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Lamech

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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The strikerdown; the wild man.
  • The fifth in descent from Cain. He was the first to violate the primeval ordinance of marriage (Genesis 4:18-24 ). His address to his two wives, Adah and Zillah (4:23,24), is the only extant example of antediluvian poetry. It has been called "Lamech's sword-song." He was "rude and ruffianly," fearing neither God nor man. With him the curtain falls on the race of Cain. We know nothing of his descendants.

  • The seventh in descent from Seth, being the only son of Methuselah. Noah was the oldest of his several sons (Genesis 5:25-31; Luke 3:36 ).

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