Friday, November 26, 2010

Outline of Genesis 5

Below is a list of the pages on Priceless Eternity which cover Genesis 5. To view a larger listing of pages on other parts of Scripture go to the Scripture Index.

Genesis 5
Summary of Genesis 5 Genesis 5 begins with a reminder of man's unique origin: Man was created in the image of God. At creation, God created them male and female. He commanded man to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28). Humanity was obedient to this command, thus the number of men in the world increased. Genesis 5 contains the genealogy of some of the most significant men of the pre-flood world...

Genesis 5
Genealogy Timeline This is a simple graphical representation of the genealogy in Genesis 5.

Genesis 5:1-2
The Genealogy Introduced In the latter part of Genesis 4, the main subject switches from Cain's descendants to the birth of Seth. Genesis 5 continues this subject with a detailed genealogy of Seth's descendants. The first two verses of Genesis 5 provide an introduction to this genealogy...

Genesis 5
The Genealogy: Adam to Noah The general concensus seems to be that genealogies are boring, tedious, and unimportant. However, the genealogy in Genesis 5 is foundational to establishing a biblical worldview. At first glance, the genealogy in Genesis 5 may appear cluttered with random numbers— but these numbers provide important insight into key features of the pre-flood world...

Genesis 5:3
Man In the Image of Man According to Genesis 1:26, God created man in His image and in His likeness. At creation, Adam and Eve were free from sin. But then Satan appeared in the garden. Eve was deceived and disobeyed God. Thus God cursed both the man and the woman and cast them out of the garden. At the fall, something changed within man...

Genesis 5:4-5
Natural Death This passage is significant for many reasons. It provides the basis for a detailed genealogy (see Genesis 5 Genealogy Timeline). It establishes the fact that Adam and Eve had children which are not specifically mentioned in Scripture— one of these children was likely Cain's wife (see Who Was Cain's Wife?). But this passage also contains the following words...

Genesis 5:21-24
Enoch: A Prophet in the Pre-Flood World Other than Elijah, Enoch is the only known man to ever escape death. Because of this, people throughout history have been curious to learn more about this man. Through careful inspection of this passage and a passage in Jude, a better understanding of this man can be developed...

Genesis 5:25-27
Methuselah: The Oldest Person (969 Short Years) 969 years. Out of all the people who have walked on this earth, Methuselah has, by far, lived the longest of any recorded man in history. His 969 years is comparable with only a few men...

Genesis 5:25
State of the World (3130 BC): Noah's Father (Lamech) Is Born Lamech was born about 874 years after the creation of the world (3130 BC according to Ussher's timeline). Lamech was Adam's great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson. But amazingly, at Lamech's birth, Adam was still alive— at an amazing 874 years of age, Adam would remain alive for over another half-century...

Genesis 5:28
State of the World (2948 BC): Noah's Birth Who was alive when Noah was born? What was the state of the world? Lamech, Noah's father, was born 874 years after creation. After Lamech had lived for 182 years, he became the father of one of the most well known men in all of history. Noah was born. But the world that Noah was born into was very different from the world that his father was born into...

Genesis 5:29
Noah's Name: Its Meaning and Significance Noah means rest. But why did Lamech give his son this name? Grasping what the world was like when Noah was born is an important step to gaining a better understanding of Genesis 5:29...

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