Enoch (/ ˈ iː n ə k /; Hebrew: חֲנוֹךְ ; Ḥănōḵ) is a character in the Book of Genesis.He is described as a son of Cain, and father of Irad.After Cain arrived in the Land of Nod, to which he was evicted by the Lord as his punishment for murdering his brother Abel, his wife became pregnant and bore Cain's first child, whom he named Enoch.
Enoch (/ ˈ iː n ə k / , EE-nuhk) is a biblical figure prior to Noah's flood and the son of Jared and father of Methuselah. He was of the Antediluvian period in the Hebrew Bible. This Enoch is not to be confused with Cain's son Enoch (Genesis 4:17). The text of the Book of Genesis says Enoch lived 365 years before he was taken by God.
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This Enoch is not to be confused with Enoch, son of Jared, to whom the authorship of the Book of Enoch is ascribed. After the birth of Enoch, the Hebrew text of Genesis 4:17 is unclear. Either Cain built a city and named it after Enoch, or else Enoch built a city. According to Jubilees 4:9, Enoch's mother/aunt was named Awan.
Enoch (ancestor of Noah), son of Jared, father of Methusaleh, great-grandfather of Noah, subject of the deuterocanonical Book of Enoch; Enoch (son of Cain) Hanoch (Enoch), son of Reuben; Hanoch (Enoch), one of the five sons of Midian; Enos (biblical figure), or Enosh, grandson of Adam and great grandfather of Enoch
Cain is described as a city-builder, and the forefather of tent-dwelling pastoralists, all lyre and pipe players, and bronze and iron smiths. In an alternate translation of Genesis 4:17, endorsed by a minority of modern commentators, Cain's son Enoch builds a city and names it after his son, Irad.
In the biblical Book of Genesis, Cain and Abel are the first two sons of Adam and Eve. Cain, the firstborn, was a farmer, and his brother Abel was a shepherd.The brothers made sacrifices to God, each of his own produce, but God favored Abel's sacrifice instead of Cain's.
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Enoch, son of Cain, , after whom Cain named the first city he founded, is not the same as Enoch, son of Jared (Genesis 5:18). The second Enoch in the Book of Jasher was a descendant of the first, and descended from Seth as well as from Cain.
And Cain took Awan his sister to be his wife and she bare him Enoch at the close of the fourth jubilee. And in the first year of the first week of the fifth jubilee, houses were built on the earth, and Cain built a city, and called its name after the name of his son Enoch.' (Four Jubilees would be about 196 years - Enoch was born about - 3808 B.C.)
The narrative of the curse of Cain is found in the text of Genesis 4:11–16. The curse was the result of Cain murdering his brother, Abel, and lying about the murder to God. When Cain spilled his brother's blood, the earth became cursed as soon as the blood hit the ground. In a sense, the earth was left "drinking Abel's blood".
Lamech (/ ˈ l eɪ m ɪ k /; Hebrew: לֶמֶךְ Lémeḵ, in pausa לָמֶךְ Lā́meḵ) is a person in Cain's genealogy in the fourth chapter of the Book of Genesis.He is a sixth-generation descendant of Cain (Genesis 4:18); his father was named Methushael, and he was responsible for the "Song of the Sword".