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(ee' nawch) Personal name meaning, “dedicated.” 1. The son of Jared taken up to God without dying (Genesis 5:18 ). He became the father of Methuselah. Enoch lived in such close fellowship with God that he was translated into the presence of God without dying. Hebrews 11:5 attributes his translation to faith. According to Jude 1:14 , he prophesied. The name of Enoch is associated with a large body of ancient extra-biblical literature. See Genesis ; Resurrection ; Apocalyptic ; Apocrypha ; Pseudepigrapha .

2. Son of Cain for whom Cain built a city and named it (Genesis 4:17-18 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Enoch'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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