Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02585 - חֲנוֹךְ
Hanoch = “dedicated”
1) eldest son of Cain (noun proper masculine)
2) son of Jared and father of Methuselah whom God took home to heaven without dying (noun proper locative)
3) the city which Cain built and named after himself (noun proper locative)
4) a son of Midian, the third child (noun proper masculine)
5) the eldest son of Reuben (noun proper masculine)
חֲנוֹךְ (“initiated,” or “initiating”), [Enoch], pr.n.
(1) the eldest son of Cain, Genesis 4:17 whose name was also given to the city which his father built.
(2) the father of Methuselah, translated to heaven because of his piety [“by faith,” Hebrews 11:5 ], (-Gen. 5:1824 ). From the etymology of his name the later Jews have not only conjectured him to have been a most distinguished antediluvian prophet, but they have also imagined him to have been the inventor of letters and learning; and thus books have been ascribed to him (see the Epistle of Jude, ver. 12). [Whatever the Jews may have reigned, and whatever books may have been falsely ascribed to him, we may rest assured on the authority of God in the New Test., that he was a prophet, and that he uttered the prophecy recorded in Judges 1:12 the same Spirit who spoke by his mouth wrote by the pen of Jude.] The Arabs have re-wrought these fables, by whom he is called ادريس.
(3) the eldest son of Reuben, Genesis 46:4; Exodus 6:14.
(4) a son of Midian, Genesis 25:4. Patron. No. 3. חֲנֹכִי Numbers 26:5.
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