Welcome and an Invitation
Welcome to all you brave souls who have a desire to explore the Bible with me. I have been a daily Bible reader since I was age 18 and the Lord saved me. That only means that I am a fast reader and a slow learner. Let me help you explore the Book that we know so little about.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
5: 9-11 And all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
5:12-14 And all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.
5:15-17 And all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and five years; and he died.
5:18-20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years; and he died.
The New Testament comment on this common denominator is instructive.
- “It is appointed for man to die once.” (Hebrews 9:27)
Thursday, December 15, 2016
5:1-5 From Adam’s creation to his death.
5: 1 A notable day. Probably a reference to an event that made the day notable rather than a period of time.
5:2 He called “their name” Adam. Source of the meaning of marriage in a woman taking the man’s name as hers. Note: “made” “blessed” “called”. What God makes He blesses and names: Mr. and Mrs. Adam. It takes the two sexes together to express what God means by ‘human’ (see 1 Cor. 11:11).
5: 3 The name “Seth” is probably significant. “Seth” means appointed; a substitute, the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:25; 5:3). His mother gave him this name, “for God,” said she, “hath appointed me [i.e., compensated me with] another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
The time after Adam’s creation is significant. One hundred and thirty years is a long time. It probably included the birth of many children. Had to be girls from Adam and Eve because the boys were recorded. This is a population increase. Why are the girls not recorded? God started with a man. The woman was significant because of the man. God did not start with a woman, a child bearer. “Man” (male) is significant because created by God. Woman is significant because a child bearer. “Man” (male) is necessary to woman’s child bearing. Woman is necessary to the continuation of God’s created creature, man. “I have gotten a man from the Lord” – Eve. Eve was not creator. Adam was not creator. God remains creator. God is necessary for man to continue his posterity. Every birth is more than biological – it is an event of God breathing life into “dust”.
5: 4 Adam had sons after Seth. No names. Adam had daughters after Creation. No names. Father Adam? – Genesis 2:24 he is alluded to as “father”.
5: 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. 930 years - Moses had an Egyptian understanding of a year being 12 months of 30 days each. God defined the “year” in Genesis 1:14. Adam “died” – as promised.