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Enoch

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • The eldest son of Cain (Genesis 4:17 ), who built a city east of Eden in the land of Nod, and called it "after the name of his son Enoch." This is the first "city" mentioned in Scripture.

  • The son of Jared, and father of Methuselah (Genesis 5:21; Luke 3:37 ). His father was one hundred and sixty-two years old when he was born. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch "walked with God three hundred years" (Genesis 5:22-24 ), when he was translated without tasting death. His whole life on earth was three hundred and sixty-five years. He was the "seventh from Adam" (Jude 1:14 ), as distinguished from the son of Cain, the third from Adam. He is spoken of in the catalogue of Old Testament worthies in the Epistle to the (Hebrews 11:5 ). When he was translated, only Adam, so far as recorded, had as yet died a natural death, and Noah was not yet born. Mention is made of Enoch's prophesying only in Jude 1:14 .

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Enoch'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​e/enoch.html. 1897.
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