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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Lamech

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La'mech. (powerful). Properly, Lemech.

1. The fifth lineal descendant from Cain. Genesis 4:18-24. He is the only one, except Enoch, of the posterity of Cain, whose history is related with some detail. His two wives, Adah and Zillah, and his daughter Naamah, are, with Eve, the only antediluvian women, whose names are mentioned by Moses.

His three sons, Jabal, Jubal and Tubal-cain, are celebrated in Scripture as authors of useful inventions. The remarkable poem which Lamech uttered may, perhaps, be regarded as Lamech's song of exultation, on the invention of the sword, by his son Tubal-cain, in the possession of which, he foresaw a great advantage to himself, and his family over any enemies.

2. The father of Noah. Genesis 5:29.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Lamech'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/l/lamech.html. 1901.

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