Enoch

Enoch

[ee-nuhk]
noun
1.
the father of Methuselah. Gen. 5:22.
2.
a son of Cain. Gen. 4:17.
3.
a male given name: from a hebrew word meaning “teacher.”
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Enoch (ˈiːnɒk)
 
n
1.  the eldest son of Cain after whom the first city was named (Genesis 4:17)
2.  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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Enoch
male proper name, in O.T. eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from Heb. Hanokh, lit. "dedicated, consecrated," from hanakh "he dedicated," whence also Hanukkah.
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Enoch definition


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.

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