Summary of Genesis 5:
A written account of Adam’s line. God created man (Adam) in His likeness. Then Adam had a son, Seth, in his likeness instead of God’s since Adam had ushered sin into this world. Seth had Enosh. Enosh had Kenan. Kenan had Mahalalel. Mahalalel had Jared. Jared had Enoch. Enoch had Methuselah. Methuselah had Lamech. Lamech had Noah. Noah had Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Enoch walked with God so he did not die we are told.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 5, Day 2: Genesis 5
3) Everyone lived, had kids, and then died. This set the pattern for all of mankind.
John 3:6-8: You must be born again in the Spirit
John 8:24: If you don’t believe in Jesus, you will die in your sins
Romans 5:14: Death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses. Adam was the pattern of the one to come.
Romans 6:23: The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus
4) Enoch was the only one who didn’t die. He was just taken by God. Hebrews tells us that “without faith, it’s impossible to please God” and to be with God, he has to please him. So Enoch was a man of faith. Jude tells us he was the seventh from Adam. Because his prophesy is recorded, one could infer that Enoch was special as being of faith and many others were wicked, meaning God’s judgement (the flood) was coming soon.
5a) To follow God’s commands in the Bible; to put God first in all that you do. To walk in friendship, love, and companionship.
b) Personal Question. My answer: Faithful. Not the best, most certainly. Sometimes He’s first; other times, He’s not.
6) Personal Question. My answer: It’s normal. If you are a believer, there is nothing scary about death.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 5, Day 2: Genesis 5
Here’s the first of the many lists of tracing Jesus’ descendents from Adam that are in the Bible. Dull reading, but super important.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 5, Day 2: Genesis 5
Bible scholars note that this is probably the end of Adam’s account and the rest of the book of Genesis is Moses’ writings. Adam wrote down the account of Creation, presumably given to him by God. From Genesis 2:4 to here is Adam’s writings.
Mankind is the name God gave humanity. There is nothing sexist in this.
If no one was left out, this tells us that it was between 4,000 and 5,000 years from the Creation of Adam and Eve to Jesus, which varies significantly with history. Many people believe humans did live that long pre-flood due to the fact mankind was “new” with no frailities yet and that a blanket of water vapor still surrounded the earth (Genesis 1:6-8).
If Adam had a lot of kids, there very well could have been one million people on the earth by the time he died, putting billions on earth by the time of the flood.
Every person has been born in Adam’s image and likeness except Jesus.
Enoch began to walk with God in a special way after the birth of Methuselah. The name Methuselah means, when he is dead, it shall come. Enoch had a special awareness from God that judgment was coming, and this was one of the things that got him closer in his walk with God.
Jude 14 also tells us Enoch was a prophet and that he could see the second coming of Jesus.
Noah was born only 14 years after the death of Seth, Adam’s son (Genesis 5:7-8). Seth died in year 1042 from creation and Noah was born in year 1056 from creation, if the genealogies are consecutive and without gaps.
Noah could have known and spoken with Adam’s grandson, Enosh, and his other grandchildren. Since Adam and Eve had sons and daughters after Cain, Abel, and Seth (Genesis 5:3-4), it is possible that Noah spoke with one of the unnamed sons or daughters of Adam and Eve.
In Genesis 5 we see that all these men died. They were all under sin and all subject to death. Some of them were great men, but none of them was the deliverer God had promised.