BSF Study Questions Genesis Lesson 6, Day 3: Genesis 5

Summary of passage:  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.


5a)  “And then he died”

b)  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

6)  That Adam was created sinless but Seth was not.  Once Adam sinned, all man was born into sin; thus, Seth was as well.  But if you believe in Jesus and what he did for us on the cross, you will be made righteous and be justified before God.

Conclusions:  All men are born sinners.  But all men can be redeemed through Jesus Christ our Savior.

7a)  “Enoch walked with God; then he was no more because God took him away.”  He did not die.  The writer of Hebrews thus commends Enoch as a man of faith since “without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:5-6

b)  In Genesis 5, we only have one example of faithfulness (Enoch) and we know nothing about him except he walked with God.  There could have been others but none are mentioned specifically.  So, it encourages me to walk with God.

Conclusions:  I see Genesis 5 as nothing more than a genealogy to Noah.  So, I re-read the questions and am trying to think about what I’m supposed to get out of this besides we all die but can be redeemed through Jesus.

Enoch walked with God but that is all we are told–no specifics.  So a guy who’s mentioned a handful of times in the Bible doesn’t really encourage me.

I think the question would have been better asking who has encouraged us in our commitment to God and how instead of pointing to a dead guy none of us know.

Again, not getting much out of this one either.  Either I am struggling to get a personal application out of a list of names or BSF is struggling to get a personal application question out of a genealogical record.

Either way I’m not getting much.

7 thoughts on “BSF Study Questions Genesis Lesson 6, Day 3: Genesis 5

  1. I’m strugglling with the questions this year as well. I have done lessons ahead and it doesn’t get any better. Some of the questions I find impossible to answer without doing research, which we are not allowed to do.

    1. Hi Toni. I know that we are not supposed look for our answers anywhere else, I DO. If we are to
      learn the Words of God, then let us learn them any way that we can.
      Bless you my friend.

  2. I needed this this morning whew what a week my MS has been attacking, my 31 years old special needs son cut up his clothes, we are inbetween homes as we sold ours and waiting on bank approval on one near my kids in Ca, my son who we gave a wedding for 9 years ago Tim, found out his wife as already married to another man they have two precious children reese 9 and nolan 7 well now she took of to vegas to marry a woman and is a lesbian, he is devasted. my grandkids are with two lesbians. I tell you this would consume me also my husband was laid off from his job. But GOd is bigger, and says he wants to be my friend.. I pray day and night at the throne knowing God hears and acts on it. Trusting God alone and looking forward tot he FIRST time eye to eye we see Christ and then all this will make sense!!! love your minsitry hugs christine please pray for us!!!!!!!!!

  3. Christine…I will pray for you! I know that the saying is “when it rains, it pours,” but you are kind of taking it to the extreme! God’s Word reminds us over and over again that nothing is too big for Him…so keep on trusting. Stand on the promise of Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”…just faithfully take your needs to His throne and know that I too will be helping you! I hope that you will let us know if you get an answer to one or all of your prayers!

  4. I also have been having a hard time making a connection to the homework and my new group. Last Year’s study seems like it was more personal.

  5. I read your comment about struggling and I think I have something that you will be able to apply and it will blow your mind. In the genealogy, the patriarchs are listed.
    Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah. Study for yourself what their names mean. I found a few different translations but basically; Man, appointed, subject to death, sorrowful, blessed of God, one will come down, teaching, his death shall bring, the poor and lowly, rest. That is the gospel!!!! Isn’t that beautiful?
    Chris Minardi

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