Let us take Enoch for our example; who being found righteous in obedience, was translated, and his death was not known.
I left Enoch and the escort without, and knocked at the door.
"If M'lissy understands, she's careful not to let me know it," said Captain Enoch sadly.
The tidings of the next few days but amplified what Enoch had told us.
Now, in all this Enoch was God's messenger to the whole race.
"Now look here, Mr. Cross," put in Enoch, with just a trace of temper in his tone.
She had plainly brought Enoch up with the same ideas, for when he was ashore he was always at work at something.
Enoch knelt beside him, and put his hand over the patient's heart.
I explained that it was a common enough Portuguese word, signifying "talk," which Enoch in his wanderings had picked up.
Even to her, Enoch had told no tales; and strangely enough, she was quite satisfied.
masc. proper name, in Old Testament eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from Latin Enoch, from Greek Enokh, from Hebrew Hanokh, literally "dedicated, consecrated," from hanakh "he dedicated," whence also Hanukkah.
initiated. (1.) The eldest son of Cain (Gen. 4:17), who built a city east of Eden in the land of Nod, and called it "after the name of his son Enoch." This is the first "city" mentioned in Scripture. (2.) The son of Jared, and father of Methuselah (Gen. 5:21; Luke 3:37). His father was one hundred and sixty-two years old when he was born. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch "walked with God three hundred years" (Gen. 5:22-24), when he was translated without tasting death. His whole life on earth was three hundred and sixty-five years. He was the "seventh from Adam" (Jude 1:14), as distinguished from the son of Cain, the third from Adam. He is spoken of in the catalogue of Old Testament worthies in the Epistle to the Hebrews (11:5). When he was translated, only Adam, so far as recorded, had as yet died a natural death, and Noah was not yet born. Mention is made of Enoch's prophesying only in Jude 1:14.