isaiah 38:3 - I have

Verse 24

walked: Genesis 5:21

he was not: The same expression occurs, Genesis 37:30, Genesis 42:36, Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:18

for: 2 Kings 2:11, Luke 23:43, Hebrews 11:5, Hebrews 11:6, 1 John 1:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:9 - and Noah Genesis 17:1 - walk Genesis 24:40 - before Leviticus 26:12 - I will 2 Kings 20:3 - I have walked 2 Chronicles 6:14 - walk before Psalms 1:1 - walketh Psalms 25:10 - the paths Psalms 39:13 - be no Psalms 103:16 - it is gone Ecclesiastes 6:6 - though Zechariah 10:12 - walk Ephesians 4:1 - walk 2 Peter 1:6 - godliness

Verse 25

am 874, bc 3130, Genesis 4:18, *marg.

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:3 - Methuselah

Verse 26

begat sons: Genesis 5:4

Verse 27

am 1656, bc 2348

he died: Genesis 5:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:29 - nine Genesis 47:9 - have not 2 Samuel 19:32 - fourscore Isaiah 65:22 - for as

Verse 28

am 1056, bc 2948, Genesis 5:28

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:3 - Lamech

Verse 29

he called: Genesis 6:8, Genesis 6:9, Genesis 7:23, Genesis 9:24, Isaiah 54:9, Ezekiel 14:14, Ezekiel 14:20, Matthew 24:37, Luke 3:36, Luke 17:26, Luke 17:27, Hebrews 11:7, 1 Peter 3:20, 2 Peter 2:5

Noah: Gr. Noe, i.e. rest or comfort

because: Genesis 3:17-19, Genesis 4:11, Genesis 4:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:20 - Adam Genesis 8:21 - curse Genesis 9:20 - an husbandman Genesis 10:32 - are the Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field 1 Samuel 1:20 - when the time was come about Romans 8:20 - the creature Hebrews 6:8 - beareth

Verse 30

begat sons: Genesis 5:4

Reciprocal: Luke 3:36 - Noe

Verse 31

am 1651, bc 2353

he died: Genesis 5:5

Verse 32

am 1556, bc 2448

Shem: Genesis 6:10, Genesis 7:13, Genesis 9:18, Genesis 9:19, Genesis 9:22-27, Genesis 10:1, Genesis 10:21, Genesis 10:32, 1 Chronicles 1:4-28, Luke 3:36

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:6 - General Genesis 9:29 - nine

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 5". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-5.html.