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[ee-nuh k] /ˈi nək/
the father of Methuselah. Gen. 5:22.
a son of Cain. Gen. 4:17.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “teacher.”. Unabridged
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  • 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.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • "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.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • 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.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • She had plainly brought Enoch up with the same ideas, for when he was ashore he was always at work at something.

    The First Capture Harry Castlemon
  • Enoch knelt beside him, and put his hand over the patient's heart.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • I explained that it was a common enough Portuguese word, signifying "talk," which Enoch in his wanderings had picked up.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Even to her, Enoch had told no tales; and strangely enough, she was quite satisfied.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Enoch


noun (Old Testament)
the eldest son of Cain after whom the first city was named (Genesis 4:17)
the father of Methuselah: said to have walked with God and to have been taken by God at the end of his earthly life (Genesis 5:24)
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Word Origin and History for Enoch

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Enoch in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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